Two people, ages 19 and 15, arrested for Cartersville murder of Caleb Thomas
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - Two teenagers have been arrested for the death of 19-year-old Caleb Demond Thomas of Marietta on May 16.
It happened on May 16 in the area of Parkway Station Drive SE and Grand Central Way SW in Cartersville.
Dayton Bryan Owen, 19, and Drysten Owen, 15, both of Smyrna, were taken into custody for the outstanding Arrest Warrants for Murder without incident in the area of their Belmont Avenue home in Smyrna. Drysten has been charged as an adult.
Dayton Owen is currently being held in the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center without bond. Drysten Owen is being held in a youth detention center without bond and pending judicial hearings.
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help as they investigate the murder of man in Cartersville Tuesday. Authorities say they responded to a call around 7:47 p.m. in the area of Parkway Station Drive SE where they found 19-year-old Caleb Demond Thomas of Marietta.
He was transported to Piedmont Cartersville Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Witnesses told police they spotted a four-door Toyota Tacoma that was silver in color parked in the cul-de-sac of Parkway Station Drive. Witnesses also said they spotted Thomas running from the vehicle and saw two unknown men chase after and assault him.
From there, witnesses report the two men took off in the Toyota. The driver is described as a male in his 20s wearing no shirt, and the passenger was also described as a male in his 20s.
Anyone with information is asked to the contact the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 770-382-5050 ext. 6025.