GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS IN 18 CRIMINAL CASES

Douglas County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brian Fortner today announced that the Douglas County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment in 18 criminal cases.

The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, April 4th:

1. Quovadis Smith, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

2. Michael Cleveland Rice, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

3. Leroy Robinson, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

4. Terry Eugene Springs, Devon Odem, Johnny Bernard Dorsey and Jamie Lee Sturdivant, on charges of Burglary.

5. Charles Jody Williams, Jr., on charges of Child Molestation.

6. Demetrius Weddle, on charges of Identity Fraud.

7. Coleman Manassa and Brittany Denise Moreland, on charges of Burglary—2nd Degree and Theft by Receiving a Stolen Firearm.

8. Luis Jorge Mares, on charges of Child Molestation.

9. Mario Thomas, on charges of Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping and Burglary—1st Degree.

10. Narrathon Brooks and Dominique Tucker, on charges of Burglary—2nd Degree.

11. Neil Lynn Moore, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

12. Earl Harold Frank, Jr., on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, and Obstruction of an Officer.

13. Cardale Virgil Jones, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

14. Thealopas Galmon, on charges of Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery and Kidnapping.

15. Aaron Rush and Marshall Dodd, on charges of Burglary.

16. Patricia Madden, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer.

17. Arnell Beal, on charges of Forgery—2nd Degree.

18. Tommy Lee Jerkins, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

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GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS IN 44 CRIMINAL CASES

Douglas County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brian Fortner today announced that the Douglas County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment in 44 criminal cases on Friday.

The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, March 21st:

1. Paul Leopold Williams, on charges of Sexual Assault by Probation Employee.

2. Sean Barnes, Antonio Fortson and Travoris Hill, on charges of Armed Robbery.

3. Keith Edwin Borden, on charges of Cruelty to Children.

4. Kenny Clemons, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

5. Diquane Owens, on charges of Riot in a Penal Institution and Obstruction of an Officer.

6. Cortez Robinson and Quinton Lindley, on charges of Obstruction of an Officer.

7. William Strozier, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

8. Coywalter Bridges, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Cruelty to Children.

9. Anthony Martin, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Cruelty to Children.

10. Michael Pippins, on charges of Terroristic Threats and Cruelty to Children.

11. Raymond Vanputten, on charges of Terroristic Threats and Driving Under the Influence.

12. Terell Jerrod Singleton, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

13. Carl Cleveland Ray, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

14. James Edward Murdock, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

15. Gregory Wells, on charges of Burglary.

16. Dana Leeman Lovejoy and Charles Stanfield Dubose, on charges of Burglary.

17. Deylakim McWilliams, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

18. Mike Jethro Azubike Redford, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

19. Jimmy Carswell, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

20. Leonard Davis, on charges of Trafficking in Cocaine.

21. Alton Sinclair Thornton, on charges of Burglary.

22. Joseph Raymond Dilello, on charges of Theft by Taking.

23. James Clifton Jackson, on charges of Burglary.

24. Christopher Denoria Beal, on charges of Armed Robbery.

25. Christopher Denoria Beal, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

26. Brian Lenard Lee, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

27. Darnell Wright, on charges of Forgery—1st Degree.

28. Eddie Lee Collier, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

29. Rodney Henry, on charges of Identity Fraud.

30. Dwayne Shelton, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

31. Leon Ray, on charges of Theft by Taking.

32. Antonio Powell, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

33. Alana Felder, on charges of Criminal Damage—2nd Degree.

34. Angela Lynn Carver, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

35. Victoria Duncanson, on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.

36. Stephen Edward Carswell, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

37. Kenneth Mark Haynes, on charges of Battery (Family Violence Act).

38. Jacques Bastien, on charges of Crossing the Guard Line with Contraband.

39. Alexander Lawrence, on charges of Possession of Drugs by Inmate.

40. Gadbetuel Arias Hernandez, on charges of Forgery—1st Degree.

41. Mccallister Walker, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

42. Russell McWells and Shirley Sohnchen, on charges of Theft by Conversion.

43. Kenneth Damon Philpot, on charges of Forgery—2nd Degree.

44. Christopher Phillips, on charges of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

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District Attorney McDade Invites Community to 2014 Victims’ Rights Art Exhibit

