Burglaries, drug sales top grand jury list

ALBANY, Ga. -- A "smash-and-grab" theft of a local convenience store, an individual accused of burglarizing four houses of worship, and a group charged with manufacturing methamphetamine have been true-billed by the Dougherty County grand jury Wednesday.

Curtis James Broner, Nicholas Alexander Davis, R.L. Davis Jr., Anthony Dawson and Albert Davis Wilson were each indicted by the grand jury for the May 14 "smash-and-grab" robbery of the BP No. 23 Food Mart at 3900 Gillionville Road. Each was charged with second degree burglary.

According to an earlier police report, officers of the Dougherty County Police Department had responded to the break-in call and followed the suspects' Chevrolet Malibu to a wooded area near Lockett Station and West Oakridge Roads, where the Malibu sustained damage and was abandoned by its occupants.

R.L. Davis, 20; Anthony Dawson, 17, and Nicholas Davis, 20, were later apprehended and charged with the break-in. Lottery tickets, cartons of cigarettes and other items which may have been taken from the convenience store were found in the car.

Greg Edwards, Dougherty County district attorney, said the suspects may also have been involved with another break-in at the Stop and Shop convenience store at 700 Cordele Road, which had taken place about an hour later. They were not indicted for that incident.

In the same case, Kevin Jamal Robinson was indicted for giving a false report of a crime to a law enforcement officer. Robinson, owner of the Malibu that police say was used in the break-in, falsely reported the car as stolen, authorities say.

In a separate case of theft, the grand jury indicted Willie James Hutto on four counts of burglary in the second degree, three counts of theft by taking and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

Hutto, 25 when arrested, is accused of burglarizing area churches from early February through late April -- specifically St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2605 Sylvester Road; Antioch Baptist Church, 3512 Moultrie Road; Berean Free Will Baptist Church, 512 Branch Road, and Albany Baptist Church, 3521 Sylvester Road. Hutto also is accused of taking a shopping cart belonging to Pic-N-Save.

In a case of drug manufacturing and possession, James Calvin Adam, Wyatt Adam Lastinger and Brenda Nicole Waller were each indicted on one count of manufacture of methamphetamine, one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, two counts of illegal substances near schools and one count of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

In addition, Waller was indicted on one count of obstruction of an officer and one count of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Adam also received an indictment on one count of window tint violation.