Man charged with killing golf pro and two others at GA country club

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Man charged with killing golf pro and two others at GA country club

A man was busted Thursday for the slaying of three people, including a golf pro, at a Georgia country club last weekend, police said.

Bryan Rhoden was captured by authorities in Dekalb County — about 25 miles away from where the bodies were found at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, according to Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox.

Bryan Rhoden has been charged with killing three people at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Bryan Rhoden has been charged with killing three people at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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Rhoden, who has ties to the Atlanta-are, was described by Cox as the “lone shooter” in the slayings. The gunman was charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping.

Golf pro Gene Stiller was one of the victims at the country club shooting.
Golf pro Gene Stiller was one of the victims at the country club shooting.

His bust comes five days after pro golfer Gene Siller, the 46-year-old director of the club, was murdered as he approached a white Dodge Ram 3500 that drove onto the course’s 10th hole.

Police have said Siller was likely shot and killed because he stumbled on and “witnessed an active crime taking place.”

Paul Pierson, 76, the owner of the pickup truck, and Henry Valdez, 46, had both been shot to death and left in the bed of the truck, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Cox said Thursday that all three murders were committed at the country club, but he did not specify where, or exactly when, Pierson and Valdez were killed.

Police had previously said it does not appear Pierson or Valdez are connected to the country club, the newspaper reported.

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