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Arrest made in death of missing 19-year-old man

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Jmaal Keyes was reported missing on April 29. Police made an arrest in his death on May 9. Jmaal Keyes was reported missing on April 29. Police made an arrest in his death on May 9.
Robert Kane Rolison Robert Kane Rolison

Police have arrested and charged a Hawkinsville teen in the murder of a 19-year-old man missing for two weeks, according to Middle Georgia State College.

Authorities arrested 17-year-old Robert Kane Rolison on Thursday evening. He is charged with murder in the death of Hiram High School graduate Jmaal Keyes. Details of the arrest are not known.

Keyes, a freshman at Middle Georgia State College, had been reported missing on April 29.

Police said that Rolison was a dual-enrolled high school/Middle Georgia State student. He is being held at the Bleckley County LEC, according to the college.

Keyes was a parishioner at Destiny World Church. Since he disappeared, members of the church have looked for him.

"We've lost two sons, two boys. Of course, Jmaal was a member of our church. But these are two teenagers who I assume had bright futures, so we are disappointed on both fronts," said Senior Pastor of Destiny World Church, Wilbur Purvis.

Brittany Venable, a former classmate of Keyes at Hiram High School, said news of his death hit the student body hard.

"Everybody has been sad. It's been all around the school. A lot of people were crying this morning," said Venable.

Venable had fond memories of Keyes.

"He was sweet. He was like a class clown type of dude. He always wanted to make people smile. He was nice, he was sweet. He was very smart," said Venable.

There was no other information released on Keyes' death or word if his body had been located.

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