Daycare worker who poured bleach into coworker’s soda sentenced to ten years

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A former daycare worker accused of pouring bleach into a coworker’s bottle of Mountain Dew has been sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years probation.

Sharon Lavette Sexion has been sentenced for the offense of criminal attempt to commit aggravated assault, after taking a plea deal. Superior Court Judge Daniel J. Craig sentenced Sexion in court on Thursday.

Judge Craig said the entire incident was caught on video.

The video showed Sexion going into the laundry room of the daycare center where she worked. She put some bleach in a plastic cup, went to the refrigerator and removed the bottle of Mountain Dew of her co-worker, Juanita Quattlebaum. She then poured the bleach into the bottle and returned the Mountain Dew bottle to the refrigerator.

The initial report was made on the next day when Quattlebaum stated she poured the drink into her cup and noticed a strong odor of bleach. According to the incident report, surveillance video couldn’t immediately link Sexion to the incident so Quattlebaum did not know who poured the bleach in her drink at the time.

Three days later, a separate report was filed naming Sexion for reckless conduct after investigators reviewed the video some more. Sharon Sexion is seen in the video bending into the refrigerator and pouring an unknown substance from a white cup into the soda bottle.

According to the arrest warrant, Sexion was accused of felony aggravated assault for using a deadly concoction which could result in serious bodily injury.

 

Mother’s Day card for grandma leads to mom beating boy, police say

A South Carolina mother has been accused of beating her young son after the boy made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother, but not one for her.

Spartanburg Police said Shontrell Murphy, 30, repeatedly hit her 6-year-old son after ripping up the card, Fox Carolina reported.

Murphy was charged with cruelty to children. She was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond.

Police said they found the boy crying when they went to the home Thursday for a report of a disturbance, the station reported. Officers said the grandmother told them her daughter slapped her grandson multiple times around the head.

Investigators said the boy’s sister told them their mother was upset because the Mother’s Day card her brother made wasn’t for her. She said the card was for their grandmother, according to the station.

The police report states that when Murphy realized the card wasn’t for her, she ripped it up and hit the boy repeatedly about the head, according to the station.

He was evaluated at a hospital and released.

The station reported that Murphy admitted to smacking the child but “does not believe it was in a hard or violent manner.”

Ex-Atlanta cop indicted, accused of helping murder suspect escape

A jury indicted a former Atlanta officer Friday on accusations he helped a murder suspect he knew avoid arrest, The Fulton County District Attorney’s office said.

Tommy Williams, 26, was one of several officers attempting to arrest Jabari Mathis in May 2015 for a murder in southwest Atlanta, when officials say Williams allowed the suspect to escape out a window of a home and leave the scene.

Mathis was wanted in connection with the April 2015 slaying of 50-year-old Gary Allen Mincy, who was found shot to death inside his vehicle in the 1100 block of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard.

Williams was instructed to monitor one of the windows, but instead let Mathis escape. Officers caught Mathis a short time later and took him to jail on murder, assault and attempted robbery charges.

Mathis later told officers he knew Williams and that he just let him go and “ran right past him.”

Williams later resigned from his position. He had been with the Atlanta Police Department since October 2012. He faces obstruction, hindering apprehension of a criminal and violation of oath charges.

9 YEAR OLD WINDER, GA BOY PASSED AWAY AFTER BEING SHOT

WINDER, Ga. — A 9-year-old boy has passed away after being shot inside of a Winder home, Barrow County authorities have confirmed.

The boy was found with gunshot wounds inside of a home on Avalon Court around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. He was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, but later succumbed to his injuries, according to Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith.

The boy’s name has not been released. On Wednesday, officials said the investigation into the circumstances behind the shooting was underway.

Smith said investigators are trying to determine if teh shooting was accidental or intentional.

Sketch released of suspect in violent parking lot rape

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ATLANTA — DeKalb County Police released a sketch of suspect in a violent rape.

According to police, an unidentified man pulled a gun on a woman, 27, in the parking lot of the Atlas LaVista Hills apartments on Parklake Drive. He is then accused of forcing his way into her car, driving it to a nearby parking lot where he sexually assaulted her.

