Three Men Indicted in Homerville Homicide

By: Winnie Wright Email
By: Winnie Wright Email
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Updated by: Winnie Wright
September 22, 2015

A Clinch County Grand Jury has indicted three Clinch County men on 48 counts related to the murder of Morehouse College student, Clay Cross.

According to court documents, Cross, an innocent bystander, was shot outside a Homerville nightclub last May as the men participated in gang activity.

Aggravated assault, gang activity, and felony malice murder are just a few of the indictments for the three men accused of murdering a Morehouse College student who was visiting his parents for Mother's Day.

District Attorney Dick Perryman says Clay Cross had come home for the weekend in May of 2014 when he stopped by the 912 Club, to check on a gig he was working as a DJ.

As Cross left the club, he was shot. The court documents allege that the three men were involved in gangs and had begun shooting at each other, when Cross found himself in the crosshairs.

Trevor Posley, Dexter Freeney, and Steven Monroe were indicted on all 48 counts brought before the Grand Jury, including murder.

Update: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 22, 2015

District Attorney Dick Perryman presented a Clinch County Grand Jury with a 48 count indictment on Monday, including murder charges in the death of Clay Cross.

Trevor Posley, Dexter Freeney and Steven Monroe were indicted on all 48 counts related to the murder of Cross, including charges of Malice Murder and Felony Murder.

The indictments allege that on May 10, 2014 that the three co-defendants committed the murder while engaged in gang activity and that the murder occurred at the 912 Club in Homerville.

The murder indictment includes 30 charges against the co-defendants related to their alleged gang activity, with gangs including the Gangster Disciples, the Bloods and the Cuttings Loop People.

Each co-defendant remains in custody on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

For more information on the charges, see related document titled "Clinch County Indictment."

Update by: Joe Hellriegel
May 14, 2014

A manhunt for suspects wanted in a nightclub murder has ended. That shooting happened in Homerville Saturday night.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Clinch County Sheriff's deputies were looking for three people. 25 year-old Steven Monroe, 18 year-old Dexter Freeney and 22 year-old Trevor Posley. Monroe and Freeney were apprehended Monday. GBI officials say Posley turned himself in Wednesday around noon.

The shooting happened at the 912 Club and killed Clayton Cross. Another person injured in the shooting was hospitalized and later released.

By: Joe Hellriegel

Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting over the weekend that left one person dead.

The shooting took place Saturday at the 912 Social Club, located on Reddick Street in Homerville, GA.

Police say 22-year-old Clayton Cross was shot and killed inside the club, but was not believed to be the intended target.

22-year-old Steven Monroe has been taken into custody, and police have obtained warrants for 22-year-old Trevor Posley and 18-year-old Dexter Freeny, but neither have been located yet.

Another bystander was injured in the shooting and was taken to a nearby hospital but has since been released.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is continuing to investigate the case.

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

News Release: GBI

Homerville- On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm, the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department and Homerville Police Department responded to a multiple shooting in the “912 Club” in Homerville Georgia. The Clinch County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Douglas office.

Clayton Rolland Cross, B/M, 22 years of age, was found deceased after he was shot while inside the club. Cross is from Homerville but was attending college in Atlanta and was home for the weekend. Initial Investigation reveals that Cross was at the club to check on working as a DJ that night. Cross was talking to friends inside the club when he was shot and did not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. The GBI Crime Lab in Macon will be conducting an autopsy.

Dominique Ellis, B/M, 23 years of age, was also injured during the shooting by a suspected bullet fragment and was transported and later released from a local hospital.

On Sunday, May 11, 2014, the GBI obtained Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Firearm during the commission of a crime arrest warrants for the following individuals:

Trevor Denard Posley, B/M, 22 years of age from Homerville, GA
Dexter Jamal Freeney, B/M, 18 years of age from Homerville, GA
Steven Maurice Monroe, B/M, 25 years of age from Homerville, GA

Trevor Posley and Dexter Freeney have not been located as of this date. Steven Monroe was taken into custody in Clinch County earlier this date.

The investigation is still on-going; therefore no other details will be released at this time. If anyone has information pertaining to the investigation, please contact the GBI Douglas Office at 912-389-4103 or the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department at 912-487-5316.

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