Indictments handed down in beating case

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 28, 2005

Five men accused of beating an 18-year-old Newsoms man in March will stand trial for the attack.

A grand jury on Wednesday handed down indictments charging Terrell Artis, 19; Dontrail Eley, 18; Dontra Artis, 18; James C. Scott III, 19; and Keith Sessoms, 18, with one count each of malicious wounding.

According to court records, Marvin Jackson, was assaulted while visiting a friend’s apartment at 1200 East Washington St. on March 5. He told police that the five suspects repeatedly struck, kicked and hit him with a chair while yelling homosexual slurs.

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The five men also dumped hot grease on him, court records said.

Jackson was treated at Obici Hospital after the accident.

The grand jury also indicted:

-Roy Lee Richardson, charged with solicitation to commit a felony (victim under 18), crimes against nature, indecent liberties and conspiracy to commit a felony.

-Byron Jeffery Miller, charged with driving while intoxicated under age 21, reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter.