Jimmy Brian Blackmon

A man previously let out on bond for murder charges is now back behind bars after the company covering his bond decided they will no longer guarantee his appearance before a judge.

Jimmy Brian Blackmon will have a court hearing on December 14 to determine if he gets the option to get back out of jail as he continues to await trial, but for now he’ll remain behind bars for at least a week.

Blackmon was taken into custody on Monday by deputies with the Polk County Sheriffs Office after Well Done Bonding decided they no longer wished to guarantee his bond. The murder suspect faces multiple charges for the death of his wife Ginger Leanne Green Blackmon on October 2020 at their Rockmart home.

He had previously been released after Well Done Bonding put up $300,000 and his family $30,000 of that to get Blackmon released in April 2021 following a contentious decision by former Superior Court Judge Meng Lim.

Blackmon’s arrest came after an 8-day manhunt after he fled from the Rice Road home he shared with his family in 2020. He was ultimately found on his father’s property in Carroll County following the multi-agency search for his whereabouts.

Sheriff Johnny Moats previously sought to keep Blackmon in jail when the family attempted to put up property in Carroll County in lieu of a cash bond, with Moats going to court to attempt to keep Blackmon in jail.

At the time, Judge Meng Lim instead decided to provide a bond amount, and later lowered it.

Now Blackmon will face Judge Mark Murphy in court next Thursday, December 14, to determine if a new bond will be issued.

Bond drops are somewhat commonplace, and usually occur when a bonding company no longer wishes to ensure that a suspect will appear for court in agreement with the Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office can deny a bonding company from dropping a bond, but only if the company is found to have insufficient reason to do so.

Even though the family did put up 10% of the overall cost of the bond to Well Done Bonding to get Blackmon out of jail, the $30,000 paid at the time is not refundable.

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