Elbert County GA Jan 12 2018— An 86-year-old Georgia man was found dead near a pond this week, and his granddaughter is accused of killing him.
Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of Elbert County, Ga., the victim’s granddaughter, was one of three people arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of Otha Perrin.
Jennings faces murder charges, as does William David Peterson, 19, of Athens, Ga.
A third suspect, Dakota Scott Street, 18, of Elbert County, is charged with concealing the death of another.
Perrin, who died of multiple gunshot wounds, lived at the same residence as Jennings. Perrin’s body was found near a private property pond Monday.
Police said Jennings went to the Elbert County jail Sunday to report that her grandfather was missing. On Monday, another family member went to the sheriff’s office and said that “something isn’t right” about the missing person’s case.
During further questioning, investigators said Jennings eventually admitted she had not been truthful in her answers.
Police also recovered a .22 caliber rifle on the farm property near the pond where Perrin’s body was recovered.
Jennings and Peterson are charged with murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another, according to a statement on the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Peterson also is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Dakota Scott Street, 18, was charged Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, with concealing the death of another in the death of Otha Perrin.
Late Wednesday afternoon, a magistrate court judge denied bond for Jennings and Peterson, because they are charged with felony murder. The judge set a $25,000 bond for Street, because he faces the lesser charge of concealing the death of another.