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PAGE 8C il00i00orter The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. The Public Record - Psalm 33:5 March 28, 2012 I Bank of America robbery suspect's trial begins A Forsyth man accused of robbing the Bank of America in Forsyth was expected to stand trial beginning Tuesday. Lashawn Deangelo Grier was indicted by a Monroe County Grand Jury in October on charges of armed robbery and rob- bery by intimidation for alleging robbing the Bank of America on South Lee Street on Jan. 4, 2011. Grier, then 20, was caught shortly after the robbery by a sheriffs deputy at 75 Lover's Lane, just a few blocks from the GRIER bank. Witnesses described a black man in his early 20s wear- ing a tan hooded sweat- shirt and black jeans flee- ing to near the intersec- tion of Hunter Street and Lovers Lane. Dep. Kevin Powell of the Monroe County Sheriffs Office reported talking to two black males in the front yard of 29 Hunter Street, including one in a gray hooded sweatshirt who appeared to be trying to hide something in a car. The other black male was wearing a black leather coat and camouflage pants and wore a surprised look, said the report. They both became extremely nervous upon being, approached, and both said they had not seen anyone fleeing. The suspect wearing the leather coat, later identi- fied as Grier, was continu- ously putting his hand in his jacket pocket and kept 'looking at the pathway behind a house as if he wanted to run away, said the report. He became very inquisitive as to why they were there, and his cargo pants pocket had a large bulge coming from it, said the report. Powell patted down Grier and spotted a bundle of money sticking out of his jacket pocke t . Asked what was in the pocket, he replied, "Money, I been saving it," said the report. Grier was arrested and the money was identified as that stolen from Bank of America. Criminal jury trials are scheduled to continue into next week when Daniel and Kathy Millican will each stand trial on charges which include: three counts of child molesta- tion, incest, four counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of aggravated sodomy, two counts of first degree cruelty to children and sexual battery against a child under 16. Man in wheelchair steals ribeye steaks from Freshway A 39-year-old Forsyth man was cited for shoplift- ing and ordered not to return to Freshway Market after he was caught stealing ribeye steaks from the store on March 17. According to the incident report, at about 5:48 p.m. on March 17, Officer Matthew Price of the Forsyth Police Department went to Freshway Market in refer- ence to a shoplifting in progress. When Price arrived, He saw a man in an electric wheelchair leaving the parking lot onto North Lee Street. Price told the man to return to Freshway with him. As soon as the two got back to the store, the female manager was standing out front. Before anyone else spoke, the man immediately con- fessed to shoplifting. He stated, "I'm sorry. Please don't send me to jail. I won't come back to the store. I got caught this time." The man then pulled four ribeye steaks, valued at about $68, out from where he had been sitting on them. The man- ager told Price that the man had been "killing them on ribeyes", and said she wanted to prosecute. Price asked the man to meet him at the Forsyth Police Department because his wheelchair would not fit in the police car. The man was also on oxygen, carried a large bag of med- ication and said he was on dialysis. The man was not arrested due to his med- ical problems. Puppies stolen on Ensign Road An Ensign Road resident reported that four puppies were stolen from her yard on March 18. According to the incident report, at about 7:19 p.m., Dep. Lawson Bittick met with an Ensign Road woman at the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. The woman said someone had taken four of the five pup- pies in her litter sometime the previous night. She said the puppies were taken from the backyard of her Ensign Road home, where they had been in a pin with their mother. She said someone had opened the pin and tied the moth- er to the side, and then taken the four red-nosed pit bull terriers, which were only a few weeks old. Two of the four puppies are male, and the other two are female. Three of the four are solid white, and the other one is black and white. The woman added the theft had to have occurred between 11 p.m. on March 17 and 9 a.m. on March 18. Incidents What's the hurry, mister? Forsyth officer Kimberly Barnett gave a ticket to the driver of a Chevrolet Impala on March 16 as part of the statewide speed crackdown campaign by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Every Georgia agency with jurisdiction on 