Kenneth Wayne Hines Jr.

Clayton County man accused of shooting his girlfriend turns himself in

A Clayton County man charged in the shooting of his girlfriend turned himself in Saturday morning, authorities said.

Kenneth Wayne Hines Jr., 29, walked into the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro around 5 a.m., ending a two-day manhunt. Hines was Sheriff Victor Hill’s most wanted fugitive, according to a spokesman for Hill. 

Deputies had been searching for Hines since his live-in girlfriend was shot early Thursday morning at an apartment on Lakeview Way off Ga. 85. A 9 mm bullet went into her upper chest.

“Hines then turned the weapon on his girlfriend’s daughter, pointing the weapon in her face,” the sheriff’s spokesman said in a news release.

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The 20-year-old woman was not injured, but her mother remains in critical condition Saturday morning. 

In the days that followed the shooting, authorities asked for the public’s help to locate Hines and his green 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. He was considered armed and dangerous.

Hines is facing two counts of aggravated assault as well as a single count of violating his probation. He was serving a five-year sentence on a burglary conviction out of Clayton County. 

As a felon, Hines was not supposed to have a gun. 

He is being held Saturday in the Clayton County Jail, and his bond has not been determined.

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