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April 3, 2014

Fifth person arrested in bar murder

More charges possible, DPD says

A 17-year-old Dalton man is the fifth person arrested in connection with the murder of a security guard at a bar on Morris Street last month.

Ulises Corona of 300 Lesley Drive is charged with making false statements to law enforcement officers. He was arrested on Tuesday. Bond of $5,000 was posted on Thursday and he was expected to be out of jail sometime Thursday evening, a jail official said.

Corona lied to investigators during the investigation of the shootings in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 23, at Las Delicias on Morris Street that left 28-year-old Bruno Rodriguez dead and another security guard injured, the Dalton Police Department said in a press release.

Investigators say Corona was with Orlando Ramirez, Fernando Resendiz and Juvencio Vega-Garcia in a car as they rode to the bar. Ramirez, 20, used a handgun to shoot Rodriguez, who was unarmed, after a disturbance when Ramirez was not allowed into the bar because he was underage, police say.

Corona was with Resendiz and Vega-Garcia when they picked up Ramirez after the shootings and left the area, the press release said. Detectives say Corona lied to them during the initial investigation as they searched for Ramirez, who was eventually arrested at an apartment complex in Marietta.

Ramirez, Resendiz and Vega-Garcia are charged with homicide and aggravated assault, Ramirez as the shooter and Resendiz and Vega-Garcia as accessories.

The bond hearing and a probation revocation hearing for Ramirez have been continued until Aug. 27. Bond hearings for Resendiz and Vega-Garcia were originally set for today but have been continued until Friday, April 11, before Superior Court Judge Jack Partain. According to District Attorney Bert Poston, Resendiz’s hearing was moved so he can pursue hiring an attorney, while Vega-Garcia’s hearing was moved because of a scheduling conflict with his attorney.

Alexa Jiminez, described by police as Ramirez’s girlfriend, was also arrested. She is charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal and making false statements to law enforcement officers. She is out of jail on bond.

The police department says the investigation continues and more charges are possible.

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