NWGA Scanner | March 7th, 2022

Trenton man arrested after strangling mother to death in Dade County

Trenton, GA (March 4, 2022) – The GBI has arrested and charged Roger Allen Shrader, age 58, of Trenton, GA with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault by strangulation. Other charges levied will depend upon the results of Monday’s autopsy report, according to Sergeant Chad Payne. This arrest comes after the Dade County Sheriff’s Office asked agents in the Calhoun regional investigative office to assist with a homicide investigation. On March 4th, 2022,  Dade County deputies responded to 53 Brow Road, Trenton GA to conduct a welfare check.  The deputies discovered a deceased woman identified as Lagatha Shrader Watson, age 81, of Bryant, Alabama.  Watson’s adult son,  Shrader, was taken into custody and booked into the Dade County Jail. This investigation is active and ongoing. Once complete, the casefile will be given to the Dade County District Attorney for prosecution.