July 30 through August 3 are criminal jury trials in Thomas County. The Honorable Brian A. McDaniel will preside in Courtroom #1. See below for a list of cases.
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.
*JULY 30, 2018
HONORABLE BRIAN A. MCDANIEL, PRESIDING
MS. SALLY WILLIAMS, COURT REPORTER
COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER
MARK ALLEN MEZATASTA: AGGRAVATED STALKING; STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
JEFFERSON PHILLIPS HARVARD: CHILD MOLESTATION, 4 COUNTS; RAPE, 2 COUNTS; INCEST, 2 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/JAMI LEWIS)
WILLIAM PARSONS CHUBB: THEFT BY TAKING; SIMPLE BATTERY; CRIMINAL TRESPASS; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; OPEN CONTAINER; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER, 2 COUNTS; SIMPLE BATTERY FAMILY VIOLENCE (CATHERINE SMITH/NICK DODYS/JOE CARGILE)
CONRAD NADAR COOVERT: COMPUTER PORNOGRAPHY AND CHILD EXPLOITATION (CATHERINE SMITH/CHRIS AMBROSE)
NELSON DWAYNE MILLER: POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/CHRIS AMBROSE)
DENISE LASHAN HUFF: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)
JOHNATHAN LEONARD WALKER: THEFT BY TAKING; BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)
DONNA DIAN KEEN: THEFT BY TAKING; BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; IDENTITY FRAUD (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)
MICHAEL CHASE GASSETT: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)
SAMUEL ALEX BAKER: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FAMILY VIOLENCE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)
LAQUINTA LASHAWN WILLIAMS: CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)
LATISHA SHACOBY STUBBINS: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; ARSON, 1ST DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
SANDRA KAY HARRELL: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
JEFFERY THOMAS WILEY: AGGRAVATED STALKING (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)