Grand Jury returns 45 True Bills

Published 6:28 pm Friday, February 10, 2017

The adjourned November term Grand Jury for Decatur County returned 45 true bills and five no bills on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Three cases were also continued for the term.

“This grand jury was an adjourned term so they knew the ropes and how things worked,” District Attorney Joe Mulholland said. “We got through the cases in one day and I think went through 50-some cases so they were very diligent in what they needed to do and got everything done.”

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Included in the true bills was an indictment of Antonio Demarquis Glenn for the murders of Marcus Bell and Quentieria Knight who were killed on Sept. 14, 2015 and April 29, 2016 respectively.

The Grand Jury also returned a true bill for Jamie Hahn who was accused of five counts of child molestation stemming multiple incidents of abuse between October 2010 and July 2011.

Derrick Crews was indicted on one count of aggravated sexual battery and four counts of child molestation after allegedly assaulting a female under the age of 16 in September. Raul Villegas was indicted on one count of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery after allegedly assaulting a female in September.

The Grand Jury also returned a true bill of indictment for Danta Miller on one count of rape and one count of escape after he allegedly assaulted a female in December and then escaped from Decatur County jail.

“We had some sexual offenses that were pretty serious that we are going to have to try in the next couple terms and we look forward to doing that,” Mulholland said. “We will certainly prosecute them to the full extent of the law and do what we feel is right based on the severity of the charges.”

Ronnie Aaron Parrish, the alleged victim in a beating and subsequent cover-up up by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, was given a true bill on two counts of burglary in the first degree, one count of burglary in the second degree, one count of entering auto and one count of theft by receiving stolen property from an incident occurring in June.  He was also formerly accused of one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Mulholland said that to expedite the process, in Georgia they are able to process minor felonies as an accusation and don’t have to be presented before a grand jury.

“On minor offenses the legislator has decided to allow the DA to just go ahead and sign off on those without having the grand jury decide whether to true bill or no bill the case,” he said.

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