March 31, 2014

Three charged in Chatsworth home invasion

Three men in their early 20s have been charged with breaking into an elderly man’s house in Chatsworth, binding his hands with duct tape and stealing money and guns.

Murray County Sheriff’s Office Detective Shannon Ramsey said the sheriff’s office charged all three with aggravated assault upon a person 65 years of age or older, kidnapping and armed robbery for the attack on the 76-year-old man who lives on Sitton Road.

Rollin Leigh Griffin, 22, and Paul Bruce Moody, 21, both of Ellijay, were charged Friday. Richard Benjamin McGee, 21, of Ranger, was charged Saturday.

Ramsey said the man suffered from some bleeding and bruises during the incident on the afternoon of March 25 but was otherwise unharmed. Ramsey said the three men took a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash and several types of guns. He said authorities have recovered some of the guns and are working on getting the man’s money back to him.

Moody was released from jail on Sunday on $12,000 bond. Griffin remains in jail on $12,000 bond, and McGee remains in jail without bond as of early Monday afternoon.

Ramsey said Griffin and McGee both have criminal records related to burglary and Moody has a juvenile record. Ramsey said Moody orchestrated the burglary.

“Moody was friends with (the man) and knew about the safe and the guns,” Ramsey said.

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