Dublin Woman Indicted In Glenwood Incident
A Dublin woman has been indicted in connection with a May 7 incident at a Glenwood convenience store after which she was charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.
The Wheeler County Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment against Jayme Michelle Gowan, 44. The indictment includes two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats.
McGowan was arrested and booked into the Wheeler County Jail on May 10 after a warrant was served at her resicontinued from page
dence in Laurens County. Accompanied by her attorney, she posted a $24,000 bond and was released from jail in just a little over an hour.
Sheriff Randy Rigdon said response by law enforcement was hampered by a delay in reporting the incident. He said he learned of the occurrence on May 8 when he visited the Circle K Store on Second Street and was handed a brown paper bag by a store employee with information written on it pertaining to the case. After contacting the mother of a juvenile who was allegedly involved, Rigdon said his office reviewed video from the store and contacted the GBI for assistance in tracking down the suspect.
It was noted in the report that when asked about the delay in reporting the occurrence, the store manager said the employee who was on duty at the time of the incident “did not know what to do and assumed the (juvenile’s) mother was going to call the law.”
The incident garnered widespread attention after broadcast media aired an interview with one of the parties in the case. Indictment in Shooting Case The August term of the Grand Jury also returned a 10-count indictment against Kendrick Lamar Powell, whose current address is the Georgia Diagnostic Classification Prison in Jackson, and previously of Eastman. Powell was charged in connection with the April 19, 2023, shooting an Alamo man who survived the incident. The counts against Powell include aggravated assault; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (2 counts); possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (4 counts); and possession of drug-related objects.
Indictments were also returned in the following cases: Brian Carswell of Hartwell and Thomas Travis, Jr. of Alamo, were indicted on 3 counts in a joint indictment following an incident on May 19, 2021, in which they were charged with taking a golf cart: possession of cocaine (Carswell); theft by taking (Carswell and Travis); and possession of marijuana, less than one ounce (Carswell).
Billy Crews, Jr. of Nahunta, 4 counts in a December 20, 2021, incident: possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; possession of schedule 4 controlled substance; possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); speeding. George Dexter Thrift of Hazlehurst, 3 counts, in an incident occurring March 20, 2022: terroristic threats. He is accused of threatening to kill two women and one man.
Tiger Taquan Roberson, a resident of Coastal State Prison in Garden City and previously of Hinesville, 5 counts in an April 21, 2022, incident in which he is accused of choking a man and striking a juvenile: terroristic threats; aggravated assault; cruelty to children in the first degree; criminal damage to property in the second degree; and cruelty to children in the third degree.
Charles Edward Myrick of Alamo, 6 counts in a May 13, 2022, incident: possession of cocaine; possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance; possession of marijuana (less than one ounce); obstruction of an officer (misdemeanor); tail light violation; expired tag.
Anthony Trey Wilcox of McRae-Helena, 1 count stemming from an incident at the Wheeler County Jail where he was in custody on June 14, 2022: unlawfully possessing methamphetamine, a schedule 2 drug.
Christopher Dean Taylor, an inmate at Wheeler Correctional Facility (WCF) and previously of Glennville, 4 counts stemming from a July 12, 2022, incident at the prison: obstruction of an officer (felony); unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution; possession of prohibited items by inmates; obstruction of an officer (misdemeanor).
Michael Deshawn Williams of Glenwood, 4 separate indictments for 4 incidents occurring October 17, 2022, on Third Avenue in Glenwood in which he was accused of breaking windows out of commercial properties. Each indictment included one count each of damage to property in the second degree. He was also indicted for an incident occurring on July 20, 2022: 1 count, damage to property by cutting the tires on a vehicle with damages exceeding $500.
Jade M. Floyd of Lumber City, 1 count in an incident on November 24, 2022: simple battery against a person 65 years or older.
Devin Trae Jarriel, Reidsville, 1 count in a December 10, 2022, incident: theft by conversion. Jason Kyle Alford, an inmate at WCF, previously of Milledgeville, 4 counts stemming from a December 17, 2022, incident: aggravated assault on a police officer; unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution; obstruction of an officer (felony); possession of prohibited items. Jeremy Kyle Scott of Uvalda and Ashtin Brooke Beecher of Uvalda, in a 7count, double indictment stemming from an incident on December 17, 2022: illegal use of a communications device in the commission of a felony (Scott); trafficking in methamphetamine (both defendants); theft by receiving stolen property (both); possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony (both); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (2 counts, Scott and Beecher, individually); possession of drug-related objects.
Elisia Baker of Pooler, 5 counts in a December 31, 2022, incident at WCF: possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; furnishing prohibited items to inmates (3 counts); crossing guard lines with drugs.
Derek Lamont Austin, Riverbend Correctional Facility in Milledgeville and previously of McRae-Helena, and Kenneth John Giaramita of McRae-Helena in a 1-count, double indictment stemming from an incident on January 11, 2023: possession of 2 grams of methamphetamine, a schedule 2 controlled substance.
Arnetta Harvey of Alamo, 3 counts in a February 14, 2023, incident: cruelty to children in the first degree (2 counts); and cruelty to children in the second degree.
Selena Vargas of Lyons and Jesup, 2 counts for an incident on March 21, 2023: possession of methamphetamine; cruelty to children by using narcotics while pregnant.
Harry Ray Shouse of Mt. Vernon, 2 counts stemming from an incident on March 27, 2023: aggravated assault and terroristic threats (felony).
Jesse James Smith of Glenwood and Kevin Mathis of Mt. Vernon, in a 5 count, joint indictment in an incident on March 28, 2023: possession of methamphetamine (both defendants); possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (both); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Smith); driving on suspended, cancelled, or revoked registration (Mathis); possession of drug-related objects (both).
Michael Cole Marsh of McRae-Helena, 3 counts, in an incident on April 23, 2023: financial transaction, card theft (2 counts); theft by taking (cell phone) Kahlid Rashid Harper of Macon, 3 counts in an incident on May 9, 2023, at the Wheeler County Jail: crossing guard line with contraband; possession of marijuana (less than one ounce); obstruction of an officer.
Brian Carswell of Whitworth Parole Center at Hartwell and previously of Alamo, 3 counts in an incident occurring on June 3, 2023: possession of cocaine; operating a vehicle without insurance; failure to maintain brake lights in good working condition.