2017-08-24 / Front Page

Grand Jury returns indictments for pawn shop burglars and 31 others

Indictments were handed down by Wilkes County’s Grand Jury last week in a high-profile case involving three teenagers and the burglary of The Company Store in Washington.

All three of the alleged perpetrators were indicted for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, burglary in the second degree, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Tavaris Joquez Ramsey, Jaylan Tyquevious Maddox, and Dorian Joseph Welborn were arrested in connection with the break-in in June.

Investigation continues and some stolen items are still missing.

During the August term of court, the Grand Jury handed down a total of 34 indictments. True bills were returned on individuals as follows:

Tyrance Jarvarius Ashmore for bribery.

Marquavious Tyrell Bryant for burglary in the first degree.

Christopher Desmound Collins for aggravated assault, and terroristic threats and acts.

Crystal Jane Cox for burglary in the first degree.

Robert Cullars III for possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and theft by receiving stolen property.

In a separate case, Cullars was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Sanantonio Dorsey for bribery.

Christavian Jaswaun Doubilet for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and theft by taking.

Demont Latrell Gresham for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer; reckless driving; driving while license suspended; speeding; failure to wear seat safety belt; driving on wrong side of roadway; and three counts of failure to stop at stop sign.

Donald Lee Hicks for arson in the first degree, and obstruction of an officer.

Jody Franklin Hunter for sexual battery.

Grady Brinegar Jones for simple battery, and two counts of criminal trespass.

In a separate case, Jones was also indicted for aggravated stalking.

Brenda Fuller Kennedy for aggravated assault.

Jaylan Tyquevious Maddox for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act; two counts of burglary in the second degree; and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.

Sherry Lynn Mauldin for reckless conduct; three counts of obstruction of an officer; obstruction of emergency medical personnel; and disorderly conduct.

Michael Shayne McAvoy for two counts of obstruction of an officer; hit and run; driving while license suspended; no proof of insurance; and use of license plate to conceal identity.

Nyheem Milton for bribery.

David Moore Jr. for aggravated assault (family violence), and cruelty to children in the third degree.

Ridge Lee Moore for aggravated assault (family violence).

Tavaris Joquez Ramsey for two counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act; two counts of burglary in the second degree; possession of firearm during commission of a felony; and obstruction of an officer.

Brandon Kenneth Rogers for bribery.

Bryan Ray Rogers for theft by taking.

In a second case, Rogers was indicted for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; three counts of possession of a controlled substance; and transactions in drug related objects with intent that objects be used.

In a third case, he was also indicted for two counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon.

In a fourth case, Rogers was indicted for burglary in the first degree; two counts of theft by taking; and two counts of theft by receiving stolen property.

Justin Roy Rogers for burglary in the first degree; two counts of theft by taking; and two counts of theft by receiving stolen property.

In a second case, Rogers was indicted for two counts of possession of firearm by convicted felon.

Heather Tidwell Shannon for burglary in the first degree.

Antaveous Sturges for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and theft by taking.

Ty Verdi for burglary in the first degree.

Dorian Joseph Welborn for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act; two counts of burglary in the second degree; and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.

Joseph Ramsey Whitfield for aggravated assault (family violence), and criminal trespass.

Gavin Demarke Williams for obstruction of an officer; possession of cocaine; possession of marijuana (less than an ounce); and possession of drug related objects.

In addition to the 34 true bills, the Grand Jury returned 10 no bills.

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