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Grand jury indicts 3 on murder charges

Grand jury indicts 3 on murder charges

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 9:04 pm
By: Chris Menees Messenger Staff Reporter

 By CHRIS MENEES Staff Reporter Three local men have been indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from the October 2009 beating death of a South Fulton man. Rolie Lee Edmaiston Jr. of Union City and brothers Jeff Tyler Woodruff and Sean Brandon Woodruff, both of South Fulton, were indicted for second-degree murder and aggravated assault by the February term of the Obion County grand jury, which convened earlier this week. The charges are in con-nection with the death of David Cranford, 45, of South Fulton, who died Oct. 9, 2009, at a Jackson hospital after being assaulted in an Oct. 5 incident at the Pop A Top Bar in Union City. He had sustained severe head injuries, according to police. Edmaiston and the Wood-ruff brothers were initially charged with aggravated assault after the incident but an upgraded charge of second-degree murder was added against each of them following Cranford’s death. They appeared for a preliminary hearing in Obion County General Sessions Court on Nov. 5, during which time their case was bound over to the grand jury. The indictment in the case topped a list of 51 indictments handed down by the grand jury, which convenes every February, June and October in Obion County to hear evidence in cases and determine whether charges should be levied by indictment. Eleven of the indictments on the list remain sealed, or secret, pending the arrests of suspects on capiases. Those indictments will be made public by Obion County Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson once arrests are made. All of those indicted will be arraigned Monday beginning at 9 a.m. in Obion County Circuit Court. The list of indictments from the February term of the grand jury, excluding those which remain sealed, also includes: • Danny Reginald Barnes — aggravated assault, two counts. • Garry Dewayne Boyd and Keiosha Marie Fitzgerald — possession of a controlled substance with intent and simple possession. • Frank Bernard Boykin — aggravated stalking, two counts, and retaliation for past action, two counts. • Tammy Terrell Chambers — failure to appear. • Eric Lynn Choate — possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, two counts, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. • Quintie Michelle Cox — motor vehicle habitual offender act violation. • Jeremy Lee Daniels — possession of a controlled substance with intent and unlawful drug paraphernalia. • Jeremy Lee Daniels and Jacqulin Nicole Howington — possession of a controlled substance with intent, drug paraphernalia (both), theft (Daniels only) and theft (Howington only). • Gary Dwayne Davis — driving on a suspended license, simple possession, two counts, and tampering with evidence. • Gary Dwayne Davis — possession of a controlled substance with intent, simple possession, three counts, unlawful drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. • Jimmy Dale Deuter — violation of sex offender registry. • Melissa Ann East — forgery, five counts. • Jay C. Frame and Kelly May Sawyer — promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, two counts, drug paraphernalia (both) and evading arrest (Frame only). • Samantha Joe Franks — theft. • Keith Richard Gibson — evading arrest, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance with intent and simple possession. • James Montana Glidewell — vandalism. • Melvin Michael Harrison and Amanda Marie Williams — criminal conspiracy to commit promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, attempt to commit promotion of manufacture of methamphetamine and attempt to commit theft. • Cory Lee Hart, Gregory Gene Pannell and Steven Ray Vaughn — conspiracy to commit promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, attempt to commit promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and attempt to commit theft of property. • Edward Wilson Herndon II — tampering with or fabricating evidence, possession of a controlled substance with intent and evading arrest. • Aaron Phillip Johnson — simple possession, priors and drug paraphernalia. • Ashley Deandre Johnson — retaliation for past action. • James Bradley Kent, Bobby Clint Powers and Jamie Katherine Blankenship — contraband in a penal institution and conspiracy to commit contraband in a penal institution. • Michael Shannon McKee — theft. • Billy Lynn McNeely — aggravated burglary and theft. • John Dustin Morris, Jennifer Marie Dorse, Colter Thane Gourley, Donna Ann Gourley, Jesse Lee Palmer, Haleaka Michelle Tidwell and Krystal Dawn Slavick — promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine (all) and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture (the Gourleys only). • David Anthony Morse — driving under the influence, priors, driving on a revoked driver’s license, priors and implied consent. • Barney Lynn Newcomb — possession of a controlled substance with intent. • Denny Lee Pinion and Melissa Ann East — theft. • Tiffany Michelle Pollock — theft. • Brandy Michelle Ross — forgery, three counts. • William Shane Shaw — driving under the influence and priors. • James Randall Stewart — improper use or display of military decorations, medals or badges, five counts. • James Randall Stewart and Michael Andrew Kimmons — burglary, theft, burglary, theft, burglary and theft (Stewart only), burglary and theft (both). • Joe Ryan Thompson — aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance with intent, two counts, unlawful drug paraphernalia and possession of explosive components. • Dan Joe Twining — manufacture of a controlled substance, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, simple possession and unlawful drug paraphernalia. • Christopher Shane Walker — motor vehicle habitual offender violation. • Donny Ray Warren, Kylie Denise Lyon and Paul Dean Warren — sale of a controlled substance (Donny Warren and Lyon only) and possession of a controlled substance with intent (Paul Warren only). • Gary Alen Wilgus — aggravated statutory rape. • Dwayne Marion Winfield and Brenda Deanna Flatt — identity theft, three counts, and forgery, eight counts (Winfield only), and forgery (both). ——— Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by e-mail at cmenees@ucmessenger.com. Published in The Messenger 2.3.10

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