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Officials in Walton County Investigating a Suspicious Death

Loganville man died two days after being beaten by two women.

Brandon Rhinehart, 26, of Loganville, died on April 9, 2013, two days after he sustained a beating, allegedly at the hands of two Loganville women. Loganville Deputy Police Chief Dick Lowry confirmed Rhinehart's death is part of an open investigation.

"We can't draw any conclusions until we get the toxicology and autopsy results, but it is an open investigation at this time," Lowry said.

According to the Loganville Police reports, officers responded to Bay Creek Crossing at about 6:32 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in connection with a report of a dispute. Rhinehart was found staggering in the middle of the roadway at the intersection of Bay Creek Crossing and Bay Creek Crossing. He reportedly was limping and clutching his side with blood dripping from a wound over his left eye.

Following an investigation, Rhinehart's girlfriend, Jennifer Partee, was charged with battery and her sister, Bridget Triplett, was charged with aggravated assault. Witnesses reported that "one of the women" hit Rhinehart in the face with a "rock" of some sort and that Partee kicked him while he was down. Both women were arrested and transported to Walton County jail. Rhinehart was taken to Clearview Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The following evening officers were again summoned to Rhinehart's parent's home at 514 Bay Creek Crossing, this time in connection with an alleged suicide attempt. It was reported that Rhinehart wanted to harm himself. However, according to the police report, Rhinehart told police he was not trying to harm himself, he just wanted to go to sleep because his head was hurting so bad. The report was changed from a suicide attempt to an EMS call.

The following morning, April 9, Rhinehart was dead.

Firefighters and police were summoned to the home at about 8:52 a.m. after Rhinehart was found in his bed, unconscious, according to the report. He was pronouned dead and an investigation was opened into the cause of his death. Pill bottles were removed from the location, according to the report. 

Lowry said he is not sure how long it will take for results of the autopsy and the toxicology report to be made available. He said that Partee and Triplett are currently charged with the assault that allegedly occurred on Sunday. Any potential additional charges will depend on the medical examiner's report and the outcome of the investigation.

According to his brother, Rhinehart leaves behind a 5-year-old daughter.

Correction: Partee was charged with battery and Triplett was charged with aggravated assault.

