Sheriff Pounds Makes Arrest in Homicide Case

On October 8th, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a person shot at the Efficiency Lodge located at 2420 Fairburn Road in Douglasville. Upon arrival, deputies located Thomas Edward Ball Jr., W/M, 42 YOA, who had been shot multiple times. It was discovered that he had just had an altercation with two young African American males. Ball was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit quickly identified suspects during their investigation, and upon the execution of a search warrant at the suspects residence, both suspects were arrested for the murder of Mr. Ball. The suspects are identified as Kevin James Flamer, B/M, 20 YOA of Douglasville, Georgia and Jeffery Lamar Kemp, B/M, 21 YOA of Douglasville, Georgia. Mr. Ball was the employed as maintenance man at the Efficiency Lodge and the confrontation occurred after he confronted the young men about being on the property without permission and acting suspiciously.