The next Thomas County Jury Trials will be held the week of  September 25--29, 2017. These will be criminal trials, with the Honorable James G. Tunison, Jr. presiding.  Courtroom #1, Judicial Center, 9:30 a.m.  See below for a list of cases, closer to the date.

After that, Civil jury trials will be held by the Honorable Brian A. McDaniel, in Courtroom #2 of Thomas County Judicial Center. See below.


JURY INSTRUCTIONS

The jury summons you receive in the mail will tell you what time and to which floor of the Courthouse you should report. Please bring it with you when you come to jury duty. Do not wear shorts of any design, and dress appropriately for court. Be sure the Court has your correct address.  Your attendance is required by law unless legally deferred.  No electronic devices are allowed in the courtroom.

Jury trials generally last all or a portion of one week. The Judge will tell you when to return on subsequent days. Every step will be taken to keep you at the Courthouse for as short a time as possible when not involved in the trial of a case.

Should you have any questions or need any assistance, please speak to the bailiff or security officer. You may also call the Clerk of Court office at 229-225-4108 for further questions regarding jury duty.  Three days prior to reporting, you should call the Clerk's office at 584-2888 for reporting instructions.

The right to jury trials is a fundamental right in our democratic society. It is immemorial; it was brought from England to this country by the colonists, and it became the birthright of every citizen of this country. This right is dear to the American people -- it should be zealously guarded.

Your service as jurors is both a privilege and a civil duty. Be ever vigilant to protect the jury system. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

Cell phones are not allowed in the Courtrooms. Please keep your cell phone at home, or in your vehicle during Court.


*SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

HONORABLE JAMES G. TUNISON, JR., PRESIDING

MS. DEBRA NAGY, COURT REPORTER

COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER

9:30 A.M.

LUCAS CHRISTIAN STRINGER: CHILD  MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

ALTON ARLONZO LUSTER: AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY, 2 COUNTS; RAPE, 2 COUNTS; AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

EZEKIEL DUKES: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/JAMI LEWIS)

SAMANTHA FAYE PARKER: FORGERY 4TH DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA HALPIN)

JAMES ELWOOD WRIGHT: FORGERY 3RD DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA HALPIN)

MARCO JAMAL JOHNSON: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, AGGRAVATED STALKING (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

BARRINGTON MICKENS, JR.: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE; ARMED ROBBERY; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; FALSE IMPRISONMENT; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

LARRY AKERY: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

SCOTTIE OLANDON COLSTON: POSSESSION COCAINE; PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

TYRE RAHEM TURNER: FORGERY 1ST DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

VIONDI VALENTINO GARLAND: ROBBERY; CRIMINAL TRESPASS; ESCAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

LAVERNELL LORENZO LAMONS: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

DATREZZ TAQUANN HARRIS: VIOLATION OF STREET GANG TERRORISM AND PREVENTION ACT; ENTERING AN AUTOMBILE, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

KELVIN LAMON WYNN: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM BY FIRST OFFENDER PROBATIONER (JIM PRINE/GUYTON O. TERRY)

DONTAE MCRAE: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/RICK D. COLLUM)

WHITNEY NICOLE MYLES: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/HAYDEN WILLIS)

ISAAC ROBERT BURDON: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 3 COUNTS; CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 2ND DEGREE, 4 COUNTS; POSSESSION FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY; SIMPLE ASSAULT (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

ALVIN RASHAD TILLMAN, II: POSSESSION COCAINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

MATTHEW JOHN GAWLEY: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

SHADRICK DENEAR HAYES: FAILURE TO REGISTER AS SEX OFFENDER (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

JONATHAN REENE WEAVER: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

NIJAVIOUS CRUSHON BROWN: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

DAVID LINWOOD JOHNSON: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE, 5 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

PERCEL EDWARD O'NEAL: STATUTORY RAPE; INTERFERENCE WITH CUSTODY (CATHERINE SMITH/CHEVENE B. KING, JR.)

