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Man, 30, wanted for deadly shooting at his home in Spalding County surrenders

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A man wanted for a deadly shooting that happened at his home in Spalding County has been arrested, police said Monday. And officials said the 30-year-old suspect has spent most of his adult life in prison.

Mr. Kendrick Monquell Cheeves turned himself in around 2 p.m. Sunday at the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, spokesman Capt. Tony Ranieri said. The convicted felon was charged with aggravated assault and murder in the death of 29-year-old Quinton Henderson, of 124 Kathryn Road, in Griffin, he said.

Cheeves was arrested and interviewed by investigators, but officials on Monday said they still have not determined the motive for the shooting, which they said happened around 10 p.m. at the suspect’s home on Camden Road. It’s also unclear why the victim was shot at the suspect’s home and whether or not the suspect and the victim knew each other.

After getting a call about a person shot, officers responded to the home and found the victim in the driveway. Henderson was transported to Spalding Regional Hospital where he died a short time later, Ranieri said in a news release.

Investigators began interviewing witnesses at the scene and were able to identify the suspect as Cheeves, the resident of the home where the shooting occurred, Ranieri said.

Cheeves has previously served three sentences in state prisons, is a registered sex offender and was on parole at the time of his most recent arrest, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which obtained the information from the Georgia Department of Corrections and the GBI.

Cheeves has been convicted of child molestation, statutory rape, eluding police and drug charges, state records show. He was most recently released in May 2013 after serving time since Oct. 2011, the paper reported.

Cheeves was also in state prison from February 2003 through January 2004 and again from May 2005 until March 2010, DOC records show.

Cheeves remained in jail Tuesday without bond Monday night.