2 arrested, 3 wanted in connection to county shooting death

Published 12:30 pm Monday, January 29, 2018


NATCHEZ — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an alleged murder of a county man last Friday.

Three suspects remain at large, including one wanted for murder.

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Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Cal Green said Natchez resident Isaac Garner is wanted for the murder of 48-year-old Johnny Martin, who was found lying in the front yard of a residence on Woodman Road upon ACSO deputies’ arrival at approximately 9:07 p.m. Friday.

The sheriff’s office reported Martin was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.  Deputies reportedly observed at the time Martin had suffered at least two gunshot wounds.

An AMR ambulance transported Martin to Merit Health Natchez, where he was later pronounced dead.

Victoria Jenise Granier-Perry, 45, 489 Cranfield Road, and Charles Michael Nettles Sr., 53, 115 Kaiser Lake Road, have each been charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Green said Granier-Perry and Nettles were at the scene the night of the incident and brought in for questioning, but the arrests occurred Sunday after they had allegedly not been completely forthright.

“They had information that they did not turn over to officers,” Green said. “After further investigation, (deputies) found out that they knew more than they had told officers.”

As of Monday at approximately 2:10 p.m., both were being held at the Adams County Jail without bond pending arraignment.

The two remaining suspects — Anthony Day and Cassandra Trahern — are also wanted for accessory after the fact to murder.

The sheriff’s office reported the following descriptions for each suspect:

4Isaac Garner, 28, 1388 Wildwood Springs Road, Roxie; white male; 6’0, 175 lbs; blue eyes, brown hair

4Cassandra Trahern, 26, 479 Eagle Road, Vidalia; white female; 5’0, 130 lbs.; brown eyes, brown hair

4Anthony Day, 28, 2053 Poole Lane, Gloster; 5’10, 145 lbs.; green eyes, brown hair

Anyone with information about these subjects or their whereabouts is asked to contact the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 601-442-2752.