Ryan Duke indicted on murder charges

Grand Jury Hands Down Indictment

OCILLA — An Irwin County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Ryan Alexander Duke on murder charges in the 2005 disappearance and slaying of Tara Grinstead.

The grand jury indicted Duke, 33, on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, burglary and concealing the death of another person.

The six-count indictment alleges that on or about Oct. 23, 2005, Duke used his hands to kill Grinstead. The document says Duke entered Grinstead’s home at 300 W. Park St. intending to steal from her, then killed her during the burglary. View indictment here.

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BY JOE KOVAC JR. jkovac@macon.com