According to Det. Anthony Bowman of the Cedartown Police Department (CPD) the hunt for Webb is on-going, though, investigators don’t have the suspect pinned down to a particular location.
“We have different agencies in different jurisdictions looking for him,” Bowman stated.
Bowman further said that while investigators are following several different leads based off of “tips” the department has received, none have panned out thus far.
GBI Agent Chris Tolbert previously stated that investigators weren’t sure if the incident was “random” or if a previous altercation was the cause, though, Bowman explained that in addition to knowing each other, investigators now believe that Sanders and Webb had prior “problems.”
“They had on-going problems dating back a few months,” Bowman said.
Warrants were issued for Webb’s arrest last Thursday, Jan 6.
The GBI, as well as the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Polk County Police Department are assisting the CPD in the investigation, Bowman said.
The incident occurred on Martiele Street at Cleo Street near the Eastview Baptist Church around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Bowman said that Sanders was shot while walking down the street.
An autopsy performed by the GBI reportedly revealed that Sanders died after being shot once in the abdomen, said Coroner Trey Litesey. The range of the shot and the type of weapon have not yet been determined, he added.
Sanders’ death is the first Polk County homicide this year, and the second in a two week period.
Shawn Moss Kelley, 33, was found shot to death early Dec. 23 at a store in the Antioch community between Cedartown and Rockmart. Larry Shane Turner, 33, of Aragon, was charged that day with Kelley’s murder.