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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested two Cairo men in a home invasion last week that resulted in the resident being shot multiple times. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was struck twice at his residence on Eighth Avenue Northwest on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The 49-year-old man told Cairo Police that sometime before 11:48 p.m., a woman he recognized rang his doorbell. When he opened the door, two men he didn’t know rushed into the house and an altercation between the three ensued, he said. At some point, multiple shots were fired and the victim was struck twice, according to Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge for the GBI office in Thomasville.
When Cairo Police arrived, the victim’s aunt said her nephew had been shot. Officers report they found the man lying on the floor of his living room, coherent and talking.
After robbing the man at gunpoint, the suspects ransacked the house, taking several items from the residence, according to Steinberg.
After agents and police searched the crime scene and interviewed the victim and witnesses, one suspect was identified, Steinberg states. Tarveny Tyrone Shine was arrested late Friday afternoon in Grady County. Shine, 22, of 267 Ridge Rd., Cairo, is charged with aggravated assault, 1st degree home invasion, 1st degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
As evidence recovered from the scene was processed and more witnesses interviewed, officers discovered the whereabouts of their second suspect, Marcel Tavonto Williams, who was taken into custody Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in Thomasville. Williams, 24, of 420 First St. NE, Cairo, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, 1st degree home invasion, 1st degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The suspects are being held in the Grady Detention Center.