Authorities believe an argument led to the shooting death of an Eastman man.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, Sonnie Barlow, age 59, of Eastman was shot twice in the chest after an alleged argument at 14 Fountain Road on Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Barlow was supposedly arguing with Lawton Clark, age 64, of Eastman, and was trying to get him to leave the property when Clark allegedly took out a small caliber handgun and shot Barlow twice.
When deputies arrived, they found that Clark had left the scene in a green Camaro. Dodge County deputies Mike Patterson and Donald Helms began a search for the vehicle and located it near the intersection of New Union Church Road and Golden Road, where Clark was taken into custody.
The weapon that was used to shoot Barlow has not been found. A search warrant was issued for the home of Clark. During the search, the gun was not found, but deputies did discover an inside marijuana grow room at the residence at 3470 Soperton Road. Clark has been charged with felony murder and manufacturing marijuana.