1- 75 took part in the initiative. Sgt. Gregg Phillips of the Forsyth Police Department said the department wrote 36 speeding citations, all of which were at least 17 mph over the posted speed limit. (Photo/Richard Dumas) Man heads south in quest to find... Powder Springs? A 43-year-old black Powder Springs man was arrested and charged with DUI refusal (second offense) and having an open container after a traf- fic stop on 1-75 South on March 17. According to the incident report, at about 2:16 a.m., Dep. Kevin Powell was advised by dis- patchers of a lookout of a Chrysler Sebring that was being driven recklessly.. Powell saw the car stop at the 1-75 South on ramp at Johnstonville Road. Powell saw the male driver stum- bling around the vehicle. He met with the driver and instructed him several times to step away from the road because he was stumbling into it. Powell als0 immediately smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, and his speech was slurred to the point where it was not understandable. The driver told Powell he had two beers earlier in the night. Powell asked the driver where he was com- ing from, and the driver responded that he had been looking for his wife at Club Primal. He then added that he was on the way home to Powder Springs. Powell informed the driver that he was traveling in the wrong direction, and that he was about 60 miles south of Atlanta. The driver responded, "Are you kid- ding me?" The whole time that Powell was speaking to the driver, he was stum- bling around, and twice Powell had to catch him as he fell toward the first lane of the interstate. The driver then failed several field sobriety tests. He did not attempt the walk and turn test because he said he had a rod and several pins in his right leg, and his leg was hurting him. Cpl. Willie Brown and Dep. Lawson Bittick arrived at the scene to assist. While inventorying the driver's vehicle, Powell found a black plastic bag in the driver's side floor- board that contained two empty, cold 16-ounce Icehouse cans. It also appeared as though both sides of the driver's vehicle appeared to have side- swiped something. Ashburn couple arrested for pot A 50-year-old black Ashburn woman and a 42- year-old black Ashburn man were each arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute following a traffic stop on 1-75 South on March 20. According to the incident report, at about 10:29 a.m., Cpl. Jarred Duncan saw a silver Ford Taurus traveling on 1-75 South with a broken taillight and an obscuring tag frame. Duncan stopped the car and met with the female driver, and he could smell marijuana coming from within the car. The driver told Duncan that she and her male passenger went to Atlanta to hang out. The passenger separately told Duncan that they had gone to Forest Park to attend a wedding, but there was no visible clothing inside the car. Duncan then asked the driver about the marijuana odor, and she first said she had no idea what he was talking about. She later said some friends were smoking marijuana in the car on a previous night. Duncan then searched the car and found a plastic bag under the front passenger seat containing about one pound of marijuana. Inside the first plastic bag was a second plastic bag, which contained two more clear plastic bags of marijuana with about an ounce of mar- ijuana in each one. The driv- er told Duncan she didn't know where the passenger got the marijuana, but that it was just for their personal use. The passenger told Duncan he wanted to call his mother. The driver was also charged with having broken taillights and an improper tag. The following Monroe County residents have been summoned for jury duty for Superior Court criminal trials beginning n April 2. Judge Tommy Wilson will reside. 1. Terry Jo Abston 2. Beverly E. Alford 3. Lori Ann D. Andrews 4. John M. Austin 5. Richard C. Barfield Sr. 6. Marilyn T. Barkley 7. Carol Ann Perkins Battle 8. Greta Beach 9. Johnny M. Beasley 10. Shirley D. Beasley 11. Adam F. Benfield 12. Lawson Cary Bittick 13. Dorothy L. Brantley 14. Douglas T. Brown 15. Debra A. Bruner-Smith 16. Willie Bryant 17. George L. Buckner 18. Kristen Schlottman Burkhalter 19. Dianne Jenkins Campbell 20. Mary E. Cole 21. Mary M. Colvin 22 Emily H. Conger 23. James Carter Conner 24. Terri L. Couey 25. Charles E. Cowart 26. Kenneth W. Crook 27. Sue N. Daniel 28. Robert J. Davis 29. Michael A. Dillon Sr. 30. Pamela N. Drew 31. Charles E. Dumas 32. R. L. (Chip) Dunn III 33. William H. Ellis 34. Vickie B. Ellison 35. Georgia B. Evans 36. Hugh R. Fannin 37. Eris McPherson Farmer 38. John E. Fields Jury List 39. Robert W. Fort Jr. 40. Clarence Steve Gordon 41. Mary F. Gore 42. Christina U. Green 43. David Keith Green 44. Glenn Gregg Jr. 45. Gary E. Ham 46. Jimmy