December 4th, 2022 – 8:10 PM
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –
More details have been released regarding a murder that occurred in Gordon County over the weekend. According to a report by the Gordon Gazette, the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the body of a man found inside of an automobile at a residence in the Resaca Community on Saturday. The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Mark Kenneth Freese of a Harrison Road Cartersville address. 36-year-old April Sue Tate of Adairsville was taken into custody where Freese’s body was discovered and is being charged with one count of Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested to assist the Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
On Saturday Gordon County deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Mt. Zion Road in the Resaca community in response to a report of a body of a man having been found. Deputies arrived and discovered the body inside an automobile. April Sue Tate, age 36, whose address is believed to be 25 Holcomb Spur, Adairsville, Georgia, was thereafter taken into custody at the scene without incident and transported to the county jail. The Coroner’s Office responded to the scene, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested to assist the Sheriff’s Office with the investigation as certain aspects of the matter involved neighboring jurisdictions. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. Neither Tate nor the decedent was a Gordon County resident. In addition to a number of witnesses being questioned, a search warrant was executed as part of the investigation. GBI agents and Sheriff’s detectives took a number of items of physical evidence into custody and recovered the weapon believed to have been involved in the death. Tate has been charged with one count of Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault.