From Floyd County Police, Wednesday evening: Two more teens have been charged for the home invasion shooting of a Shannon woman. Police are continuing to investigate the murder and expect other charges to follow against the suspects in custody.
A 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old female from Rome are the most recent suspects to be arrested. They are charged with murder and aggravated assault for the death of Laura Regina Ross on Aug. 24 at her Baker Street home.
Tyree Kozel Daniels (age 18) of Cedartown and a 16-year-old male from Rome were charged on Saturday with murder and aggravated assault. Daniels is being housed at the Floyd County Jail and the teens are at a youth detention facility in Rome.
Two teens have been arrested on murder, aggravated assault charges in connection with the Aug. 24 shooting death of 57-year-old Laura Regina Ross, who was found dead in her Shannon home after calling 911 and hanging up. According to Floyd County Jail records and Sgt. Chris Fincher with Floyd County Police, Tyree Kozel Daniels (18) of Cedartown, Ga and a 16-year-old Rome juvenile have been charged with Felony Murder (non-family, gun) and Aggravated Assault. Although the jail report lists Daniels of a Lindale address, Fincher confirms he resided at Mulberry Lane in Cedartown, not Lindale.
Daniels remains at the Floyd County Jail on Saturday morning and the juvenile at the Floyd County Juvenile Detention Center after their arrests early Saturday. If the charges against the juvenile are upgraded to adult, his ID will be released at that time. Fincher says additional charges and arrests are pending in the case.
The warrants by Investigator Jordan Clayton allege Daniels and three suspects went to Shannon on August 24 with the intention of fighting with someone who lives at 126 Baker Street. The group of attackers kicked in the door and started shooting.
Police were sent to Baker Street around 10:30 p.m. following a 911 call for help by the 57-year-old victim Laura Regina Ross. Emergency dispatchers could only hear screaming and when officers arrived they found that Ross had been shot twice. Emergency responders attempted life saving measures but Ross later died at Floyd Medical Center.
Police do not believe Ross was the intended target of the home invasion.
Fincher says, “Investigators have worked tirelessly on the case and spent all day Friday chasing leads and following up on information. The arrest warrants were signed after midnight and investigators were able to make arrests without incident early Saturday morning. Additional arrests can be expected very soon.”
Statement from Floyd County Police:
Investigators are asking for the public to email or call the tip line if they have information about the shooting death of a 57-year-old grandmother this week.
Laura Regina Ross was found shot in her home on Monday August 24 after calling 911 and hanging up. When police arrived to check her welfare they discovered the woman inside and suffering from her injuries. She was immediately transported to the hospital by EMS and investigators began the trying to pieces together details.
Ross died later at the hospital.
Police are asking for leads to assist in the follow up of the case. Tipsters can call Detective Jordan Clayton at 706-252-4219 email: email@example.com or contact Floyd County Police Department social media.
Several people have already reached out to law enforcement since news broke of the investigation and we appreciate the information.
From Aug. 26:
The shooting death of a 57-year-old Shannon woman remains under investigation as Floyd County Police seek information about what happened at her home Monday night.
Floyd 911 received a call from Laura Regina Ross around 10:30 p.m. Monday; she was screaming for assistance and the connection was lost, says Police Sgt. Chris Fincher. An officer was dispatched to her home and found her inside with gunshot wounds, he said.
Ross was rushed by EMS to Floyd Medical Center where she died around 4 a.m. Tuesday, he says.
Police are asking for help in the case. Please contact Detective Jordan Clayton at 706-252-4219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says Ross’ body is at the GBI crime lab for an autopsy today. The cause of death: gunshot wound.
Ross’ family and the Model community have exchanged hundreds of Facebook posts in the past 24 to 36 hours about the case, seeking information and comforting one another. Some are including a hashtag #justiceforgina.
We’ll have additional details later today.