The week of July 31--August 4, 2017 will be criminal jury trials in Thomas County, with the Honorable Brian A. McDaniel presiding. There will be a list below, closer to the date.
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.
*JULY 31, 2017
HONORABLE BRIAN A. MCDANIEL, PRESIDING
MS. SALLY WILLIAMS, COURT REPORTER
COURTROOM #1, JUDICIAL CENTER
HORACE WESLEY BARBER: KIDNAPPING; RAPE; AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO RAPE; FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD FRAUD (CATHERINE SMITH/JAMI LEWIS)
IRA LEE WALDEN, JR.: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/DON LYLES)
KELVIN LAMON WYNN: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS; POSLSESSION FIREARM BY FIRST OFFENDER PROBATIONER (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)
DONTAE MCRAE: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/RICK COLLUM)
WHITNEY NICOLE MYLES: THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, 8 COUNTS (JIM PRINE/BRIANA HALPIN)
PRESTON DELON JONES: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/CHRIS AMBROSE)
UNDRE SHERROD HATCHETT: ARSON 1ST DEGREE (CATHERINE SMITH/CHRIS AMBROSE)
JOANN CLARK: THEFT OF LOST OR MISLAID PROPERTY (JIM PRINE/STEVEN B. KELLEY)
DONALD BRECE WOOLVERTON: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; POSSESSION AMPHETAMINE; POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE (JIM PRINE/RON BECKSTROM)
DALVEYON TYSHEEM LAMONS: BURGLARY 2ND DEGREE (JIM PRINE/HAYDEN WILLIS)
PERCEL EDWARD O'NEAL: STATUTORY RAPE; INTERFERENCE WITH CUSTODY (CATHERINE SMITH/CHEVENE B. KING, JR.)
WAYNE HAROLD HOWELL: STATUTORY RAPE (CATHERINE SMITH/BRIANA HALPIN)
ANTHONY CLAYTON: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT (JIM PRINE/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
TIMOTHY DEWAYNE DEAN: HABITUAL VIOLATOR (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
DRAOONE DESHAWN HAMPTON: CROSSING GUARDLINE WITH CONTRABAND; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (RAY AUMAN/BETSY WHITTINGHILL)
MONTE PAUL CLARK, JR.: POSSESSION CONTRABAND BY AN INMATE, 2 COUNTS; POSSESSION MARIJUANA LESS THAN AN OUNCE (RAY AUMAN/DON LYLES)
ELESHA DIANE HUDSON: POSSESSION METHAMPHETAMINE; NO PROOF OF INSURANCE; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)
SHAUNTAVIA DENISE BATES, AKA SHAUNTAVIS DENISE GREEN: AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, 2 COUNTS; RECKLESS DRIVING; HIT AND RUN (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)
RONNIE MOSES BRYANT: POSSESSION MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE; FAILURE TO STOP (JIM PRINE/DON LYLES)