GBI: 3 people charged in death of US marshal in Georgia

Deputy U.S. Marshal Patrick Carothers, 53, left behind a wife and five children


LUDOWICI, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says three suspects have been arrested in the November shooting death of a deputy U.S. marshal in southeast Georgia.

CBS affiliate WMAZ reports that the GBI says the three are accused of helping Dontrell Montrese Carter, who was wanted for domestic violence in South Carolina, hide from law enforcement last year and that their actions led to the Nov. 18 shootout in which 53-year-old Patrick Carothers was killed.

The team was entering the home when Carothers was struck twice, and the team returned fire, hitting Carter.

Carothers was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, where he died. Carter, the suspect, later died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.

Acccording to a GBI news release, the three suspects knew Carter was armed and dangerous, but helped conceal him from law enforcement.

The GBI says Ashley Chavon Roberts, age 24; Levy Lewis Jenkins, 34; and Jeremy Lance Lewis, 32, are all charged with hindering apprehension of a fugitive and felony murder.

Carothers was a deputy commander in the U.S. Marshals and 26-year veteran. He left a wife and five children.