Three Gang Members Convicted In Columbus Shooting That Killed Two Teens, Injured Two Others

On Thursday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that three individuals had been convicted in the June 2021 shooting that killed 17-year-old Jesse Ransom and 18-year-old Saiveon Pugh and wounded two others.

The Attorney General’s Gang Prosecution Unit presented evidence to a Muscogee County Jury, which found the defendants – Rodderick Glanton, Homer Upshaw, and Terrance Upshaw – guilty on all 24 counts of the indictment, including Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. All three individuals are members of the Marlo Gang, a hybrid criminal street gang in Columbus. 

“Tragically, four teenagers were gunned down while passing through the Wilson Apartment complex, and two of them were executed as a result of that shooting,” said Carr. “For far too long, these three defendants and other members of the Marlo Gang have brought violence upon this community, and this week the people of Muscogee County said no more. This verdict is a win for all the families who live in Wilson – they deserve justice, and they deserve to feel safe. We want to thank our partners at the Columbus Police Department, the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI for their dedicated efforts, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to combat gang activity in our state.”

The defendants were found guilty of the following charges:

Rodderick Glanton, 28, of Columbus:

  • 2 counts of Malice Murder
  • 2 counts of Felony Murder
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 6 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 3 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony

Homer Upshaw, 28, of Columbus:

  • 2 counts of Malice Murder
  • 4 counts of Felony Murder
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 8 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 3 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Marijuana

Terrance Upshaw, 31, of Columbus:

  • 2 counts of Malice Murder
  • 2 counts of Felony Murder
  • 4 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 6 counts of Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
  • 3 counts of Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
  • 1 count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
D & B Staff

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