More than 100 indicted by Coweta grand jury

by Wes Mayer

More than 100 men and women were indicted recently by a Coweta County grand jury.

Among those indicted are defendants arrested for charges including robbery and burglary, assault and battery, child molestation, rape and homicide by motor vehicle. Those indicted faced arraignment in Coweta Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Trey Reeves with the Coweta County District Attorney’s Office said major cases on the list for the March court term involve: Donald Matthew Colbert, Joseph Brian Shelnutt, Quentin L. Hardy, Jamie Lamar Croft, Marcus Deantate White and Benjamin Jordan North.

Following the March indictment, on April 18, Colbert pleaded guilty to 21 counts of sexual exploitation of children at his trial before Coweta County Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon. In the plea deal, counts 10 through 18 were dismissed, and for the remaining 12 counts, Colbert was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 12 to serve.

Shelnutt was indicted for homicide by motor vehicle in the first degree, driving under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21, and numerous other traffic violations. In September, Shelnutt was driving his vehicle with three friends on Smokey Road when he lost control, swerved across the lanes and ran off the road multiple times, eventually causing the vehicle to overturn several times. Both he and Austin Pope were ejected from the vehicle, and Pope was killed. Shelnutt was charged with vehicular homicide on Jan. 31 by troopers with the Georgia State Patrol.

Hardy was indicted on counts of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, terroristic threats and criminal gang activity. He was last arrested by Fayette County authorities after he and two others robbed a woman at gunpoint at the Fayette Pavilion, stole her car and fled north on Highway 314. They were apprehended in Atlanta after deputies pursued them through College Park, Union City and Atlanta.

North was indicted on counts of rape, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and battery. He was arrested in November for allegedly assaulting and raping his ex-girlfriend while holding a box-cutter to her throat.

After interviewing the victim and North, detectives with the Newnan Police Department charged North with rape and battery. White was indicted on two counts of peeping tom and one count of child molestation.

He was arrested on Oct. 22 by deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Croft was indicted on four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of criminal trespass.

He was arrested in February after allegedly shooting at his ex-wife’s home on two occasions while she was inside. Nobody was injured.

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Indicted in Coweta Superior Court by a Coweta County grand jury meeting for the March term were 109 men and women. Those listed with JS were arraigned before Superior Court Judge John Simpson on March 14, those listed with DB were arraigned before Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon on March 18 and those listed with EP were arraigned before Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer on March 19.

Homicide by Motor Vehicle

• Joseph Brian Shelnutt – Homicide by vehicle first degree, felony. Driving under the influence of alcohol under age of 21, misdemeanor. Driving under the influence less safe combined influence, misdemeanor. Reckless driving, misdemeanor. Failure to wear seat safety belt, misdemeanor. Underage possession of alcohol, misdemeanor. Laying drags, misdemeanor. DB

Armed Robbery and Street Gang Charges

• Jaleisha Crowder – Robbery, felony. Aggravated assault, felony. Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, felony. JS

• Quentin L. Hardy – Armed robbery, felony. Hijacking a motor vehicle, felony. Terroristic threats, felony. Criminal street gang activity, felony. EP

• Ashley Nicole Hill – Robbery, felony. Aggravated assault, felony. Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, felony. JS

• Justin Keith Lee Sr. – Robbery, felony. Aggravated assault, felony. Criminal damage to property second degree, felony, three counts. Violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act, felony. JS

Robbery and Burglary Charges

• Ronald Edward Alexander – Burglary first degree, felony. JS

• Demario Satwan Carter – Burglary first degree, felony. JS

• Ronnie Shane Daniel – Burglary - smash and grab, felony. JS

• Justin Lee Earhart – Burglary first degree, felony. Possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony, two counts. EP

• Brannon Jacob Lowery – Burglary second degree, felony. Possession of tools for commission of crime, felony. Theft by receiving stolen property, felony. Theft by deception, misdemeanor. EP

• Phillip Joseph Montano – Burglary first degree, felony. Possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony, two counts.

• Jeffery Lee Ray – Burglary second degree, felony, two counts. Giving false information to law enforcement officer, misdemeanor. EP

• Deandrez Sherod White – Burglary first degree, felony. EP

Sex and Child Molestation Charges

• Donald Matthew Colbert – Sexual exploitation of children, felony, 21 counts. DB

• Benjamin Tyler Gray – Rape, felony, two counts. DB

• Benjamin Jordan North – Rape, felony. Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Aggravated stalking, felony. Battery (family violence), felony. EP

• Marcus Deontate White – Child molestation, felony. Peeping tom, felony, two counts. EP

Assault, Battery and Threat Charges

• Ronald Kevin Bennett – Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Cruelty to children second degree, felony. Cruelty to children third degree, misdemeanor, two counts. Battery (family violence), misdemeanor. JS

• Clifton Black Jr. – Aggravated assault, felony. DB

• Lisa Ann Borger – Terroristic threats, felony, two counts. DB

• Mark Anthony Britt – Aggravated assault, felony. Aggravated battery, felony. JS

• Joseph Allan Buchanan – Aggravated battery, felony. Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Abuse of an elderly person, misdemeanor. Battery (family violence) second or subsequent offense, felony. Terroristic threats, felony. Theft by taking, felony.

