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Grand Jury Indicts 40 Cases; D.A. Pursues Case Against Center PD Lawsuit Plaintiff

September 8, 2017 - A Shelby County grand jury for the July 2017 Term of the 123rd Judicial District Court met Thursday, September 7, 2017 and indicted 40 cases on 27 individuals.

The grand jury handed down three indictments of Kenith Wyatt Windham, the man who has filed a federal lawsuit against the Center Police Department for alleged excessive force.

Kenith Wyatt Windham was indicted for aggravated assault, first degree felony - enhanced: habitual felon 15-99 years or life. The indictment alleges on January 21, 2017 Windham recklessly caused serious bodily injury to Center Police Officer Spencer Anderson, by hurting his hip, leg, and/or knee while fighting Anderson as the defendant was resisting arrest.

Windham was also indicted for evading arrest or detention with vehicle, third degree felony - enhanced: punished as second degree felony. The indictment alleges on January 21, 2017 Windham used a vehicle to flee from Center Police Officer Spencer Anderson.

Windham was also indicted for escape, third degree felony - enhanced: punished as second degree felony. The indictment alleges on January 21, 2017 Windham knowingly escaped the custody of various Shelby County law enforcement officers including, but not limited to Officer Spencer Anderson and/or Sgt. Chris Knowlton when the defendant was under arrest for the felony offense of evading arrest with a vehicle.

Related article: Center PD Faces Excessive Force Allegations

Matthew McMahon and Randa Askew McMahon were each individually indicted for injury to a child, first degree felony. The indictments allege on June 1, 2017 the McMahons recklessly by omission caused serious bodily injury to a child by causing or allowing the child's potassium, protein and albumin levels to fall to very low levels. The potassium level is alleged to have fallen to a dangerously low, life-threatening level - all due to chronic nutritional deficiency.

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John Blankenship was indicted for abandoning or endangering a child, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on September 14, 2016 Blankenship recklessly, or with criminal negligence engaged in conduct that placed a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment, by having marijuana easily accessible to said child.

Kimberly Kay Stolich was indicted for abandoning or endangering a child, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on September 14, 2016 Blankenship recklessly, or with criminal negligence engaged in conduct that placed a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment, by having marijuana easily accessible to said child.

Corey Deon Wilson was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 24, 2016 Wilson, knowing that a traffic stop was in progress, he intentionally or knowingly concealed ecstasy pills with intent to impair its availability as evidence in the official proceeding.

Cedric Jermane Gee was indicted for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, state jail felony - penalty enhanced to third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 31, 2016 Gee knowingly possessed with intent to deliver methamphetamine in an amount of less than one gram. It is further alleged this was done within 1,000 feet of a playground owned by Union Acres.

Cedric Jermane Gee was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on August 31, 2016 Gee possessed methamphetamine in an amount less than one gram.

Cedric Jermane Gee was also indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 31, 2016 Gee having already been convicted of the felony offense of manufacturing/distribution/possession of a schedule I substance in Louisiana, intentionally or knowingly possessed a firearm at a location other than the premises Gee lived.

Cedric Jermane Gee was indicted for theft of a firearm, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on August 31, 2016 Gee took a firearm without the effective consent of the owner.

Richard Elmo Coon was indicted for bail jumping and failure to appear, third degree felony - enhanced punishment as per second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 17, 2017 being a person lawfully released from custody, with or without bail, on condition that he subsequently appear intentionally or knowingly failed to appear in accordance with the terms of his release.

Donald Ray Runnels was indicted for bail jumping and failure to appear, third degree felony - enhanced punishment as per second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 17, 2017 being a person lawfully released from custody, with or without bail, on condition that he subsequently appear intentionally or knowingly failed to appear in accordance with the terms of his release.

Samantha Lopez was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 15, 2016 Lopez entered a habitation without the consent of the owner Rachel Sowell. It is further alleges Lopez attempted to commit or committed theft of an LED LCD TV set, gold chain and gold bracelet, box of assorted items including razor knife, screwdrivers etc., DeWalt drill, JVC movie camera, multiple items of jewelry, purple HP stream notebook, multiple Xbox games, ZTE touchscreen phone, assorted cell phone chargers, multiple Wii games and large JVC camcorder owned by Sowell.

Sherry Jeannine Berwick was indicted for forgery, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on September 19, 2016 Berwick executed a writing so it purported to be the act of Gene Stephens, who did not authorize the act, by way of fraudulent checks and fraudulent debit card transactions from a closed account at USAA Federal Savings Bank, San Antonio, Tx. belonging to Stephens.