Douglas County District Attorney David McDade and his staff invite the community to attend the 2014 Victims’ Rights Art Exhibit, an annual event bringing awareness to the rights of crime victims through the talented work of high school art students in Douglas County. The exhibit opens Monday, March 24th, and continues through Friday, April 11th, in the second-floor atrium of the Douglas County Courthouse.

“Our office is excited to partner with local high school art classes for the third-straight year to shine the spotlight on victims’ rights,” McDade said. “Their artistic talent paints a clear image of victims’ rights and the struggle they endure during the criminal justice process. I encourage the community to view the incredible artwork from our most gifted art students.”

The 2014 Victims’ Rights Art Exhibit coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is being observed throughout the nation April 6 – 12. Each year, communities around the country spend those seven days promoting victims’ rights, and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

More than 45 pieces of art are on display at this year’s exhibit, each guided by the artist’s own unique imagination to capture this year’s theme of Justice Matters. This year’s contest attracted entries from all five high schools in Douglas County, and art pieces that range from charcoal to photography to ceramics. The exhibit is free to the public and open during normal operating hours. Those unable to attend in person can view the entire art collection online at www.victimsrightsart.com.

District Attorney McDade and his staff will host a Victims’ Rights Art Reception on Thursday, April 3rd, at 4 p.m. in Citizens Hall, on the second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse. The reception will recognize the art on display and award this year’s finalists. The event is open to the public. The ceremony will be broadcast live on dctv23, the Douglas County government access cable television channel, and online at www.celebratedouglascounty.com.

A new addition to this year’s art contest is fan voting. The public can vote in person or online for their favorite art entry. Those who are voting in person can cast their ballot in a designated area next to the art exhibit. Online voting is made available through the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Facebook page. Just visit www.Facebook.com/DouglasCoDA and click on the photo album, 2014 Victims’ Rights Art Entries. A photograph “like” counts as one vote while sharing a photo counts as two votes. The deadline for voting both in person and online is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31st.

Since its inception in 2012, the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Victims’ Rights Art Contest has awarded over $3,000 dollars in prizes to area high school students. The contest has increased the exposure of victims’ rights to younger generations.

The Victims’ Rights Art Contest is an annual event held in April. Any student attending one of the five local high schools in Douglas County is eligible to enter the contest. Other than being enrolled in the Douglas County School System, a student’s art work must convey their interpretation of victims’ rights or a personal experience as a victim of crime or a family member or friends experience as a victim of crime.

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INDICTMENTS RETURNED AGAINST BREHONNA TURNER AND KALEIGH DENIG, ZACHARY SHIPP AND ROBIN DENIG

Douglas County Chief Assistant District Attorney Brian Fortner today announced indictments in two separate cases that resulted in the death of two people in their twenties.

Brehonna Nicole Turner, of Ellenwood, Ga., was indicted on one count of malice murder and two counts each of felony murder and aggravated assault. Friday’s indictment against Turner comes exactly three weeks after she struck two innocent bystanders with her vehicle, causing the death of one victim and seriously injuring the other.

Kaleigh Denig, 21, Zachary Shipp, 23, and Robin Denig, 51, were indicted on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Conduct.

The Douglas County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment in 55 criminal cases Friday, February 21st.

The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury:

1. Brehonna Nicole Turner, on charges of Felony Murder, Malice Murder and Aggravated Assault.

2. Kaleigh Denig, Zachary Shipp and Robin Denig, on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Reckless Conduct.

