Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his agency has made several arrests for 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. Also arrests have been made related to an incident that occurred at the same location on 08/02/2016.
“On 08/08/2016 our investigators along with other supporting agencies were able to take three suspects into custody that are connected to the home invasion that occurred on 08/04/2016. Charges are also being filed related to a separate burglary and financial transaction card fraud/theft that occurred at the same location on 08/02/2016. In the incident on 08/02/2016 the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Our investigators and supporting agencies have been interviewing witnesses and developing leads related to this case investigation since it occurred. Through their efforts they were able to gather information related to those persons who were possibly involved. As a result of this information we began tracking down those individuals that we were seeking. We had to get positive identification on several of these subjects of interest and locate them, because some were not residing at their last known addresses. As we reached out to other surrounding agencies we were able to locate these individuals one by one as they were in or around Troup and Coweta Counties. It then led to a domino effect of locating each of the additional persons of interest. As we located these suspects other items of evidential value were found and additional witnesses were interviewed. We also were able to obtain video tape evidence that assisted us in the substantiation of what was known at the time. Enough probable cause was developed through the course of the investigation for us to obtain arrest warrants thus leading us to file formal charges. The individuals listed are being charged with the following offenses:
Justin Peirce Grady, B/M, 38 years of age, listed address of Meriwether Street, Grantville, Ga. Grady was previously employed at the incident location. Grady will be charged with the offenses of Criminal Attempt Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Armed Robbery, Arson 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Cruelty to a person who is 65 years or older and Battery. Additionally Grady will be charged with the separate incident that occurred at the incident location on 08/02/2016 where the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Those charges will be Conspiracy to Commit a Crime of Burglary 1st Degree, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime of Financial Transaction Card Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft Fraud when Using/Possessing Identity Information concerning a Person.
Cortavious Deshun Heard, B/M, 18 years of age, listed address of Hilltop Circle Grantville, Ga. and Askew Ave, Hogansville, Ga. Heard was previously employed at the location. Heard is charged with the offenses of Criminal Attempt Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Armed Robbery, Arson 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Cruelty to a person who is 65 years or older and Battery. Additionally Heard will be charged with the separate incident that occurred at the incident location on 08/02/2016 where the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Those charges will include Burglary 1st Degree, Financial Transaction Card Theft and Identity Theft Fraud when Using/Possessing Identity Information concerning a Person.
Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron, B/M, 17 years of age, listed address of West Boyd Street, Hogansville, Ga. has been charged with the offenses of Burglary 1st Degree, Financial Transaction Card Theft, and Identity Theft Fraud when Using/Possessing Identity information concerning a Person. Those charges are related to the separate incident that occurred at the incident location on 08/02/2016 where the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Cameron will be charged additionally with the offense of Party to the Crime related to the charges herby listed; Criminal Attempt Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Armed Robbery, Arson 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Cruelty to a person who is 65 years or older and Battery.
All of the above individuals are currently being held in jail without bond.
This investigation is still active and on-going we are seeking the public’s help with any additional information that can be obtained concerning these subjects or their activities prior to and after this incident occurred. We are seeking information related to any locations that these individuals arrested may have stayed in the Troup or Coweta County area related to motels/hotels or the like. We are still seeking additional persons of interest related to these two case investigations. We expect to make additional arrest and to file additional charges. We are also in process of getting physical evidence submitted to the GBI’s Division of Forensic Sciences for analysis. If anyone has any information related to this matter contact the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 672-4489 or the GBI at (404) 244-2600, or 1-800-282-8746. Callers can remain anonymous.
“I appreciate hard work that our personnel along with the supporting agencies have provided to make these arrests in this heinous crime along with the other case investigation. We are not finished with our investigation, but I feel it is important for me to express my heartfelt thanks. It is through collaboration with these supporting agencies that has made this possible. Whether it be helping us track down these individuals, assisting us in searches or taking these individuals in custody. We had a detective from a surrounding agency come back into work last night till around midnight and assist our investigators with some testing. He is with our investigators at the time of this release assisting us further. It is this type of working relationship with area law enforcement agencies that lets me know that they understand that what we do is bigger than us as individuals. It is about the communities in which we serve. Those citizens that have provided us with tips and additional leads to work with I am very thankful to them. Any additional information that they can provide will be appreciated. I would like to thank the GBI Crime Scene Unit, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Hogansville Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and last but not least the Newnan Police Department who helped us track some of these individuals down. As previously stated this investigation is on-going and we expect more arrest to be made. Most importantly the victim and her family remain in our thoughts and prayers.” Sheriff Chuck Smith said.