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Busy term for September grand jury

POSTED: November 1, 2017 5:00 a.m.

Liberty County’s grand jury handed down a number of indictments during its September term.
Among those indicted are:
Nicholas Bacon: Bacon is accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 in her car at the Fleming Short Stop convenience store on Highway 196, as they returned from Savannah. Bacon was indicted for murder, malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to commit a felony.
In June, Judge Glen A. Cheney set a cash bond of $250,000 and property bond of $500,000. Bacon remains in jail.
Philemon Jackson: Jackson is accused of killing teenager Clyde A. Weeks on Feb. 15 at Eagles Landing Subdivision. Jackson was indicted for murder, felony murder, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to certain felonies. In March, Jackson had bond set at $500,000 cash or $1 million property by Judge Robert Russell. In July, his bond was reduced to $350,000 cash, $700,000 property. Out on bond, Jackson is to have no contact with the victim’s family or witnesses, according to the court.
Jermaine Mealy: Mealy is accused of killing Hinesville resident Nathaniel Brown in June 2015. Mealy was indicted on malice, murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to commit a felony. At the time of the incident Mealy was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and was attending military training in Texarkana, Texas, preparing to be transferred to Hunter Army Airfield. While in training, Mealy received a phone call from his wife informing him that their Hinesville home had been burglarized. During the initial investigation, it was reported that Mealy drove home overnight to check on the well-being of his wife and home. Upon arrival, Mealy found Brown inside his home, a fight ensued and Brown was shot during the scuffle, police said. In July Mealy posted bond.
Tyler James McGriff and Herbert Roberts: McGriff and Roberts are accused of killing Shaun Williams at Harbor Rain Apartments on July 14, 2016, during an alleged drug deal gone wrong.
McGriff was indicted on murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Roberts was indicted on murder, felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a firearm during the commission or attempt to certain felonies McGriff and Roberts remain in jail.

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