ALBANY — After serving from July, the Dougherty County grand jury finished its job with indictments and recommendations on a variety of issues.
The jury indicted Angelica Symone Kimbrough, Khidyer Najee McDonald and Kendrick Montravious Powell of the armed robbery of Ahsan Ayaz and the Neighborhood Grocery on June 25. The indictments also included aggravated assault for hitting Ayaz in the face with a pistol.
McDonald and Powell also were indicted for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Tamara Inez Powell, mother of Kendrick Powell, was indicted for tampering with evidence.
“We are looking for a third man involved in this robbery,” Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said. “We have an idea who he is.”
The grand jury also indicted Shanorris Simmons Taylor for stealing a Chrysler Fifth Avenue, possession of cocaine, obstructing and fleeing an officer, and other driving charges.
The grand jury made 133 indictments during its term. It left recommendations, known as “presentments,” to the circuit’s judges, Edwards and elected officials. Many involved crimefighting, including cooperation between law enforcement agencies, educating youths and enforcement of noise ordinances.
Without taking sides, the grand jury recommended a nonbinding referendum be held on the proposition that the Dougherty County and Albany governments be consolidated. The panel also suggested an evaluation on the feasibility of combining the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office and the Dougherty County Police Department be conducted.
The grand jury recommended that judges impose a minimum $500,000 bail in cases of sexual abuse or child molestation, “particularly in instances involving minor victims.”
Edwards said he would advocate for the minimum bail.
“I am for keeping violent offenders off the street,” he said.
The district attorney also said the next new grand jury will be seated Sept. 26.