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SC Grand Jury Indicts 33 Cases Against 20 Individuals

July 17, 2017 - The Shelby County grand jury for the July Term 2017 of the 123rd Judicial District Court met Monday, July 10, 2017 and indicted 33 cases against 20 individuals.

Vincent Amos Aaron was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 1, 2016 Aaron threatened Judy Odom with imminent bodily injury by pushing her and Aaron did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, a silver semi-automatic pistol during the commission of the assault.

Spencer William Cook was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 7, 2016 Cook recklessly caused bodily injury to Allen Jay Runnels by striking him in the head while exhibiting a deadly weapon, a Rock River Armory M1911 .45 Cal. semi-automatic pistol.

Dia Lynn Myers was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 7, 2016 Cook recklessly caused bodily injury to Allen Jay Runnels by striking him in the head while exhibiting a deadly weapon, a Rock River Armory M1911 .45 Cal. semi-automatic pistol.

Johnie Foster Gamble was indicted for exploitation of a child, elderly, or disabled person, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on August 27, 2016 Gamble for monetary or personal benefit, profit or gain, intentionally and knowingly caused the exploitation of Ryan Moore, a child. The indictment further alleges this was done by the illegal or improper use of the resources of Moore by hosting a softball tournament "Knocking Leukemia Out of the Park" in Joaquin, Texas on or about August 27, 2016 with all proceeds going to Team Ryan. Said proceeds were never given to Team Ryan.

Daniel Lee Andrews was indicted for abandoning or endangering a child, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on July 7, 2016 Andrews engaged in conduct that placed a child younger than 15 years of age in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, physical or mental impairment by attempting to kill a dog that was being held and protected by the child.

LaDaryll Dewayne Burns was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on May 3, 2016 Burns with intent to harm or defraud another and without the consent of Edith Lavern Kirkland, an elderly individual age 65 years or older, obtained, possessed or used less than 10 items of identifying information of Kirkland. Those items included Texas Driver's license, social security card, Medicare insurance card with information, checking account with routing information, debit card, three credit cards and in turn used one Discover credit card to pay a Direct TV bill and purchase fuel.

Burns was also indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on May 3, 2016 Burns attempted to commit or committed theft of a London Fog purse containing U.S. currency, personal identification information, and credit cards owned by Edit Lavern Kirkland.

Burns also received indictment for credit card/debit card abuse against the elderly, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on the aforementioned date Burns, with intent to fraudulently obtain a benefit, used a Discover credit/debit card without the consent of the owner Edith Lavern Kirkland, an elderly individual age 65 years or older.

John Wayne Dean was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on June 4, 2013 Dean entered a habitation without the consent of Jacky Williams and/or Dana White, the owners. The indictment further alleges Dean committed theft or attempted to commit theft of assorted jewelry including, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, $400 in assorted change contained in a Sabine State Bank bag, envelope of $100 in Sacagawea dollars, Uberti .357 semi-automatic pistol, Iraqi dinar, men's Fossil watch and women's Fossil watch.

Benny Earl Holmes was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on January 10, 2016 Holmes entered a building or portion of a building owned by Clifford Coleman, Sr., the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of a Briggs and Stratton generator, Craftsman 16 inch chainsaw, and a Husqvarna 18 inch chainsaw.

Jacorey McClelland was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 31, 2016 McClelland entered a habitation without the consent of Arvis Moore, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of a man's gold wedding band with the initial "M" on top, man's gold ring with large diamond, man's gold ring with small cluster of diamonds, DJ 2-disc mixer and one red and blue DJ light owned by Arvis Moore.

Thomas Louis Singleton was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on July 4, 2016 Singleton took money paid for services for setting a slab, grating slab, including iron, setting frames, pouring and finishing concrete all valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 from Bell Chapel Church. It is further alleged Singleton had intent to deprive the owner of the property and did not intend to perform or complete the work.

Larry Horton received for a total of seven indictments. He was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on April 1, 2016 Horton entered a building or portion of a building not open to the public, with intent to commit theft, and without the consent of Margaret Boutte, the owner.

Horton was also indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 11, 2016 Horton, entered a habitation without the consent of Janice Carrington, the owner. It is further alleged Horton attempted to commit theft or committed theft of a gold Kim Rogers purse containing identifying information, $300-$400 cash, and credit cards belonging to Carrington.

Horton received another indictment for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 16, 2016 Horton, with intent to commit theft, entered a habitation without the consent of Neil Grant, the owner. Horton was indicted on another case of burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 12, 2016 Horton entered a habitation without the consent of the owner, Bobby Yarborough. It is further alleged Horton attempted to commit or committed theft of a pink .22 semi-automatic Mossberg rifle, a 30-06 bolt action military style Springfield rifle with scope, bolt action .22 mag rifle with night scope, .410 Stevens shotgun, JC Higgins 12 gauge pump shotgun, 30-30 Winchester rifle with offset scope, Ruger 10-22 with 4X scope.

Horton was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 10, 2016 Horton entered a habitation without the consent of Bryant Latham, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of property. No items are known to be missing from the residence. Horton received another indictment for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 12, 2016 Horton entered a habitation without consent of James Scott, the owner. The indictment further alleges Horton attempted to commit or committed theft of $15 worth of Kennedy half dollars and an unknown amount of loose change.

Horton was indicted for prohibited weapons, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 12, 2016 Horton intentionally possessed a short barrel firearm. The firearm is alleged to be a New England Firearms Pardoner model SBI sawed off 410 shotgun 18" overall, with a 10.5" barrel.
Kimberly Smith was indicted for five different offenses. Smith was indicted for forgery, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on November 2, 2016 Smith wrote a check for the amount of $98.86 on a Farmers State Bank account so it purported to be the act of Sydney Tatum, who did not authorize the act.

Smith was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on November 2, 2016 Smith, with intent to harm or defraud another, used less than five items of identifying information belonging to Sidney Tatum without Tatum's consent, namely a check book.

Smith was indicted for retaliation, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on October 13, 2016 Smith harmed or threatened to harm Gloria Wagstaff by assaulting her in the head and threatening to burn her house down. It is further alleges this was done in retaliation of Wagstaff reporting an occurrence of a crime.

Smith was indicted for possession of marijuana, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on July 5, 2016 Smith possessed a usable quantity of marijuana in an amount of five pounds or less but more than four ounces. Smith was also indicted for possession of a controlled substance, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on July 26, 2016 Smith possessed hydrocodone in an amount of four grams or more but less than 200 grams.

Michael Anthony Hill, Jr. was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on November 25, 2015 during a traffic stop Hill attempted to destroy cocaine and marijuana, with intent to impair its availability as evidence in the traffic stop. Hill, Jr., was also indicted for possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on the aforementioned date, Hill was intent to deliver cocaine in an amount of less than one gram.

Jeremy August Aull was indicted for online solicitation of a minor, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on May 26, 2017 Aull, being a person who was 17 years of age or older, with intent to arouse or gratify his sexual desire intentionally communicated in a sexually explicit manner by text message requesting pictures of a minor.

(Dates in parenthesis indicate the date of the alleged incident)
Lafarrian Donta Thedford, possession of a controlled substance (ecstacy), third degree felony (May 13, 2016).
Armand Johnson, possession of a controlled substance (ecstacy), state jail felony (July 3, 2016).
Kristopher Cameron Dockens, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (July 18, 2016).
Marcus Brian Hall, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (July 18, 2016).
John Russell Ross, driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more, third degree felony (August 6, 2016).
Michael Lee Smith, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second degree felony (August 30, 2016).

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.