By Patrick Yost, Editor
Kaleb Jordan Moss, 18, and David Gunner McCullough, 19, were both indicted for three counts of aggravated battery, one count aggravated assault, one count robbery and one count burglary in the beating and robbery of a 70-year-old Bostwick man by a Morgan County Grand Jury last week.
Moss, who led authorities on an exhaustive two-day manhunt before his capture in the Mount Perry Baptist Church in Bostwick, also faces indictments one count cruelty toward animals, one count marijuana possession, two further counts of burglary in the first degree, one count aggravated assault and two counts burglary in the second degree.
Moss was arrested on July 30 inside the church after authorities from multiple counties had used helicopters, search dogs and personnel to locate Moss after he allegedly crashed a pickup truck stolen from Barrow County near the intersection of Price Mill and Gober roads in Oconee County.
McCullough was arrested in August, also in relation to the July 23 beating of Thomas Gary Etris at Etris’ Bostwick Highway residence. A friend of Etris found him laying in a pool of blood in the carport of his residence. According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Etris suffered a broken eye socket and lost a tooth in the beating.
McCullough was also indicted for one count of burglary along with Tyler Michael Obrecht, 18, Madison and Christopher “Bubba” Smith, 19, Madison in relation to a August 14, 2012 burglary at Etris’ residence. According to the indictment, Smith and Obrecht allegedly went to the residence and told Etris that cows were loose and while Estris and the two teens went into the fields, McCullough allegedly entered the residence and took cash, cigarettes and a firearm.