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Police Beat

A local man is among three persons indicted by a grand jury in McDuffie County in connection with a robbery, assault and kidnapping of a liquor store clerk last year.

In that particular case, 27-year-old Walter Parker, Jr., of Nathan Rogers Road, Thomson, along with Megan Tara Millwood, 20, of Pepperidge Drive, Augusta and Keith Dell Nelson, of a South Carolina address. Each was indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to records filed in the McDuffie County Superior Court Clerk's Office. The charges against the defendants stem from the armed robbery of the Saicon Liquor Store, located near the intersection of Harrison and White Oak roads. It occurred on Aug. 26, 2009.

The trio, who weren't arrested as suspects until October, still is jailed in the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken during the robbery, according to Major Ronnie Williamson of the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department. The business's female clerk was later taken at gunpoint to a cooler and locked inside by two male robbers. The clerk was not injured, but was emotional upset about the ordeal she encountered.

Following the robbery, the suspects fled the liquor store in a van, baring a handicap license plate.

Deputies and an investigator with the local sheriff's department, as well as officers with the Thomson Police Department and special agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation worked together in an effort to solve the robbery case.

Aside from those three defendants being indicted, members of the grand jury also returned indictments against several other defendants on assorted criminal charges, court records show. They included:

Tyrone Burnett, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

Mitzi Samantha Vines, VGCSA for possession of cocaine;

Frankie Lee Carter, simple battery;

Cary Dewayne Cranford, simple battery;

Demarous Crowder, VCCSA for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, attempting to flee or elude a law enforcement officer, no proof of insurance, driving without a license and failure to wear a seat safety belt;

Antonio Leon Curry, theft by taking;

Dennis James Davis, aggravated stalking;

Patrick Scott Johnson, terroristic threats and acts and harassing phone calls;

Willie Lee Winfrey, robbery by sudden snatch;

Larry Donnell Brewer, VGCSA for possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute;

Brandon Clarke Cason, theft by receiving stolen property;

Robert Holt, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking and criminal trespass;

Sharane Nicole Moss, obstruction of a law enforcement officer;

Charlie Myrick, three counts of aggravated stalking and criminal trespass;

Rebecca Ann Prince, aggravated stalking;

Abraham Sharpe, VGCSA for trafficking in marijuana, manufacturing of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

Antione Renard Stanley, theft by taking and criminal damage to property in the first degree; and

Ben Williams, aggravated stalking.

Web posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

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