3 Arrested, Now Facing Gang Related Charges

Toccoa (PRESS RELEASE) - On August 20, 2019, a Stephens County Grand Jury was asked to consider new testimony in the ongoing murder investigation into the death of Joel Keshon Green, 18, of Toccoa, Georgia and in the aggravated assault of Spencer Reason, 18, of Toccoa, Georgia. Green was killed in August 2018 and Kentavious Broudmain Walker, 22, Demetrius Sanchez Smith, 30 and Ty’Jai Trammel, 24, all of Toccoa, were charged in his murder. Reason was shot in July 2018 and Samantha Breanna George, 18 and Kentavious Broudmain Walker were charged with aggravated assault. 

Through continued investigation, it was determined that the crimes committed in these two cases were associated with criminal street gang activity. Because of the new evidence, the case was again presented to a Stephens County Grand Jury this week. 

As a result of the Grand Jury proceedings, a true bill indictment was returned and additional warrants against Walker, Smith and George were issued. Walker is charged with malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of a firearm during the commission of a felony and 24 counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act. Smith is charged with malice murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of a firearm during the commission of a felony and 22 counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act. George is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and 3 counts of violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act. Walker and Smith are in custody and will remain in custody. George was arrested on August 21, 2019.

This case is being prosecuted by the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.