• Marcus Miquel Buckhanna – Possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony. DB

• Kenneth Max Burns Jr. – Battery (family violence), felony. EP

• Danielle Christine Carrier – Reckless conduct - HIV infected person, felony. Obstruction, misdemeanor. Simple battery, misdemeanor. EP

• Laura Coggins – Cruelty to children first degree, felony, two counts. Aggravated battery (family violence), felony. JS

• Jamie Lamar Croft – Aggravated assault, felony, four counts. Criminal damage to property first degree, felony, two counts. Criminal trespass, misdemeanor. EP

• Andrew Keith Duranceau – Criminal damage to property second degree, felony. EP

• Kellen Andrew Fleming – Aggravated battery, felony. Aggravated assault, felony. DB • Kellen Andrew Fleming was separately indicted for Aggravated assault, felony, five counts. DB

• Michael Lance Giddens – Stalking, felony, four counts. EP

• Roderick Thorvaydous Jones – Kidnapping, felony. Terroristic threats, felony. Battery (family violence), misdemeanor. Assault on an unborn child, misdemeanor. Cruelty to children third degree, misdemeanor. DB

• Franklin Raji Jimpson – Criminal attempt to commit arson, felony. Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Terroristic threats, felony. EP

• Danny Lee Kelly – Terroristic threats and acts, felony, three counts. Aggravated stalking, felony. Driving while license suspended, felony. JS

• William Romney Land – Sexual battery, misdemeanor. Maintaining a disorderly house, misdemeanor. JS

• Terrill Levon Myers – Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Aggravated battery (family violence), felony. EP

• Ryan Lyn Nash – False imprisonment, felony. Battery (family violence), misdemeanor. Cruelty to children third degree, misdemeanor. JS

• Steven Patrick Reese – Aggravated battery (family violence), felony. Battery (family violence), misdemeanor. EP

• Billy Jerry Rowan – Aggravated assault, felony. JS

• Semaj Jordan Scott – Aggravated assault, felony. JS

• Robert Grigor Slovick Jr. – Aggravated battery, felony. Aggravated assault, felony. JS

• Victor Damon Smothers – Aggravated assault on a peace officer, felony. Fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, felony. Driving under the influence - less safe (combine influence), misdemeanor. Giving false information to an officer, misdemeanor. Driving while license suspended or revoked, misdemeanor. JS

• Brandon Daniel Welch – Aggravated assault (family violence), felony. Cruelty to children first degree, felony. Battery (family violence), misdemeanor. Assault on an unborn child, misdemeanor. Simple battery (family violence), misdemeanor. Hindering persons making emergency telephone call, misdemeanor. Manufacture of marijuana, felony. Violating family violence order, misdemeanor. DB

• Theron Lorenzo Wilson – Cruelty to children first degree, felony. Battery, felony. JS

• Raleigh James Wood – Terroristic threats, felony. EP

• Dexter Demond Young – Aggravated assault, felony. EP

Drug Charges

• Quinton Darrell Alexander – VGCSA trafficking cocaine, felony. Crossing guard line with contraband, felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. DB

• Gloria Jean Anthony – VGCSA trafficking cocaine, felony. VGCSA sale of cocaine, felony. EP

• Joel Auzon – VGCSA possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony. Forgery in the second degree, felony. EP

• Nicholas Orlando Cook – VGCSA possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, felony. Possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony. JS

• Darius Bernard Daniel – VGCSA trafficking cocaine, felony. Obstruction, misdemeanor. DB

• Antron Deon Davenport – VGCSA possession of marijuana, felony. EP

• Michael Austin Dekle – Criminal attempt to purchase marijuana, felony. Illegal use of a communication facility, felony. EP

• Earnest Martez Derring – VGCSA sale of methamphetamine, felony. DB

• Timothy Louis Driskell – VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony. Driving under the influence of alcohol, misdemeanor. EP

• Roger Lamont Florence – VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony. EP

• Kyle Patrick Fuller – VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. Giving false information to law enforcement officer, misdemeanor. DB

• Samuel Gonzalez Garcia – Crossing guard lines with drugs, felony. Driving under the influence of alcohol, misdemeanor. VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony. Driving without license, misdemeanor. Disregarding traffic control device, misdemeanor. JS

• Tyler Shane Goldsborough – VGCSA possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony. Forgery in the second degree, felony. Possession of a pistol by a minor, misdemeanor. EP

• Robby Lamar Green – VGCSA possession of a schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. EP

• Jeffery Scott Harrison – VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, felony. DB

• Tabatha Lynn Haun – VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, felony. Possession of drug related objects, misdemeanor. DB

• Admund Perez Johnson – VGCSA trafficking cocaine, felony. VGCSA possession of a schedule I narcotic (Methylenedioxymethcathinone), felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony. EP

• Danny Lee Kelly – VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, felony. Theft by shoplifting, misdemeanor. JS

