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Pilot Travel Center Murder – Overview

The Overview

Around 10:45 PM, November 12th, 2021, Coweta County 911 received multiple calls from witnesses stating that a male had been shot multiple times and was laying on the floor of the Pilot Travel Center, located at 1645 S. Highway 29 near I-85 Exit 41.

Responding Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Deputies found a white male on the ground inside the store, with several gunshots to the torso. Emergency crews attempted to stabilize the victim, calling for Air Life to respond. Air Life responded to the Newnan Coweta Airport, across from the Pilot, however, the ambulance crew was unable to stabilize the victim for the flight due to the severity of his injuries. Eventually, the victim was instead transported by ground ambulance, with the Air Life crew onboard to help, to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Unfortunately, the victim passed from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Officers quickly received information from witnesses that the victim had a verbal argument in the parking lot, near his van, that resulted in being shot. The victim then stumbled from his van, which was parked to the left of the door, into the building and collapsed. The shooter then left the scene in the victim’s van.

After noticing a logo on the clothing of the victim, and it being confirmed by witnesses and video, the CCSO put out a BOLO for a white sprinter van with the name “Assured Conveyance” on the side.

The van was located the next day when a resident off Yager Rd, called to report a suspicious vehicle parked in a cul-de-sac in front of their house. Responding Investigators discovered the victim’s van, abandoned. Inside the vehicle were approximately 300lbs of marijuana and over 20,000 THC cartridges.

Updates

Date

Update

May 17th, 2022

Stephen D’Angelo Stewart was extradited and booked into the Coweta County Jail on 5/16/2022.

May 12th, 2022

We’ve updated the Case information for Brendashia Aleshia Richardson. On April 25th, 2022 Richardson petitioned the court for Bond.

Brendashia Aleshia Richardson, Charged in Pilot Travel Center Murder, Petitions Court for Bond

May 9th, 2022

We’ve received a response to a request for information from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, we’ve updated Ryan Morris Fried’s release date as well as updated his Booking Photo.

The next action is a Motion hearing on May 10th, 2022.

May 9th, 2022

All information on the overview and the individual articles are up to date.

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The Victim

The Victim, Patrick Witter Ballew, 36, was a resident of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He was the owner of the company displayed on his van, Assured Conveyance.

For more information on Mr. Ballew and his company, please view the article below.

The Suspects

The following suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Patrick Witter Ballew on November 12th, 2021 at the Pilot Travel Center in Newnan, GA

Investigative Timeline

Date

Event Type

Event Description 

2021

November 12, 2021

Information

10:40PM – Shooting occurs, 911 starts receiving calls.

November 12, 2021

Information

10:48PM – BOLO from CCSO for White Sprinter Van with “Assured Conveyance” on the side.

November 13, 2021

Information

1:00 – 3:00 AM – Resident off Yeager Rd. calls and states that she has come upon a suspicious van, later identified as the victim’s van.

November 14, 2021

Information

The victim’s cousin, Morgan Goodman, identifies the victim as Patrick WItter Ballew, 38, of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

November 18, 2021

Arrest

Alcido Jasper Barmore, 26, is arrested by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office on the following charges:

  • Manufacture / Deliver /Distribute or Possess w/intent to Distribute Controlled Subs in Schedule I or II
  • Trafficking in Ecstacy
  • Possession of Firearm or Knife During Commission of or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies
  • Possession of Cocaine

December 2, 2021

Extradition 

Alcido Jasper Barmore is booked into the Coweta County Jail on the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Robbery Armed with Firearm
  • Assualt Aggravated with Other Weapon
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

December 8, 2021

Arrest

Dremar De`shawn Bell, 20, is arrested by the Columbus Police Department on the following charges:

  • Reckless conduct
  • Possession and use of drug-related objects
  • Receipt, possession or transfer of firearm by convicted felon or felony first offender
  • Willful obstruction of law enforcement officers
  • Speeding (must report actual and posted speed)
  • Carrying weapon without a valid license – 1st offense
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Too fast for conditions/prima facie speed/basic rules
  • Failure to obey signs or control devices
  • Failure to have license on person
  • Hit and run; duty of driver to stop at or return to scene of accident
  • Failure to signal lane change or turn
  • Fail to rpt striking fixed object
  • Failure to maintain lane

December 17, 2021

Arrest

Ryan Morris Fried, 39, is arrested by Investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on the following charges:

  • VGCSA Marijuana Trafficking
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

He is returned to the Coweta County Jail the same day.

December 20, 2021

Transfer

Alcido Jasper Barmore, having completed the arraignment process in Coweta County is returned to Muscogee County Jail where he will face charges until needed in Coweta County for court.

December 21, 2021

Release

Ryan Morris Fried is released from the Coweta County Jail.

