A Georgia police officer was detained Monday, November 11 and indicted with murder in the deadly off-duty shooting of another man during a domestic incident, the police department said.
Athens-Clarke County officers reacted to an address in Athens on Sunday, November 10 evening and found twenty-six-year-old Benjamin Cloer lifeless with multiple gunshot wounds, police officers said.
Winford “Trey” Adams III, a 32-year-old deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, was taken into arrest and detained early Monday, November 11, police representative Geoffrey Gilland said in an interview.
“He was off-duty and in plainclothes at the moment of the occurrence,” Gilland said.
“We are very anxious to declare that one of our officers has been arrested,” the Madison County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a social media post.
“It’s a dark day for all Law Enforcement officers,” the social media post continued.
Gilland told sources that researchers weren’t answering at this time how Cloer and Adams knew each other. Adams became a Madison County Officer Fifteen months ago.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn announced the sources by email that Adams was a model officer.
“To be equitable we are all swept away by this response to a crime of desire,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Jeffrey Vaughn said.
Adams was dismissed after his arrest, the sources report.