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Dougherty County grand jury indicts five

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.

Comments

FryarTuk 1 year, 7 months ago

HOORAY FOR THE GRAND JURY! VOTE ON CONSOLIDATION! VOTE ON UNITING SHERIFF'S AND COUNTY POLICE AND CITY POLICE AND SCHOOL POLICE!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

Them's some great names! Virtually guarantees they's gonna wind up criminals and thugs, Mammas. Well done, Grand Jury!!

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 7 months ago

Sister is that Valdosta's GJ? Can you comment on that area?

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

B_r (and all your various other aliases....) you are mis-informed.....again....as usual.

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waltspecht 1 year, 7 months ago

Now, lets see some Federal inditements for the firearms. If they can do it in Richmond Virginia, they can do it here.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 7 months ago

Federal prison does not have any parole. Let's do it.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 7 months ago

Im glad they caught those thugs......now get them outta here!!

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tywebb 1 year, 7 months ago

first logical post you've posted.......ever! welcome to the good side

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VietVet1 1 year, 7 months ago

Tamara Inez Powell, mother of Kendrick Powell, was indicted for tampering with evidence.

Bet she's lived/living well off the welfare system. Just think of all the other mothers like this that have raised their children not to respect other people and the law.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

I was going to mention the same person as another example of parents or should I say parent defending their kids saying "They good boys, they ain't done nothin wrong" I feel sometimes the mother is in cohoots with her children probably encouraging them to go out and robbing people. "Kendrick, I need mo money, be a good boy and go out and bring mama some money, don't argue with me boy, you go do as I say" "Yes Ma" The parent should be locked up with their criminal children.

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RedEric 1 year, 7 months ago

They are empty of morals, but full of excuses.

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bigbob 1 year, 7 months ago

Edwards keeping violent criminals of the street, ya right. He's putting them under house arrest with ankle braclets, we all know how well that works.

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MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

THE WHITE BOY WITH THE ANKLE BRACELET WAS FROM LEE CO.

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Bubbavet_rureel 1 year, 7 months ago

What? I thought he was from Valdosta? smile!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

Your brain is in Valdosta and your ass is in Dougherty County.

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VietVet1 1 year, 7 months ago

Of course the Neighborhood Grocery Store outside the back gate of the Marine Base makes huge volume of money (without selling gas) make you wonder what all the occupants of the cars/trucks are there buying? Makes me think wonder if folks are being paid off to look away. Today at lunch is another fine example.

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