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Man indicted in interstate fatality

A number of defendants were indicted on various criminal charges by a grand jury in McDuffie County, including a man on charges of vehicular homicide, according to records filed in the Superior Court Clerk's Office.

David Carl Stalnaker Jr. was indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide in the second degree and failure to maintain lane, records show.

The 37-year-old Mr. Stalnaker, a Columbia, S.C., truck driver, is accused of causing the death of 45-year-old Vincent Lee Harbert, also a truck driver, from Black Hawk, S.D. Mr. Harbert died from blunt force trauma, according to McDuffie County Coroner Rhusha Mack.

Mr. Harbert had a tire blow out on his rig and had pulled into the emergency lane of Interstate 20 so that he could assess damages, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper First Class Mike Callaway of the Thomson post.

Mr. Stalnaker was driving a 2007 Freightliner and sideswiped the car of a Thomson woman before his truck hit Mr. Harbert.

Three passengers in the car were slightly injured, authorities said.

Grand jurors also have indicted several people on drug charges. They included:

Deon K. Brown, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana near a park;

Lynwood Burke Jr., possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana; and

Jermaine Hatcher, possession of cocaine and carrying a concealed weapon.

Other defendants indicted on various charges included:

Michael Bernard Usry, one count of burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the second degree;

Edward Norman Stevenson Jr., theft by shoplifting and making a false statement;

Tildon Delino Walker, two counts of theft by taking;

Dan Smith, criminal damage to property in the second degree; and

Dominick Demetrius McCord, entering an auto, criminal damage to property in the second degree and theft by taking.

Web posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009

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