Trion man charged with murder and homicide by vehicle

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(Via WZQZ Radio) Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader released the following statement concerning the arrest of a twenty-nine-year-old man on felony murder and homicide by vehicle charges in connection with an accident in January that killed a thirty-one-year-old Chattooga County woman.

On Tuesday evening, May 16th, 2023 Brandon Lee Womack, age 29 of Trion turned himself into Corporal Nicole Flood of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office on several misdemeanor charges stemming from a domestic dispute that had occurred several days earlier.

The Georgia State Patrol also has turned in warrants to the Sheriff’s Office on Brandon Lee Womack charging him with the offenses of Felony Murder, Homicide by vehicle 1st degree, False Imprisonment, D.U.I and other related traffic offenses.

These charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the Georgia State Patrol Post 38 Rome and their Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, assisted by the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office, on a vehicle crash that occurred January 20, 2023, on Orchard Hill Road in Chattooga County.

In this crash, Samantha Smith, of Summerville, was the passenger in a vehicle that was being driven by Womack when it crashed. Samantha Smith was killed in the crash. Womack is currently being held without bond.

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