An Armuchee man was arrested at his Hennon Drive home on charges that he killed his 82-year-old grandmother in late 2021 and kept her body stored in a freezer until is was discovered by Floyd County police late Thursday.
According to Floyd County Jail reports:
Floyd County Police Department investigators made the discovery that led to the arrest of 29-year-old Robert Keith Tincher III after following up on a concern voiced by a family member.
Tincher is accused of taking his grandmother Doris Cumming, who had fallen, and placing her alive into plastic bags some time in the end of 2021. He then dragged her through the residence and placed her in a large freezer, breaking several of her bones as he dragged her through the residence.
“He described her movement and breathing when the freezer was locked,” FCPD investigator Brittany Werner wrote in the report.
According to the report, Tincher told police her back broke as he forced her into the freezer.
He kept her body in the freezer “and expressed fear of discovery,” investigator Werner wrote. He then moved that freezer to a nearby storage unit and then approximately four months later that freezer was discovered by police.
“Accused had no provocation or altercation with the victim, nor (performed) life saving measures,” Werner wrote.
Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor said the victim’s body is being taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta.
Tincher is charged with felony malice murder, concealing the death of another, aggravated battery and felony murder as well as failure to appear on two felony terroristic threats and acts charges stemming from a July 18, 2018, incident where Tincher is accused of conspiring to kill his then wife with another man.
According to Floyd County Superior Court records, an order for re-arrest was issued in that case for Tincher in 2019.
The other man was acquitted on all charges in January 2019.