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Grand jury indicts man in ex-girlfriend’s shooting

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a Morrow man for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, and stealing her car.

Lavar Donnez Ferrell, 33, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping with bodily injury, burglary, motor vehicle theft, aggravated stalking, and possession of a firearm by a felon, and during the commission of a crime.

Police said the shooting happened in July, in the victim's College Park yard.

Court records show that Ferrell is on a nine-year probation for making terroristic threats against his former girlfriend, Monique Van Dunk. Warrants allege that, at the time of the shooting, Ferrell had already violated that probation by contacting Van Dunk.

Warrants allege that Ferrell broke into Van Dunk's house on Williamsburg Trace and waited for her to return. When Van Dunk entered her home, she said, she smelled cigarette smoke and opened windows to air out the odor, according to warrants in the case. Van Dunk then realized Ferrell was inside her home. Ferrell allegedly pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her and ordered her to give him the keys to her car, the warrants allege.

Van Dunk tried to run out the back door, but Ferrell grabbed her shirt and forced her to her 2005 Dodge Charger. When Ferrell tucked his gun into his waistband, Van Dunk again tried to flee. Police said Ferrell fired at her as she ran to a neighbor's home, hitting her once in the neck. Police said they found seven shell casings at the scene.

Willis said Ferrell stole Van Dunk's electric blue, 2005 Dodge Charger, with Georgia license plates BP12764, and immediately left the area. He is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail.

In other indictments:

Nicole Sheffield was indicted for cruelty to children in the first degree, and battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said she hit one of her children in the head and body with a belt and punched that child in the eyes, causing broken blood vessels. Police said she hit another of her children with a wooden stick.

Kamali Jon Rives and Sylvester Conner have been indicted for identification fraud for allegedly using another person's name and personal information to apply for a $50,000 loan. They also face charges of forgery and attempted theft by taking.

Darryl Roubert Hicks, Jr., was indicted for battery in a Sept. 1 incident, in which police said he beat a child with a belt and cord, causing multiple injuries.

Alphonso Estrada was indicted in an April 2009 case involving false imprisonment and child molestation.

Zaccheus Kenyatha Jackson was indicted on three counts of child molestation, and one of enticing a child for indecent purposes for allegedly luring a child into the woods for the purpose of molestation. Jackson was also indicted for pandering –– because police said he solicited a child under 18 to perform acts of prostitution –– two counts of sexual battery and robbery –– because he allegedly took a perm box from the victim.쇓