RINGGOLD, Ga. - Brian Colby Davenport stood to leave the interrogation room after an hour of talking about the woman he said he loved, about finding her shot dead in his car, an apparent suicide after a long fight with alcohol and methamphetamine abuse.
Catoosa County Sheriff's Office Detective James Stockard told Davenport he could give him a ride home. Feel free to call later, Stockard said, even if you just need someone to talk to. Then, another investigator asked Stockard to come outside, just for a minute. Davenport waited in the room.