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Williams indicted for burglary

Trial is set for June 20 for a Brookhaven man who is accused of walking in on a woman at her home on New Sight Drive in 2016, according to records from the Lincoln County Circuit Court.

Emanuel Williams, 30, was indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury at a recent session on three counts of burglary of a dwelling and one count of burglary of an automobile.

According to court records, around Aug. 23, Williams allegedly entered three homes with the intent of committing burglary.

In the first count, he’s accused of entering a home in the 2000 block of New Sight Drive by forcing open a door.

In the second count, he’s accused of entering a home in the 600 block of Lott Smith Road by forcing open a window on the house.

In the third count, he’s accused of entering a house in the 300 block of Lott Smith Road by forcing open a door.

In the fourth count, he’s accused of breaking into a 2011 Toyota Avalon by forcing open a door.

Last year, Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said deputies were searching for someone who surprised a woman in her home Aug. 23 when he walked into her kitchen while she was in her living room.

The man was suspected in at least one burglary on Lott Smith Road and two attempted burglaries in that same area all within an hour of each other, Rushing said.

At about 11:25 a.m., deputies responded to an alarm call at a residence on Lott Smith Road, Rushing said. A deputy and the homeowner arrived to find a door glass broken. The owner said someone had gone through belongings but nothing appeared to be missing.

About an hour later, the female homeowner on New Sight Drive reported that a man walked into her kitchen from a side door while she was home. “He didn’t realize  she was home,” Rushing said. “He asked her if she wanted to sell her car and she said ‘no’ so he turned around and left.”

The sheriff said he ran out the door and left in a small dark car.

Fifteen minutes later, a man arrived home in the 300 block of Lott Smith Road and found a rear door broken. “The home had been entered and three guns taken,” Rushing said.

One of the guns was a handgun, and the other two were either rifles or shotguns, he said.

Rushing said because the homes are all within a few miles of each other, he suspects it could be the same person in all three cases.

After his indictment, Williams said he was unemployed and unmarried with three children and requested an attorney be appointed to him, court records show.

Williams was released on $50,000 bond Feb. 1. A bench warrant was issued Feb. 6 for Williams’ failure to appear in court. Another bench warrant for failure to appear was issued April 3.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office serves indictments

Several other indictments for burglary and grand larceny have been served recently. When the grand jury agrees the evidence is sufficient to establish the commission of a crime, it returns an indictment endorsed by the grand jury foreman with the phrase “true bill” to indicate the information presented is sufficient to justify the trial of the suspect.

The following indictments have been served:

• Jasmine R. Johnson was indicted for burglary of a dwelling.

• Jerry Joe Rayborn III was indicted for burglary of a trailer and grand larceny.

• Joseph Cody Freeman was indicted for conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary of a building and burglary of a truck.

• Joshua Sicard was indicted for conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a dwelling.

• Justin Pruden was indicted for conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling and burglary of a dwelling.

• Shawn Michael Bailey was indicted for burglary of a dwelling.

• Zachary Lane Mohon was indicted for conspiracy to commit burglary, burglary of a building and burglary of a truck.

• Michael Ian Accardo was indicted for grand larceny and pleaded guilty April 10.

Emanuel Williams