Two Canton residents accused of firing shots at a parked car with a group of women inside have been indicted on multiple felony charges by a Cherokee County grand jury.
According to a 27-count indictment filed May 10, brothers Kason Jermaine Montroy, 19, and Emery Jamal Makel Montroy, 22, are charged with 14 counts of violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, four counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of first degree criminal damage to property.
Kason Montroy is additionally charged with two additional counts of violating the street gang terrorism act and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, per the indictment, and Emery Montroy is charged with two additional counts of violating the street gang terrorism act, one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by first offender probationer.
According to the indictment, the two men, who authorities say are associated with the Crips street gang, fired multiple shots in the direction of four women in a parked car, which they painted, tagged, marked and wrote graffiti reading "C Day." Authorities said bullet holes were also left in two vehicles.
Officer Pacer Cordry, spokesperson for Canton Police, said in January that about 20 rounds were fired at the car, but none of the women were hit by any bullets. Cordry also said at that time that “the incident occurred over an ongoing feud.”
In Kason Montroy’s arrest warrant filed Dec. 27 by the Canton Police Department, police said the 19-year-old told authorities the four people had thrown a brick into his girlfriend’s window at the same apartment complex, and he had grabbed his rifle out of self-defense and started shooting. He told police the group had also thrown a brick into the window two to three days before.
The shooting took place Christmas morning at the Landcaster Ridge apartment complex, off Riverstone Parkway in Canton., according to arrest warrants.
The brothers were booked in February and remained in the Cherokee County jail without bond Monday, Cherokee Sheriff's Office Spokesman Jay Baker said.
Kason Montroy is set for a bond hearing with Superior Court Judge Tony Baker at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Emery Montroy's bond hearing is not set yet, according to the clerk of courts.
An indictment is a formal charge of felony offenses, and defendants are assumed innocent until proven guilty.