The incident reportedly happened Sunday March 6.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the rape is encouraged to contact DeKlab County Police Department at (770) 724-7519.

Number of UGA students allegedly sexually assaulted by Athens man is growing

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The number of UGA students alleging they were preyed upon sexually by an Athens man who may have drugged them is growing.

The case against Andre Montez Jones, 27, began in December, when an 18-year-old UGA student ran bloodied and shirtless from Jones’ apartment, seeking help after he allegedly woke up in Jones’ apartment to find himself being sexually assaulted by his supposed friend, who then allegedly physically beat him.

Athens-Clarke County police arrested Jones on battery and aggravated sodomy by force charges. While Jones was free on a $10,000 bond, he was arrested a second time in February, on similar allegations made by another UGA student.

A third student came forward last month and spoke with a Sex Crimes Unit investigator, but did not want to file an official police report for fear of his identity becoming public.

Then a fourth UGA student came forward this past Wednesday, alleging Jones forcibly sodomized him. That 22-year-old did file a police report.

“As you can see this case is very fluid because additional victims have come forward,” said Lt. Jeff Clark, commanding officer of the Sex Crimes Unit. Still more potential victims are thought to possibly out there, he said.

There is no rush to charge Jones for the most recently reported alleged assault, as he is not going anywhere anytime soon. He’s been locked up at the Clarke County Jail since his second arrest, having been denied bail.

“This case is unique because the suspect has been charged and in custody,” Clarke said. “As a result, we are communicating closely with the District Attorney Office to determined the appropriate course of action regarding the additional charges.”

Police have stopped short of alleging Jones to be a sexual predator, but they said there are striking similarities between all of the allegations.

“All statements appear to be consistent with one another,” said Clark, referring to what all four UGA students had to say about their encounters with Jones.

Police have not disclosed details concerning any of the alleged assault, except for the first one because of unusual circumstance surrounding it. Allegations concerning that assault were written up in general terms by a patrol officer who met with the victim downtown, where he was pleading for help. There are no incident reports for the other alleged assaults, as the allegations were made by students during interviews with detectives.

Here is what is known based on information the patrol officer obtained from the first victim and wrote it up in an incident report:

Early the morning of Dec. 15, a shirtless 18-year-old UGA student with a bloody nose and other injuries was seen wandering around downtown, asking people to call police. He later told police he was physically assaulted by Jones at the suspect’s home at Whistlebury Walk apartments on Willow Street.

He said he completed taking a final exam the night before when he accepted Jones’ invitation to come over and watch a Netflix movie, police said.

After Jones allegedly gave the student a beer that was already opened, police said the next thing the student knew was he was naked in bed with Jones attempting to have oral sex with him.

After telling Jones he was not gay and “didn’t do things like that,” the student related to police he got dressed and tried taking his phone from the suspect, at which time Jones allegedly started attacking him. Unable to enlist the help of Jones’ roommate, police said the student ran from the apartment and knocked on neighbors’ doors but still could not find any help. That is when he ran downtown where he found someone to call 911.

Police said when they met with the student at a downtown intersection, he was not wearing a shirt, had a bloody nose, swollen eye and numerous scratches on his neck, face and elsewhere on his body.

He requested an ambulance because he felt like he might have a concussion, police said, and was subsequently taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

A different officer went to Jones’ apartment and interviewed the suspect, and the investigation was later turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division, police said.

Jones was subsequently arrested on charges of aggravated sodomy with force and battery.

On the sodomy charge, according to the arrest warrant, the victim was said to be “intoxicated and unable to give consent.”

Jones allegedly committed battery by “hitting (the victim) in the face and leaving scratches on his neck when the victim tried to stop him from performing oral sex…,” according to the warrant.

The first indication there might be other possible victims came on Dec. 16, when OnlineAthens reported Jones’ arrest.

