Grand jury hands down indictments including nine-count rape charge
In Apr. 26 issue, Russell County News
The Russell County Grand Jury true-billed 9 indictments against 15 defendants during their session April 22nd.
Jereny L. Owens, 28, was charged in a 13 count indictment. There are nine counts of 3rd degree rape. The allegations are that he was over 21-years-old when he engaged in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16-years-old. Two other counts charge him with inducing causing or assisting a minor in engaging in illegal marijuana activity. Two other charges are providing alcohol to a minor. The incidents are all alleged to have occurred last December.
Russell Bryant was charged with two counts of theft of property or service valued over $300 for allegedly presenting over $4,000 worth of bad checks to Stephens Pipe and Steel
Danny L. Wallace, 34, was indicted on a charge of flagrant non support for allegedly being over $15,000 in arrears in child support. Everett Hobbs, 44, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school as well as possessing a controlled substance not in its proper container.
Bennie J. George, 55, was charged with food stamp fraud for allegedly obtaining over $4,000 in benefits he was not entitled to.
Richard Keith Skaggs was charged with two counts of possession of a forged instrument for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill at McDonalds and two fake $10 at Wendy’s in February and March of this year. He is charged in a third count of the indictment for being a persistent felony offender.
Kevin L. Lawless, 30, and Bobby Gene Flatt were indicted together on charges. Burglary, tampering with physical evidence, theft of property valued over $300, four counts of theft of a firearm, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, as well as being persistent felons are the charges against the two of them together. Lawless also faces another charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana.
Gregory Harding, 26, Troy Mattingly and Derrick Hicks, 22, were charged together on charges of burglary and theft of property valued over $300.
Timmothy A. Lloyd, 28, Joshua L. Gallup, 29, Amber D. Duncan, 20, and Deanne M. Bryant, 38, were charged together in the same indictment. Gallup, Duncan and Bryant are charged with theft of property valued over $300. Lloyd and Gallup are charged with two other counts of theft of property valued over $300. Bryant is also charged with being a persistent felony offender.
An indictment from the grand jury is not proof of guilt but simply the jury’s statement that enough evidence exists in a case to warrant a trial.
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