Former car salesman indicted on theft charges

A former employee at a Lake City car lot has been indicted for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from sales transactions.

Clayton County Superior Court indictments allege that Toby Randall McKinnon, 40, stole about $50,000 given to him by customers buying vehicles from Cars and Trucks Used Cars. McKinnon was a salesman at the car lot.

The indictment says McKinnon took the money from customers and failed to turn it over to the owners of the car lot. Police said he converted the money to his own personal use.

McKinnon was indicted on 14 counts of theft by conversion, and one of theft by taking.

In other cases ...

A College Park man, in federal custody, has been indicted in a 2001 rape. Derrick Gerard Sinkfield, 41, is being held in a federal penitentiary in Bennettsville, S.C. Officials took a sample of his DNA when he entered the federal system.

The DNA was matched to the February 2001 rape, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court warrants. A buccal swab was taken in July for testing and the match was confirmed in October, court documents say.

According to the indictment, Sinkfield approached a woman Feb. 6, 2001, at a gas station and demanded money. He allegedly kidnapped the woman from the area and sexually assaulted her. Police were able to recover DNA from napkins inside the woman's car that her assailant used to clean himself.

Sinkfield faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated sodomy and armed robbery.

Also, a Rex man being held in the DeKalb County Jail for rape, was indicted in Clayton County on multiple child sex charges. Courtney Marquavious Jackson, 19, faces 11 charges, involving the sexual assaults of two young girls, one under 10.

Another indictment charges Barry Lamar Melvin with three counts of child molestation, and one each of statutory rape, sexual battery, incest and aggravated sexual battery.