GA - Gene Siller, 41, Paul Pierson, 76, Henry Valdez, 46, murdered,Cobb County, 3 July 2021 *ARREST*

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  1. noseynellie

    noseynellie Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this link was shared from the local TV station:

    “In 2020, Atlanta police seized more than $19,000 in suspected drug money from Rhoden at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as he was boarding a plane to Los Angeles. According to court papers, another agency tipped them off about Rhoden’s suspected drug activity. K-9 units detected the smell of marijuana on the money. Rhoden allegedly punched a drug unit officer while trying to flee. He forfeited the money, but was never charged with a crime.”

    It also says he was never tried for the shooting at Georgia State.

    How many times can we give one guy a chance? Perhaps he seems so brazen because he has always gotten away with his crimes. To people like us, he seems insane.

    Something is broken with this system. I don’t know how I’d process this as a family member/friend of the victims.
    Who is Bryan Rhoden, the suspect accused in a triple murder at a Cobb County country club?
     


  2. alsleuther

    alsleuther Well-Known Member

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    True. I hadn't thought of that. We are assuming Paul drove b/c it's his truck. But it's possible Henry Valdez flew. There's definitely a link b/t Bryan and Henry due to their instagram accounts, but we haven't yet seen anything linking Pierson to either of the other two men.

    I definitely don't think this case is over. I think there's a large amount of drugs and cash related to these murders, that LE is trying to track down right now.
     
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  3. StarryStarryNight

    StarryStarryNight Well-Known Member

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    My first thought was that he is an informer.
    It would explain how they focused quickly on him but most importantly, it explains how LE knew he was not a threat to the community.
     
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  4. muddlehead

    muddlehead Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Yasu. Now you were in real pot territory, I think.
     
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  5. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    WTH?! This should NOT be happening with criminals... over and over and over :mad: I'm sure Rhoden is one of many out there.

    Overcrowded prisons and plea bargains to blame?
     
  6. muddlehead

    muddlehead Well-Known Member

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    Agree and concur. Explains why I think he wasn't the Siller shooter. Again, you're going for a drive 12 hours later in close proximity to where a triple homicide occurred? Nope.

    I think LE knows Mr. Rhoden knows the story, or can find out, about this criminal enterprise and what transpired last Saturday.
     
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  7. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    I'm confused... you believe Rhoden didn't shoot all three but still was charged with three counts of murder?
     
  8. muddlehead

    muddlehead Well-Known Member

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    Yup.
    Mea culpa.
    I've been wrong before.
     
  9. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    Not knowing more of the story, I won't argue your possible informant and/or scapegoat theory. ;) Stranger things have happened in cases.
     
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  10. StarryStarryNight

    StarryStarryNight Well-Known Member

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    I’m guessing you are thinking that Rhoden’s criminal friends he’s been informing on did the killing and set him up as pay back.
    I don’t think I can jump on that train. Rhoden might not have shot Pierson and Valdez but I think he most certainly shot Siller.
    I do think it’s possible Rhoden is an informer as evidenced by his many apparent get-out-of-jail-free cards however.
     
  11. gingerbread

    gingerbread Well-Known Member

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    Wait, what? Rhoden and Valdez follow each other on Instagram??? This gets crazier and crazier.
     
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    they follow each other and HV liked quite a few of rhodens recent posts.
     
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    He was taken into custody at Chamblee police headquarters after authorities lured him to the station under the guise of returning a “large sum of money” seized Saturday during an unrelated DUI arrest, officials said.

    2 golf course shooting victims were bound, gagged in truck bed, warrant says



    a lot of details at the link above
     
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  14. scriabina

    scriabina Well-Known Member

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    So now it's confirmed this guy is the same guy from the 2017 attempted murder at GSU at just 18 yrs old, also involving marijuana back then. I'm including a screenshot from the article linked above because it's just so unbelievable that someone could get off scot free after attempted murder and drug charges. It makes the informant hypothesis look more likely. Otherwise I just can't understand how this guy keeps getting away with so many crimes.
     

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  15. alsleuther

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    I wonder what a "large sum of money" is? If it was a drug deal, a drive across county would certainly be for more than $100k right?

    Also another thought on the driving the truck onto the golf course situation. If there was another person involved, maybe Bryan was driving erratically if he was being pursued by another car? Also why he came out shooting when he got stuck in the sand? Just a thought.
     
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  16. mickey2942

    mickey2942 Well-Known Member

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    'Lone shooter' in Cobb County country club triple murder arrested, chief says

    Ah, the "rest of the story". I was trying to figure out why this guy didn't get the heck out of Dodge when he was released from jail on the DUI.

    Oh, of course, he had to go down to the police station to pick up his cash! Doh!
     
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  17. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    For somebody that just seemed to be dabbling in the creative/music business with no real 9to 5 job, he sure led a high life. Fancy apt, nice car, big time defense attorney. Hmmmmmm.....
     
  19. roguelady

    roguelady Well-Known Member

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    Would an "informant" kill three people? This guy should have been locked up years ago, from the get-go. Just like so many we read about here. I'm so sick of these criminals getting a slap on the hand and bail for very serious crimes. IMOO
     
  20. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    'Gotta wonder where he got the Maserati with it's temporary tag. (I guess he'd have to have a real job for that car to actually have headlights and taillights.) :rolleyes: jmo
     
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