Pearson Found Guilty on Four of Six Counts

by Wes Mayer - wesmayer@newnan.com

Ayinde Khalil Pearson, the man accused of being the getaway driver for two armed robberies last August, was found guilty on four of his six charges by a Coweta County Superior Court jury Monday afternoon.

Pearson was found guilty of three counts of armed robbery and one count of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. He was found not guilty of one count of armed robbery and not guilty of aggravated assault. After hearing the verdict, Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer sentenced Pearson to 50 years with 30 to serve in prison.

Pearson was the only defendant to remain in the trial which began on May 27. His two co-defendants, Donquerius Lamonte Mahone and Deandrez Sherod White, both pleaded guilty in a negotiated plea deal during the week and were sentenced to 40 years with 22 to serve – they, however, both openly admitted to committing perjury when they were called as witnesses.

The fourth defendant, Reggie Jerome Crowder, pleaded guilty before the trial began. He was sentenced to 30 years with 18 to serve.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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