Arrest warrant obtained for July 4 murder

Cobb County Police car

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.