Rome man sought in Cherokee County, Alabama shooting

June 19, 2019–6:40 a.m.



According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred at a residence on County Road 22 in the Kirk’s Grove Community. Deputies responded to the call just before 10 PM on Monday night where they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported by Redmond EMS to a regional hospital where he has undergone surgery and is in stable condition.

Investigators arrested two suspects on Tuesday afternoon at a residence on Highway 9 in the Ellisville area. Anthony Matthew Gilreath, 29 of Centre, and Stephen Eric Parker, 47 of Lindale, Georgia, were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Murder.


Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators continue to search for a third suspect, Michael A. Gilreath, 54 of Rome, Georgia. He is also wanted for the crime of Attempted Murder. Sheriff Shaver encourages the public to call the Sheriff’s Office at 256-927-3365 or submit an email via the website ( if they have information on his whereabouts.

According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, Tony Tran, age 24, of a Pine Chapel Road address, was very seriously injured when he jumped out of a moving car during an argument with his spouse.
The incident occurred at around 8 a.m. Sunday on Thor Drive near Calhoun.
Highway 27 North near Dugger Drive is open again after being shut down in both directions for a couple of hours Saturday.
Starting Saturday morning, the bridge on Highway 27 South over Highway 411 will be closed and traffic will be detoured onto State Route 101.
17-year old Tynerious Dequanderon Chambers is accused of assaulting a 16-year old during a robbery on North Division Street in June.
A Rome teenager arrested earlier this week on charges of aggravated sodomy has now been additionally charged with rape.
Authorities say Bryan Somers is a Metro Ambulance EMT in Bartow County as well as a substitute teacher for the Bartow County School System.
The Rome Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a person suspected of burglarizing the construction area at the new Main Elementary School.
It was known as the "7-Up" house but police called it an "opium den," and on Wednesday it was demolished.
A Rome teenager is in the Floyd County Jail on charges from two separate incidents.