The man alleged to have killed his girlfriend in early Sunday morning was out of prison on probation at the time of the shooting.
According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trevor Nuckles, 21, had spent time in jail and was serving three years of probation after pleading guilty in Cobb County Superior Court in April 2011.
The newspaper reports that Nuckles had been arrested in Cobb County nine times since 2008, including an incident during which he punched a relative in the face on Christmas Day and one in which he kicked a man in the head and then stood on the victim's head. He was charged with felony aggravated battery in the case. Other charges he has faced in the past include felony drug charges, misdemeanor obstruction and giving a false name.
In Canton, Nuckles was wanted by the on charges of battery and cruelty to children at the time of Sunday's shooting but further information on those charges were not immediately available. Canton Police Sgt. Stacy Bailey said those warrants were taken on May 10 by an officer rather than through the department's Criminal Investigation Division. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Jay Baker said a warrant for Nuckles’ arrest also had been issued by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.
, Dejanirra Elrod, 19, five times while at the Pearidge Road home of one of Elrod's relatives. Elrod was transported to , where she later died of her injuries.
The couple, had been dating for six months, lived together in the apartment complex, and it was near that complex where Nuckles was arrested. He is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and obstruction of a 911 call. He remains in the .