Warrants Served in October 2000 Cold Case Murder of Jimmy Webb

June 7, 2013

Dana Martin Grantham

Earlier today authorities announced the filing of formal criminal charges in the October 2000 murder of 67-year-old Jimmy Webb in Elbert County.

Webb was found murdered at his residence off of Cromer Road in Elberton on October 6th, 2000.

Warrants for 59-year-old Dana Martin Grantham of Hartwell, Georgia were served yesterday at the Hays State Prison in Trion, Georgia, where Grantham is currently serving a sentence in connection with the October 2001 murder of Hart County resident James Flanigan.

In the Webb case, Grantham has been charged with one count of Malice Murder, four counts of Felony Murder, one count of Aggravated Assault, one count of Armed Robbery, one count of burglary, and one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Since the beginning of January 2013, the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI, and the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office have continually re-examined the case which resulted in yesterday’s arrest of Grantham.

District Attorney Parks White plans to forward the case through the judicial system.