Federal Agents Search Grady County Home

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One ATF spokesman says agents searched the north Grady County home of Don Harrell. They say he is the father of Martin Harrell, who along with his son Charles and Cairo businessman W. Dexter Harrison, were indicted on a variety of federal charges.

Those three face trial later this month in federal court in Thomasville. Agents say Wednesday’s search was part of an ongoing investigation into a 2002 arson at a hotel in Donalsonville, Georgia.

They could not comment further on what they were looking for.

Martin Harrell was indicted on arson conspiracy charges in connection with that blaze, charges that will be brought up in the federal court trial.