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Mecklenburg grand jury indicts 18 suspects for range of crimes

SoVaNow.com / June 20, 2018
A Mecklenburg County grand jury handed down indictments against 18 individuals this week, including Christopher Isaiah Williams of Brodnax, who has been charged with one felony count of malicious wounding.

In April, Williams was indicted on one felony count of second degree murder, one felony count for discharging a firearm inside an occupied building and two felony counts for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Williams allegedly was one of two men involved in a shooting at Mecklenburg Manor in South Hill on Feb. 16.

In other indictments issued Monday, Keith Maurice Haskins of South Hill was charged with one felony count of abduction by force or intimidation. In May he was indicted on one felony count of strangulation of another and one felony count of breaking and entering. All three charges are tied to the same event.

Seven individuals were charged with drug related offenses.

Lenard Jiggetts of South Hill was charged with one felony count for possession with intent to distribute between a half ounce and five pounds of marijuana, one felony count for possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance after having been convicted one or two prior times of the same or similar offense, one felony count of child abuse, and one misdemeanor count for possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Malik Jomel Meredith of Lawrenceville was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute between a half ounce and five pounds of marijuana and one misdemeanor count for carrying a concealed weapon.

James Ryan Hite, aka William Arlington Hite of South Hill, was charged with one felony count of possession of oxycodone.

Kevin Devonte Henson, aka Kevin Devonte Herson of Lithonia, Ga., was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to distribute more than five pounds of marijuana and one felony count of transporting a controlled substance into Virginia, namely more than five pounds of marijuana.

Edward Brandon Jones of Baskerville was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture or distribute cocaine.

Elson Primus of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with one felony count for possession with intent to distribute between a half ounce and five pounds of marijuana.

Damian Rashad Northington of La Crosse was charged with one felony count for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance, namely hydrocodone.

Taliah Shanika Bracey of La Crosse was charged with one felony count of unlawful bodily injury and one misdemeanor count of intentional destruction of property valued at less than $1,000.

Jason Allan Capps of South Hill was charged with one felony count of obtaining a credit card through larceny.

Jasmine Cheri-Nichelle Adams of Brodnax was charged with one felony count of obtaining a credit card through larceny, one felony count of credit card fraud and one felony count of credit card factoring.

Richard Alfred McSpadden III of Chase City was charged with one felony count of shoplifting after having been convicted of the same or similar offense on two or more occasions and two additional felony counts of shoplifting.

Gwendolyn Lynette Williams of Durham, N.C. was charged with one felony count of grand larceny.

Kelly Woodrome of Alberta was charged with assault of a law enforcement official.

Earl Matthew Tisdale of South Hill was charged with one felony count of breaking and entering.

Michael Jerome Drummond of Lawrenceville was charged with two felony counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence after having a prior related felony conviction and one felony count of driving after having been declared a habitual offender.

David Lucas Czerniawski of South Hill was charged with one felony count of failure to report an accident in which the damage exceeded $1,000.

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

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