COVINGTON -- A Texas man charged in connection with a 2009 murder has been brought to the Newton County Detention Center from a medical facility in Louisiana.
According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the suspect, identified as Daniel G. Adams, 25, of 1419 El Camino Real, Euless, Texas, was paralyzed from the chest down when he was shot by the man he is accused of murdering.
Adams was taken to Texas for medical treatment following the shooting where he remained until he was transferred to a facility in Louisiana, Oliver said. However, Adams allegedly began to cause trouble at the facility in Louisiana and 911 was called. At that point, management at the facility was made aware that there was a murder warrant on the suspect, and he was transferred to Newton County.
Oliver said the NCSO knew where Adams was at all times. The suspect's condition has improved to the point that he can now be housed at the detention center, he said.
Adams was brought to the Newton County Detention Center on Aug. 18. He is now wheelchair-bound.
Adams and two other men are charged in connection with the June 29, 2009, shooting death of Calvin Kentrell Banks, 34, at his home at 45 Appia Way. The other two suspects -- Larry Grison Jr., of Lake Charles, La., and Ricky Lamont Matthews of Grand Rapids, Mich. -- were arrested two weeks after the murder and remain in custody.
Officials said at the time that Banks died of multiple gunshot wounds. Also shot and wounded in the incident was a teenage girl.
The shootings took place in the Cedar Creek subdivision off Ga. Highway 36.