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54 indicted by grand jury

A man police say was driving under the influence of alcohol with three children in the car was among 54 defendants indicted by the grand jury on 155 charges last week.

Herbert Bates III, 37, is charged with his third offense within the last 10 years of driving while intoxicated, according to the grand jury report, as well as three counts of child neglect or abuse with reckless disregard for their life.

According to a warrant on file with Suffolk Circuit Court, officers attempted to stop Bates’ vehicle about 11:25 p.m. July 12 in the 4000 block of Bridge Road. His music was too loud, an officer wrote in the warrant.

The vehicle continued until it stopped at the Belleville Harbour Apartments in the 6000 block of Belleharbour Circle. The vehicle then tried to reverse back towards the officers as they approached the vehicle, the officer wrote.

Bates smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, the officer wrote. An open beer was in the center console.

Bates told the officers he’d had a shot of liquor at 10:30 p.m., two beers 15 minutes prior to driving, and one sip of the beer in the console.

Bates performed “very poorly” on field sobriety tests and blew a .235 on a preliminary breath test. His blood alcohol content was .23 at 12:49 a.m.

Three children, ages 6, 8 and 10, were in the vehicle. “None of them were in any type of child seat, nor were they wearing seatbelts,” the court documents noted.

Another defendant indicted last week is charged with assaulting the mother of his child and child abuse or neglect.

On Aug. 13, Latay Devon Darden, 31, arrived to return his daughter to her mother, according to a warrant on file in Suffolk Circuit Court.

He “tossed the car seat with their daughter in it on the ground,” the warrant states. When the mother attempted to get her daughter out of the car seat, the warrant states. Darden pushed her against a wall, grabbed her by the throat with one hand and pushed her face into the wall with the other hand.

He left when she was able to get a hand on her phone and call 911, the warrant states.

The full grand jury list is below.

Robert Lee Allen — burglary tools possession; credit card theft (4 counts); conspiracy to commit credit card theft

Kevon Latrel Anderson — uttering (2 counts); forgery (2 counts); larceny by false pretense, more than $200, felony (2 counts)

Anthony Thomas Artis — obtaining money or property by false pretense (3 counts); false statement in application for medical assistance (3 counts)

Robert Shane Bass — assault and battery of law enforcement officer; possess Schedule I or II drug

Herbert Bates — drive while intoxicated, third offense within 10 years, BAC more than .20; child neglect or abuse with reckless disregard (3 counts)

Izaih Master Ta’don Booker — statutory burglary; trespass after being forbidden; enter property with intent to damage

Titus Tierre Boone — drive after forfeiture of license, third offense (2 counts)

Cassandra Bradshaw — obtaining money or property by false pretense (2 counts); false statement in application for medical assistance (2 counts)

Jalonte Meshawn Carr — conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

Javon Eugene Carr — conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

Natesha Lashay Cheeks — failure to appear on felony charge

Kwame A. Cheremateng — transport marijuana into commonwealth; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, more than 5 pounds

Quametris Quantel Coles — drive while intoxicated, third offense

Elmore Cooke — drive while intoxicated, third offense

Weeta Renee Cutchin — communicate threat in writing

Latay Devon Darden — strangulation resulting in wounding; child neglect or abuse with reckless disregard

Brian Anthony Edwards — tamper/destroy fire protection system

Byron Andrew Ellis — drive while intoxicated, fourth or subsequent offense

Abdel Rahman Elzeiny — possess Schedule I or II drug (2 counts)

Steven Lazon Faulk — destruction of property

Bobby Lee Fish — possess Schedule I or II drug

William Lynell Flowers — conspiracy to commit a felony; larceny with intent to sell or distribute; grand larceny

Zachary Ryan Freeman — distribute heroin; sell, give, distribute or possess with intent to distribute controlled substance; distribute marijuana, ½ ounce to 5 pounds (3 counts); possess Schedule I or II drug; distribute imitation drug; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, ½ ounce to 5 pounds

Keith O. Gatling — elude police officer, endangerment; drive while intoxicated, third offense

Jacob Tyler Goff — burglary tools possession; credit card theft (4 counts); conspiracy to commit credit card theft

Patricia A. Harrison — failure to return bailed property

Earl Hendrick — drive while intoxicated, second offense within 5 years; statutory burglary; petit larceny, third offense; possess/transport/conceal firearm by convicted felon; elude police officer, endangerment

Raymond Hunt — larceny with intent to sell or distribute (2 counts); grand larceny (2 counts); grand larceny of a motor vehicle; obtaining money or property by false pretense; statutory burglary (2 counts)

Greg Leon Irwin — grand larceny (5 counts); larceny with intent to sell or distribute (5 counts); obtain money or property by false pretense

Desmond Keyon Demon Jackson — grand larceny

Clifford Wayne Johnson — larceny with intent to sell or distribute; grand larceny

Jeramie Wade Levingston — drive while habitual offender, subsequent offense

Daniel Eugene Mains — grand larceny

Alvin Diontre Minggia — statutory burglary (2 counts); larceny with intent to sell or distribute (2 counts); grand larceny (2 counts); obtain money or property by false pretense; grand larceny of a motor vehicle

Anthony Norman Mitchell — distribute heroin (4 counts); conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II drug

Lakeisha D. Myrick — assault of a family or household member, third offense

Samuel Terrell Norfoleet — possess/transport/conceal firearm by convicted felon

Shaquita Outlaw — obtaining money or property by false pretense (2 counts); false statement in application for medical assistance (2 counts)

Leonard Breon Pearson — assault of a family or household member, third offense; violation of protective order

Lydia Estelle Perry — assault and battery of law enforcement officer

Gregory Royal — assault and battery of law enforcement officer

Brandon Grant Sawyer — petit larceny, third offense

Samuelle Short — transport marijuana into commonwealth; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, more than 5 pounds

Shentie Skinner — conspiracy to commit larceny

Takeya Monee Skinner — obtaining money or property by false pretense (2 counts); conspiracy to commit a felony; identity theft; uttering; forgery

Raydrin Alexander Smith — conspiracy to distribute imitation drug; distribute imitation drug

Karen Marie Stephens — possess Schedule I or II drug (2 counts)

Christopher Lea Stine — unauthorized use of vehicle

Chester Lee Uzzle — uttering; forgery; credit card theft

Kenyon Jermaine Vinson — grand larceny (2 counts); larceny with intent to sell or distribute (2 counts); conspiracy to commit a felony; obtain money or property by false pretense

Nikita Kashawna Watkins — third offense larceny

Jamil Da’sean White — destruction of property; statutory burglary

Connis Antonio Williams — strangulation resulting in wounding or injury

Christopher Allen Worrell — distribute heroin; conspiracy to distribute Schedule I or II drug