The first criminal jury trials in Thomas County will be held the week of January28 thru February 1, 2019.  These will be presided over by Judge Harry Jay Altman, II.  See below for a list of cases.


JURY INSTRUCTIONS

The jury summons you receive in the mail will tell you what time and to which floor of the Courthouse you should report. Please bring it with you when you come to jury duty. Do not wear shorts of any design, and dress appropriately for court. Be sure the Court has your correct address.  Your attendance is required by law unless legally deferred.  No electronic devices are allowed in the courtroom.

Jury trials generally last all or a portion of one week. The Judge will tell you when to return on subsequent days. Every step will be taken to keep you at the Courthouse for as short a time as possible when not involved in the trial of a case.

Should you have any questions or need any assistance, please speak to the bailiff or security officer. You may also call the Clerk of Court office at 229-225-4108 for further questions regarding jury duty.  Three days prior to reporting, you should call the Clerk's office at 584-2888 for reporting instructions.

The right to jury trials is a fundamental right in our democratic society. It is immemorial; it was brought from England to this country by the colonists, and it became the birthright of every citizen of this country. This right is dear to the American people -- it should be zealously guarded.

Your service as jurors is both a privilege and a civil duty. Be ever vigilant to protect the jury system. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

Cell phones are not allowed in the Courtrooms. Please keep your cell phone at home, or in your vehicle during Court.


*JANUARY 28, 2019

HONORABLE HARRY JAY ALTMAN, II

MS. BETH CELESCHI, COURT REPORTER

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019: GUILTY PLEAS-- JUSTICE CENTER COURTROOM-- 9:30 A.M.

TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 THRU FEBRUARY 1ST--TRIALS--COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER

CHARLES DILLINGER LEWIS: INCEST; AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION, 2 COUNTS; CHILD MOLESTATION, 3 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; FALSE IMPRISONMENT; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE; AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

LUIS GUZMAN: CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE, 5 COUNTS; BATTERY (CATHERINE SMITH/RICHARD GREENBERG)

AKIVIE TERYON BAILEY: ARMED ROBBERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; KIDNAPPING (CATHERINE SMITH/JON FOREHAND)

DONTAVIOUS TYRIQ JENKINS: ARMED ROBBERY, 4 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 4 COUNTS; KIDNAPPING, 4 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/CLIFFORD KIRBO)

BRADLEY SHANE BRIGGS: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE, 7 COUNTS; THEFT BY TAKING; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (JIM PRINE/JOSEPH CARGILE)

KYDETRIUS THOMAS: HOME INVASION; ARMED ROBBERY; BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 3 COUNTS; FALSE IMPRISONMENT, 3 COUNTS; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A CRIME; FORGERY 1ST DEGREE, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/RAY AUMAN/HAYDEN WILLIS)

CHRISTOPHER LAMAR CRUMBY: POSSESSION COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

HENRY ARNELL WYCHE: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION MARIJUANA; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, 2 COUNTS; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, 2 COUNTS; GIVING FALSE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER; FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

DONNIE LOVAR SMITH: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

JAMES MICHAEL JOHNSON: TERRORIST THREATS (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

BRIANA SIMONA WARD: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; SPEEDING; RECKLESS DRIVING; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (LESS SAFE) (COMBINED INFLUENCE); DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED; EXPIRED TAG; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE; NO PROOF OF INSURANCE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA; IMPROPER HEADLIGHTS; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (RAY AUMAN/KATHERINE GONOS)

PATRICK JAMEL JONES: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/JASON MOON)

LAVON SETH TAYLOR: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/STEVE KELLEY)

FERRELL BYRON COOPER: FORGERY 2ND DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/STEVE KELLEY)

JOHNATHAN LAMAR WOOTEN: FORGERY 1ST DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/ MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

SAKENA NICOLE TILLMAN: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

JERRY BERNARD RUSSELL: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

HARRY LEWANTE CROMARTIE: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

JADARIUS DEWANTE CROMARTIE: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

HEEF DAVIS: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

MICHAEL BRANDON SLOAN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; DRIVING ON IMPROPER REGISTRATION (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

NIKKI JOSEPHINE SINDONI: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (LESS SAFE) (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

TANGEE LENICE CAIN: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

DAVID LEE MANGO: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

JIMMY WILLIS SIMMONS: AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY; CHILD MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

MACON BERNARD MANGO: STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)