More Charges Against Suspect in Bowman Murder Case

Murder suspect Gregory Roberts. Courtesy: Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

Gregory Robert Roberts was taken before a Judge in Anderson, South Carolina on Thursday October 5, 2017 at which time Mr. Roberts waived extradition back to Georgia.
This morning Elbert County Sheriff’s Office transported Mr. Roberts to the Elbert County Detention Center at which time Elbert County Sheriff’s Office executed six arrest warrants on Mr. Roberts consisting of the following charges:
Murder
Malice Murder 
Felony Murder
Aggravated Assault
Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
Concealing Death of Another
Mr. Roberts is being held at Elbert County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
This case stems from an incident on Wednesday October 4, 2017, at approximately 1:16 pm, Elbert County Dispatch received a call of an unresponsive female at 826 Beaver Run Ext in Bowman, Ga.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office along with Elbert County EMS responded to the call and upon entering the residence located a deceased female. The victim has been identified as Ashley Marie Williams, 30 of a Beaver Run address in Bowman.
The Elbert County Coroner was then notified and responded to the scene.
Upon investigation the incident was deemed to be a homicide.
The Elbert County Sheriff’s office then began a search for the suspected offender Gregory Robert Roberts, 47 of a Beaver Run Ext address in Bowman.
On Wednesday evening at 9:19 pm the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office received confirmation that the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office had the subject in custody. Elbert County Sheriff’s Office thanked the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and everyone involved for their help in the case. At that time a murder warrant was obtained for Roberts.
Elbert County Coroner Chuck Almond confirmed that the victims body has been sent to the state crime lab for Autopsy and that the death appears to be the result of a domestic dispute at the couples shared residence in Bowman.

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