Salmon, Peden, Burnett, Aguigui (Source: Long Co. Sheriff's Office)
Heather Salmon (Source: Long Co. Sheriff's Office)
LONG CO., GA (WTOC) -
A Long County Grand Jury returned indictments against five people on Thursday, charging them with multiple offenses related to the December 2011 murders of teenagers Michael Roark and Tiffany York.
The five defendants are Isaac Aguigui, Michael Burnett, Anthony Peden, Christopher Salmon and Heather Salmon, according to the District Attorney of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, Tom Durden. All of the defendants are charged with two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault. Christopher and Heather Salmon, who are husband and wife, are also being charged with one count of making a false statement. All four male defendants were previously arrested and charged with crimes related to the murders by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the United States Army. Heather Salmon, was not charged with any crimes until Thursday's indictment was returned by the Grand Jury of Long County.
Representatives of the Federal and State government have handled the investigation and criminal proceedings in a multi-agency cooperative effort since the initial discovery of the bodies in Long County. Those agencies and departments include the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Long County Sheriff's Office, the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, the Ft. Stewart Army Criminal Investigation Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives and Firearms, the Hinesville Police Department, The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, 3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart, and the District Attorney's Office.