2008-05-28 / Front Page

Grant indicted, posts bond

by MCL staff writer

Charles Grant booked
NFL player, Charles Grant, and his security team found themselves in the wrong place, according to Early County officials. One law officer stated, "No one can come into our county and get away with killing people."

An Early County Grand Jury indicted NFLplayer for the New Orleans Saint, Charles Grant, and others from Miller County for crimes believed to be committed in Early County on February 3, at or near a night club in Blakley.

Charles Grant has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter and affray.

In the 10 count indictment, in count one through three, Laquient Macklin was charged with felon murder. Macklin was also charged with feticide (murder victim was pregnant) and charged with aggravated assault.

In count four, Woodrow Gray was charged with aggravated assault on Charles Grant.

In count five, Laquient Macklin, Marshae Stromer, Charles Grant, Anthony Williams, Jarvis Tinson, Rodreaco Gray (aka Rico) and Woodrow Gray were charged with involuntary manslaughter.

In count six, Laqient Macklin, Marshae Stromer and Charles Grant were charged with affray (group fighting).

In count seven, Anthony Williams, Javis Tinson, Rodreaco Gray (Rico) and Woodrow Gray were charged with affray.

In count eight, Derrick Bush was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

In count nine Derrick Bush was charged with carrying a weapon in a public gathering.

In count ten, Rakevion Harris (aka Yam), was charged with discharging a firearm within 50 yards of a street.

NFLNew Orleans Saints football player Charles Grant from Colquitt, some family members and his security detail and others were at a night club in Blakely when a fight broke out on February 3, where Grant was stabbed in the neck and Korynda Reed and her unborn child were killed by a gunshot wound.

Grant turned himself into law officersin Early County and was taken before a judge, presented with the charges and read his rights. Bond was set at $10,000.

Along with Grant, Laquient Macklin, Marshae Stromer, Anthony Williams, Jarvis Tinson, Rodreaco Gray aka: Rico, Woodrow Gray, the indictment reads on Febru- ary 3, 2008, did then and there unlawfully, while in commission of an unlawful act, to wit: affray, which is a misdemeanor, cause the death of Korynda Reed, a human being, without any intention to do so.

Grant's attorney, Ed Tolley of Athens is handling  the case. He stated Grant entered a not guilty plea and waived his right to arraignment.

Laquient Macklin, charged with fatally shooting Ms. Reed, has not been granted bond, and is being held for the aforementioned charges including felony murder and Marshae Stromer, Anthony Williams, Jarvis Tinson and Redreaco "Rico" Gray were each issued $10,000 bonds and were released Thursday.

Woodrow Gray, who was charged with stabbing Charles Grant in the neck, posted a $15,000 bond, and was released. Derrick Bush of Colquitt, posted a $2,000 bond and was released.

Rakevion Harris was the only indicted person of the eight granted bonds who was unable to post his $10,000 bond, and he was still in the Early County Jail Thursday, according to jail officials.

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