Three Dead After Shooting in Iron City

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Gloom overshadowed Mother's Day 2011 in Iron City, Georgia after a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and two of her friends.

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office says after Larry Easterwood and his girlfriend, Stacie Dismuke, split up in mid-April, Dismuke went to live with her friends, Rodney and Christy Scott, at their home in Iron City.

Deputies say on May 7, around 5:30 in the afternoon, ongoing harassment between Easterwood his ex reached a boiling point, and Easterwood took matters into his own hands at the Iron City Convenience Store.

Explains Seminole County Sheriff Heath Elliot, "He blocked [the car] off and got out and shot all three in the vehicle."

Those who knew the couple say Easterwood had been served with a criminal trespass notice to stay away from Dismuke.

Says one of Easterwood's old neighbors, "The law should have been more involved with this case and took [sic] it more serious, and none of this would have happened."

Continues Elliot, "There was [sic] calls that he had rode down the street where she was living on or he would come in the store when she was in the store. There was nothing [deputies] could charge him with."

Investigators say the .22-caliber rifle Easterwood used to shoot the three hasn't been recovered.

The Decatur County dive team pitched in to help search nearby Spring Creek where they say Easterwood could have dumped the weapon.

Christy Scott died on scene after being shot.

Her husband, Rodney Scott, was taken to Donalsonville Hospital, and Stacie Dismuke was life flighted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Both later died from gunshot wounds.

Authorities say Easterwood was arrested at his home about an hour after the shooting.

He is being held in the Seminole County Jail and faces three felony murder charges.

The Scotts leave behind a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old.

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