Two Newnan teens charged in home invasion, beating of elderly woman

Two 17-year-old teens were taken into custody Wednesday and charged in the Aug. 4 break-in that left an elderly woman beaten in her Grantville, Ga., home, the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office said.

Sheriff Chuck Smith identified the women as Mina Christine Ellery and Angel Latrice Harmon, both 17 and residents of Newnan. Each will be charged with criminal attempt felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, first-degree criminal attempt arson, first-degree burglary, and battery in the Forrest Road home invasion. They will face charges in the Aug. 2 incident at the same location in which the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Charges will include first-degree burglary, financial transaction card theft and identity theft fraud when using or possessing identity information.

Both are held without bond in the jail. Five people have now been charged in connection with the home invasion. Justin Pierce Grady, 38, of Grantville, Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, and Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron, 17, were arrested earlier in the week, Smith said. All are held without bond in the county jail. Grady and Heard previously worked at the home where the break-in occurred, the sheriff said.

Smith said investigators have recovered the vehicle that was used in both of the incidents. It has been impounded for processing.

“Based on our investigation, we have all of the suspects in custody related to both of these incidents,” he said. “We were assisted today by Newnan Police Department in helping us track down these two remaining suspects as they are from the Newnan, Ga. area.”

Smith commended other agencies and personnel who took part in the long investigation.

“Our personnel have pursued this case with due diligence to get these suspects into custody and I commend them for their efforts,” he said. “They have spent many long days and nights in their pursuit of those responsible. Although our investigators have additional work to be done on this case, it is their dedication to the community that has led to these suspects being incarcerated with expediency.”


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