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Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying
Shooting scene
The scene where U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers was killed trying to arrest Dontrell Montese Carter, who was shot and killed by law enforcement. - photo by File photo

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers. The incident ocurred in Long County in November.
Ashley Chavon Roberts, Levy Lewis Jenkins and Jeremy Lance Lewis were indicted for hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal and murder.
Carothers, who was the deputy commander of the agency’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, died after being shot while serving a search warrant at a mobile home located off Tibet Road in Long County.
The three indicted suspects hindered the capture of wanted fugitive Dontrell Montese Carter, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Carter was wanted for shooting at and attempting to murder Sumter County police officers, according to earlier reports.
Carothers was shot twice when his team attempted to enter the trailer. He later died at a hospital in Hinesville.
A father of five, Carothers was a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Carter, 25, was shot multiple times and later died.

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