Brad Rhinehart April 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM
So your saying pursue nothing? No digging for evidence? Because as far as I know we have done nothing illegal in trying too figure things out. We are only doing what we can do as normal human beings to make sure they are not responsible for his death. I see no wrong in that. And as one of the investigators said about something the triplets said too us "it's called freedom of speech". So until that's revoked I'll continue too think for my self. Ty
Barbie April 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Brenda we're not after revenge just answer and if this is how we cope then let us be please. We haven't accused anyone but just gave facts, and I do have a psychiatrist.
Tammy Osier April 16, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Brenda, I flagged you as inappropriate. You make a lot of assumptions and I am with Sharon. Let the law handle it. I'm sure there is a ton that you don't know and to speculate is nothing short of disrespectful to the family.
Sharon Swanepoel April 16, 2013 at 01:26 AM
I have removed some comments. Please remember that there is a family grieving here. We don't know the facts and need to let the authorities continue the investigation.
Amy April 16, 2013 at 01:57 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
heartgoesout April 16, 2013 at 08:38 PM
This goes to Gail or any other person who has nothing but ugly things to say that are for one not true and that shouldnt be said. This is a family that lost for one a daddy a son a brother grandson uncle friend. They are hurting more then any of us can even began to think or feel inless u have been through it. To have some cooth about yourself if you dont have helpful or loving/nice things to say dont say,anything. You havent a clue about what you are saying. They may not get their just here on earth but be sure God in heaven knows the truth and they have to face him when the lord calls them home. I pray mercy upon them. I shouldnt be but am shocked at some things that have been said. So again find things in your hearts or if you have a brain to keep rude comments to yourself.
Heart Broken April 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM
okay well this goes out to Gail. number one you do not know what you are talking about. number two I have also contacted the Loganville PD and they have not even said anything about brandon killing himself. number three you have to be on the police report to be able to get the reports in the first place so that makes me think that you might be one of the family members or a friend of the family members that attacked Brandon. as for you stating that Brandon's family members have been texting messages threatening Bridget or Jennifer where's the proof show us. until I see proof I really have nothing else to say. so if you have nothing else nice to say why don't you just stay off this page in the first place. we will get justice for Brandon he will not die in vain.
julie torres April 17, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Check out james robert
Sharon Swanepoel April 17, 2013 at 06:24 PM
I have removed several comments because of unsubstantiated claims. Please remember in all cases a charge does not constitute a conviction. Any unsubstantiated accusations will be removed. Also, offensive language is in violation of the terms of use and also will have to be removed.
gail April 17, 2013 at 09:56 PM
U will reject my comments but not some of the stupid people who tells lies about the whole case thanks Sharon. Lets only get one side that's what people like to hear. False drama
Sharon Swanepoel April 17, 2013 at 10:56 PM
I have removed comments from both sides of the issue, and will have to continue to do so if people make unsubstantiated statements or use offensive language. I understand it is a highly charged issue, but personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated statements are in violation of the rules of engagement. Please remember this when posting.
Brenda April 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM
GAIL, I totally agree with you 100%.....All the people who want to bash these girls are allowed to do so, but, when someone speaks out for JUSTICE then our comments are removed. To me this is not fair and equal rights to speach. If they, the family has the right to bash the girls, why cant we speak out for justice to be done. Sharon Swanepoel has deleted 2 of my comments because I said that they ned to let the police handle this. The family does not need to try them on this site....I guess that the freedom of speach pertains to only a select few.
Sharon Swanepoel April 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM
It may not seem like it, but unsubstantiated charges against the two women charged have also been removed. The fact that they were charged with battery, however, is substantiated. It is the personal comments, from both sides of this issue, that are being removed.
classy cartersville April 18, 2013 at 07:49 AM
Regardless of what anyone thinks, those two women need to be in jail!!! what gives them the right to badly beat a person? that itself is a crime... those of you on here bashing the family , because your friends if the two women are nothing more than heartless individuals... this man is dead and can't be brought back, his family is mourning the loss. as far as the two cowardly women, it's a little late to be thinking of the consequences for there actions now isn't it? they should've thought of it before it resulted in the beating of another human being!!! if he was in fact doing something wrong to them, why didn't they call law enforcement officials or make a police report? I think it just shows what type of people those two women are!!!! I pray they get what they deserve and the court doesn't have any mercy on them. obviously they didn't have mercy on this poor man!!
heartgoesout April 18, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Hi Brenda and Gail. You both should take this idea ok beings ur part of the other family. Why dont yall do the work for them and get them a page. Fb and twitter are free. I am not part of the family at all. Justice needs to be done. It makes me so sad with the lack of class that u 2 have. Brad his brother is on here and hasnt said an ill word. But do lets go there ok... Fact both of them girls attacked my sister and the mother of now the dead guy that hmmmm is now dead. Fact none of this would happen if maybe there was anger management or someone talking to them in some way of getting help. Fact there were children aroud thats abuse in front of children again no class. Fact they will get what is just here or in heaven either way. If u would like I can make u a facebook page for them that way u can go there. We want help for a man that died prriod. We dont care what the other parties have to say. So yall have a peachy day
A Greene April 18, 2013 at 05:02 PM
These females are NOT sorry for their actions. They have been partying since the deed was done. Their only remorse is that they got caught. Justice will be served, whether on earth or elsewhere. No lover's quarrel deserves to end in murder.
julie torres April 18, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Y'all are right they are partying jennifer said she's not worried cause it will come back they didn't do it and U know what's sad the ppl that didn't help him.they should be charged too
heartgoesout April 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM
I am just sitting here rereading everything. Gail are u like 4 or 5 years old. Stupid people really lol. I betur sitting there kicking and stomping ur feet like my lil one. I swear the more I read the more my blood boils. I am trying so hard to contain myself. These "stupid" people are his family that had to bury him while yall get to run your mouths and say what you will. You get to hold your loved ones where these " stupid" people will never be allowed to again. How are yall able to lay your heads down at night and sleep. I hope his pictures give yall such fears that your nightmares never end. I hope your not able to do anything without being reminded of what happened. Lets take poor Angie out of it all and all the " stupid " people. Lets think about his little girl that wont have daddy dance her sweet 16 with her. Wont get to watch her becone a grad wont get to walk her down the isle. Wont be able to call and say daddy I love you and have it said back. Just because these beast were mad it took the world away from a little one forever while these beast get all of that with their spawns. I am so upset and could keep going but I will have respect and not. Anyone that would be out in the yard taking pics and acting like its a big party while a ladies dead child is being taken out in a body bad to be placed in the ground is sick in the head.
julie torres April 18, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I was just told by james charges were dropped and they are ruling it a suicide can someone confirm this?he said the charges against his gf/cousin were dropped jennifer
heartgoesout April 18, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I agree Julie very much so. They also should be charged with child abuse as well. Where all this happened is near the play ground and also a weekend day. They have issues. I bet she isnt worried because those that have no hearts and or feelings in their bodies dont worry. Shes not worried cause shes gotten away with so much. Also a women that can walk in and give her children up within a few minutes and not be upset or anything should tell u what kind of person she is
Barbie April 18, 2013 at 06:43 PM
No charges dropped we still got 7 to 12 weeks to confirm anything.
Barbie April 18, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Heartgoesout calm your hormones early labor ain't gonna help
heartgoesout April 18, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Lol Ok I will be nice and play nice
Sharon Swanepoel April 18, 2013 at 07:03 PM
I confirmed with the Loganville Deputy Chief, the results of the autopsy are not yet available, and likely won't be for a while. At this time, no homicide charges have been filed and can't be until the death has been ruled a homicide or not. As far as any charges that have already been filed, those relate to the assault prior to any death and can only be dropped through the court system. Those still stand at this time.
Heart Broken April 18, 2013 at 07:46 PM
well let me just start by saying let Jennifer and them party thinking that they're not gonna get caught because it is going to come back that they had something to do with his passing. the second thing is I got wind from somebody in the trailer park that Fox 5 News was there today taking the story from his family and friends. I also heard that fox 5 went to Jennifer and bridges trailer and they refused to speak to Fox 5. now my question is if they are being accused of murdering Brandon why did they not stand up and tell their side of the story to defend there selfs. I believe the reason they did not stand up and tell their side of the story is because they know what they done and I know they will pay for it. so Bridget and Jennifer keep living it up because it's not going to be too much longer before you're behind bars where you belong.
allie cat April 18, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Hey heartbroken I have a question for you do you live in baycreek mobile home park. Not alot of people know about the news coming out so I was just wondering?
Heart Broken April 18, 2013 at 08:30 PM
I will let you know this much i know more about all this stuff that is going on. I will also let you know he will get justice because jennifer and them run there mouths to much.
julie torres April 18, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Will it,be on the six o'clock news?
julie torres April 18, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Someone should make a call to the mobile home park management I lived there and there are rules
allie cat April 18, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Julie torres can you please call me at this number I would really like to talk with you. 770-334-4133

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