Grand jury indicts man for hoax bomb

Published 8:44 pm Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A grand jury on Monday handed down 106 indictments, including six for a man accused of threatening to blow up another man’s truck.

Richard Francis Thompson received indictments for making a bomb threat, making a hoax bomb, two counts of forgery and two counts of communicating a threat in connection with a March 12 incident in the 200 block of Crown Arch.

The victim in the incident received a phone call at his home, in which the caller told him he would “blow his truck up,” Debbie George, spokeswoman for the city, said.

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The man went outside and found a bag and water bottle in the bed of his son’s truck, George said. Several blocks in the neighborhood were cordoned off while police sent a robot down the street to investigate the fake bomb.

Eight separate indictments also were handed down to Lavert Lamont Mitchell, who is accused of robbing several victims in the 100 block of Nancy Drive on Oct. 17, 2008.

The victims told police a man entered the home wearing a ski mask and carrying a shotgun, demanding the victims hand over their belongings. Thinking it was a friend playing a joke, one woman gave up her purse, expecting the offender to bring it back, George said.

Mitchell’s indictments include possession of a firearm by a felon, wearing a mask in public, robbery, attempted robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, common law burglary, and two counts of use of a firearm.

Other indictments handed down Monday include:

Chamiek Rashad Anderson — attempted malicious wounding

Kenneth Bell — shoot/stab in commission of a felony, malicious wounding

James Alfred Benbow — habitual offender

Leaunder Terell Blow — grand larceny, possession of burglary tools

Leland Boone — possession of cocaine

Fredia McClung Britt — obtain prescription by false pretenses

Gina Melissa Cain — obtain prescription drugs by false pretenses, two counts

Aaron Carnegie — destruction of property with intent

Lalitta Decora Carter — forgery, uttering, obtain money by false pretenses

Lionel Clark — possession of cocaine

Nathaniel Hampton Compton — assault and battery of law enforcement officer

Gina Crocker — statutory burglary

Fletcher Darden — possession of cocaine

Tashia Evans — robbery

Victoria Mona Hooper — possession of cocaine

D’Avron Marquis Hudson — assault and battery of law enforcement officer

Jeffrey Jennings Jr. — robbery

Breena Marie Johnson — arson of personal property

Frank Leroy Jones III — failure to return rental

Dion Vashon Keys — eluding police

John Worley Lloyd — habitual offender

Deonta L. Norman — child abuse and neglect

Lewis Teko Outland Jr. — credit card theft, credit card fraud, attempted credit card fraud

Tami Sue Raines — obtain prescription drugs by false pretenses, two counts

Carrieanne Marie Sansouci — forge or utter coin, possession of forged bank note

Morrel Blaine Ayer Shingleton — statutory burglary, grand larceny, larceny with intent

John Anthony Smith — possession of weapon by felon

Jasmine Nichele Tolliver — 12 counts credit card forgery, two counts credit card fraud, one count credit card theft

Steve C. Waddell — cruelty and injuries to animals

Cindy Marie Wells — fraudulent entry

Andrew Winfield — statutory burglary, grand larceny

Jackson Daniel Wright Jr. — leaving scene of accident