Stockbridge man held in alleged child sex case

By Kathy Jefcoats

McDONOUGH — A Stockbridge man is being held in the Henry County Jail on charges he lured a child to a basement to molest her, said police.

Shawn Cameron Richardson, 22, of Chimney Ridge Trail, is charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Chief Magistrate Judge Robert Godwin set bond at $5,000 and appointed Richardson a public defender. Richardson made his first appearance Monday morning.

Police said Richardson lured a 12-year-old girl to the basement of a Jonesboro home Sunday and molested her.

Carlos Rico Walker Jr., 18, of Godby Road in Atlanta, is charged with sexual battery and child molestation. He is being held in the Henry County Jail on $10,000 bond. Police said he had improper physical contact with two females Nov. 21 at a Stockbridge home. Godwin appointed Walker a public defender and bound over the case to a grand jury.

Javonte Marquis Wright, 17, of Oak Hollow Lane in Hampton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. He bonded out of the Henry County Jail following his arrest earlier this month for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student at Luella High School.

Police said Wright and the female student, 14, were behind the school Nov. 2 when he asked her to perform a sex act. When she reportedly refused, police said Wright pushed her to the ground and forced her.

Wright is charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, solicitation of sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

John Monroe Barnes Jr., 21, of Pullin Road in McDonough, is being held in the Henry County Jail on $10,000 bond for failing to register as a sex offender. Police said Barnes was convicted of sexual battery in February in Clayton County and failed to report his change of address.

John Kyle Bailey, 45, of Sherri Court in McDonough, bonded out after his arrest on a felony theft by taking charge. Police said Bailey agreed in April to sell a $48,077 refrigerated truck to a McDonough business after he’d already sold it to another company. Godwin reset his preliminary hearing to Dec. 11.

A Lithonia man who served prison time for shoplifting in Clarke, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties is being held in the Henry County Jail on $1,258 bond for allegedly stealing $629 in air tools from O’Reilly’s Auto Parts in Stockbridge in April.

Police said Edgar Thomas Barker Jr., 37, of High Gate Lane, took the tools while an alleged accomplice distracted the clerk.

Georgia Department of Corrections records show Barker was released from prison in December 2002 after serving time for shoplifting.

Reynaldo Rafael McCoy, 54, of Stanton Road in Conyers, is being held on $1,200 bond for deposit account fraud. Police said he wrote a $3,049 check to Patrick Rentals for a zero-turn radius mower July 9 and returned it Aug. 14. Police said the check was returned for insufficient funds and the McDonough business has been unsuccessful in getting McCoy to resolve the issue.

One of four codefendants in a burglary made her first appearance in Henry Magistrate Court Monday. Lori Lee Thurston, 37, of Garden Gate Drive in Cornelia, is being held on $25,000 bond in a May 2 burglary.

Police said Thurston, Angela Marie Britt, 34, Jason Edward Stallings, 27, and Steven Gerald Watts Jr., 33, broke into a Lakeshore Drive home in Stockbridge.

Police said the four removed appliances worth about $600 from the house. Georgia Department of Corrections show Britt and Watts to be convicted felons who served time in state prisons for drugs and other offenses. Watts spent seven different stretches in prison.

Clayton County records show Stallings, also a convicted felon, has two outstanding cases in Superior Court, both dealing with assault and weapons.

A Colorado man facing drug charges waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. Johnnie Bert Reece, 39, of California Street in Denver, posted a $5,000 bond after being arrested in October following a traffic stop on I-75 southbound near mile marker 228 in Stockbridge. Reece is charged with felony possession of marijuana. Police said they found two bags of marijuana and a joint in the car occupied by Reece and Michael Allen Christian, 45, of Elm Street in Denver.

An alleged accomplice in an Aug. 17 armed robbery made his first appearance in Henry Magistrate Court Monday. Police arrested Joseph William List Jr., 34, of Locust Road in Locust Grove, for allegedly robbing a man of $58 and a woman of her cell phone at a Saddle Creek Drive home in McDonough. Joseph Daniel Lambeth, 31, is also being held without bond in the same case after his first appearance Friday.

Both men will have to petition Superior Court for a bond on the charge.

Dominique Jamarcus Veal, 17, of Rock Quarry Road in Stockbridge, was allowed to sign himself out of the Henry County Jail after his first appearance in court Monday morning. Police said Veal beat up a 15-year-old Aug. 31 and charged him with battery.

Richard Harris Sawyer, 38, of Steele Branch Court in Hampton, is charged with criminal damage to property. He bonded out after his arrest Sunday and could return to court Dec. 6 for a preliminary hearing.

Police said Sawyer hit the alleged victim’s truck with his hands, causing more than $500 damage to the left side mirror.

Valario Antonio White, 43, of Solomon Drive in Ellenwood, is charged with battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said he pushed his live-in girlfriend to the ground and bit her fingers and face. White was released from the Henry County Jail on his own recognizance.

Zachary Tucker King, 20, of Sedgefield Drive in Jonesboro, is charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Police arrested King Sunday after a traffic stop. Police said King was carrying baggies of the drugs in the waistband of his pants.

Godwin set a $3,500 bond.

Masaru Nagai, 38, of Monarch Village Way in Stockbridge, is charged with obstruction of an officer and battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the home Saturday and found Nagai reportedly fighting with his wife.

Police said Nagai pretended to not know English and resisted arrest. Godwin dropped a charge of false imprisonment and gave Nagai an OR bond, allowing him to sign himself out of jail.

Jacob Tyler Sexton, 17, of Lullwater Way in McDonough, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property. Police said he took a safe, gun and military computer from a home on Post Oak Court in McDonough. Police said they found the computer under Sexton’s bed.

Godwin set a $1,050 bond.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.