In Custody for Homicide

UPDATE (03/22/2021 @ 8:30pm): Nathanael Searcy is now in custody. Thank you to everyone who shared his information.


On March 16, 2021, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to Silver Way in the Silver Creek Ranch Subdivision in Lithia Springs, Georgia, to a reported vehicle collision and shots fired call.

Deputies arriving discovered 21-year-old Melvin Porter deceased in the driver’s seat of a minivan which had left the roadway and came to rest behind a residence.

Investigators followed leads, canvased the neighborhood and conducted interviews into the early morning hours.  According to eye witnesses and with the assistance of home surveillance videos, 17-year-old, Nathanael Michael Searcy, was identified as the individual who shot and killed Melvin Porter.

Multiple Search Warrants have been executed and the case is still ongoing.  Two other arrests have been made in this case with associates of Nathanael Searcy who were at the scene of the crime.  In addition to Searcy, additional arrests are expected.

Please contact Sgt. J. Hayes or Douglas County Sheriff’s Office with any information at: