Grand jury indicts 51

Published 9:43 pm Thursday, April 26, 2012

The grand jury on Wednesday handed down 119 indictments to 51 defendants, including teens charged with gang participation, two men accused of a downtown shooting, an alleged arsonist and a juvenile charged with attempted murder.

They were among 51 defendants indicted on 119 charges.

Three of the defendants — Demetrius Lamar “Meathead” Bazemore, Trashion Brown and Deshaun Tyrel Griffin — all are charged in connection with the Dec. 12 robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

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Police say they were acting as a gang when they allegedly approached the driver, produced a handgun and demanded money.

In a separate case, Raheem Dasean Artis and William Jeffrey Holland are indicted in connection with a shooting on Wilson Street on Jan. 21.

The victim, a 20-year-old male, was shot in his left arm, right thigh, hip and groin.

In another case, a man indicted last month for second-degree murder of his girlfriend was indicted this month for allegedly burning someone else’s duck blind.

William Daniel Conroy Jr., 20, allegedly burned the duck blind on May 12 last year, about three weeks after his girlfriend went into cardiac arrest. Tests showed she died because of a combination of Coricidin, an over-the-counter cold medication, and a prescription narcotic, fentanyl, that was not prescribed for her. Police allege he gave her the drug.

Finally, 16-year-old Saquan Stroud was indicted for attempted murder. City spokeswoman Debbie George said she could not give out any information on Stroud because of his age.

The full list of indictments is below.

  • Brandon Cardenell Adger — child cruelty; child abuse or neglect
  • Niquane Lopez Allen — statutory burglary; grand larceny; larceny with intent to sell; trespass after forbidden
  • Christopher Alvin Artis — statutory burglary; grand larceny; larceny with intent to sell
  • Raheem Dasean Artis — malicious wounding; shoot/stab in commission of a felony; use of a firearm in the commission of a felony; violent felon possess a weapon; shoot in public place; aggravated malicious wounding
  • Wendy Ellen Ashworth — obtain drug by fraud (2 counts)
  • Henry Baker — possession of cocaine
  • Sherry Carr Barnette — grand larceny (2 counts)
  • Demetrius Lamar Bazemore — robbery; conspiracy to commit robbery; use of a firearm in commission of a felony; prohibited criminal street gang participation
  • George Bazemore Jr. — possession of heroin
  • James Bernell Boddie — forgery; uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Tiffany Renee Saunders Boddie — forgery; uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Donte Larue Booker — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute ½ ounce to five pounds
  • Russell Brantley — grand larceny; possession of burglary tools
  • Kimeka Lavette Bremby — conspiracy to commit uttering; uttering; attempt to obtain money by false pretenses
  • Gabrielle Nicole Brown — credit card theft
  • Trashion Brown — robbery; use of a firearm in commission of a felony; conspiracy to commit robbery; prohibited criminal street gang participation
  • Zachary Tremain Carr — carry concealed weapon, second offense; possession of firearm/drugs; possession of cocaine
  • Justin Norman Chaney — eluding police
  • William Daniel Conroy Jr. — arson of unoccupied building
  • Rodney Daniels — forgery; uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Andrea Delagarza — abuse child, disregard life
  • James Thomas Dildy Jr. — grand larceny
  • Victor Antonio Gomez — child abuse or neglect
  • Deshaun Tyrel Griffin — robbery; use of a firearm in commission of a felony; conspiracy to commit robbery; prohibited criminal street gang participation
  • Euless Henry Hall Jr. — driving while intoxicated, third offense within five years
  • William Jeffrey Holland Jr. — aggravated malicious wounding; use of firearm in commission of a felony; shoot/stab in commission of a felony; shoot in public place
  • Tineeka Cheena Holmes — robbery
  • William Henry James Jr. — third offense larceny
  • Clarence Jones Sr. — possession of burglary tools
  • Derrick Deon Kearney — grand larceny
  • Bobby R. Langley — statutory burglary (2 counts); assault law enforcement officer
  • Traci Yvette Moore — grand larceny
  • Mitchel W. Munro — child abuse or neglect
  • William A. Owens — grand larceny (2 counts); larceny with intent to sell (2 counts)
  • Jerry Sha’Varshi Plain — assault law enforcement officer
  • Hakeem Kwame Porter — embezzlement more than $200
  • Shameka Shanell Richards — obtain money by false pretenses; forgery; uttering
  • Kashaun Marquarz Ricks — nonviolent felon possess gun after more than 10 years
  • Karen Patricia Riddick — possession of methadone
  • Daniel Cody Roberts — embezzlement more than $200
  • Catherine Deneen Skinner — uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Calcy Lynell Smith — forgery; uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Robert Aldous Smith — unlawful shooting in an occupied dwelling; reckless handling of a firearm
  • Saquan Stroud — attempted murder; arson of a dwelling usually occupied; participation in criminal gang act (3 counts); recruit gang members (2 counts)
  • Vinchelle Nicole Sullivan — forgery; uttering; obtain money by false pretenses
  • Henry Christopher Walkup Jr. — obtain money by false pretenses (2 counts); uttering (2 counts); forgery (2 counts)
  • Justin Richard Willett — leave scene of accident
  • Christine T. Williams-Porter — grand larceny
  • Larry Monroe Williams — buy or receive stolen goods; conspiracy/firearm (2 counts); obtain money by false pretenses; sell/give firearm to convicted felon; conspiracy to sell/give firearm to convicted felon; conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses
  • Pierre Wilson — possession of marijuana with intent to distribute ½ ounce to five pounds; conspiracy to distribute marijuana; violent felon possess weapon
  • Melissa Ann Yuhas — third offense larceny