6 indicted in 2017 Dougherty Co. home invasion

Prosecutors: Crime part of a racketeering scheme

6 indicted in 2017 Dougherty Co. home invasion

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A grand jury has indicted a group of people in the home invasion and assault of a well-known Dougherty County business leader.

Prosecutors said this group is known as the “Young Hard Hitters.”

A grand jury indicted them in a racketeering scheme, some of the charges involve the violent home invasion and assault of Francis “Putt” Wetherbee in June 2017.

The grand jury indicted Shon Mallory, Ticorey Frazier, Kareem Williams, Vontay Mackey, John Mincey and Kimberly Frazier on aggravated assault, home invasion, aggravated battery, burglary and multiple counts of theft by taking in the Wetherbee case.

Prosecutors said the six went into Wetherbee’s home, shot and stabbed him on June 16, 2017.

That assault left him paralyzed, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors allege the group also stole a truck, a computer, a tablet and some jewelry, totaling more than $25,000.

The indictment includes counts of murder for several individuals, in connection to the triple homicide on East Alberson Drive in Dougherty County, which also happened in June 2017.

Prosecutors believe these crimes were all connected to the racketeering scheme.


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