Walker County jury convicts man for Felony Murder

ROCK SPRING, Ga. (WDEF) – Walker County District Attorney Buzz Franklin said Friday a jury convicted Michael James Gobert of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and several other counts for the October 2015 death of rapper Johnny JJ Montgomery, also known as J Mont.

It’s related to an October 19, 2015 incident on Straight Gut Road in Rock Springs.

On that night, Gobert said he heard voices arguing at the single-wide trailer residence of Nicole Carroll, his stepdaughter.

He later found out Carroll was cut on the chin when Edrius Putnam threw a dehumidifier at her during the argument.

During the trial it was determined Gobert grabbed a fully loaded Glock 22 and went outside to find three men getting into a vehicle in front of his stepdaughter’s residence.

The Defendant yelled at the men to leave and fired a warning shot.

As the three men got in their car to leave, Gobert began firing shots.

One struck driver Johnny Montgomery in the head, another struck Putnman in his right leg.

Putnam was the front-seat passenger.

Backseat passenger Deisman Harrison was not struck by any of the 15 bullets which were fired at the car.

Montgomery died shortly after from his gunshot wound.

Mr. Gobert was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Putnam was charged with simple battery.

His case is still pending.

Categories: Crime, Local News, Walker County

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