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Grand jury issues murder, theft indictments

ALBANY, Ga. -- Felony murder and armed robbery took top billing with the Dougherty County grand jury Wednesday.

Ronnie Darnell Holmes and Michael Tyrone Woods allegedly shot to death Terry Mack on April 11. According to police crime reports, Mack was shot as he sat alone in his car on Cone Street.

Indictments charge that Holmes and Woods used a .38-caliber handgun and possibly .22-caliber and .25-caliber revolvers in the shooting, after which they robbed Mack of "narcotic drugs and/or cash."

Holmes and Woods each is charged with one count of felony murder, one count of armed robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of aggravated assault. In addition, Holmes is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In a separate case, Anthony Wayne Hall, a former Worth County commissioner, and Gregory Jackson each was indicted Wednesday on seven counts of theft by conversion (breach of a fiduciary duty) in the alleged Jan. 27, 2011 theft of a truckload of Puff's facial tissues, Bounty quilted napkins, Bounty paper towels and other non-perishable items, the property of Procter & Gamble Inc. The value of the products were established to exceed $500 for each of the seven counts.

Hall was employed as a manager by Second Harvest of South Georgia, an Albany food bank, and is accused of having used his position to misdirect the paper products for his own use. Jackson was also an employee of the food bank, officials say.

Each of the indictments against Hall and Woods charge that they "did knowingly aid, abet, facilitate and encourage each other, and commit to convert said property to their own use in violation of said legal obligation and fiduciary duty."

"In cases of white-collar crime, losses are not always discovered right away," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty County district attorney. "Concerning the statue of limitations, discovery is when the crime is said to have been committed."