Cobb jury indicts alleged Pappadeaux killer on multiple murder charges

Dylan Ledbetter mugshot
Dylan Ledbetter mugshot

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Although he's been in Cobb County jail more than 200 days, on Thursday a grand jury indicted a man accused of killing a husband outside a Pappadeaux in Marietta.

Police say Anthony and Cynthia Welch were at the Windy Hill Road restaurant Oct. 7 for a birthday dinner when a man tried to snatch her $5 costume necklace.

In the process, Anthony was fatally shot and Cynthia was wounded. The couple had been together 25 years.

On Friday, Dylan Marquis Ledbetter was formally charged with malice murder, two counts of felony murder and a slew of assault and robbery charges, court records show.

Ledbetter has already been indicted for allegedly trying to run over officers who were stopping the Ford Focus hatchback he was in because it was described as connected to the Pappadeaux shooting that had happened about a week earlier.

Ledbetter’s alleged accomplice Demarious Greene has not been indicted on the murder charges.

Two days before Ledbetter’s arrest, 21-year-old Greene was booked into Cherokee County jail on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and other counts.

Channel 2's Tom Regan reports suspects arrested in Woodstock could be involved.

The Cherokee charges are connected to when the men allegedly stole a man's necklace at gunpoint outside the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta.

Ledbetter is also accused of a Sandy Springs necklace-snatching in which a woman told cops she was holding her 1 year old just getting home when a man snatched a gold chain off of her and the child.

Ledbetter is also wanted in Florida on an attempted murder charge.

His next court date was not immediately available.

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