3. Anthony Scott Chosewood, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

4. Joseph Weslsy Agey, on charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

5. Stephen Bradley Baker, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

6. Beverly Marshall, Justin Stainbrook and Corey Hughes, on charges of Insurance Fraud and Arson—2nd Degree.

7. Jerrell Gladden, on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

8. Richard Carlton, on charges of Child Molestation.

9. Jamie Bentley, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

10. Ernest Patterson, on charges of Child Molestation.

11. Christopher Coleman, on charges of Identity Fraud and Obstruction of an Officer.

12. Denise Katherine Lewis, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

13. Victor Walker, on charges of Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery.

14. Marvis Mack, on charges of Hindering Apprehension or Punishment of a Criminal.

15. Bronson Ellison, on charges of Burglary.

16. Patrick McKay, on charges of Sexual Assault against a Patient of Psychotherapy.

17. Brian Hodges, on charges of Robbery.

18. Luther Townsend, on charges of Child Molestation.

19. Calisto Pavon and Oscar Pavon, on charges of Child Molestation.

20. Rodricus Monte Easley, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

21. Tanaka Hutchinson, on charges of False Representation for Benefits.

22. Tycion Lavent London, on charges of False Imprisonment.

23. Shellee Marie Scoggins, on charges of Making a False Statement.

24. Jimmy William Tillery, on charges of Battery (Family Violence Act).

25. Jeremiah Eugene Tuders, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

26. Jerry Wayne Harrell and Andre Dion Jackson, on charges of Identity Fraud.

27. John Lawrence Gause, on charges of Identity Fraud.

28. Devontai Nathaniel Taylor, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

29. Derek Sheppard, Russell Coker, Adriane Smallwood and Tyler Williams, on charges of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

30. Tyrell Sharp, Reginald Sharp and China Holloman, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

31. Willie Hollis, on charges of Identity Fraud.

32. Justin Saffo, on charges of Crossing the Guard Line with Marijuana.

33. Sherica Lashanda White, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

34. April Farmer, on charges of Burglary.

35. Roger Abrams and Jermaine Marshall, on charges of Possession of Tools for the Commission of Crime and Forgery—2nd Degree.

36. Skylar Jones, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

37. Joseph Propps, on charges of Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

38. Timothy Jerry Lowe, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

39. Bobby Thomas, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

40. Henry Monk, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

41. Jessie David Lybrand, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree and Battery.

42. Rodney Youngblood, on charges of Theft by Taking.

43. Jonathan Sherill Bradley, on charges of Crossing the Guard Line with Drugs.

44. Sherita Kirby, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

45. Whitney Sharonda Riley and Shakeem Stevie Johnson, on charges of Trafficking in Illegal Drugs and Possession of Cocaine.

46. James Dee Holcombe, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

47. Kamal Agin Richardson, on charges of Driving while License Suspended.

48. Eddie George Blackmon, on charges of Theft by Taking.

49. Lester Lynn Dean, on charges of Fraud in Obtaining Controlled Substance.

50. Victor Lamar Phillips, on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine.

51. Paul Allen White, on charges of Crossing the Guard Lines with Drugs.

52. Leonard Tremayne Powell, on charges of Identity Fraud.

53. Cartis Woods, on charges of Burglary.

54. Corey Michael Alexander and Cody Thomas Lucas, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

55. Eric Ali Bell and Tarrell Ashaun Smith, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY PROSECUTORS VOLUNTEER FOR MOCK TRIAL

Prosecutors from Douglas County District Attorney David McDade’s staff assisted with the Georgia High School Mock Trial competition on Saturday, January 25th. Douglas County Assistant District Attorneys David Emadi, Bonnie Smith, Kristi Wilson, Rachel Ackley and Ryan Leonard served as an attorney coach, a scoring coordinator, and members of the judging panel. They joined other local attorneys and judges as volunteers for the Douglas Region Championship, a competition held at the Douglas County Courthouse.

“It’s great to see young people who have an idea of where they want to go in life,” said Emadi, a first-year attorney coach for Alexander who became impressed by the immense talent on display. “These students are involved in band, sports and other extracurricular academic activities, and then they participate in the mock trial program on top of it. They just have an idea of what they want and are willing to go out and work for it. That’s great. We need more of that.”

