Grand jury indicts man in child rape

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a Riverdale man in the rape of a child under 10 years old, according to Superior Court documents.

Jerry Lamar Ruffin, 40, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail on charges of rape, statutory rape, incest, child molestation, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery.

In other indictments:

Adrain Kelly Lane was indicted for beating his pregnant girlfriend Oct. 3. Lane faces charges of battery for hitting the woman and battery under the Family Violence Act for punching her in the face and pushing her against the wall. Police said the woman was holding her child when Lane attacked her. Because the child was injured when the woman dropped her during the alleged attack, Lane was charged with cruelty to children in the second degree.

Cornelius Baxter was charged with interference with government property, obstruction of an officer, disorderly conduct and public drunk in a Feb. 9 alleged incident. Police said an intoxicated Baxter chased a woman to her unit at Morrow College Apartments, cursing and taking a stick and banging it against her door. Once in police custody, Baxter allegedly kicked out the rear window of a Morrow police car.

Alan Donnel Lewis, Quenterius Bernard Askin, Britton Tavorius Holmes and Emmanuel Henry Udoh were indicted for aggravated assault with a handgun Feb. 12 against Demarc Zellner. Police said the men threatened to kill Zellner. Udoh, Holmes and Lewis were charged with possession of a handgun during the commission of a crime. Udoh was indicted for possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer. The indictment alleges Udoh was convicted in 2008 of burglary.

Wesley Jermaine Ellison and Darrell Keith Ellison were indicted for possession of tools used to commit a crime. Police allege the pair had bolt cutters during a Feb. 1, 2010, incident. The two were also indicted for theft by taking of fuel belonging to American Tire Distributors in Ellenwood. They were also indicted for criminal trespass.

Stephen Merrell was indicted for a Jan. 9 escape. Police allege Merrell failed to return to Clayton Transitional Center after going on work release. Merrell was serving time for burglary at the time of the escape, alleges the indictment.

All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.