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Henry police find man sought in Clayton killing

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@news-daily.com

McDONOUGH — Henry County police have arrested a man wanted in Clayton County in the April 4 shooting death of a Conley man.

Calvin Lloyd Murdock, 24, was arrested Saturday and is being held in the Henry County Jail on felony probation violation and giving a false name to an officer, said Maj. Jeff Norman.

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Calvin Lloyd Murdock

Murdock has not been charged in the shooting death of James Daniel Evers, 33, said Clayton County police Officer Danielle Rosa, but he is considered a person of interest in the case. Rosa said Evers was found shot and killed at his home at 1784 Rock Cut Road.

Rosa said the Clayton County Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division collected information from multiple witnesses on the scene. Witnesses reportedly told police that three unknown black males fled the scene in a green Mercury Mountaineer, believed to be a late 1990s to early 2000s model.

The SUV is believed to have a Fulton County tag. Police have reportedly linked that SUV to Murdock.

Rosa said a witness followed the SUV until suspects opened fire on him with multiple gunshots on Falcon Court. Rosa said no one else was injured. However, detectives learned that the three unknown suspects falsely imprisoned another man at the scene, she said.

Evers, 33, had an extensive criminal history. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, he was most recently released from prison in 2010. His prior convictions include drugs and theft in Clayton and Henry counties. It is unclear if his background played a role in his death.

Murdock has been arrested in Henry County multiple times in the past several years for a variety of charges including interference with government property, shoplifting and theft, according to Superior Court records. He has a February 2013 conviction in Clayton County for shoplifting.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections, Murdock served 16 months in state prison for conviction of shoplifting and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.