Cobb Co. Shooting Suspect Arrested in Franklin Co.

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

A Cobb County man wanted in connection with a shooting over the weekend is behind bars after being arrested in Franklin County.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the arrest came Sunday morning at a truck stop off Exit 160 on Interstate 85 in Carnesville.

“The deputies received information that a vehicle may be in the area of Highway 51 near Petro,” said Thomas. “Deputies observed a vehicle that matched the description.”

That vehicle was a white Mustang.

Thomas said that sitting inside the vehicle was the suspect Cobb authorities were searching for.

He went on to identify the suspect as 41-year old William Dennis DeVore III of Marietta.

“We notified Cobb County that we had him in custody and they had warrants on him where he allegedly shot two people,” said Thomas. “They searched him and found a handgun in his pants. It is believed that is the gun used in the shooting in Cobb County.”

According to Thomas, his deputies also found another gun inside Devore’s car.

Devore is facing two counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery stemming from the shooting of a man and woman in Marietta.

He was arrested without incident and taken to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Sunday, then later transported back to Cobb County.