In the reader comments section of OnlineAthens, someone calling themselves Long Arm of the Law posted:

“Yay! A friend of mine reported this menace a couple years ago but was so badly drugged that no one paid attention to him. When ACC police stopped to help him in a similar circumstance, Jones was released while my friend was taken into jail for underage possession. I wish there was a way to increase this guy’s sentence because he’s caused a lot of harm around Athens. I also hope that ACC will pay further attention to their victims and not lock away college students who were just assaulted.”

The student who came forward on Wednesday told police he was allegedly assaulted by Jones in 2013.

If anyone believes themselves to have been victimized by Jones, police are urging you to contact Det. Shannon Parker at (706) 613-3888, ext. 783, or shannon.parker@athensclarkecounty.com.

Anyone else who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can contact The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center. The agency provides a range of free services to child and adult students of sexual and physical abuse, including medical accompaniment, advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups. The Cottage also maintains a 24-hour crisis and information hotline, at (877) 363-1912.

For UGA students who affected by relationship and sexual violence, the University Health Center’s Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention program provides crisis intervention and support, safety planning, medical and legal accompaniment, as well as academic and housing accommodations. Call (706) 542-8690 or visit www.uhs.uga.edu/rsvp for more information.

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Man Beat Up for dressing as a woman… After they finish with him…

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A Lowndes County man says he was brutally attacked while he was dressed as a woman. Octaveous “Livian” Merritt says he planned to enjoy a quiet night hanging out with a friend, but ended up fearing for his life instead.

Merritt says three men attacked him, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries. He and his family want to make sure they get justice.

“I was just expecting to eat, and go have fun, you know, talk,” said Merritt. “But it really turned out to be my worst nightmare.”

Sunday night in Lowndes County, Merritt planned to hang out with a friend, Deion White.

Merritt says the night turned violent when two of White’s friends showed up.

“Next thing I know I see a guy come from out of the back room with a gun, and he was like go to the room, said Merritt. “Once they realized who I was they began to beat me, and he let them.”

Merritt is a 20-year-old man, but he sometimes dresses as a woman and goes by the name Livian.

Merritt says when White’s friends realized he’s a man, they started beating him. He ended up hospitalized with a broken eye socket, punctured lung and fractured jaw.

Merritt’s stepfather is irate.

“Deion knew he was a guy, and at some point the other guys knew he was a guy,” said father Travis Carter. “But y’all still wanted him, even knowing he’s not a girl, to still preform sexual activities with you guys.”

Merritt says at one point, one of White’s friends pulled out a gun and forced him to perform a sex act.

“Because he didn’t want to go any further, they beat him. Beat him really bad. Almost beat him to death,” said Carter.

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office authorities say they are still investigating the incident, and more charges are possible.

“They just kept beating me, and I forgot how I got out the door,” said Merritt.

So far, White is the only one arrested, and the only one charged with battery.

“I’m pretty sure the detective is good at what he does, he will piece it all together,” said Carter.

White is free on bond as the investigation continues.

Friends of Merritt started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his medical bills.

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? I’M A SEX OFFENDER HIDING OUT… CHRISTOPHER M WILLIAMS

Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr reached out the community via Facebook Tuesday afternoon to alert them about a wanted sex offender.

Christopher Machello Williams was issued multiple arrest warrants, including failure to register as a sex offender and violation of probation. His original charges were sexual battery, fleeing an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and more, according to the sheriff’s post.

Darr advised the public to not apprehend Williams, a 34-year-old black man who stands at about 6 foot 1 inch and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

“He is considered armed and dangerous,” Darr said. “Call law enforcement immediately upon sight.”

The sheriff would like anyone with information about Williams to call the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office at 706-653-4225 or send him a Facebook message. An anonymous tip can also be delivered through the agency’s app.

Murder in Savannah GA by 17 year old Arheem DeLoach

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A Chatham County grand jury indicted a man for shooting and killing another man in June of 2015.

Arheem DeLoach is now indicted for malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and other counts.

DeLoach is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jamell Law, while robbing him.

Police say Law was found dead in a stolen car that had crashed into a vacant home on West 41st Street.

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