According to the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Patrick Lavern Baker of Dalton, 25-year-old David Nathaniel Drain of 3935 Highway 225 South, Chatsworth and 44-year-old Corey Lane Griffin of Dalton were all charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, kidnapping and burglary. Baker was also charged with possession of arms by a convicted felon.
Thirty-seven-year-old Marlena Diane Harkless of Cotton Circle, Chatsworth was arrested earlier this month and faces similar charges.
Authorities are still seeking Morlin Marquis Moore and Ralph Thomas Ledford in connection with the case. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact
Authorities were dispatched to the residence around 4 a.m. after a woman called 911 to say three people were being held at gunpoint at the home. She had escaped and gone to a neighboring home to call authorities.
A male victim had been pistol whipped and struck about the head, but Murray County Sheriff Gary Langford said he did not know if the victim had sought medical treatment.
When deputies arrived at the scene, the suspects had apparently fled out the back door of the home into a wooded area. Shots were fired, but no one was injured.
Deputies searched the area during daylight hours and recovered a flashlight, two pairs of gloves, a boot, a holster and toboggan believed to have been left by the suspects.
A motive for the incident has not yet been released by authorities.