Teen indicted in shooting

Patrick Yost News

Dakota Jarrett Feathers, 18, Madison, was indicted last week on charges related to the shooting of a 15-year-old Madison teen, Deshunden Robertson, who survived a single gunshot to the face.

Feathers was indicted by a Morgan County grand jury on three counts: aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.  After authorities procured an arrest warrant for feathers in mid-October, Feathers turned himself in to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 24.

Feathers is accused of shooting Robertson in the face on Oct. 8. According to reports, the shooting occurred at approximately 9 a.m.in the Madison Commons Apartment complex off Micha Way. Robertson was reportedly the passenger in a 2006 Ford Fusion that stopped at an intersection on Micha Way. While stopped, reports state, a single gunshot penetrated the passenger window and struck Robertson in the jaw. Robertson’s family drove him to Morgan Memorial Hospital and he was later transferred to Atlanta Medical Center. Robertson is enrolled at Morgan County Foothills Education Charter High School. According to Sgt. Wes Thompson with the Madison Police Department, Robertson has been discharged from the hospital.

According to reports, the driver of a 2006 Ford Fusion, in which Robertson was a passenger, told officers he pulled up to a stop sign and then heard a shot. The driver said he did not see where the shot came from and he initially ducked down in the vehicle. The Madison Police Department contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist in the investigation.

As for Feathers, who is being held Morgan County Detention Center without bond, he is awaiting his next court hearing to be scheduled.

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