TPD make a third arrest in Green murder

Another Toccoa man has been charged with the August 2018 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Joel Keshon Green.

According to Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, on Friday, the murder investigation of Green was presented to a Stephens County Grand Jury, and as a result, warrants were issued for Demetrius Sanchez Smith, 29, of Toccoa.

Smith was then arrested on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

He is the third Toccoa resident to be arrested and charged with the murder of Green.

Mize tells WNEG News that Smith was arrested without incident and was booked into the Stephens County Detention Center.

The fatal shooting took place on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in the area of 154 S. Alexander Street, and required the attention of both the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Toccoa Police Department.

Green died as a result of the shooting.

On August 9, 2018 both Kentavius Broudmain Walker, 21, of Toccoa and Ty’Jai Trammel, 23, of Toccoa were charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Walker was also charged with aggravated assault in connection to a separate July 26, 2018 shooting in Toccoa.

Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be turned over to the Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney for prosecution.