2009-08-13 / Front Page

Hinesley presides over August Term of grand jury

Ronnie Lanier Clary, 48 of Lincoln County, was indicted on one count of criminal solicitation when the Lincoln County Grand Jury convened Monday, August 3.

Judge Harold A. Hinesley presided over the proceedings.

Clary, who was arrested this past April, was charged with hiring a man to kill Ellis Raley for $500.

He is currently being held in the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury are as follows:

.. Michael Johnson, homicide by vehicle in the first degree; DUI (controlled substance); DUI (less safe/ drugs); reckless driving; and driving with a suspended license.

According to Lincoln County Sheriff Gerald Lawson, Johnson was attempting to elude law enforcement officers when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree.

The accident resulted in the death of Pernell Marshall, a passenger in the vehicle.

..Ruby Crawford Pratt, 12 counts of theft by taking.

While serving in her capacity as chief jailer at the law enforcement center, Pratt allegedly stole electronic equipment and $9,673 in cash from the facility.

.. Anthony Lumley and Phil Robinson, one count each of aggravated assault.

It is alleged that the two men assaulted Furman Edward Parton, an employee of the City of Lincolnton, at the James Allen Reed Water Treatment Plant on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

.. Karl Jeffery Chaney, VGCSA (Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act [sale of a controlled substance]).

.. Cynthia Taylor Deloach, two counts of VGCSA (possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance).

.. Darrien Deterrance Gladmon, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and statutory rape.

.. Michael Harris, theft of services.

.. Kianna Semone Evans, financial transaction card fraud.

.. Barbara Reid, financial transaction card fraud and theft by receiving stolen property.

.. William Eric Wengrow, enticing a child for indecent purposes, child molestation, and sexual battery (child under 16).

.. Robert Douglas Johnson, two counts of VGCSA (sale of a controlled substance).

.. Charles Otis Beard and Robert Douglas Johnson, VGCSA (one count each of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana [less than one ounce]).

Both men were also indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

.. Eric Franklin Bussey, failure to register as a sex offender.

.. Timothy S. Carroll, VGCSA (possession of cocaine).

.. Niko Lockhart, theft by taking and theft by receiving stolen property.

.. Robert Dee Freeman, battery under the Family Violence Act.

.. John Michael Field and Cody James Love, one count each of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

.. Jabbar Y. Spencer, seven counts of forgery in the first degree.

.. Brandon Lamont Ferguson, VGCSA (one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana [less than one ounce]).

.. Edward Maurice Morris, VGCSA (possession of marijuana [less than one ounce]).

.. Shauntia Latrice Norfleet, furnishing prohibited items to inmates and crossing the guard line with contraband.

.. Esau D. Davis, interference with government property.

.. Trenton L. Jones, VGCSA (sale of marijuana).

.. Joseph Tutt, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

.. Joseph Allen Leroy, VGCSA (two counts of sale of a controlled substance).

In a separate case, Leroy was indicted on an additional count of VGCSA (sale of a controlled substance).

.. Antuawn Rico Norman, VGSCA (possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana [less than one ounce]).

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