The Douglas Region Championship featured seven teams from the metro-Atlanta and West Georgia region, including three within the county—Alexander, Chapel Hill and Douglas County. Those schools were joined by mock trial teams from Bremen, East Coweta, Therrell and Northgate.

This year, teams from Bremen and Douglas County finished first and second, respectively. The Therrell mock trial team placed third. All three schools move on to the District II Competition on Saturday, February 22nd, where they will compete against the winning teams from the Marietta Region. The District II Champion advances to the State Finals in March.

Since 1988, teams from many of Georgia’s public and private high schools have participated in the Georgia High School Mock Trial Competition. The 14-member team, consisting of students who play the roles of attorneys and witnesses based on case materials provided by the High School Mock Trial Committee, spend countless hours after school preparing their presentation for competition. Trying to make the mock trial experience as authentic as possible, teams compete in actual courtrooms and perform in front of a professional judge. Each team’s courtroom presentation is evaluated by a judging panel, made up of practicing attorneys and judges.

Although every team’s presentation is different, the ambition among individuals performing in the courtroom is similar. That character trait, in conjunction with a pure joy for helping students reach their goals, is why Senior Assistant District Attorney Bonnie Smith says she continues volunteering with the Georgia High School Mock Trial program.

“The program is a great way for me to give back to the community and to interact with many young people with bright futures,” said Smith, the state scoring coordinator for the 2014 mock trial competition. “Mock trial builds public speaking skills and critical thinking skills. Every high school student could benefit from such a program, even those who don’t necessarily want to go to law school. I have been helping with mock trial for almost 18 years – long enough for some of the kids I coached in the past to become lawyers themselves.  Mock trial may require a lot of my time, but the joy I find in these kids and this program is immeasurable.”

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Douglas County Grand Jury Indicts 44 Cases

The Douglas County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment in 44 criminal cases Friday afternoon.

The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, January 17th:

1. Aaron Alexander, on charges of Identity Fraud.

2. Latasha Bridges, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting and Riot in a Penal Institution.

3. Janet Gilbert, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

4. Bronson Lowe, on charges of Burglary.

5. Darron Brown and Marquis Johnson, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

6. Ethan Pfeiffer, Michael Delong and Kelco Morgan, on charges of Burglary.

7. Cedric Tyson, on charges of Battery (Family Violence Act) and Terroristic Threats.

8. Lulince Pierre, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery.

9. Tonaka Hutchinson, on charges of Fraudulent Unemployment Claim.

10. Robert Holt, on charges of Burglary.

11. Cameron Carter, Indira Lemus and Kevin McCoy, on charges of Armed Robbery.

12. Corey Dwayne Dobbs, on charges of Cruelty to Children—2nd Degree.

13. Tevin Freeman, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

14. Illya Laroy Cody, on charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Obstruction of an Officer.

15. Alexander Evans, on charges of Child Molestation.

16. Artavious Haynes, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

17. Joshua Horton, Thomas Mack Jones, Cory Nelson, Courtney Tuders and Jeremiah Tuders, on charges of Burglary.

18. Paul Thomas Waldrip, on charges of Obstruction of an Officer and Burglary—1st Degree.

19. Marvin Coy Walters, on charges of Child Molestation.

20. Josiah Peter Maglott, on charges of Burglary.

21. Thomas Howard Spence, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

22. Jada Goodson and Abigail Newsome, on charges of Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Making a False Statement and Cruelty to Children–1st and 2nd Degree.

23. Emily Ely, on charges of Identity Fraud.

24. Marquis Carrell Mason, on charges of Robbery by Sudden Snatching.

25. Casey Agan, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

26. Terry Wayne Farr, on charges of Escape.

27. Antonio Lee Pearson, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

28. James Patrick Edwards, on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

29. Andre Mullins, on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

30. Noe Martinez Cruz, on charges of Burglary.

31. Daniel Ussery, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

32. Raymond Bryant, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

33. Vipul Patel, on charges of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Deception.

34. Artie Hutson and Patrick Ricketts, on charges of Forgery—2nd Degree.

35. Reginald Orlanda Sharp, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

36. Obed Naguatt, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

37. Hugh Neal Herod, on charges of Battery.

38. Gary Wayne Dillard and Leslie Elain Neisler, on charges of Furnishing Prohibited Items to Inmates and Possession of Telecommunications Device by Inmate.

