HI man arrested after shooting incident

Friday, October 19, 2018

A Holiday Island man surrendered to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges including attempted first-degree murder.

Granville Taylor Anderson, 28, was booked into the county detention center. No bond had been set as of Thursday afternoon.

A bench warrant had been issued for Anderson earlier Wednesday. An affidavit written by CCSO Cpl. Blake Ringberg outlines the allegations against Anderson.

Ringberg writes that he was dispatched to an address on County Road 306 at about 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Upon arriving at the scene, Ringberg writes that he made contact with Cody Martin.

Martin told Ringberg that he had gotten several messages from Anderson and that Anderson wanted to “hang out” with Ringberg, the affidavit says.

Martin told Anderson that he did not want to do so and that he had heard Anderson was “trouble” and he wanted nothing to do with him, Ringberg writes.

Martin described Anderson as “a friend of a friend,” the affidavit says.

“Taylor showed up at Cody’s residence, pulled up to his locked gate and fired a gun off in the air,” Ringberg writes. “Cody pulled his truck up to his locked gate and told him to leave. Cody said Taylor got out of the car and was crying and he could not understand what he was saying. Cody again told Taylor to leave and Cody opened his gate to leave.

“Taylor backed his vehicle up to the end of the driveway and Cody pulled forward to leave,” the affidavit says. “Taylor stopped at the end of the driveway, got out of his car and shot seven times at Cody with a .45 caliber handgun striking the vehicle. All the rounds hitting the vehicle were in the area where Cody was in the vehicle. Cody backed up quickly away from Taylor. Taylor then sped away from the scene.”

Ringberg writes that he collected seven spent .45-caliber shell casings at the end of the driveway and one live round in the roadway. A lead slug and brass were found inside the passenger rear door of Martin’s truck, the affidavit says.

Ringberg writes that Martin also showed him video of the incident that fit Martin’s description.

Ringberg arrested Anderson at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Holiday Island, according to records provided by the sheriff’s office.

Anderson was booked into the jail on one count of attempted first-degree murder and seven counts of aggravated assault.

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