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Pair indicted for evidence tampering after vehicular homicide

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted two men on a tampering-with-evidence charge, alleging that they attempted to keep one of the men from being charged with vehicular homicide, court records show.

The indictment charges that Jeremy Blackmon and Kevin Ricardo Anderson knowingly destroyed evidence on June 17, 2011, “with the intent to prevent the apprehension” of Blackmon. He was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident, that same day in College Park, that resulted in the death of a pedestrian, Aaron Allen.

The indictment does not explain what the evidence was. It accuses Blackmon of driving the 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass that hit Allen on West Fayetteville Road. Media reports from the time of the accident show that Allen was reportedly crossing the street when he was hit by the Oldsmobile. “[Blackmon], being the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the death of Aaron Allen, did fail to stop his vehicle immediately, and return to the scene of the accident, and did fail to render to said person reasonable assistance,” the indictment states.

Further details of the accident could not be obtained because arrest warrants for the two men were not available from the Clayton County Magistrate Court clerk’s office. In addition to the tampering with evidence charge, Blackmon was also indicted on the related charges of homicide by vehicle in the first degree; failure to stop at, or return to the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.

Other indictments include:

Jarkese Davis Rozier, 22, and Rayshard Brooks, 19 — together — were indicted on a long list of charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, damaging a police car, and committing financial identity fraud. The charges stem from their arrest by Clayton County Police on Jan. 12, in Conley.

Both men were indicted on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, one count each of possession of marijuana more than one ounce, and one count each of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (a .22-caliber handgun). Rozier was also indicted on one count of violation of the Georgia controlled substances act, while Brooks was indicted on two counts of the same charge.

Brooks was individually indicted on a charge of financial identity fraud for allegedly possessing two checkbooks for an individual named “Vincent J. Weille.” Rozier, meanwhile, was individually indicted on charges of obstructing an officer, interference with government property (for kicking the window of the police car after his arrest), and unlawful possession of a firearm, which is identified as a Masterpiece Arms Tech 9 machine gun.

The pair was found at the time of their arrest to have had more than four ounces of marijuana, a scale, and separate bags in which to place the marijuana, according to arrest warrants in the case. Clayton County Magistrate Court records also show that police discovered a week later that Rozier was wanted by sheriff’s deputies in Jasper County, S.C., on a dangerous drugs charge. Court records show he was ordered to be extradited to South Carolina, to face that charge.

Woman, 19, indicted for bus stop attack

Shaquita Latrell Lloyd, 19, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, disrupting a public school and simple battery for allegedly attacking a high school student on Feb. 10, 2011. The incident took place at a bus stop located at the intersection of Northbridge Road, and Dominion Drive, near Lovejoy. Lloyd is accused of hitting Shaquila Mayberry, 18, at the bus stop. She is also accused of pulling a knife and trying to cut Donald Johnson, 20, when he tried to break up the fight.

Magistrate Court records show that Lloyd had already been charged, a month earlier, with theft by conversion, in a seemingly unrelated incident. In that case, she allegedly took an iPod from a classmate at Lovejoy High School, refused to give it back, and later, allegedly, sold it to a pawn shop.