The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged Roger Allen Shrader, 58, of Trenton, with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault by strangulation. This arrest comes after the Dade County Sheriff’s Office asked agents in the Calhoun regional investigative office to assist with a homicide investigation.
On Friday, March 4, Dade County deputies responded to 53 Brow Road, on Sand Mountain to conduct a welfare check. The deputies discovered a deceased woman identified as Lagatha Shrader Watson, 81, of Bryant, Ala.
Watson’s adult son, Shrader, was taken into custody and booked into the Dade County Jail.
This investigation is active and ongoing. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Dade County District Attorney for prosecution.