CARL LEON DASHER: POSSESSION COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (RAY AUMAN/PATRICK W. KERNS)

WYATT LEE HARRIS: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; RECKLESS DRIVING; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (JIM PRINE/HAMILTON GARNER)

ALISON LEIGH JONES: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (JIM PRINE/STEVE KELLEY)

DALVEYON TYSHEEM LAMONS: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (JIM PRINE/HAYDEN WILIS)

RONNIE MOSES BRYANT: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; FAILURE TO STOP (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

ADRIAN LAMAR BRINSON AKA ADRIAN LAMAR GRAHAM: THEFT BY TAKING; THEFT BY CONVERSION; POSSESSION COCAINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; DISREGARDING TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE  (JIM PRINE/DON LYLE)

MONTE PAUL CLARK, JR.: POSSESSION CONTRABAND BY AN INMATE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

MARTIN LAMAR GARLIN: POSSESSION  METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

BRANDON LAMAR JAMES: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

BLAIR NELSON BARRETT: THEFT BY TAKING; BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

WAYNE JOHN SCHRYVER: THEFT BY TAKING; CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

TAMEKA LAFAY SMITH: CRUELTY TO CHILDREN 1ST DEGREE, 3 COUNTS (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

TERRANCE OSBY: ENTICING A CHILD FOR INDECENT PURPOSES (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

JANET LEE BYRD: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)

ANTHONY BERNARD GAMBLE: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; PRESENCE OF CHILD DURING MANUFACTURE OF METHAMPHETMINE, 3 COUNTS; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)

DELILAH JEAN COLBERT: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; PRESENCE OF CHILD DURING MANUFACUTURE OF METHAMPHETMINE, 3 COUNTS; TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

BRITTNAY WALDEN: IDENTITY FRAUD; FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FORGERY (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)

WENDY YATES: IDENTITY FRAUD; FINANCIAL TRNASACTION CARD FORGERY (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

TIMOTHY DEWAYNE DEAN: HABITUAL VIOLATOR (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

JESSE NEIL DRAPER: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

MARCUS RASHELL JONES:  POSSESSION COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

CHARLES EDWARD WHITAKER, JR: BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

LUZ ELENA HERNANDEZ: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

MATTHEW ISSAC BRUMBLEY: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

RODERIUS ROVONTREZ IVEY: ENTERING AN AUTOMOBILE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

LACY SEARCY: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

SANDRA DENISE WILSON: FORGERY 1ST DEGREE; FRAUD IN OBTAINING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

SINTEL CURRY YOUNG: POSSESSION OF SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

CHAD JAMES TEELE: THEFT BY TAKING (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

JOHN DANIEL FERGUSON: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

KEOSHA DELOUSAUX WHEELER: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; CRIMINAL TRESPASS (CATHERINE SMITH/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)

MATTHEW JAMES MCCARY: THEFT BY TAKING (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA HALPIN)

PIERRE DIJUAN GARLAND: FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA HALPIN)

DOUG ALLEN YOUNG: POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA HALPIN)

EMANUEL DEWAYNE JOHNSON: POSSESSION COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER; PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA HALPIN)

CEDRIC LEONARD JONES: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES WITHIN 1000' OF PARK (RAY AUMAN/BRIANA HALPIN)

ASHLEY BROOKS LAW: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION OF DRUG RELATED OBJECTS, 3 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

QUADRATTA ALASH IVEY: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT; CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY 2ND DEGREE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

DEXTER LAMAR TOLES: POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

TIMOTHY BRYANT MASON: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION OF DRUG RELATED OBJECT; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

MADONNA DARLENE NIX: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

JOHNTAVIES LENARD SAMUEL: FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD, 3 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

ROGER WILSON, JR.: POSSESSION COCAINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE; OBSTRUCTION OF OFFICER (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

TREMAYNE TREVARIS WOODARD: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; SPEEDING; FAILURE TO SECURE A SEAT SAFETY BELT ON A MINOR, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)

SAMANTHA SUE SPENCER: IDENTITY FRAUD; COMPUTER FORGERY; THEFT BY TAKING, 2 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)


*OCTOBER 9--13, 2017

HONORABLE BRIAN A. MCDANIEL, PRESIDING

MS. SALLY WILLIAMS, COURT REPORTER

COURTROOM #2, JUDICIAL CENTER

9:30 A.M.

15-CV-853 MARY LEE GOSS VS. JOHN HAMPTON BENNETT (BRENT J. SAVAGE/J. HOLDER SMITH, JR./W. JUSTIN PURVIS)

NON-JURY TRIALS

14-CV-1096 DEBORAH L. HIPPLE VS. ROBERT L. HIPPLE (JON V. FOREHAND/JOHN TURNER HOLT)