A Georgia deputy was jailed Monday and charged with murder in the fatal off-duty shooting of another man throughout a domestic incident, cops said.
Athens-Clarke County officers responded to an address in Athens on Sunday evening and found 26- year-old Benjamin Cloer dead of numerous gunshot wounds, police stated.
Winford “Trey” Adams III, a 32- year-old deputy with the Madison County Constable’s Office, was taken into custody and apprehended early Monday, police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland stated in a news release.
Mugshot for Winford “Trey” Adams III,32
( Atehns-Clarke County Constable’s Workplace)
” He was off-duty and in plainclothes at the time of the incident,” Gilland said.
” We are very sad to reveal that one of our Deputies has been arrested,” the Madison County Sheriff’s Workplace wrote in a Facebook post.
” It’s an unfortunate day for all Police officers,” the post continued.
Gilland informed Fox News that investigators weren’t stating at this time how Adams and Cloer knew each other.
Adams ended up being a Madison County deputy 15 months earlier, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Chief Deputy Constable Jeffrey Vaughn informed the paper by email that Adams was a design deputy.
” To be honest we are all blown away by this response to a crime of passion,” he stated.
Adams was fired after his arrest, the paper reported.