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More charges filed against suspect in Snapchat murder case
Talon Roame Lowery
Talon Roame Lowery

Two separate indictments alleging violence against law enforcement officers were handed down by a Hall County grand jury last week for a Sautee man already facing murder charges.

Talon Roame Lowery, 19, was charged with malice murder, felony murder and two counts each of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in a November grand jury indictment.

He is accused of shooting Bryan Ramirez, 18, in the back with a rifle Nov. 2 at the Cleveland Highway Texaco.

Ramirez was pronounced dead at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 

Lowery was identified as a suspect through a Snapchat video of the shooting, according to authorities.

He was booked Nov. 3 in to the Hall County Jail.

Two separate indictments were filed Sept. 6 for Lowery regarding felony obstruction of an officer. In the first case, Lowery is accused of striking a jailer in the face Nov. 8.

The second case alleges Lowery struck an officer with his fist Dec. 26.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office did not provide any further information on the case.

Two Hall County State Court accusations were previously filed against Lowery May 8 on charges of battery, simple battery and obstruction of an officer.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously told The Times the victim in one case “was walking down the frozen food aisle at Walmart” on Shallowford Road.

“She turned the corner. The individual punched her and ran off exiting Walmart,” Holbrook said.

Holbrook said there was no connection discovered between Lowery and the 35-year-old victim.

The second accusation filed May 8 alleges battery and two counts of obstruction of an officer. According to the charges, Lowery allegedly struck a man at the Hall County Jail with a closed fist Nov. 29 and resisted “lawful commands to place his hands behind his back” from two Hall County Sheriff’s Office officers.

Defense attorney Jeffrey Brickman previously told The Times he had submitted a special plea of mental incompetence on the shooting case and then later filed identical motions on the State Court accusations.

Competence to stand trial requires a defendant having the ability to understand the charges against them and effectively assist their counsel.

Brickman did not return a request for comment Thursday by The Times.