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Date set for Chipp trial

Updates on pending criminal cases

POSTED: May 15, 2007 5:02 a.m.

A tentative trial has been scheduled for former Midway volunteer firefighter Calvin Chipp for May 29. He is charged with murder in the April 2005 death of Roger Harrell. They got into a fight at the Sky Box in Midway. A grand jury felt enough evidence was presented to proceed with a trial dated in the case that also alleges Chipp was in possession of a vehicle with altered identification during the reported offense.

Hawthorne shootout
Trumein Stanley, 18, will soon face the grand jury on allegations he participated in reckless conduct, criminal street-gang activity, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property (second degree) and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, during a shootout in the Hawthorne subdivision in Hinesville in October 2006. Stanley is currently in jail while his lawyers try to get his bond reduced. He also faces possible charges of an armed robbery that took place in October 2005.

Buchannan stabbing case
Latasha Jackson had a preliminary hearing on allegations she stabbed 76-year-old Roosevelt Buchannan at his home on Azalea Street in November. Jackson may face murder charges since Buchannan died while in intensive care after his injuries.

Caswell shooting case
Noel Doye was indicted in February for reportedly shooting Calvin Caswell. Caswell and his wife, Thelma, supposedly found Doye asleep in their home on Pinafore Road and when he awoke he allegedly shot Caswell, and held Thelma at gunpoint. His arraignment is pending in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. There are also other agencies that have placed a hold on Doye for other reported criminal activity.

Child’s death
Andrea Wilson and Corey Brown face a possible motion in May for their reported involvement in the death of Prince Davis Jr., 3, on Jan. 16. If indicted, they may face the death penalty.

Ok-Cha Fashion armed robbery
A preliminary hearing determined probable cause in the reported armed robbery and sexual assault of a store clerk at Ok-Cha Fashion and Beauty Supply store in Hinesville in March 2007. Christopher Fletcher is tentatively scheduled to stand in front of the grand jury as early as September.

 

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