Five individuals arrested in connection to the murder of a 14-year-old Coweta girl have been indicted with additional charges.
William “Billy” Tyree, 32, Kyle Conley, 36, Justin Ramsey, 21, Spencer Wix, 27, and Aubrie Brown, 26, have all been charged with the murder of Haley Adams.
The five were recently indicted on charges of Violation of Georgia Street Gang and Terrorism Prevention Act, aggravated assault, home invasion, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to court documents.
The incident occurred on Feb. 11, 2020, when four armed suspects allegedly forced their way into a residence located at 1511 Bethlehem Church Road near Grantville. Suspects restrained an adult, Alyssa Adams, but were searching for the homeowner who was not present at the time, according to Sheriff Lenn Wood.
It’s still unclear why the group was looking for the owner of the house, who has been identified as Tyree’s stepbrother. All five are identified as members of the Ghost Face Gangsters, Wood said.
“He wasn’t home at the time, and we’re still trying to determine why he was targeted,” Wood said. “They didn’t know his name – they just kept asking ‘Where’s the man … where’s the man?’”
Haley Adams, 14, hid from the armed offenders.
After approximately two minutes, the offenders went back outside to their vehicle, and Haley came out of hiding and reportedly went to the front door with a BB gun, but did not fire it and was running away when one of the four offenders fired multiple rounds at the house, striking Haley which caused her paralysis then death, according to Wood.
Days later, Brown and Ramsey were arrested in Hamilton, Tennessee, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Smokey Mountain Fugitive Task Force.
Conley, Wix and Tyree were arrested locally.
While Tyree wasn’t present during the incident, investigators said he’s responsible for coordinating the event.
According to the District Attorney’s office, the case is scheduled for arraignment on Dec. 17, 2020.