Stephens Co. Grand Jury Indicts Six In Home Invasion That Turned Deadly

A Stephens County grand jury has indicted multiple people on murder and related charges in connection to an alleged September home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the intruders.

The true bill of indictment issued Monday lists six names: Mack Javares Cunningham, of Athens; Qym Dashun Johnson, of Canon; Robert Luther Neal, of Toccoa; Haven Deandra Adams, address unknown; Daniel Lee Holmes, address unknown; and Elizabeth Tara Sims, of Elberton.

The six have been indicted on charges of felony murder, armed robbery, burglary in the first degree, and aggravated assault.

Cunningham, Johnson, and Neal were also indicted on a charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Cunningham separately was also indicted on charges possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a second count of felony murder.

All of the charges are connected to the death of 34-year-old Demetrius Faust of Oglethorpe County, Georgia during an alleged home invasion in September in Martin.

Authorities said the home invasion occurred Sunday, September 30 at around 9:30 p.m. on Waters Edge Drive.

According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, a number of subjects, armed with handguns and long guns, forced their way into a residence in a robbery attempt.

Shirley said during the incident, one of the occupants of the home was able to retrieve a firearm that he kept at the residence and subsequently shot and killed Faust.