39. William Raymond Bush, on charges of Identity Fraud.

40. Alicia Carroll Lightfoot, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

41. Craig Devon Smith, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

42. Micole Etan Pope, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

43. Darius Campbell, on charges of Forgery—1st Degree.

44. Justin Mezick and Daryl Lee Upton, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

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Gary Malone Among Defendants Indicted by Douglas County Grand Jury

A Douglas County man charged in the death of his girlfriend has been indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.

Gary Lee Malone, 46, was indicted on one count each of murder and felony murder, an act that authorities say he carried out by repeatedly striking the victim’s head with a hammer. The incident occurred Saturday, November 2nd, inside an apartment the couple shared in Lithia Springs.

Malone’s case is one of 22 criminal cases indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, November 8th.

The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury:

1. Gary Lee Malone, on charges of murder and felony murder.

2. Alexander Charles Hall and Michelle Leigh Sappenfield, on charges of Making a False Statement.

3. Nicholas James Sheridan, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping.

4. Shyheim Saykwan Suggs, on charges of Invasion of Privacy.

5. Lemoriale Frank Reeves, on charges of Burglary.

6. Benny Steven Burns, on charges of Serious Injury by Vehicle.

7. Terrell Rodgers, on charges of Child Molestation.

8. Kathy Holloway, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

9. Daree Delpanha, on charges of Burglary.

10. Travis Lee Price, on charges of Aggravated Battery and Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

11. Rohan Ricardo Allen and Tameka Wray, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

12. Clifford Paden Cochran, on charges of False Imprisonment.

13. Roscoe Tromaine Chism, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

14. Joshua David Gates, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act—Distribution of Cocaine.

15. Victoria Vargas, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act—Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute.

16. Mary Rivers McBride, on charges of Identity Fraud.

17. Shakir Dianne Boddie, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

18. Jason Robert White, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act—Possession of Methamphetamine.

19. Robert Carter, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

20. Jeffery Lee Gaddy, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

21. Jeffery Scott Atkins, on charges of Burglary.

22. Stephen Carswell, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

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Douglas County Grand Jury Indicts 40 Cases

Douglas County District Attorney David McDade announced today that 40 cases were indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury on Friday.

The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, October 11th:

1. Barbara Awtrey, Ricky Awtrey and Terrie Smith, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

2. Jonathan Deaton, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

3. Andrew Dewberry, Jason Girvin and Dereck Britt, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

4. John Green, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

5. Ashley Burt, on charges of Making a False Statement and False Report of a Crime.

6. Ashley Burt, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

7. Jimmy Carter, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

8. Kyle Musgrove, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

9. Meredith Boxson, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

10. Brandin Drummond and Jaquavias Mallory, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

11. Chad McCathern and James Cawels, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

12. Lonnie Wilkins, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

13. Eric Yero, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

14. Xavier Bridges, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

15. Jaquavious Mallory, on charges of Identity Fraud.

16. Christopher James and Alyssa Williams, on charges of Identity Fraud.

17. Gabrielle Eberenz, Paul Mayotte, Jennifer Andrews and Kasandra Woodall, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

18. Lucianna Martinson, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery.

19. Kenneth Green, Lacey Musgrove and Clint Wilson, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

20. Joseph Sanders, on charges of Aggravated Child Molestation.

21. Donald Mikula, on charges of Obstruction of an Officer.

22. Richard Lunn, Gail Stefanski, Darrell Chester and Brandi Yee, on charges of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon and Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

