Grand jury hands down series of indictments
A McDuffie County grand jury has indicted a South Carolina man in connection with the armed robbery earlier this year of a Waffle House restaurant in Thomson.
Additionally, a number of other persons were indicted on assorted charges, according to court records filed in McDuffie County Superior Court Clerk's office.
William Alan Busbee, of North Augusta, S.C., who still is jailed in the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson, was indicted on felony counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of a possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes, records reveal.
During the armed robbery, an undisclosed amount of money was taken at gunpoint. A chase, as well as a manhunt, later ensued between Mr. Busbee and area law enforcement authorities from a number of agencies. He later wrecked in Greene County, where he was taken into custody and turned over to McDuffie County authorities.
In a separate case, two persons were jointly indicted on robbery and aggravated assault charges.
Grand jurors charged Oron Tyshun McCain and Keithtavia La Quincy Walker, both of Thomson, with one count each of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes and wearing a mask, hood or device to conceal identity, court records show.
Other persons indicted on criminal charges included:
James Edward Banks, of Mitchell, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property;
Alonzo Battle, of 140 Pineview Road, Warrenton, obstruction of a law enforcement officer;
Jerome Curry, of Holywood, S.C., obstruction of a law enforcement officer, two counts of simple battery and interference with government property;
Delschiak Yvette Dorsey, of Noble Street, Thomson, terroristic threats and acts;
Krystal Grant, of Grady Street, Thomson, criminal damage to property in second degree;
Alisa Anne Hawkins, one count of aggravated stalking;
Eric Satcher, of Augusta, one count of aggravated stalking;
William John Zimmerman, of Rousseau Creek Road, Thomson, one count of false imprisonment;
Victor Garnett Palmer, interference with government property, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers, failure to maintain lane, no proof of insurance and Violation of the Georgia Open Container Law;
Juneau Winfrey, of Old Washington Road, Thomson, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of Hydrocodone and driving under the influence;
Randolph Tutt, of Bussey Point Apartments, Thomson, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;
Paula E. Manice, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a certain crime;
Debra E. Kitching, five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; and
Donald Joseph Hall II, VGCSA for possession of Oxycodone and possession of Clonazepam.
The following persons had cases dismissed, based on lack of evidence or other findings by grand jurors. Such proceedings are secret and cannot be revealed to the public. They included:
Troy Hart, statutory rape;
Fredrick Lee Jackson, cruelty to animals;
Jacob McCauley, aggravated sexual battery;
James William McKinnie, theft by conversion;
Kanesha Wanshay Mims, aggravated assault, criminal trespass and cruelty to children in third degree; and
James A. Owens, theft by taking;
Linda Campbell, driving under the influence of drugs and child endangerment;
Patrick Grant, statutory rape;
John Parker, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and interference with government property; and
Sabrina Hobbs, aggravated assault.
Web posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007