Grand jury indicts Acy
The grand jury indicted Charles Acy in the deaths of Jevonta Dickey and Shaquan Richardson Thursday.
Acy, 18, of 1104 Whitworth Ext, was indicted on two counts of DUI homicide.
Dickey and Richardson died Oct. 14 just days before they would have played in the Brookhaven High School homecoming game.
Their 2008 Ford F-150 was allegedly hit by Acy’s 2003 Hummer. Richardson was pronounced dead on the scene, and Dickey was transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, according to Deputy Coroner Ricky Alford.
In October, the Brookhaven Board of Alderman voted to bring David Brewer from Pike County as prosecutor for the prelimnary hearings due to potential conflicts of interest. Special Assistant Attorney General Jim Giddy has since taken over prosecuting the case.
During his initial appearance hearing in October, Acy was denied bond.
During the probable cause hearing in February, Judge Brad Boerner found that Acy could be flight risk and a threat to public safety concerning his past four convictions regarding actions taken while driving without a license. On the night of Oct. 14, Acy was found at the scene of the accident behind the wheel of his vehicle without a license.
Boerner did rule Acy was entitled to a bond and set it at $1 million. Acy is prohibited from driving, leaving the state, alcohol consumption and consuming narcotics without a prescription.
Acy remains in the Lincoln County jail.