If crime wasn’t on the rise lately we probably wouldn’t be seeing such a flurry of local criminal indictments across Alabama. Recently a grand jury in Coffee County handed down more than two dozen indictments for a variety of alleged crimes in the area. As a Birmingham criminal defense lawyer, I represent many different clients, many of whom believe they do not deserve the charges for which they have been arrested. Drug possession and trafficking, Internet crime, criminal sexual behavior, larceny, burglary and all manner of felonies, I always provide a strong and aggressive defense for my clients.

These are a few of the latest charges and accusations by state and local authorities leveled against various individuals throughout our area. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department served 25-plus grand jury indictments early in September. More will undoubtedly follow.

News reports state that warrants served on the indictments included Christopher D. McCray, 20, of County Road 723, Chancellor, who was arrested on New Year’s Day on charges of murder and attempted murder at the Castle Ridge Apartment complex in Enterprise. According to Enterprise Police Capt. Mike Lolley, police found Tori Maurice Jones, 30, of Hull Street, dead inside an apartment, shortly after midnight. Jones had been shot once in the face and once in the chest. Injured at the scene was George Presley, 26, who walked into Medical Center Enterprise with a gunshot wound in the forehead.

Others included:

  • Jeffrey Todd Ivie, 35, of New Brockton, on charges of trafficking and manufacturing of illegal substances, possession of marijuana, first degree and use and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Michael Brett McClain, 19, of Enterprise on charges of first-degree robbery
  • Gregory Michael Thames, 37, of Bonifay, Fla., on manufacturing a controlled substance
  • Jeffrey Fluellen, 30, of Enterprise, on possession of cocaine and first-degree marijuana charges
  • Wilfred H. Wittekind, 75, of Oakwood Dr., Enterprise, on a first-degree sodomy charge
  • Robert Wayne Strickland, 45, of Chancellor, on a charge of second-degree assault
  • Sarah Smith Rodgers, 27, of Geneva, on distribution of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Thomas E. McCaw, 25, of Daleville, on charges of second-degree assault, tampering with physical evidence, manufacturing and attempting to elude police
  • Nelson Roldansolano, 27, of Melbourne St., Enterprise, on a charge of second-degree felony rape
  • Philip Lamar Nolin, 44, of New Brockton, on nine counts of possession of a forged instrument
  • Drake Robert Stinson, 20, of Elba, possession and receiving a controlled substance and use and possession of drug paraphernalia

 

Coffee County Grand Jury hands down indictments, EpriseNow.com, September 15, 2009