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Posted: July 15, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Two arrests made in Banks murder

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Two men have been arrested and charged with the June shooting death of 34-year-old Calvin Kentrell Banks.

Larry Grison Jr. of Lake Charles, La, was located at the Dollar General Store less than a mile from the home on Appia Way. There was a large amount of marijuana reportedly found in the same area as Grison when he was arrested. Though not initially charged, he has since been charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, posession of marijuana with intent to distribute and cruelty to children in the second degree.

Also charged in the murder is Ricky Lamont Matthews, 28, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who is facing the same charges as Grison in the case. He is currently is custody of the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.

According to NCSO Investigator Jason Griffith, the motive for the robbery at Banks’ home is still under investigation and although there are no other arrests at this time, the investigation into the shooting continues.

There was only one fatality, but Banks’ 16-year-old daughter was also shot inside the home and sustained wounds to her shin. Another man was also shot. The 22-year-old remains hospitalized in intensive care, though he is expected to live. Other people inside the home at the time of the shooting, including a 2-year-old boy, were unharmed.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400 or online at www.sheriff.co.newton.ga.us. Tips can be given anonymously.

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