One of two men arrested in connection to a murder at Griffin Crossings in September was bound over to Superior Court Tuesday.
Jacorey Jahieem Leblanc, 18, was charged with homicide murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh bound over Leblanc to Superior Court with no bond but the homicide murder charge was changed to felony murder. Cavanaugh added an aggravated assault charge.
John Robert Hunter, 21, of Terrytown, Louisiana, was also arrested and charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection to the fatal shooting of Reginald Darnell Hamm, 24, of Griffin.
Two women were also arrested — Ashante Harris, 23, and Sherecka Leblanc, 30, and they were charged with felony hindering apprehension.
According to a GPD press release at the time of the incident, officers responded the afternoon of Sept. 19 to the entrance of Griffin Crossings at 1597 W. McIntosh Road in response to a man who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
Griffin Fire-Rescue and Wellstar Spalding Regional EMS also responded to the scene and the victim was transported to the Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Room.
The GPD’s Criminal Investigations Division was notified and responded to the scene.
Investigators conducted numerous interviews and executed several search warrants.
Based on the information the investigators obtained, it was determined that Hamm and two other people have been involved in a dispute at Walmart, the GPD said. After leaving Walmart, Hamm and the two encountered each other again at the Griffin Crossings apartment complex entrance.
During the encounter, Hunter shot Hamm, a GPD press release stated.
After finding out that information, the Griffin PD Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement unit was able to find the suspects at 1597 W. McIntosh Road, Apt. 1601.