Hansford 47. Ronald E. Hathaway 48. Michelle J. Head 49. Claude B. Hickman 50. David L. Hicks 51. John Derrick Holland 52. Juanita B. Ivey 53. Charles Ray Jackson 54. Lee Arthur Jackson 55. Michelle T. Jackson 56. Rita Arlene Faulkner James 57. Merrie J. Johnson 58. Glen Johnny Jones 59. Peggy Allen Kirkland 60. Deborah Kovalick-Leggett 61. Susan Alice Landrum 62. Rhonda P. Lowery 63. Charles Stuart Matich Sr. 64. Andrew L. McDowell 65. Hollis Middleton Jr. 66. Dreika Doayel Z. Moore 67. Marlo Tamicia Moran 68. Erica R. Moreland 69. Randy L. Myrick 70. Ernestine B. Ogletree 71. Nell Miller Onstott 72. Parsottam V. Patel 73. Anne S. Perry 74. Brenda Dianne Peters 75. Wanda Wood Peters 76. Roger Powell 77. Blanche S. Presley 78. Kimberly T. Pruitt 79. David Ricky Queen 80. Christopher Michael Rawls 81. Stacey Redding 82. Benjamin W. Reeves 83. Aaron Cornelious Rutherford 84. Debra Sanders Smith 85. Sheron H. Smith 86. Timothy O. Smith 87. D'Tra Stephens 88. Mary Clements Stroupe 89. Kerri Ham Swearingen 90. Dominque W. Taylor 91. Clarence Toles 92. Veronica Y. Truan 93. Donald Jeffrey Tullius 94. Eddie E. Waddle 95. Jimmy W. Waldrep 96. George Anthony Walker 97. Nancy M. Walthall 98. Ronnie Keith Watson 99. Katherine Chappell White 100. Larry Robin Whitehead The following arrests were report- ,d by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department March 15-22. The rrest means someone has been :harged with a crime, but the law :onsiders them innocent until roven guilty. March 15 Charles Laskey, 45, Forest Park, driving while license sus- pended/revoked Dwayne Mahabeer, 31, 3ecatur, speeding, driving while icense suspended/revoked Hans Materne, 33, Jackson, irugs not in original container Erica Dawn Maupin, 25, ?orsyth, first degree forgery Trey Winter, 25, Georgetown, kC., hold for other agency, driv- ng while license mspended/revoked March 16 I 1 Tiana Bradshaw, 22, Covington, driving while license suspended/revoked, speeding Saul Hayes, 21, Stockbridge, open container violation, posses- sion of marijuana Kayla Jarrell, 21, Chamblee, possession of marijuana Brandon Johnson, 24, Forsyth, battery (family violence), third degree cruelty to children Brandon Kirkland, 19, Stockbridge, possession of mari- juana Darice Liyingston, 28, East Point, driving while license sus- pended/revoked, sPeeding William Moton, 62, Macon, driving while license suspended/revoked Crystal Pattersonl 31, Riverdale, GCC (Probate) Lehanna Rodriquez, 25, Chamblee, possession of marijua- Arrests na, too fast for conditions Bobby D. Willis, 50, Macon, driving while license suspended/revoked March 17 Lynel Davis, 43, Powder Springs, DUI, open container Jonathan Dyer, 26, Forsyth, GCC (city) Jarvis Jarmine Hansford, 41, Forsyth, Superior Court bench warrant, obstruction, simple bat- tery, terroristic threats Scott McBride, 3'3, Cincinnati, driving while license suspended/revoked Sean McCranie, 26, Forsyth, burglary, theft by taking, posses- sion of tools for commission of a crime Brielle Thompson, 19, Milton, suspended registration, speeding Konterris Trevor Walker, 25, 4 Forsyth, DUI, improper turn Brittney Wildermuth, 26, Forsyth, burglary, possession of tools for commission of a crime, theft by taking March 18 Moniqua McDougal, 20, Forsyth, driving without license March 19 Thomas Driggers, 35, Fort Valley, driving while license sus- pended/revoked Chris Johnson, 22, Greenwood, possession of mari- juana Dylan Moore, 22, Greenwood, . Ind., possession of marijuana, window tint violation Stacey Sinkfield, 45, Macon, GCC (Probate) Rabun Thigpen, 31, Fort Valley, failure to appear in court March 20 Evelyn Thomas Dawson, 50, possession of marijuana, tail- lights, improper tag display Reginald Graddie, 42, Ashburn, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute Ahmed Hassan, 29, Bradenton, Fla., drugs not in original container, possession of drugs, dangerous drugs Jenard Icon, 21, Lawrenceville, driving without license Brittafiy Russell, 21, Culloden, taillights, driving while license suspended/revoked March 21 Carlos Aaron Bennett, 35, Forsyth, GCC (city) Nathan Crews, 41, Waycross, driving while license suspended/revoked Kevin Morris Daniel, 42, Macon, possession of marijuana Jimmy Lee High, 57, Forsyth, disorderly conduct, driv- ing while license suspended/revoked Morickus Vashun Holder, 29, Forsyth, simple battery Benjamin Lwis Talmadge, 50, Barnesville, failure to stop for stop sign, driving while license suspended/revoked, DUI March 22 Cassie Lynn Franklin, 30, Barnesville, affray Anthony Piatt, 17, Forsyth, disorderly conduct Christina Rae Tetlow, 26, Jackson, aggravated assault, affray Brian Williams, 31, Griffin, windshieldrequirement, failure to stop for stop sign, obstruction, failure to obey traffic devices or