Fifth suspect surrenders in parking lot assault



A fifth suspect, who was believed to have been involved in an alleged assault outside a Henry County bar, has surrendered to authorities.

Cortez William Scott, 20, came to the Henry County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, around 10 p.m. He was booked into the county jail and charged with aggravated battery and affray.

Scott was one of five men who allegedly took part in the beating of Davis Tan Do in the Soho Grande Bar & Grill parking lot, located at 716 Ga. Hwy. 155 South, according to McDonough Police Sgt. Chris Morris, of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

Scott, of Jackson, appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court before Judge Robert Godwin Wednesday. Godwin dropped the affray charge and set his bond at $2,500.

"We're glad the case has come to a resolution quickly for the victim's sake, and for everyone involved," said Sgt. Morris.

Four other suspects, Joshua Rashad Berry, 19, Mondarius Head, 19, Montez Quendarius McKibben, 20, and Oreterro Chanez Watson, 19, surrendered to police earlier, and are also charged with aggravated battery. The former Jackson High School football players waived preliminary hearings Tuesday in Henry County Magistrate Court. Judge Godwin set their bonds at $2,500 each.

Scott is also a former Jackson High School football player.

"The accused, and four others, did maliciously cause bodily harm to the person of Davis Do seriously disfiguring his body punching, kicking and stomping on the victim while the victim was on the ground, causing his jaw to be broken in two places requiring to be wired together, a broken cheekbone requiring a plate to be implanted, and his teeth being pushed back. The accused, along with four others, did fight at SoHo Grande, a public place, to the disturbance of the public tranquility," according to Scott's arrest warrant.

Berry, Head, McKibben, and Watson were released from the Henry County Jail, as of Tuesday, according to jail records. Scott remained in jail at press time Wednesday.