Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has filed murder charges related to the home invasion and assault of an elderly female victim that occurred on 08/04/2016 in the 7700 block of Forrest Road, Grantville, Ga. The elderly female victim, died from the injuries she received. She was pronounced on 08/27/2016 at 4:40 pm at a metro Atlanta Hospital by her treating physicians.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I report that Mrs. Dorthy “Dot” Dow has succumbed to the injuries that she sustained in the horrendous assault that occurred on 08/04/2016 at her residence on Forrest Road in the home invasion. Mrs. Dow put forth a valiant effort to recover from the injuries that she sustained not only immediately after the assault but in the days preceding while she was under medical care. Due to the death of Mrs. Dow our agency has obtained additional charges against four of the suspects in custody related to this heinous crime. Mrs. Dow was pronounced deceased by her treating physician on 08/27/2016 at 4:40 pm. Her body was released to the Meriwether County Coroner’s Office, Coroner Johnny Worley, for transport to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Our agency has been in communication with our District Attorney’s Office related to these upgraded and additional charges being filed in this case investigation. The suspects listed are being charged with the additional offenses of Felony Murder and Malice Murder, 1 count each. These charges are in addition to the previous charges that they have previously been booked.
Justin Peirce Grady, B/M, 38 years of age, listed address of Meriwether Street, Grantville, Ga. Grady is being charged additionally for the offenses of Felony Murder and Malice Murder, 1 count each.
Cortavious Deshun Heard, B/M, 18 years of age, listed address of Hilltop Circle Grantville, Ga. and Askew Ave, Hogansville, Ga. Heard is being charged additionally for the offenses of Felony Murder and Malice Murder, 1 count each.
Mina Christine Ellery, B/F, 17 years of age, listed address of Westgate Park, Newnan, Ga. Ellery is being charged additionally for the offenses of Felony Murder and Malice Murder, 1 count each.
Angel Latrice Harmon, B/F, 17 years of age, listed address of Happy Valley Trail, Newnan, Ga. Harmon is being charged additionally for the offenses of Felony Murder and Malice Murder, 1 count each.
All of the above individuals are being held in jail without bond.
Please keep the Dow Family in your thoughts, prayers and give them the respect that they deserve as they grieve the death of their loved one. Our agency through coordination with our district attorney’s office will be pursuing the prosecution of those responsible for this heinous crime to the fullest extent of the law.” Sheriff Chuck Smith stated.