QPD Offers Reward For Info On West Battle Street Murder

By: Greg Gullberg Email
By: Greg Gullberg Email



- Quitman, Ga. - June 22, 2012 -

Quitman Police announced a $500 reward Friday for information involving a murder investigation.

Police are asking for the public's help catching who ever shot and killed 31-year-old Frandcy Lodimis. He was killed in the early morning hours June 9th while walking home from a convenience store.

Quitman Police believe it was an armed robbery gone bad. The $500 reward will go to anyone who offers information leading to an arrest and conviction. Just contact the Quitman Police Department (229) 263-7556.


- Quitman, Ga. - June 14, 2012 -

Quitman Police need your help to catch a murder suspect.

Police have been on the hunt all week trying to find out who shot and killed a man who was walking home from a convenience store.

Police say 31 year old Frandcy Lodimis was walking in the street around 1 a.m. early Sunday morning. At some point in his trip from the Flash Foods convenience store to home he became the victim of a deadly shooting.

"Officers responded to that call. They got there and found the body laying on the roadway," said Wesley Ross, Quitman's Chief Of Police.

It happened in a neighborhood on South Madison Street. Lodomis was shot once in the stomach.

He was rushed to South Georgia Medical Center where he later died around 8:30 a.m. that morning. Now Police are putting together the pieces to put someone behind bars.

As of Thursday night no arrests have been made. But there are a number of 'persons of interest' in the case.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Quitman Police Department. And they can do so anonymously.


June 14, 2012 -

Quitman Police Department Report:

Quitman Police Department officers responded to the area of South Madison and West Battle Street on Sunday, June 10th. I could see a black male face down in the street on West Battle Street. A quick security check was done for officer safety. Officer Parker, Officer M. Coleman and I made our way over to the black male that was in the street. An attempt was made to get any information from the victim, but he was unresponsive. No information was gathered from the victim. EMS responded to the scene. The victim was then transported to the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia. There was no ID nor a wallet on the victim. Contact was made with his girlfriend, a Ms. Debbie Lamons, who provided law enforcement with his name and date of birth. The victim in question is Frandcy Lodimis. Mr. Lodimis was wearing tan pants, a grey sports shirt, and a black jacket with red on the inside. Items that were found at the scene: 1 Georgia Bulldog cap, 1 cell phone, Samsung, black, and a pair of leather sandals, brown. All items were collected by Officer M. Coleman. Officer Coleman also took pictures of the scene. Officer Parker advised dispatch to contact Chief Ross and Captain Troy. The neighborhood was canvassed to try and find anyone with any information about the incident. Lt. Clemons and the GBI is handling the case.

This case is still under investigation and we will not stop until the shooter is in custody. The victim was pronounced dead at approximately 8:30 am at South Georgia Medical Center. The victim had a single gunshot wound to the stomach area.

If you have any information, please contact the Quitman Police Department at 229-263-7556. I will keep you inform of the updates.

Captain Calvin Troy

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  • by gop on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    You know theres a code of silence in the hood and that part of town in Quitman is known as the hood
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      by Bolillo on Jun 15, 2012 at 04:04 PM in reply to gop
      Code? Silence? Hood? There is no honor among thieves. Catch the right one and the house will fall. They be singing like an auctioneer. With out snitches, all of the jails would be empty. That all detective work is. Finding the right guy......
  • by times are hard Location: ga on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM
    had you rather work for $10 a day and eat? or kill someone and spend 20 to life in prision?
  • by clem108 Location: Florida on Jun 15, 2012 at 03:09 AM
    Need to call Jessie and Al ,,, Because Zimmerman was in jail at the time !!!
  • by Needa Description on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    Hey, if for some crazy reason you all (QPD) need a most likely description of the criminal it will sure be easy to provide . . . . oh, wait, you all probably have it digitally somewhere so you can just copy and paste instead of having to type out the same thing over and over and over and over again. Good thinking.
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