23. Shannon Stephens, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

24. Marquita Jordan and Melovejah Garrett, on charges of Forgery—1st Degree.

25. Meikahale Crane, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

26. Bernard Parks, on charges of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes.

27. Tiffany Teal, on charges of Cruelty to Children.

28. Davie Merritt, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

29. Vanessa Ponders, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

30. Winston Strapp, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

31. Darrian Meyers, on charges of Robbery.

32. Daniel Herrera and Marcus Owens, on charges of Trafficking Methamphetamine.

33. Brandon Kelly, on charges of Robbery by Sudden Snatching.

34. Christina Freeman, on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

35. Tony Costner, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

36. Spencer Daniel, on charges of Obstruction of an Officer.

37. Lamar McCloud, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

38. Joshua Bishop, on charges of Aggravated Battery and Obstruction of an Officer.

39. Josiah Coatney, Cornelius Coatney, Amiri Cook and Walter White, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property in the 2nd Degree and Burglary—2nd Degree.

40. Brandon Brown, on charges of Aggravated Child Molestation.

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Sahara Fakhir and Raymond McKoy Among 50 Cases Indicted by Douglas County Grand Jury

Douglas County District Attorney David McDade today announced the Douglas County Grand Jury has returned murder indictments against a Douglasville woman in the death of a local businessman and a 31-year-old man in the death of his estranged wife’s friend.

Sahara Tabriz Fakhir, 32, was indicted on one count of armed robbery, burglary and murder—an act authorities believe she accomplished by repeatedly stabbing and cutting the victim with a knife. According to the indictment, the incident occurred between June 18th and 19th of this year. Evidence presented by District Attorney McDade at a preliminary hearing on August 8th, which included DNA results linking the victim’s blood to a knife handle located under Fakhir’s bed and investigators matching the defendant to a footprint discovered at the crime scene, warranted Judge Joel Dodson in moving the case forward for possible indictment by a Grand Jury.

Raymond McKoy, a native of New York, was indicted on one count of murder. Testimony from an eye witness during Thursday’s preliminary hearing provided sufficient evidence for the case to be presented to a grand jury. The witness’ testimony painted McKoy as the gunman who shot and killed the victim outside his estranged wife’s residence on June 22nd.

Fakhir and McKoy are among 50 criminal cases prosecutors presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, August 9th.

The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury:

1.Raymond McKoy, on charges of murder.

2.Sahara Fakhir, on charges of murder, armed robbery and burglary.

3.Corey Flowers and Marquisus Richardson, on charges of Theft by Deception.

4.Arnethia Calhoun, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

5.Rodney Micah Brown, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

6.Shaun Pruitt, Kedrick Eugene Black and Russell Cox, on charges of Burglary, Possession of firearm by Convicted Felon and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

7.Devante Dewane Richardson (aka Devante Dewayne Richardson), on charges of Entering an Automobile.

8.David Steven Ingram, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery.

9.Alonzo Edwin Jordan (aka Alonzo Edward Jordan, aka Alonzo Edwin), on charges of Obstruction of an Law Enforcement Officer.

10.Demingo Lamar Williams, on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

11.Landel Batiste, on charges of Concealing a Death.

12.Eddie Brown, on charges of Kidnapping.

13.Demarrio Strong, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

14.Thomas Sabas Buchanan, on charges of Aggravated Battery (Family Violence Act).

15.Nathaniel Wallace, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

16.Edith Ann Williams, on charges of Statutory Rape.

17.Christine Naomi Randall, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

18.Michael Sherman Woodall, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

19.Vashti Noreen Hodrick, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

20.Paul Robert Lareau, on charges of False Statements and Representation Made to Obtain or Increase Benefits.

21.Patrick Banard Brown and Ernesto Tincoc Alverado, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

22.Sherrie Mason, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

23.Cedrick Darnell Nixon, on charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Conviction Felon.

24.Armond Lamar Price, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act).

25.Travis Williams, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

26.Terri Brock and Jason Cruz, on charges of Making a False Statement.

