Grand Jury returns 41 True Bills of Indictment

Published 8:03 pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The November 2015, Grand Jury term for Decatur County, which convened on Monday, returned 41 True Bills of Indictment, one No Bill of Indictment and one case was continued for the term. The charges of those indicted range from sexual offenses such as child molestation, sexual exploitation of children and rape to various property crimes, robberies and drug charges.

Rickey Montell Benyard is charged with child molestation alleged to have taken place on or about July 27 of this year with a child under the age of 16. Benyard is also charged with sodomy for the act that allegedly occurred at Boulevard Park on Boulevard Drive in Bainbridge.

Alfred Joseph Bevens was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children for allegedly taking and sending nude photos of an underage girl depicting “sexually explicit conduct,” according to court documents. Bevens was also charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony for allegedly offering a woman money to take sexually explicit pictures of her underage children.

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Khalil Kashawn Dixon and Gregory Bernard Murphy are charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of battery for allegedly robbing two teens with a piece of “concrete rock” as a weapon and burglarizing a home on Miluli Avenue. Dixon is also separately charged with burglary and escape. On Aug. 6, while in custody in relation to the armed robberies, Dixon intentionally escaped custody.

Jamere Deion Smart is charged with raping a woman in August of this year. He is also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly hitting her in the head with a gun, terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to murder her and battery for allegedly punching another man in the face on the same day. (Editor’s note: The charges of rape, aggravated assault and terroristic threats were dropped)

Reginald Colston was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for allegedly possessing alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), which is also known as Flakka, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Flakka is a synthetic stimulant drug.