Arrest warrant obtained for July 4 murder

Cobb County Police carCobb County police car (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to an update from Officer Sydney Melton of the Cobb County Police Department, an arrest warrant has been obtained in connection with a murder that took place on July 4 on Penny Lane in Precinct 4.

The suspect, a 20-year-old Marietta man, is currently in custody in Cherokee County on unrelated charges. The warrant charges him with aggravated assault (intent to murder) and felony murder.

[It is the policy of the Cobb County Courier to withhold the names of suspects until a grand jury indicts or the suspect is bound over for trial by a magistrate court judge.]

Here is the description of the crime from the original press release:


July 5, 2019


On Thursday, July 4, 2019 at approximately 1:16 a.m. Cobb County Police Department uniform officers from Precinct Four were dispatched to 1333 Penny Lane in reference to a male who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a victim deceased from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Jalante Brown. Next of kin has been notified.