• Lisa Knight – Conspiracy to commit unauthorized distribution and dispensation of schedule II and III controlled substances, felony. Unauthorized distribution and dispensation of controlled substance (Oxycodone), felony. Unauthorized distribution and dispensation of controlled substance (Hydrocodone), felony, 13 counts. EP

• Brannon Jacob Lowery – VGCSA possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam), felony. Discharge of firearm on property of another, misdemeanor. Discharge of gun near highway or street, misdemeanor. EP

• Lauren Brooke Lucas – VGCSA possession of a schedule II controlled substance (Oxycodone), felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. EP

• Hugh Maddux – Conspiracy to commit unauthorized distribution and dispensation of schedule II and III controlled substances, felony. Unauthorized distribution and dispensation of controlled substance (Oxycodone), felony. Unauthorized distribution and dispensation of controlled substance (Hydrocodone), felony, 13 counts. EP

• Darcy Bernard Malone – VGCSA possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony. Crossing guard line while under the influence, felony. Obstruction, misdemeanor. JS

• Sandra Lynne Mayes – VGCSA sale of methamphetamine, felony. DB

• Eric Ryan Moss – VGCSA sale of methamphetamine, felony. EP

• Robert Anthony Moss – VGCSA sale of methamphetamine, felony. EP

• Cory Matthew O’Neal – VGCSA possession of marijuana, felony. Failure to maintain lane, misdemeanor. DB

• Juan Lamar Reese – VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony. EP

• Truman Boobier Render – VGCSA possession of cocaine, felony, two counts. EP

• Joshua James Ryan – VGCSA possession of a schedule III controlled substance (Methadone), felony. Discharge of firearm on property of another, misdemeanor. Discharge of gun near highway or street, misdemeanor. EP

• Shakira Arlana Washington – VGCSA possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, felony. Crossing guard line with drugs, felony. VGCSA possession of marijuana, misdemeanor. JS

• Megan Nicole White – VGCSA manufacturing marijuana, felony. JS

• Nickalus Richard White – VGCSA manufacturing marijuana, felony. JS

• Annie Veronica Wilkes – VGCSA trafficking cocaine, felony. EP

• Melvin Antonio Zorn – VGCSA trafficking heroin, felony. JS

Forgery, Fraud and Theft Charges

• Marcus Bailey – Giving false information to law enforcement officer, misdemeanor. Forgery third degree, felony. DB

• Michael Bernard Bateman – Identity fraud, felony. Forgery fourth degree, misdemeanor. DB

• Enoch Bediako-Appiah – False statements or writings - conceal facts or fraudulent documents in matters of government, felony. EP

• Marvin Bridges Jr. – Theft by receiving stolen property, felony, six counts. Financial transaction card theft, felony, two counts. Possession of firearm by convicted felon, felony. DB

• Kimberly LaShawn Britt – Identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning a person, felony, six counts. JS • Kimberly LaShawn Britt was separately indicted for Identity fraud, felony, six counts. JS

• Eric Christopher Coleman – Forgery third degree, felony. DB

• Michael Jarrod Cox – Identity fraud, felony. Forgery fourth degree, misdemeanor. DB

• Anthony Lee Davis – Forgery third degree, felony. EP

• Martinus Ephson – False statements, felony. EP

• Byron Jeremiah Floyd – Identity fraud, felony. EP

• Matthew Adam Freeman – Forgery second degree, felony. Tag light violation, misdemeanor. EP

• Anthony Delano Henry – Identity fraud, felony, three counts. DB

• Beshellima Mene Huguley – Theft by shoplifting, felony. EP

• Kimberly Jordan – False statements, felony. Bribery, felony. EP

• Jureko Marketh Lewis – Identity fraud, felony. Executing fictitious checks, felony. Deposit account fraud, misdemeanor. Simple battery, misdemeanor. JS

• Kiera Zhane Mayner – Identity fraud, felony. Theft by taking, felony. EP

• Jeffrey David Miles – Theft by deception, felony. EP

• John Leonard Novak – Deposit account fraud, felony, two counts. EP • John Leonard Novak was separately indicted for Deposit account fraud, felony. EP

• Darian Vershon Darelle Person – Forgery in the first degree, felony. Theft of services, misdemeanor. EP

• Kimberly Renee Rogers – Theft by taking, felony. DB

• Yolonda Yevette Smith-Joyner – Deposit account fraud, felony. JS

• Warren Eric Taylor – Insurance fraud, felony, two counts. EP

• Kayvas Jawilliams Traylor – Theft by receiving stolen property, felony. JS

• Wyakita Chomjta Washington – Giving false information to law enforcement officer, misdemeanor. Forgery third degree, felony. DB

• Tedrin Jammell White – Forgery in the first degree, felony. Theft of services, misdemeanor. Giving false name to an officer, misdemeanor. EP

Driving Charges and Other

• Kenneth Damon Dandridge – Fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, felony. interference with government property, felony. Obstruction, misdemeanor. Reckless driving, misdemeanor. EP

• Matthew Ray Gibby – Habitual violator, felony. Driving while license revoked, misdemeanor. EP

• Joseph Lee Kee – Driving while license suspended, felony. EP

• Alicia Renee Landers – Disorderly house, misdemeanor. JS



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