ROME, GA (WTVM) – The two men who were arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a Berry College student from Columbus made their first court appearance Monday.
According to the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Ricket Damon Carter III of Columbus and 19-year-old Troy Jamal Cokley of Riverdale have been charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and possession of a controlled substance.
Joseph McDaniel,19, was killed at the Summer Stone Apartments in Rome around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Carter III and Cokley traveled to Rome to meet McDaniel, an argument ensued, and McDaniel was shot.
Carter and Cokley were later arrested at an apartment complex in Columbus.
Both suspects made their first court appearance on Monday and were denied bond. Their cases have been bound to Superior Court.
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, where McDaniel graduated from, released the following statement on the tragedy:
McDaniel is the second Berry College student to die this month, and the third to die since summer.
Sophomore cross country and track runner David Shankles passed away suddenly on Oct. 10.