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Georgia inmate wanted for questioning in Rainsville shooting

Kelly Jack Mayo (Source: Polk County Jail) Kelly Jack Mayo (Source: Polk County Jail)
FT. PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

A man arrested in Georgia for an armed robbery at a Fred's store is wanted in Alabama for questioning in a Rainsville shooting.

Police said 45-year-old Kelly Jack Mayo of Ft. Payne allegedly robbed a Fred's in Cedartown, Georgia on October 4th and took an employee hostage when authorities showed up.

Mayo, who was wearing a ski mask left the store through the back door, holding a female employee and used her as a human shield to get into a car. The robber and the woman made it out of the parking lot in the car. Police then rammed the car as Mayo tried to flee. He was taken into custody without further incident and the woman was safely rescued. A red Ford Focus was confiscated and has been impounded. A handgun was also recovered, but the chief is not releasing the caliber.

Mayo was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, pointing a pistol at another, false imprisonment, kidnapping, possession of firearm, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Alabama authorities said Mayo is wanted for questioning in the August 30th shooting of two Fred's employees in Rainsville. Georgia authorities did not know about the Rainsville shooting until two days after Mayo's arrest.

Cedartown Police Chief James Newsome said they are in the process of verifying that Mayo once worked at a Fred's store. Newsome said Mayo has been cooperative while in police custody.

Mayo is in the Polk County, Georgia Jail. It's unknown when Alabama authorities will get a chance to talk with Mayo about the Rainsville shooting.

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