Jacoby Dashun Ivy was indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on December 18, 2015 Ivy with intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination consisting of Ja'mon Moore, Kentrevious Brantly, and Jasmine Harper who allegedly collaborated in carrying on the hereinafter described criminal activity. The group is alleged to have conspired to commit the offense of theft promotion by agreeing with each other that they would engage in conduct that constituted said offense and Ivy, Moore, Brantly and Harper performed an overt act in pursuance of said agreement: theft from Shelby Savings Bank.

Jacoby Dashun Ivy was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on December 18, 2015 Ivy unlawfully appropriated, by acquiring or otherwise exercising control over $10,700 from Shelby Savings Bank.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 30, 2016 Aguilar threatened Shelby Rodriguez with imminent bodily injury by pointing a handgun at Rodriguez and discharging it in her direction as she fled Aguilar. The indictment further alleges Aguilar exhibited a deadly weapon during the assault and that he and Rodriguez had a dating relationship at that time.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 30, 2016 Aguilar threatened Alaina Penelope Zelawa with imminent bodily injury by pointing a handgun at Zelawa and discharging it in her direction as she fled Aguilar. The indictment further alleges Aguilar exhibited a deadly weapon during the assault.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for obstruction or retaliation, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on May 19, 2017 Aguilar threatened to harm Detective David Haley by an unlawful act, by coercing a witness to perjure herself  falsely testifying in an official proceeding that she was engaging in a sexual relationship with Detective David Haley.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 30, 2016 after having been convicted on the felony offense of burglary of a habitation October 10, 2012 Aguilar possessed a firearm before the fifth anniversary of release from confinement or possessed a firearm at a location other than his residence.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for delivery of a simulated controlled substance, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on January 6, 2017 Aguilar delivered to a confidential informant a simulated controlled substance purported to be the controlled substance methamphetamine.

Antonio Jaso Aguilar was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first degree felony. The indictment alleges on February 9, 2017 Aguilar threatened Brandi Wright with imminent bodily injury by threatening to kill her while exhibiting a black pistol during commission of the assault. Such threat was allegedly made in retaliation against Wright due to her service as a prospective witness.

Earl Henry McMillian was indicted for evading arrest, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 19, 2016 McMillian, while using a vehicle, intentionally fled Center Police Officer Andrew Williams.

Earl Henry McMillian was indicted for driving while intoxicated with child passenger, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on August 19, 2016 McMillian operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated, by reason of the introduction of alcohol into the body, while the vehicle was occupied by a passenger younger than 15 years of age.

Reno Nale was indicted for false report, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on August 3, 2016 Nale initiated a report of a possible suicide by tying a grey string around his neck and tying it to a bar. It is further alleged Nale knew the report was false or baseless and would ordinarily cause action by an official agency organized to deal with emergencies, Center Police Department.

Brad Adams was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on November 7, 2016 Adams unlawfully appropriated by acquiring or exercising control over $13,800 belonging to Shelby Capital Adjusters LLC.

Dakota Rogers was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on July 23, 2016 Rogers operated an automobile without the consent of Neal McFadden, the owner.

W.A. Nichols was indicted for deadly conduct, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on April 9, 2016 Nichols discharged a firearm at or in the direction of Justin Taylor.

Aubrey Shanyae Cooks was indicted for credit card/debit card abuse, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on May 26, 2012 exercised control over a debit card from Charles Burrows without his consent.

(Some of the following content contained within indictments is of a sensitive nature and may not be suitable for younger viewers.)

Eric Bernard Carpenter was indicted for aggravated sexual assault, first degree felony. The indictment alleges on January 1, 2014 through April 13 Carpenter caused the penetration of the female sexual organ of a child who was younger than 14 years of age, and not the spouse of Carpenter, with Carpenter's sexual organ.

(Dates in parenthesis indicate the date of the alleged incident)

  • Marcus Vantrell Booker, possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy), third degree felony (August 24, 2016).
  • Timothy Orme, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (August 23, 2016).
  • Timothy Orme, failure to comply with registration requirements, third degree felony (August 23, 2016).
  • Mark Lee Seifried, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first degree felony (August 11, 2016).
  • Randle Roydell Calhoun, possession of a controlled substance (phencyclidine - PCP), third degree felony (September 22, 2016).
  • Dennis Jacoby Jackson, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second degree felony (April 14, 2016).
  • Dennis Wayne Johnson, failure to comply with registration requirements, third degree felony (September 16, 2016).
  • Richard Elmo Coon, failure to comply with registration requirements, second degree felony (September 1, 2016).
  • Luis Alberto Ruiz, failure to comply with registration requirements, state jail felony (January 6, 2017).

Indictments and Information are not a conviction, and are a matter of public record. All individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.