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.



More Local

Buy One, Give One

Local clinic receives $10,000 grant

Local New York Life agent Warren Budd, with the help of his colleagues, recently secured a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from the company t ... Read More


Harassed by former city employee

Torment victim challenges Senoia council

For more than two years, Pat Sharp felt like a prisoner in her own home, thanks to the actions of her next door neighbor, Joey Bigler. Bigle ... Read More


Regional leaders taking fresh look at TSPLOST

The regional TSPLOST for this region was rejected by voters five years ago, but new legislation has regional leaders looking at options for ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Historic local newspaper photos sought

The Newnan Times-Herald is asking readers to share stories related to the newspaper’s history as the Times-Herald’s 150th birthd ... Read More


Department of revenue Chief shares info on tax fraud crackdowns

The Georgia Department of Revenue saved Georgia taxpayers over $33 million in fraudulent tax returns in 2014, according to Revenue Commissio ... Read More

Trammell discusses General Assembly

Rep. Bob Trammell spoke about his first session as a member of the Georgia General Assembly at a meeting of the Coweta County Democratic Par ... Read More