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August Term of Toombs County Grand Jury Returns 19 True Bills of Indictment

The August term of the Toombs County Grand Jury, which convened September 7, 2021, returned 19 true bills of indictment and 0 no bills.

Among those indicted was Bobby Joe Poole on one count of Exploitation and Intimidation of an Elderly Person on February 20, 2020; two counts of Terroristic Threats between February 19 and 20, 2020; and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Poole is accused of unplugging the victim’s emergency alert button, “taking it outside and shooting it with a shotgun,” as well as “suggesting the death” of two other victims. Salvatore Antonio Andrews was indicted on one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of False Imprisonment between January 8 and 11, 2020. Andrews is accused of attempted strangulation and unlawful confinement of the victim. Kelman Ripley Mathews was indicted on one count of Aggravated Assault and on count of Battery, in a July 15, 2020, incident in which he is accused of attempted strangulation and causing a cut on the arm of the victim. H is also charged with Burglary in the First Degree.

Jimmy Adam Sanders was indicted on two counts of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the Second Degree and one count of Theft by Taking. Sanders was charged following two incidents between June 10 and 20, 2020, in which he is accused of unlawfully entering two campers with intent to commit a theft. Sanders was charged with taking a trailer valued at $1,500. Also indicted were: Levi Vincent Sikes, charge of statutory rape, January 26, 2021; Marc Herby Laguerre, charge of Aggravated Assault on April 29, 2021. He is accused of striking a continued from page

victim with a hammer.

Jerry Lawrence Brown, Jr., charge of Aggravated Assault, Family Violence on May 13, 2020. He is accused of attempted strangulation. Dennis Domonique Durden, offense of Aggravated Assault in an August 27, 2019, incident. Durden is accused of using a knife in the assault of a victim. Sonya Marie Diaz, charge of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in an incident that occurred on June 23, 2020. Diaz is accused of unlawfully receiving a stolen 2019 Can Am Defender Crew Cab Side by Side valued at approximately $5,000. Lindsey Tremaine Joiner, one count of Forgery in the Third Degree, one count of Executing Fictitious Checks, and one count of Giving False Information. The charges stemmed from incidents on January 12 and January 13, and October 12, 2021, in which Joiner was accused of attempting to conduct fraudulent transactions at a local bank. She was also charged with providing a false name to police during an investigation of the incidents.

Walter Anthony Malast, chage of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, on June 29, 2021.

Billy Russell Harvey, Jr., one count of Burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, between April 24 and April 25, 2021. He is accused of unlawfully entering a home, barn and storage building on private property in Uvalda with intent to commit a theft.

Scott Allen Dees, charge of Exploitation and Intimidation of an Elderly Person, one count of Terroristic Threats and one count of Obstruction of an Officer, on March 18, 2021. He is accused of threatening to kill the victim and fleeing from a state officer.

Aurthur Eugene Williams, two counts of Armed Robbery in a November 3, 2019, incident. Williams was accused of using an air-soft gun, “a device having the appearance of an offensive weapon” to take an undisclosed amount of money from a victim.

Freddie Keith Stewart, two counts of Aggravated Assault in incidents on July 11, 2020, and August 4, 2020. Stewart is accused of using a wooden instrument as a weapon in the assault of a victim.

John Randolph Dixon, two charges of Aggravated Stalking, between November 20 and December 16, 2020.

In other business, the Grand Jury appointed Paula “Pete” H. Frost to the Toombs County Board of Equalization.

The Grand Jury convened with Chief Judge of the Superior Court for the Middle Judicial Circuit Judge Robert S. Reeves presiding. After the jurors were sworn in, they elected Michael Steven Spivey as Foreperson, Anthony Henry as Assistant Foreperson, Alacia Conner McCord as Clerk; and Gerald Price and Jon Barnard as Bailiffs.

Also serving on the August term of the Grand Jury were: Dawn Michelle Grimes, Alcyone Glenda Barry Lumley, Marianne Denise Stephens, Sherry Renee Williamson, Darby Elizabeth Roberon, L Jean Rogers, Gregory Scott Mulling, Grace Sapp Blount, Mandy Erin Britt, Frank Douglas Baird, Benjamin Mattox Newton, Dennis Talley Morrell, John Michael Stanley, Marvin Dasher, Henry Dorsey Hart, Drayton Brandon Dowd, Juanita Nicole Monroe, Ivan Martin Castillo, Roger Wayne McDonald and Donna Elizabeth Watson.

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