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Father, son indicted on multiple counts
A father and son accused of shooting a woman in the face, stealing marijuana and fleeing from police in October were indicted Thursday by the Glynn County Grand Jury.

Joseph Demery Jr., 44, and his son, Joshua Lachaud Demery, 26, were arrested Oct. 4, 2012, for allegedly shooting Uneeka Canty twice in the face during an attempted burglary at her residence on Godley Circle in western Glynn County.

Canty was treated for her wounds at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah and later released.

Neighbors called police when they heard fighting and gunshots.

The suspects, fleeing the scene in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, were pursued by Glynn County police.

Joseph Demery Jr. was the alleged driver and drove at speeds reaching 120 mph.

The chase ended when the Jeep ran off U.S. 17 and rolled several times, coming to rest in the marsh near the Downing Musgrove Causeway near the south ramp of the Sidney Lanier Bridge.

Joshua Demery was quickly arrested after the crash. Police searched the area for five hours and eventually found Joseph Demery hiding in the marsh.

Police found Canty's purse and cell phone, a 32-inch flat screen television and a fire safe in the Jeep.

Both men are charged with armed robbery for taking marijuana from the home, aggravated assault, burglary in the first degree, kidnapping and having possession of a firearm during commision of a felony.

Joseph Demery is also charged with a felony for fleeing and eluding police.

Also indicted Thursday by the grand jury were an alleged methamphetamine trafficker and a man accused of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Eric Ramone Lott was indicted for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, and three counts of being in possession of several prescription drugs that violated the controlled substance act.

Lott was arrested for the alleged crimes July 18, 2012.

Brandon Bernard Slay was indicted for an armed robbery he allegedly committed Aug. 18, 2012, on Horton Drive in Glynn County.

Slay is being charged with armed robbery, two counts false imprisonment, two counts aggravated assault, burglary in the first degree, fleeing or attempting to elude police and failure to stop at a stop sign.

* Reporter Michael Hall writes about public safety, environment and other local topics. Contact him at, on Facebook or at 265-8320, ext. 320.

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