Convicted felon Richard Merritt, a former Marietta attorney suspected of killing his mother, has been captured after almost eight months on the run.

A Rockmart man turned himself in at the jail early Tuesday in connection with an incident on June 11 that took place at 1912 Maple Ave., reports stated.

A Rockmart man accused of helping another man who fired a gun on June 11 at the Maple Quick Stop was in jail Wednesday with no bond set.

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