The week of  March 25--29, 2019 will be the next session of Jury trials for Thomas County.  These will be criminal trials, with the Honorable Harry Jay Altman, II presiding. First, pleas at the Justice Center on March 21, then trials in Courtroom #1 of the Judicial Center, starting Monday. 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.


*MARCH 25, 2019

HONORABLE HARRY JAY ALTMAN, II

MS. BETH CELESCHI, COURT REPORTER

COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER

9:30 A.M.

TERRY JAMES, SR. : RAPE; CHILD MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

DAISHAMON DIQUAN KIMMONS: FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; RECKLESS CONDUCT; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT SAFETY BELT; DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE; POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/JAMI LEWIS)

SANTANA TYRONE BRYANT: HOME INVASION; ARMED ROBBERY; BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 3 COUNTS; FALSE IMPRISONMENT, 3 COUNTS; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A CRIME (JIM PRINE/MIKE BENNETT)

KYDETRIUS THOMAS: HOME INVASION; ARMED ROBBERY; BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 3 COUNTS; FALSE IMPRISONMENT, 2 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)

AVIS SAMONE JOHNSON: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (RAY AUMAN/LUKE MITCHELL)

DAVID DUNSTAN AUGUSTE: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; RAPE; AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY; FALSE IMPRISONMENT (CATHERINE SMITH/NATHANIEL HAUGABROOK)

CLEVELAND BELL: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; TERRORISTIC THREATS; ROBBERY (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

TOMMY MICHAEL YOUNG: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, 10 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

DONNA DIAN KEEN: THEFT BY TAKING; BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; IDENTITY FRAUD (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

TYLER RASHARD LOWE: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT SAFETY BELT (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

DOMINIQUE LATRELL THOMAS: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

JACKIE LEE WASHBURN: CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE; SIMPLE ASSAULT (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

MARY ANNTONIETT COLE: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A FELONY; THEFT BY CONVERSION (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

KAYLA DANIELLE MCKENZIE: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

DANIEL STAFFORD SHERROD: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

KOBEY JOE FLINCHUM: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

MEAGAN BROOKE SMITHWICK: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

KATHY RUTH TATUM: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT; DRIVING WITH EXPIRED LICENSE (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

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

BACARI RASHED WILSON: AGGRAVATED STALKING (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

ANTHONY PRESHEA BARBER: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

TIMOTHY RAY SAMUEL, JR.: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

ELSA CAROLINE RANKIN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

TRACY LYNN HARPER: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

JIMMY MARTIN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/JAMI LEWIS)

RAYMOND L. CARTER, JR. : POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; CRIMINAL TRESPASS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

DONQUAN JAMAL HALL: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

ALISHA GAIL EDWARD: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 2 COUNTS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

STEPHEN MARKESE WILLIAMS: MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

MATTHEW WYATT TANNER: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE, 2 COUNTS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

SANDY VAN ALLEN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

ALANNA NICOLE GRIFFIN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

JYKUERIOUS DEONZAE HENRY: ARMED ROBBERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; VIOLATION OF STREET GANG TERRORISM AND PREVENTION ACT (CATHERINE SMITH/JASON MOON)

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

BRUCE ALLEN HESTER: AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION, 3 COUNTS; CHILD MOLESTATION; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

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

JOHN SINGLETON: CHILD MOLESTATION; SEXUAL BATTERY AGAINST A CHILD UNDER 16 (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

MARC ANTHONY DUKATE: CHILD MOLESTATION; SEXUAL BATTERY (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

SHUNTERIA LATRICE WILLIAMS: CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE (JIM PRINE/KARLA WALKER)

MICHAEL TRACY WHIGHAM: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE; FLEEING OR ATTEPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (LESS SAFE) (ALCOHOL) (JIM PRINE/JAMI LEWIS)

QUINETTA LAFAYE JOHNSON: FORGERY 3RD DEGREE, 13 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/ROY COPELAND)

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

SHELDON JACKSON FRAZIER: STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/STEVE KELLEY)

TYRONE TERRELL MCCRAY: BURLGARY 1ST DEGREE; STALKING; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; VIOLATION OF STREET GANG TERRORISM AND PREVENTION ACT, 2 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/JOSEPH CARGILE)

LAQUINTA LASHAWN WILLIAMS: HINDERING APPREHENSION OR PUNISHMENT OF A CRIMINAL, 2 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

TAMEKA LAFAY SMITH: CRUELTY TO CHILDREN,1ST DEGREE, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

DAMIAN NATHANIEL HUGHES: STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

TERRY MICHAEL MOCK: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY; POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE, 2 COUNTS; FLEEING OR ATTEPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

JESSEKA MICHELLE SUGGETT: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; THEFT BY TAKING; THEFT BY DECEPTION (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

TRACY ANN KENT: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; DRIVING ON IMPROPER REGISTRATION; NO PROOF OF INSURANCE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

ROBERT DEAN PERRY: POSSESSION COCAINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; UNDERAGE POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

HAYWARD CRUMBRY: POSSESSION COCAINE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

ANTHONY ALLAN LADD: THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

TYRELL WILLIAMS: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

ANTONIO DEMETRI WALTON: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

J.B. HOLLAND, III: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

BRANDI NICOLE BAGBY: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

ISAAC KUMAR HILL: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

BRADLEY SCOTT HUFFMAN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

JONATHAN MICHAEL MALOY: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD THEFT; FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

FRANK LARRY RICHARDS: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

BRANDON KENDRICK WRIGHT: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (LESS SAFE) (DRUGS); FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

GERALD DURAN BROWN: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

TYSHON WILLIE JONES: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

CORY LAMAR BARNHILL: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

JARON ANDREW THOMPSON: POSSESSION COCAINE; POSSESSION SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

WINDIE DAVIS: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

HENRY BOHANA MATHIS: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A FELONY; SIMPLE BATTERY; SIMPLE ASSAULT; CRIMINAL TRESPASS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

TOMMY LEE JOHNSON: POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON; HUNTING WITHOUT PERMISSION, 2 COUNTS; HUNTING WITHOUT VALID LICENSE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

JACOB LEE LAMB: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

RAKEEM NAEQUON HASSELL: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A CRIME, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

LAURA LEIGH MCGEE: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMNA/BRIANA LOVETT)

JANA KAY CEDENO: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

CHARLES HENRY HARRISON: POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER; IMPROPER DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATES (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

JESSICA BERNICE SPENCER: IDENTITY FRAUD (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

VICTORIA NICOLE BARLOW: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

JAEDA RANESSIA MCCALL: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

QUCHELLE LAFAYETTE HILL: EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATION OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCOLLUM)

JIMMY LEE JOHNSON: OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER, 2 COUNTS; LEAVING MOTOR VEHICLE UNATTENDED; VIOLATION OF DUTY UPON STRIKING FIXED OBJECT; RECKLESS DRIVING; FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

DEMOND STANFIELD WILSON: FORGERY 4TH DEGREE, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCOLLUM)

MARIO ERNESTO CEDENO: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

TAYLOR JEANNE MCMULLEN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

KRISTINA HOGAN KICKLIGHTER: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

DEVANTE DEJORE MCKENZIE: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

KENDRICK LAMAR SANDERS: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

KENDRICK RASHUND RANDALL: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (RAY AUMAN/PRO SE)