Grand jury indictments on murder, child abuse

ALBANY, Ga. -- A Dougherty County grand jury has handed down indictments for several violent crimes including murder, child abuse and aggravated assault.

Joshua Tremayne Johns, Stephen Tramaine Lewis and Stephanie Evette Harrison were charged with malice and felony murder for the fatal shooting of Bruce Mullin on June 30, 2011, the grand jury indictment stated.

The three are charged with killing Mullin while they assaulted him with a handgun in a robbery attempt, the indictment added. Johns and Lewis were also charged with possession of a handgun by a felon.

The indictments stated that Johns was convicted of burglary in 2006 and Lewis was convicted of receiving stolen property in 2007.

Anthony Catrell Perry was indicted for rape, incest, aggravated sodomy, seven counts of child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, the indictments stated.

According to the indictments, Perry engaged in the acts with a relative when she was younger than 10 and continued while she was a teenager.

James Henry Warren was indicted for rape, aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual battery against a child, the indictment stated.

Raymond Barnes Jr. was indicted for aggravated battery for "maliciously cause bodily harm to Zavier Jones by seriously disfiguring said person's body by fracturing Zavier Jones' nose and chipping his tooth," according to the indictment.

The grand jury also indicted Barnes on aggravated assault charges for punching and kicking Jones in the head and body on Sept. 28, 2011. According to the indictment, Barnes possessed marijuana with intent to distribute and also kidnapped Jones and broke into his house.

The grand jury handed down an indictment against John Oliver Green Jr. for impersonating a police officer on January 20 with the intent to deceive a male resident.

According to Greg Edwards, Dougherty County District Attorney, Jacory Quantavis Phillips was trying to steal a $90,000, 2012 BMW 750 LI when he crashed through the BMW of Albany showroom window and nearly hit two sales staff members in the attempt.

Phillips was indicted for two counts of aggravated assault, theft by taking, and two counts criminal damage to property. Edwards attached a notice to the indictment that he will seek recidivist punishment in the case.

Edwards said, "There is always a legal presumption of innocence, but not of intelligence."


Sister_Ruby 3 years, 9 months ago

We got some real geniuses in this town, y'all.


Abytaxpayer 3 years, 9 months ago

Child molesters get off too easy!!!!


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 9 months ago

I agree, there needs to be harsher punishments in place.


TrixibelleBento 3 years, 9 months ago

Take em out back and shoot them all. I'm tired of paying for all these low-lifes. They will never become productive members of society.


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