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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Sunday April 7th, 2019 :: 05:18 p.m. EDT


Man Who Murdered His Mother In Tennessee Captured At Hartsfield/Jackson Airport. SHERIFF VICTOR HILL

Yesterday, John Ralph was arrested at the Hartsfield Jackson airport for the murder of his mother in Tennessee.  John was attempting to leave the country and go to Amsterdam before his escape plans were interrupted.  


Carter County Deputies discovered the body of John’s mother Mrs. Edith Betty Ralph April 6, 2019 at her residence on Reynolds Rd.  Mrs. Ralph had severe trauma to her head, and also suffered several gunshot wounds to her body.  Ralph lived with his mother and had already made numerous statements to friends and family that his mother was driving him crazy.  The night of Mrs. Ralph’s murder, John ask co-workers to take pictures of him at work saying that if anything happened to his mother he would need an alibi. 


John is presently staying at “The Hill-ton“ practicing facing the wall while waiting to be shipped back to Tennessee to answer for his heinous crime.


Also of interest earlier this week, a man later identified as Jackie Clyde Davis approached the Clayton County Courthouse and threw a battery powered drill at the front door before entering the building.  As Davis entered the courthouse, he was immediately confronted at gunpoint by Sheriff Victor Hill’s elite VIPER Squad and taken into custody.  


When interviewed, Davis said he was trying to go to jail because he was being followed by unknown persons who were driving him crazy.  Davis also stated that if released from jail, he would drive to Washington D.C. and drive through the gates to see if he could get arrested there.


The Sheriff ordered a mental evaluation for Davis and that notifications be made the Secret Service.   The Secret Service paid Davis a visit at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail, now also known to them as “The Hill-ton”.


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