Grand jury deals with robbery, violence

ALBANY -- Four men now face grand jury indictments of armed robbery, aggravated assault, felony possession of a gun during a crime and other charges Wednesday, a court official stated.

The Dougherty County District Attorney's office added James Tanner Jr. to the list of Taiun Nigra Davis, already indicted on felony murder charges, Dontavious Calloway and Torand Howard for indictment in connection with the Sept. 29 armed robbery of a pizza delivery man.

Davis' charges include the shotgun killing by a single shot to the back of 14-year-old James Anderson's head at about 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 30 at an 801 Mercedes St. duplex. The others were not indicted in the murder.

Tanner fled to Alabama before he could be arrested here, Assistant District Attorney Matt Breedon said. He was arrested in Alabama and Breedon expects to have Tanner extradited.

In another case, the grand jury heard evidence to indict Jackie Lee Johnson for terroristic threats and acts. Involved in a domestic argument on the 300 block of Carriage Lane, police reported Johnson fired a .380 automatic into the air.

Reports added that Johnson ran to 3725 Victory St., where he barricaded himself in a bedroom. Metro SWAT responded and negotiated Johnson's surrender in three hours.