Murder Investigation with Arrest

Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith reported that his personnel along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Scene Unit are conducting a murder investigation. The incident occurred on 12/19/2015 around 10:00 am in the 100 block of Allie Road, Greenville, Ga. This investigation has resulted in two arrests thus far for the offenses of Murder and Aggravated Assault.

“On December 19, 2015 around 10:00 a.m. Meriwether County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to the 100 block of Allie Road, Greenville, Ga. in regard to a report of a subject shot. Upon our deputies arrival on the scene they located a subject behind a residence that was deceased due to an apparent gunshot wound. They also located another subject that had been shot at the location who was still conscious and alert. Our personnel then cleared the scene for Meriwether County EMS to treat the injured subject. The subject that was conscious and alert was transported by EMS to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the lower extremities. At that time our investigative unit and command staff responded to the location along with the GBI Crime Scene Unit being en route. We obtained a search warrant for the incident location for the crime scene processing to be conducted. We were able to gather vehicle descriptive along with suspect information from the scene as well as other available resources that resulted in suspect identification. We obtained arrest warrants for our initial suspect Xavier Rashad Slaton, B/M, 19 years of age, listed address of 60 Honey Lane, Gay, Georgia for the offense of murder. We began to actively pursue Slaton in our attempt to get him in custody. Through the course of our investigation we were able to identify a second suspect in the matter. That subject was identified as Kanorris Shakeno Martin, B/M, 21 years of age, listed address of 205 Blackberry Run, Fayetteville, Ga. Through investigative contacts we were able to take both of these suspects into custody around 8:00 pm at the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office after they agreed to turn themselves in. Both are being held in the Meriwether County Jail without bond, charged with the offenses of Murder and Aggravated Assault. Around 08:30 pm we were able to recover the suspect vehicle in this incident in the 700 block of Marble Road, Gay, Georgia. The vehicle had been altered by the suspects in an attempt to conceal its original descriptive that was given out in the Meriwether County 911 BOLO.” Sheriff Smith stated.

“The deceased in this matter was identified as John Joseph Lamey, W/M, 45 years of age, with a State of California listed address. Lamey was pronounced dead at the scene by Meriwether County Coroner Johnny Worley. The other injured male subject in this incident is being treated for non-life threatening injuries received. Our investigation revealed that this matter was not random. We still have an active investigation on going with additional person(s) of interest to track down and leads to follow. We will release additional information once it comes available.” Sheriff Smith advised.