HCSO: Home invasion victim facing drug charges

Authorities say she defended herself from the intruders, shot at them, and fled to nearby woods. As the investigation unfolded though, they say illegal drugs were found in her house. The full details are in this HALL CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE:

“Two people have been arrested following a reported home invasion Thursday night, Oct.
19, at a house in the 4000 block of Sardis Road in northwestern Hall County.
The initial investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) determined two male
suspects entered the residence just after 6:30 p.m. demanding money. One of them,
identified later as Jermarius Jarod Rowe, 28, of McDonough, had a pistol, which he
brandished at the three occupants of the home. The homeowner, identified as Stephanie
Dyer, 40, was armed and fired several shots in the direction of the two suspects. Dyer and
the other occupants fled the house and hid in nearby woods.
Deputies searched the area and found Rowe, detaining him without incident. After he was
questioned by investigators, Rowe was charged with home invasion, possession of a
firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,
all felony offenses.
The other suspect, whose identity has not been determined, fled the scene.
No one was injured in the incident.
During the course of the investigation Thursday night, investigators also located inside the
residence a quantity of psilocybin mushrooms, a quantity of THC oil, a bag containing
$4,450 in cash and assorted drug paraphernalia. The estimated street value of the illegal
narcotics was placed at $3,500. As a result, Dyer was charged with felony possession of a
Schedule I controlled substance (2 counts), felony possession of a Schedule I controlled
substance with intent to distribute (2 counts) and misdemeanor possession of drug related