December 9--13, 2019 will be Criminal Jury trials, with the Honorable Brian A. McDaniel presiding in Courtroom #1, Thomas County Judicial Center. 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.


*DECEMBER 9, 2019

HONORABLE BRIAN A. MCDANIEL, PRESIDING

MS. SALLY WILLIAMS, COURT REPORTER

COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER

9:30 A.M.

DAKOTA LEVI STEWART: STATUTORY RAPE, 2 COUNTS; CHILD MOLESTATION, 2 COUNTS; CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR; THEFT BY TAKING; FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 4 COUNTS; EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATIN OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT (CATHERINE SMITH/JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

JARED BLAKE STANLEY: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 2 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED STALKING; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE; BATTERY, FAMILY VIOLENCE (JIM PRINE/JON FOREHAND)

JAMIAH TYRONE MONROE: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

JOHN EDWARD BAKER: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

MEGAN LYNN LEWIS: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; THEFT BY TAKING; ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

CORTOAYVIUS QUYNTEZ THURMAN: CROSSING THE GUARD LINE WITH CONTRABAND; POSSESSION SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

SABRINA LUV PITTMAN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

JOSHUA ADAM HOOKS: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

MICHAEL BRYAN ANSLEY: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

BRADLEY DEAN KIRK: INTERFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT PROPERTY (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

DONALVIN MANTRELL THOMPSON: CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE; POSSESSION TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME; FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; RECKLESS DRIVING (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

MICHAEL EARL HURST: THEFT BY TAKING; INTERFERENCE WITH GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE; POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

WILLIAM CASON, JR.: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 3 COUNTS; BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; THEFT BY DECEPTION, 2 COUNTS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

MICHAEL WILLIAM FISCHER: THEFT BY TAKING, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

CRAIG EDWARD COLEY: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

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

DARION QAUINN REED: AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION; CHILD MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

JAMICHAEL TYRESE COPELAND: SODOMY; CHILD MOLESTATION; DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIAL DEPITCING NUDITY OR SEXUAL CONDUCT (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

KEITH WILLIAMS HARNEVIOUS: INCEST; RAPE; CHILD MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/STEVE KELLEY)

BRANDON BERNARD ROSS: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (RAY AUMAN/STEVE KELLEY)

LANCE MORGAN ELKINS: AGGRAVATED STALKING (JIM PRINE/BILL BLACKBURN)

EUNICE ERNESTINE SCRUGGS: EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATION OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT; THEFT BY TAKING; FALSE SWEARING (JIM PRINE/KATHERINE GONOS)

LAROY VERNON SCRUGGS: EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATION OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT; THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/STEPHEN ADKINS)

THOMAS DUSTIN WELCH: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; SPEEDING (RAY AUMAN/JOSEPH CARGILE)

CHARLES PHILLIP HOCHMUTH: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; CROSSING GUARDLINE WITH CONTRABAND; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE; DISTRACTED DRIVING (JIM PRINE/JOSEPH CARGILE)

TRACY LYNN MURPHY: EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATION OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT; NEGLECT TO A DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT (JIM PRINE/JOSEPH CARGILE)

JASON HAND: NEGLECT TO A DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

CHRISTOPHER ANTONIO COSTON: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

LORENZO COSTON, JR. (POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

STEPNEY COWART, JR.: POSSESSION COCAINE; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; OPEN CONTAINER; FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

BEVERLY ANN DUBOSE: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

SHERAH LOREN WILEY: OBTAIN CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY FRAUD, 3 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

HELEN GRACE PARKER: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLLUM)

WILLIE M. BRADSHAW: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; CRIMINAL TRESPASS (RAY AUMAN/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

ALEXUS BOYETT: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 2 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

ALFRED LEE COLE: EXPLOITATION AND INTIMIDATION OF DISABLED ADULT, ELDER PERSON OR RESIDENT (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

TONY ALEXANDER THOMAS: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE; POSSESSION TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

DESHAWN DARRAS NEWSOME: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE; POSSESSION TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

KELDONTA WRIGHT: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE; POSSESSION TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME (CATHERINE SMITH/MOLLY MCCOLLUM)

JERRY LEE PAIGE: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE; POSSESSION OF TOOLS FOR COMMISSION OF A CRIME; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; IMPROPER HEADLIGHTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

KIMBERLY MICHELE GILES: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

GEORGE COLLIER: FORGERY 1ST DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)

CONNIE JEAN WATSON: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; DRIVING WHILE REGISTRATION SUSPENDED; DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

TONYA ANN HAYES: POSSESSION HYDROCODONE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

DERRICK LAMAR JONES: FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; SPEEDING; RECKLESS DRIVING; FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE; DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)

MARIO CORNELIUS THOMAS: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FAMILY VIOLENCE; BATTERY FAMILY VIOLENCE; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN, 3RD DEGREE, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

THOMAS RAY SCOTT: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; SIMPLE BATTERY (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

DWAYNE YAEL ISOM: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER; SPEEDING; RECKLESS DRIVING; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; HIT AND RUN (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

LAUREN ZEOY REAVES: TERRORISTIC THREATS AND ACTS; CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE, 2 COUNTS; CRIMINAL TRESPASS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

BRYAN CHRISTOPHER DEESE: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

CORY LANCE PALMER: THEFT BY TAKING, 3 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

STEPHANI DANIELL RAGAN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

COREY SANDERS BREEDLOVE: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA LOVETT)

LINDSAY GAIL BALL: POSSESSION SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

CORTINA IVEY JOHNSON: POSSESSION COCAINE; CRIMINAL TRESPASS; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

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

HELEN GWYNETTE LAWSON: FINANCIAL TRANACTION CARD FRAUD (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

BRANDON DEMARYION WALTON: POSSESSION COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

JOSEPH TERRELL JACKSON: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT FAMILY VIOLENCE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

BRIAN SHAW: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; HINDERING EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALL (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

JAKE LAMAR SCULLEY: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE; THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

HERBERT ALEXANDER: INTERSTATE INTERFERENCE WITH CUSTODY (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)