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By LEANN McCOY
Staff Writer

    Two murder trials could be heard in the summer session of the Grenada County Circuit Court, including the wrap-up of a 2003 murder involving an elderly woman. 
According to court records, Michael Strickland, 36, is scheduled to be tried for murder on Tuesday, Aug. 10, for the 2003 shooting death of his grandmother, Maggie Travis, 79.  
    Travis was shot June 29, 2003, while she lay in bed at her home at 831 Plum Street. Shots were fired through a window. 
    In another case to be heard on Thursday, Aug. 5, Taunya Booker, 58, is charged with the 2009 murder of her husband, Lester Booker, 65, according to court records.
    He was stabbed and killed Aug. 21, 2009, at Federation Towers.
According to the circuit court schedule, a status conference and scheduling order was set for yesterday for two other murder cases.
    The judge was scheduled to meet with prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of John Wayne McChriston Jr., 22, who is charged with two counts of capital murder in the 2009 stabbing deaths of the Rev. James “Jimmy” Stauddy, 69, and Martha Stoker, 47, in Holcomb.
    They were set to go over the status of the case and set a date for the trial. 
    The same was on the calendar in the case of Latondrea Neshay Smith, 25, who is charged with murder in the January drowning death of her 23-year-old son, Jermiah Smith.
    Dates and other information for the two cases will be released as it comes available.
    The plea day for Grenada is set for Friday at 9 a.m. According to court records, this is the schedule of cases:

Monday, July 26
Court starts Monday, July 26 with the following cases:
    Davon Hull is charged with aggravated assault.
    In two separate cases, Christopher Jones is charged with two counts of sale of methylenedioxymethamphetamine, enhanced for the sale being within 1,500 feet of     Henry Ross is charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a Jan. 2009 incident where he reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint, kidnapped him, and shot a woman in the stomach and leg.  
    According to incident reports, Ross reportedly robbed the man and shot the woman after riding around. The man escaped and was found in Montgomery County.  
    Ross could face sentence enhancements if he is convicted because of being considered an habitual offender. 
    According to court records, Ross was arrested in June 2007 for felon in possession of a firearm and arrested in July 1991 for aggravated assault and possession of cocaine.
    Marquis Wiggins is charged with unauthorized possession of an electronic device or cell phone in a correctional facility.
    Mary Rosenthall is charged with possession of less than one kilogram, but more than 30 grams of marijuana with intent to sell or transfer, and possession of cocaine with intent.
    In three separate cases, James Emanuel Austin is charged with three counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance.
    Terrell E. Dixon is charged with felony driving under the influence.
    Chad Lee Whitten is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.
    Marcus Lee Perry is charged with felony driving under the influence.
    Stephen Booth is charged with motor vehicle theft.
    Desmond Barnes is charged with grand larceny and receiving stolen property.
    Anthony Bradley is charged with possession of alcohol in a correctional facility.
    Bobby Evans is charged with possession of marijuana more than 30 grams, but     Joe Lewis Goldman is charged with possession of more than 30 grams of     James Early Jones, aka James Clark, is charged with receiving stolen property.
    Robert Loggins is charged with grand larceny. 
    Desmon Deon Perry is charged with felony driving under the influence.
    Jerry Pritchett is charged with possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana with intent.
    Joseph Sentell Watson is charged with felony shoplifting.
    Dave Wiggins Jr. is charged with felony driving under the influence.
    Bridget R. Powdill is charged with possession of a forged or fraudulent prescription.
    Shun Ray is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana, less than 30 grams. 
    Robert Loggins is charged with receiving stolen property.
    Charles D. Deloach, Willie Deloach, and Roderick Daniels, are each charged with felony malicious mischief.
    According to court records, the three are charged for reportedly shooting out the back glass and rear passenger glass of a car and a window of a home in the 200 block of Levee Street in 2009. 
    The malicious mischief charge, while usually a misdemeanor, becomes a felony if damages exceed $500.
    Sedric Deon Conley is charged with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana. 
    Nicholas Trent Dozier is charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a felon and felony driving under the influence. 
    Richard Wendell Smart is the only case set for Thursday, July 29.
Smart, 43, is charged with 80 counts of child exploitation.
    His wife, Pauline Elizabeth Smart, 33, whose case will be heard on Thursday, Aug. 5, is charged with seven counts of child exploitation.
    The couple were arrested in may 2009 and were charged after photographs and videos of a child engaging in sexually explicit activities were found by officers on several disks, a USB drive and a computer.

Monday, Aug. 2
    Rosie Cobbs is charged with possession of cocaine with intent.
    Anthony Harvey is charged with possession of cocaine with intent.
    Jimmy Jeffords Jr. is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals,     Hope Denman is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals, and possession of more than 30, but less than 40 dosage units of methamphetamine.
    Chad Lee Whitten is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals, and possession of less than one-tenth a gram of methamphetamine.
    Michael Turner is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals, and possession of less than one-tenth a gram of methamphetamine.

    Tuesday, Aug. 3
    Damien C. Powell is charged with two counts of burglary of a building.
    Edward Ross is charged with burglary of a dwelling. If convicted, his sentencing could be enhanced because he is considered an habitual offender. 
    In a separate case, Ross is charged with burglary of a dwelling, sexual battery, and robbery.
    According to court records, Ross, 53, broke into a home in the 200 block of South Line Street and assaulted the victim and stole approximately $83 and a cell phone from the home in February 2009. If convicted, Ross’s sentence could be enhanced because he is considered an habitual offender. Ross was previously convicted of seven counts of uttering forgery in 2007, burglary of a dwelling in 1981 and 1977, and voyeurism in 1975, according to court records.

Monday, Aug. 9
    Markeith Deantwon Williams is charged with armed robbery.
    Robert Lee Foster II is charged with first degree arson and aggravated assault. According to court records, the charges come from an April 30 incident where Foster reportedly threw a molotov cocktail into a home in the 800 block of Cherry Street causing severe damage to the home. The cocktail struck a young woman, which resulted in second-degree burns on her back and neck.
    William A. Ingram aka Tony is charged with burglary of a dwelling.

Wednesday, Aug. 11 
    Cordellra McCaley is charged with two counts of armed robbery.
    Charles E. Anthony is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals, possession of more than two grams, but less than 10 grams of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana less than 30 grams.

    Willie Coffey Jr. is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.
    Eurietha Bell is charged with possession of more than 250 grams, but less than 500 grams of marijuana.
    Jason Bray is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals. 

Wednesday, Aug. 18
    Cordellra McCaley is charged with unauthorized possession of an electronic device or cell phone in a correctional facility.
    Donna Faye McRee is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, manufacture of methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine.
    Kalena Zess is charged with unlawful possession of precursor chemicals and possession of less than one-tenth a gram of methamphetamine.   
    Judge Clarence E. Morgan III is scheduled to preside.


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