Armed robbery case set for trial

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Brookhaven man who racked up five felony charges in one night in May 2014 will go to trial on Tuesday.

Jawon D. Williams, 23, of 632 North Sixth St., was indicted Nov. 24, 2014, for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, burglary of a dwelling, two counts of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Williams* indictment alleges that on or before May 23, 2014, in Lincoln County, Williams and Alvin B. Franklin did conspire and agree with each other to commit the crime of armed robbery.

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Count two of the indictment alleges that on or about May 23, 2014, Franklin and Williams acted together to break into and enter the dwelling house of Walter M. Owens under circumstances likely to terrorize Owens and Meyanna Franklin, who were in the house at the time of the invasion, by forcing open an outer door of the house, with the intent to commit armed robbery.

Count three of the indictment alleges that Franklin and Williams acted together to take cash and a Pantech 300 cellphone by putting Owens in fear of immediate injury to his person by displaying a deadly weapon.

Count four alleges that Franklin and Williams took from Meyanna Franklin a Dooney & Bourke handbag and an iPhone 4, also by displaying and exhibiting a deadly weapon and putting her in fear of immediate injury.

The last count alleges that on the same night as part of the same incident, Franklin and Williams struck Owens in the face with a deadly weapon, a firearm. The indictment states that all alleged conduct in counts one through five are based on two or more acts connected together.

Bus driver waives arraignment 

The Lincoln County bus driver who was indicted for allegedly touching a child for lustful purposes waived arraignment last week and has an omnibus hearing scheduled for Feb. 1.

Charles R. Davis pleaded not guilty to the charge of touching, handling, etc. a child for lustful purposes, for which he was indicted on Nov. 20.

The indictment alleges that ※on Sept. 19 in Lincoln County, Davis, a person over 18 years, did handle, touch or rub with his hands a female child under the age of 16 years for the purpose of gratifying his lust or indulging his depraved licentious sexual desires’§

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the victim*s parents reported an alleged incident between Davis and the child on Sept. 18. Per a recommendation from the District Attorney*s Office charges were filed and a warrant was issued for Davis, 68, of 660 Alderman Lane SW, who was arrested and released on Sept. 25. Davis drove a route for West Lincoln Attendance Center.