27.Juan Pelayo, on charges of Aggravated Stalking.

28.Earl Christopher Taylor, on charges of Armed Robbery.

29.Lee Baron Remsnyder and Katherine Rogers, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

30.Dustin Lawrence Mitchell, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

31.Santravious Savon Smith, on charges of Robbery.

32.Jerome Anthony Garner, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

33.Thomas Lee Cox, Gerald Lee Davis and Clinton Karkeil Coleman, on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

34.Justin Peter Haggard, on charges of Perjury.

35.Ernest Cyrl Rivers, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

36.Christopher Todd Hammock and Elaine Hammock, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

37.Donald Rosenthal, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

38.Winston Bernard Strapp, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

39.Gerard Gevon Harris, on charges of Interference with Government Property.

40.Shawn Hill, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

41.Brandi Marie Brown, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

42.James Arthur King, on charges of Identity Fraud.

43.John Harvey Robinson, on charges of Terroristic Threats.

44.Joshua Ryan Smith and Tiara Smith, on charges of Burglary—2nd Degree.

45.Lonnie Haygood, on charges of Fraudulently Obtaining Drugs.

46.Lester Thompkins, on charges of Burglary.

47.John Gause III and Keeley Streeter, on charges of Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Identity Fraud.

48.Kristophor Moon, on charges of Sale of Marijuana.

49.Sappharria Emerson, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

50.Justin Crawford and Gia Smith, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

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Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Presents 42 Cases to Grand Jury

Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 42 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade.

The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, June 28th:

- Richard Cosden, on charges of Incest.

- Ronald Elliot Troupe, on charges of Armed Robbery.

- Jason Franklin Oliff, Merissa Jo Oliff and Troy Clayton Lawrence, on charges of Burglary.

- Broderick Chandler, on charges of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

- Rodrick Caruthers, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

- Kimberly Webb, on charges of Habitual Violator.

- Ashley Weldon, on charges of Aggravated Assault.

- Tory Dewayne Patton and Noel Sirron Clemons, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act and Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony.

-  David Kinsler, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

- Samuel Stroupe, on charges of Child Molestation.

- Matthew Brian Sawyer, on charges of Attempted Rape.

- Anthony Xavier Bracy, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

- Sy Daniel Smith, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Theft by Taking.

- Jermaine Martin, on charges of Theft by Receiving and Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

- Matthew Brian Sawyer, on charges of Cruelty to Children.

- Justin Karl Mahone, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

- Karlous Jackson, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

- Jimmie Jackson and Bryon Laron Henderson, on charges of Possession Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

- Damien Labron Freeman, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act.

- David Ingalsbe, on charges of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

- Milton Cauley, on charges of False Imprisonment.

- Lakeisha Wilson, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property—2nd Degree.

- Gabriel Knight, on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer.

- Robert Joshua Harris, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

- Courvoisier Burson and Nicholas McClain, on charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

- Quentin Andrew Wallace, on charges of Cruelty to Children—1st Degree.

- Mark Childers, on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

- Jerry Wallace and Robert Thompson, on charges of Theft by Taking.

- Vincent Donehue and Frederick Chaney, on charges of Burglary—2nd Degree.

- Richard Doan, on charges of Child Molestation.

- Robert Tolbert, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

- Ryan Powell, on charges of Burglary—1st Degree.

- Ronald Bryant Ward, on charges of Aggravated Battery.

- Joy Williams, on charges of Battery (Family Violence Act) and Making a False Statement.

- James Mlnarik, on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

- Devanta Cannon, Shekon Dickey and Lavar Decuir, on charges of Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

- Giovanni Justiniano, on charges of Entering an Automobile.

- Joshua Dequan Walker, on charges of Aggravated Child Molestation.

- Derris Deanthony Bradford and Latisha Dorretta Troy, on charges of Identity Fraud.

- Walter Antonio Mitchell, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting.

- Allen Scott Draughn, on charges of Violation of Georgia Employment Security Law.

- Ricky McCrae, on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

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