The family of a Sautee man accused of murder is requesting the return of the truck he was allegedly seen driving at the crime scene, according to court documents.
Talon Lowery, 19, of Sautee, was charged with murder in the Nov. 2, 2017 fatal shooting at the Cleveland Highway Texaco.
Bryan Ramirez, 18, an employee of the gas station, was shot while taking a break with a friend at a picnic table outside the business, according to authorities.
Ramirez was struck in the back with a single round from a rifle and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
A video of the shooting appeared on Snapchat.
According to a motion filed Feb. 20 in Hall County Superior Court, law enforcement observed a gold 2011 Ford F-150 truck at Lowery’s residence when he was arrested.
Roughly a week after Ramirez’s death, law enforcement executed a search warrant on the truck as well as photographing the exterior and interior.
According to the motion, the truck is registered to Lowery’s father “who continues to make monthly payments on the truck.”
“As the rightful owner and since he is literally paying for the truck, Mr. Lowery would very much like the truck released from law enforcement custody,” according to the motion filed by attorney Jeffrey Brickman. “To that end, and since the truck was searched and evidence inside of the truck was seized over 15 months ago, Mr. Lowery is asking this court to enter an order directing that the truck be released to him as its rightful owner.”