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UPDATE: GA officials arrest 5 in connection to elderly woman's assault during home invasion

Dorothy Dow was assaulted on Aug. 4 (SOURCE: Meriwether County authorities via WGCL) Dorothy Dow was assaulted on Aug. 4 (SOURCE: Meriwether County authorities via WGCL)
Justin Grady, Cortavious Heard, and Shanquavious Cameron (Source: Meriwether Co. Sheriff's Office) Justin Grady, Cortavious Heard, and Shanquavious Cameron (Source: Meriwether Co. Sheriff's Office)
Ellery and Harmon (Source: Meriwether County Sheriff's Office) Ellery and Harmon (Source: Meriwether County Sheriff's Office)
MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

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 Aug. 4 in Grantville, GA.

Arrests have also been made related to an incident that occurred at the same location on Aug. 2.  

On Aug. 4, 83-year-old Dorothy Dow suffered two broken arms, lacerations to her face and head, broken fingers, and third-degree burns from the back of her head down her back after she was beaten and set on fire during a home invasion. Dow remains hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta in critical condition. 

The individuals listed are being charged with the following offenses:

Justin Pierce Grady, 38, of Grantville, GA 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 first-degree, burglary first-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 Aug. 2 where the victim’s purse with contents turned up missing. Those charges will be first-degree conspiracy to commit a crime of burglary, 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, 18 Grantville, GA and Hogansville, GA was also 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 Aug. 2. 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, 17, of Hogansville, GA has been charged with the offenses of first-degree burglary, 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 Aug. 2.

Cameron will also be charged with the offense of party to the crime related to the charges hereby listed; criminal attempt felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, arson 1st degree, burglary 1st degree, and cruelty to a person who is 65 years or older and battery.

On Wednesday, Sheriff Smith reported that his agency made two additional arrests.

Mina Christine Ellery, 17, of Newnan, GA will be charged with criminal attempt felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, first-degree criminal attempt arson, first-degree burglary, and battery.

Angel Latrice Harmon, 17, of Newnan, GA is charged with criminal attempt felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, armed robbery, first-degree criminal attempt arson, first-degree burglary, and battery.

Additionally, Ellery and Harmon will be charged with the separate incident on Aug. 2. They are both charged first-degree burglary, financial transaction card theft and identity theft fraud when using or possessing identity information concerning a person. Both are being held in jail without bond and are expected to make their first appearance in court on Friday, Aug. 12. 

Sheriff Smith called this a "heinous crime."

"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," Smith said. "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." 

Smith said the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office's investigation was aided by the GBI Crime Scene Unit, Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Hogansville Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the Newnan Police Department.

"Most importantly the victim and her family remain in our thoughts and prayers," Smith said. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more details. 

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