Retired North Georgia Superior Court Judges Son has been killed in North Dakota


The son of retired North Georgia Superior Court Judge has been killed in North Dakota.  Nicholas Van Pelt was shot and killed in his apartment on Christmas Eve.  Van Pelt was a member of the North Dakota Air National Guard.  A Ringgold native, his father is Retired Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt who served on the bench for 25 years in North Georgia.  The funeral for Nicolas Van Pelt is set for Friday in North Dakota.  Another funeral will be held in Ringgold on January 12th.  The suspect in the shooting is charged with murder, attempted murder, and causing bodily injury to a corrections officer. He is being held on a $2-million-bond.