A man accused of fatally shooting his friend faced a judge for the first time Thursday, just days after authorities captured him at a local Chuck E. Cheese’s, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Iseir George was home from Albany State University for winter break when authorities said he received a phone call from Dakari Tolbert on Dec. 21. Tolbert, 24, asked George to come outside, which he did, according to information presented in court.
"And then you are being accused of removing a firearm from your person, pointing the firearm at the victim and repeatedly striking the victim with the weapon," Clayton County Chief Judge Wanda Dallas said.
Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots before they found George shot twice outside the residence in the 1600 block of Broad River Road, which is near College Park. They also saw an SUV leave the scene.
Relatives were inside the home at the time of the deadly shooting. They’ve since moved from Georgia due to George’s death, Channel 2 reported.
“You took that from me, so I need justice to be served,” George’s mother, Aisha Drayton, told Channel 2.
According to warrants read in court, police checked the last call to George and learned it was from a phone belonging to Tolbert’s girlfriend, Corina Robertson.
When officers went to Robertson’s house, she told them Tolbert did not live there anymore. However, the SUV witnesses saw leave the scene of the shooting was at the home, officials said.
Tolbert was with Robertson and their child about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when a deputy spotted him and arrested him in an “area away from families enjoying Chuck E. Cheese’s,” the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday in a release. Robertson was also taken into custody and charged with harboring a fugitive.
“That was disturbing to me,” said Alfred Drayton, George’s father. “How can you murder someone’s child and then enjoy a night out with your family at Chuck E. Cheese’s?”
Tolbert is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, and he’s being held in the Clayton County Jail until a bond hearing is set. Robertson is also in jail in lieu of $8,000 bond, jail records show.
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