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Accomplice in 2022 Lyons Shooting Indicted

A Toombs County Grand Jury has indicted Tereso Hinojosa Ramirez in connection with a 2022 shooting that wounded Ortavious Deshaun Haynes.

The Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on Friday, June 2.

Ramirez, 38, is charged with two counts of Hindering the Apprehension of a Criminal, Fleeing/Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon as a result of his involvement in a shooting in Lyons June 30, 2022, that resulted in injury to Haynes’ neck and ear.

According to the Lyons Police Department, on June 30, the Lyons Police Department was dispatched to a home at the corner of Southeast Broad Street and South Tenth Street regarding reports of shots being fired.

Upon reaching the scene, officers discovered that an unknown shooter or shooters had fired shots into a crowd of people outside the residence. Multiple bullet holes were found in the exterior walls of two adjacent apartment units. The weapon used in the incident was also recovered.

Authorities discovered that a victim of the shooting, later identified as Haynes, had gone by personal vehicle to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital to seek medical attention. Haynes reportedly sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the neck and ear. Further investigation into the case led to the identification of two suspects: a 16-year-old juvenile and Otis Lee Harris, Jr., 18, who were the suspected shooters in the incident. Law enforcement officials were notified about the whereabouts of these individuals on Wednesday, July 6, which led to their arrests. Ramirez was also arrested at this time for hindering the apprehension of the subjects.

The grand jury found that the evidence against Hinojosa (Ramirez) for his role in the crimes was enough to try the case, which will be scheduled at a later date.

Crimes Against Youth

Many of the other indictments focused on crimes against and involving minors.

• Randall Sabastian McKee was indicted and charged with three counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. These offenses occurred between February 22, 2021, and June 27, 2022, when he reportedly possessed media of sexually explicit content of a minor.

• Cliord Lee Tolbert was indicted on the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Incest, Criminal Attempt to Commit Child Molestation, and Obstruction of an Officer. These offenses occurred between March 28, 2023, and April 10, 2023, when Tolbert was said to have written a letter detailing immoral desires to a minor under the age of 14, as well as on April 12, 2023, when he allegedly obstructed Vidalia Police Department Officer Kim Williamson. Tolbert was also indicted on charges of Child Molestation for an incident on January 29, 2017.

• Nyree Shonique Knowles was indicted on a charge of Cruelty to Children in the First Degree for her suspicion of prenatal exposition of cocaine during her pregnancy, which led to a newborn experiencing withdrawal symptoms upon birth. This offense occurred on April 19, 2022.

• Timothy Lynn St urgis, Jr., was indicted and charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree. He is said to have struck a child on or around the face, and pushed a child’s head against a window on May 31, 2022.

Other Crimes

Seven other individuals were indicted for a variety of crimes after the review of evidence by the Grand Jury.

• Michael Casey Thompson was indicted on charges of two counts of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Fleeing/ Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. These charges were brought following two incidents. On January 10, 2021, Thompson is reported to have threatened Thomas Reynolds with murder or violence, and fled from an officer by vehicle. On January 11, 2021, Thompson allegedly assaulted Nancy Blanton with a handgun.

• Cheyenne Hope Moore was indicted on charges of Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery. The offense occurred on June 20, 2021, when Moore reportedly stabbed Ricky Cleland in the neck and harmed his left leg, rendering it useless.

• Ricky Eugene Cle land, Jr., was indicted and charged with Making False Statements for reportedly lying to an investigator on June 22, 2021, about how the incident between him and Cheyenne Hope Moore began on June 20, 2021.

• Noah Andrew Wood was indicted on charges of Aggravated Assault (FV) and two counts of Terroristic Threats. According to officials, Wood strangled a family member and made threats against that family member and another individual on April 25, 2022.

• Login Ciara igpen was indicted on a charge of Theft by Shoplifting after she reportedly stole a box of hair dye from Supreme Beauty Supply on August 28, 2020. It was also noted that she has been convicted on charges of Theft by Shoplifting three times in previous years.

• Destany S. Gilchriest was indicted on a charge of Burglary in the Second Degree for an incident on January 23, 2022, when she is said to have unlawfully entered Subway of Lyons with intent to commit theft.

• Jeery Dean Furr and Sandra Willene Walker were jointly indicted on a charge of Financial Transaction Card Fraud. The offense occurred on November 16. 2020, when the pair is said to have used Amy Rae McDonald’s Lowes Credit Card to obtain miscellaneous merchandise, which was valued at less than $100.


A total of 14 bills were presented, with all returning to the court as true bills. In the next step of the judicial system, the accused will enter pleas, which will determine whether the case goes on to trial or sentencing.

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