2022

January 3, 2022

Extradition

Dremar De`shawn Bell is booked into the Coweta County Jail on the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Robbery Armed with Firearm
  • Assault Aggravated with Other Weapon
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

January 10, 2022

Arrest

Brendashia Aleshia Richardson, 22, is arrested by the Muscogee County Sherrif’s Office on the following charges:

  • Hold – Coweta Co.

January 14, 2022

Extradition

Brendashia Aleshia Richardson is booked into the Coweta County Jail on the following charges:

  • 2 Counts of Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Evidence
  • Conspiracy to Commit Arson
  • Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking Marijuana

January 20, 2022

Arrest

Jaleen Tyrese Mathis is arrested by the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, in Alabama, on the following charges:

  • Trafficking in marijuana
  • Trafficking in MDMA
  • Possession of a controlled substance (THC)
  • Receiving stolen property 2nd degree

January 27, 2022

Extradition

Jaleen Tyrese Mathis is booked into the Coweta County Jail on the following charges:

  • VGCSA Marijuana Trafficking

February 2, 2022

Arrest

Stephan Dangelo Stewart is arrested in Muscogee County on the following charges*:

  • Purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana
  • Possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies
  • Possession and use of drug-related objects

When arrested, Stewart had an open warrant for the following charges that occurred on 9/21/2018.

  • Unlawful manufacture, delivery, distribution, possession, or sale of noncontrolled substances
  • 3 Counts of Possession of Firearm or Knife During the Commission of a Crime
  • Purchase, Possession, Manufacture, Distribution of Marijuana
  • Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
  • Possession and Use of Drug Related Object
  • Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers

*The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Stewart has not yet been arrested and booked into the Coweta County Jail. Stewart is in the Muscogee County Jail on charges that have no bond.

February 2, 2022

Arrest

Kyjawn Anthony Hall is arrested by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office on the following charges:

  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Receipt, Possession or Transfer of Firearm by Convicted Felon or Felony First Offender

February 17, 2022

Extradition

Kyjawn Anthony Hall is booked into the Coweta County Jail on the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Robbery Armed with Firearm
  • Assault Aggravated with Other Weapon
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Felony

February 24, 2022

Information

Authorities released information that they had discovered a plot by incarcerated suspects attempting to harm a potential witness for the District Attorney.

Acting on information heard while monitoring jail phone calls authorities searched the cell of Dremar Bell, inside the cell, they found a note indicating the work schedule of the witness citing they needed the “bizness followed thru urgent.”

Investigators were able to contact the witness and advise them of the plot.

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Court Case Timeline

Coweta County Superior Court Case

SUR2022000097

The State of Georgia 

vs

Alcido Jasper Barmore
Dremar Deshawn Bell
Kyjawn Anthony Hall
Stephan Dangelo Stewart
Jaleen Tyrese Mathis
Brendashia Aleshia Richardson

This is an abbreviated listing of Proceedings events reported by the Superior Court Clerk.

Date

Defendant(s)

Event Type

Event Discription

02/22/2022

Alcido Jasper Barmore

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • Felony Murder
  • Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Felony Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Felony Murder
  • Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Felony Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Possession of tetrahydrocannabinol w/Intent to Distr
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
  • Aggravated Assault

02/22/2022

Dremar De’shawn Bell

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • Felony Murder
  • Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Felony Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Felony Murder
  • Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Felony Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Felony Murder
  • Possession of Firearm by First Offender
  • VGCSA Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Possession of tetrahydrocannabinol w/Intent to Distr
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
  • Use of Firearm by Felony First Offender Probationer During Commission of another Felony
  • Use of Firearm by Felony First Offender Probationer During Commission of another Felony
  • Aggravated Assault

02/22/2022

Kyjawn Anthony Hall

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • Felony Murder
  • Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Felony Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Felony Murder
  • Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Felony Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Possession of tetrahydrocannabinol w/Intent to Distr
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
  • Aggravated Assault

02/22/2022

Stephen Dangelo Stewart

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • Felony Murder
  • Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
  • Felony Murder
  • Armed Robbery
  • Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery
  • Felony Murder
  • Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Hijacking a Motor Vehicle – 1st Degree
  • Felony Murder
  • Conspiracy to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Possession of tetrahydrocannabinol w/Intent to Distr
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of Felony
  • Aggravated Assault

02/22/2022

Jaleen Tyrese Mathis

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • VGCSA Trafficking in Marijuana
  • VGCSA Possession of tetrahydrocannabinol w/Intent to Distr
  • Tampering with Evidence ( Felony )

02/22/2022

Brendashia Aleshia Richardson

Indictment

Indicted on the following charges:

  • Tampering with Evidence ( Felony )
  • Criminal Solicitation to Commit Tampering with Evidence

02/23/2022

ALL

Arrest Order

Arrest Order

04/20/2022

ALL

Notice Printed

Notice Printed to each Bondsman & Attorney for each defendant for:
EVENT: Criminal Non-Jury Court
DATE: the 10th day of May, 2022
JUDGE: W. Travis Sakrison and Emory Palmer

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