May term Grand Jury returns 38 True Bills
Published 6:20 pm Friday, May 6, 2016
The May Term Grand Jury for Decatur County convened Monday and returned 38 True Bills of Indictment, two No Bills and one continue case.
Among the True Bills were three instances of child abuse.
“It used to be something that probably didn’t get as much notoriety back in the day,” District Attorney Joe Mulholland said. “Nowadays, people are much more cognizant about bringing these charges to light.”
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Karimah Rhazenna Dicks was charged on three counts of Cruelty to Children in the First Degree. Between March 14-16, Dicks was indicted for allegedly beating his three children with a metal object resembling a belt buckle.
Jack Smith was charged with three counts of child molestation, one for three separate instances with different children between May and August 2015.
A third child abuse-related indictment was handed to Jordan Chase Wheeler, who was given one county of Sexual Exploitation of Cildren and a count of Obscene Internet Contact with a Child. Wheeler enticed a minor into sending him photos of her pubic area and engaged in sexual texts with the child.