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Man indicted for strangulation, attack

SoVaNow.com / April 23, 2014


A Mecklenburg County grand jury on Monday handed down indictments against 26 individuals, including Joseph Allen Overby for the alleged strangulation and malicious and unlawful wounding of Danielle Newton.

Overby was also charged with violating a protective order.

Chad Thomas Wilbourne was charged with three counts of violating a protective order, one involving the person identified as SLW, one involving the person identified as SW and the third involving the person identified as JAW.

Anthony Cornelius Thomas, AKA Cornelius Anthony Thomas, was charged with one count of malicious and unlawful wounding of Tashanda Michelle Coleman.

Gordon Walker Wells, Jr. was charged with one count of cruelty to animals that resulted in the death of the animal.

Willlie Lawrence Crute, Jr. was charged with one count of malicious and unlawful wounding of Kindley Lee Gregory, using a piece of wood.

Christopher Keith Newton was charged with one count of kidnapping with intent to defile, a person identified by the initials of T.K.

Corey Antwan Beamon was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Kelvin Hargrove was charged with one count of breaking and entering into the dwelling of Alexander Harvey.

Vehicle related charges were brought against Derick Steven Lewis who was charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

William Carnell Gill was charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant or drug, and Roger Lee Davis, who was also involved with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or other intoxicant, was indicted.

Several individuals were indicted on theft charges.

Faith Lacks Williams, Johnny Mac Williams, Jr. and Christopher H. Russell were each separately charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of felony theft for entering and removing property valued at more than $200 from the former Sherwood Foods building in Chase City. The building and its contents is owned by Bank of America.

In a separate incident, Vernon William Holtman, Jr. was also charged with one count of breaking and entering and one count of felony theft for entering and removing property valued at more than $200 from the former Sherwood Foods building in Chase City.

Tazhaun Khari Sanderson was charged with one count of theft of a motor vehicle belonging to Jimmy Ray Denny.

Shannon Bagbey Walker and James Earl Thomas were each separately charged with one count of theft of property valued at more than $200 belonging to Hensley’s Well Drilling.

Michael Anthony Boyd, Robert N. Boyd, Jr., AKA Robert Nelson Boyd, Jr. and Douglas Quinn Kizzie were each separately charged with one count of theft of property belonging to Food Lion and valued at more than $200.

Frances Wilkins Rogers was charged with one count of theft of property from Walmart valued at less than $200, after having been previously convicted on two or more other occasions of a substantially similar offense.

Shantae Roberts was charged with one count of embezzlement of property from Walmart valued at more than $200.

Heather Renae Hudson was charged with one count of felonious destruction of property belonging to Joseph Johnson and valued at more than $1,000.

Those charged with drug related offenses include Roy John Dahlquist who was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and Donald Wayne Champion and Tyler Paul Womer who were each separately charged with possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance. Champion allegedly possessed Fentanyl and Womer alleged possessed amphetamines.

Indictments are not findings of guilt, but rather a determination that sufficient evidence exists to bring the cases to trial.

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