Danielsville Man Arrested for Murder in Oglethorpe Hit and Run

April 17, 2015

Crawford, GA – A Danielsville man was taken into custody for murder on Friday, April 17, 2015 in connection with the hit and run death of Ashley Leanne Watson.  Marty Allen Bryant, 36, was charged with one count of Malice Murder and taken to the Oglethorpe County Jail.

Watson was discovered along the side of Georgia Highway 22 (Comer Road) in Oglethorpe County, Georgia on September 8, 2014.  Family members found her after she failed to come home or make contact with them. 

An autopsy conducted at the GBI Crime Lab revealed she had died as a result of being struck by a vehicle.  Based on the autopsy results and facts gathered during an extensive investigation by the GBI, the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Oglethorpe Coroner’s Office, a warrant for Bryant’s arrest was issued. 
 

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Contact Information: 
ASAC Jesse Maddox 706/552-2309