New details about a horrifying triple murder investigation at a Cobb County golf course have been revealed.
Bryan Rhoden was charged with three counts of murder and kidnapping in the deaths of three men discovered last week at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.
Gene Siller, the club’s golf pro, was found shot to death near the 10th hole, according to police.
Another two fatalities, Henry Valdez, 46, and Paul Pierson, 76, were discovered dead in the bed of a pickup truck parked nearby.
The felony warrant in the case was issued by a Cobb County magistrate court on Friday. It explains the charges that Rhoden is facing.
Authorities allege that Rhoden fired the three guys, resulting in their deaths.
Officials stated Rhoden shackled Valdez and Pierson’s hands, legs, and mouths with tape as part of the abduction accusations.
According to the warrant, Rhoden was holding them against their will.
Pierson, who is from Topeka, Kansas, is reported to be the owner of the truck.
Valdez is from California and has ties to Los Angeles, according to a police report acquired by Channel 2 Action News.
Chris Jose of Channel 2 spoke with Phil Holloway, a former police officer and prosecutor who spent more than a decade in law enforcement.
Holloway isn’t involved in the case, but he’s keeping a close eye on it.
“This has a distinctive signature to it. Why was a man in his late 70s here on business?” is the big question. Holloway explained. “What was the nature of the business?” he continued.
What country did he come from? “What brought him to this location?”
Rhoden is scheduled to appear in front of a Cobb County court on Friday night.
A gunfight involving Rhoden at Georgia State University was covered by Channel 2 Action News in 2016.
According to police, Rhoden, who was 18 at the time, shot Shelton Flournoy II, 19, the driver of a Honda, three times while attempting to sell him and a passenger drugs. R
hoden was hit in the chest with a single bullet.