The week of January 27--31, 2020 will be Criminal jury trials, in Courtroom #1 of the Judicial Center, with the Honorable Brian A. McDaniel presiding. There is a list of cases, below.
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 27, 2020
HONORABLE BRIAN A. MCDANIEL, PRESIDING
MS. SALLY WILLIAMS, COURT REPORTER
COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER
JESSICA MERRITT: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE, 2 COUNTS; DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT (RAY AUMAN/LUKE MITCHELL/BRIANA LOVETT)
LEONA SANDERS POLLOCK: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)
KENNETH GREGORY COOK: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)
JEFFREY JERROD SMITH: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA LOVETT)
MICHARIUS ALIK JOHNSON: FELONY MURDER, 2 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (CATHERINE SMITH/JAMI LEWIS)
BRAANDEN MARKELL DAVIS: FELONY MURDER; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY, 2 COUNTS; VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER (CATHERINE SMITH/CONVERSE BRIGHT)
THOMAS DUSTIN WELCH: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION DRUG RELATED OBJECTS; SPEEDING (RAY AUMAN/JOSEPH CARGILE)
JOSEPH ROBERT ARACRI: BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE; ARSON 2ND DEGREE; ARSON 3RD DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/JOSEPH CARGILE)
ROBIN FRANKLIN MANNING: ENTICING A CHILD FOR INDECENT PURPOSES; STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/JOSEPH CARGILE)
ANGELA KRISTINA WEEKS: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)
TONYA ANN HAYES: POSSESSION HYDROCODONE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA LOVETT)
HERBERT ALEXANDER: INTERSTATE INTERFERENCE WITH CUSTODY (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)