Grand jury could decide whether to indict Grinstead murder suspect this week

Grand jury could decide whether to indict Grinstead murder suspect this week
Tara Grinstead went missing in October of 2005. (Source: WALB)
Tara Grinstead went missing in October of 2005. (Source: WALB)

IRWIN CO., GA (WALB) - A Grand jury in Irwin County could decide whether to indict one of the men accused of murdering Tara Grinstead, nearly 11.5 years after she went missing.

The next grand jury session for Irwin County begins Wednesday, April 12.

The case against Ryan Duke, 33, could be presented.

In his first court appearance after his arrest, a judge told Duke the next grand jury session was set to begin April 12.

If prosecutors decide to present Duke's case Wednesday, that grand jury has to decide whether to indict Duke and take the case to trial.

Duke won't be in court that day, because defendants don't appear for grand jury.

He was arrested in February and charged with burglary, aggravated assault, murder and concealing a death, all in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead back in October 2005.

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