A local businessman faces arraignment soon in McDuffie County Superior Court related to charges that he caused the death of a 65-year-old Dearing man earlier this year.
H. Peter Bolia, who remains jailed in the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center, is charged with voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Louie Williford, who lived on the Railroad Street. Grand jurors recently indicted Mr. Bolia, owner of C & T Automotive Services in Dearing, on those charges.
The defendant, retired from the Army after 20 years, will be asked to enter a plea of innocent or guilty to the charges when he appears before Toombs Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge Roger W. Dunaway, Jr. on Thursday, Aug. 26.
In a separate case, a former teacher and band director, Philip Bradley Pirkle, of Johns Road, Thomson, is scheduled to be arraigned on that same day, according to court records.
Mr. Pirkle, who had served as a teacher/band director in the McDuffie County School System for several years, is charged with violation of computer electronic pornography and child exploitation and sexual exploitation of children.
The defendant was arrested earlier this year at his home by GBI agents. He remains free under $50,000 bail.
In separate cases, several other defendants will be arraigned. They include:
Roderick Chatman, criminal damage to property in the second degree and simple battery;
Larry Wayne Duff, disorderly conduct;
Quincy Barnard Jackson, driving while license suspended, failure to wear seat safety belt and obstruction of a law enforcement officer;
Solomon Mandrell Grier, simple battery, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended, driving on improper registration, operating a vehicle without insurance and having an expired tag;
Ronndriques Moss, battery;
Howard Hamilton, forgery in the first degree;
Michael Eugene Maddox, theft of services;
Ismael Vazquez, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence, driving under the influence less safe, driving while license suspended, speeding, failure to maintain lane and failure to stop for a stop sign;
Benny Lee Worrell, obstruction of a law enforcement officer;
Michael Ryan Dover, driving under the influence, two counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and failure to maintain lane;
Robert Eugene Pentecost, simple battery;
Rosa Pentecost, simple battery;
Raymond Ross Rochell, theft by shoplifting and open container violation;
Alexander Antwon Franklin, battery;
Shawana Nicole Walker, financial transaction card theft;
Wjunio Lionel Pugh, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, possession of diazepam with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and obstruction of a law enforcement officer;
John Daniel Dean, two counts of child molestation;
Harley Lee Brown, possession of firearms by a convicted felon;
Vontego Cemone Ray, VGCSA for trafficking in cocaine, two counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine;
Calvin Marco Smith, III, VGCSA for trafficking in cocaine, possession of coaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;
Aundra Demarcus Hanson, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and having illegal substances near a housing project;
Mark Gibson, false imprisonment and battery;
Tyree Danho Myrick, VGCSA for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana;
Tamika Haynes, simple battery;
John Bruce Aldred, two counts of theft by taking;
David Larry Bales, criminal trespass;
Keath Rashad Cummings, identity fraud;
Tony Lynn Radford, VGCSA for possession of schedule III and IV narcotics;
Quadel Dontavious Smith, VGCSA for possession of cocaine;
Emily Zellars, aggravated assault;
Reco Melvin Jackson, interference with government property;
Ivan Bailey, simple battery; and
April Harper, harassing phone calls.