State inmate indicted on local charges

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Kathy Jefcoats


A state prison inmate has been indicted in Clayton County in the October 2009 shooting of two people, according to Superior Court records.

Danny Jamar Bynum, 35, was indicted on multiple charges, including armed robbery and aggravated assault, in the shooting of Adunte Carr and Marie Joo. The indictment alleges that Bynum shot the two "during a financial transaction."

Georgia Department of Corrections records show that Bynum is serving a 2-year sentence for a Clayton County conviction of lying to authorities. His maximum release day is January 2012.

In other indictments, Timothy Jerel Amey and Shaheed Shampshadine Robinson were indicted for aggravated assault in a January stabbing of two people. The indictment alleges that the two stabbed Rashad Smith and Albert Yancey in the stomach.

Cecil Eugene Cofield was indicted for violating the state Employment Securities Law. Prosecutors allege that Cofield collected more than $4,000 in unemployment insurance benefits while he was gainfully employed.

A Jonesboro couple faces 21 counts of rape, child molestation and aggravated child molestation, after being indicted on charges stemming from allegations from 2006, to 2007. Prosecutors said the charges against Jeffery Don Wilson, 45, and Christine Melenee Wilson, 38, involve four alleged victims who were 9, 8, 7, and 5 at the time of the incidents. The indictment alleges that the couple engaged in various sex acts with the children and forced them to have sex with one another.