The Friday shooting death of a Barnesville man may have been drug related, according to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office.
A neighbor heard a shot at about 6 a.m. and discovered 56-year-old Charles Adams dead on the front porch of his Grove Street home, said Sheriff Larry Walker.
The investigation led deputies to the house of Adams’ neighbor, 28-year-old Ronald Smith. Deputies interviewed Smith and charged him with malice murder Friday afternoon, Walker said.
Walker said deputies believe the killing was drug related.
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“We’re not sure what the connection was,” he said, adding deputies are continuing their investigation.
Smith is being held at the Lamar County jail without bond, Walker said.