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Morrow man indicted in murder

A Morrow man, who allegedly shot his neighbor multiple times in the face, was indicted Wednesday for murder.

James Michael Glenn, III, 19, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and during the commission of a crime.

Police said Glenn shot Cliff Raymond Brannon, Jr., 57, in the face five or six times while Brannon walked his dog. Glenn refused to let police in when they went to his house to arrest him after the shooting, on Sept. 2. The Clayton County Police SWAT team was called out and used non-lethal means to force Glenn into custody.

County records show that Glenn is serving five years on probation, after pleading guilty in February, to theft by receiving stolen property and theft by shoplifting. Glenn also pleaded guilty as a first offender to possession of less than an ounce of marijuana the same day in February 2010 that he was charged with simple battery.

He pleaded no contest to simple battery and was sentenced to 12 months probation. Court records show that Glenn violated his probation about six months later. He has been held in the Clayton County Jail since his September arrest.

In other indictments:

Shetal Kumar Shah, 43, of Fayetteville, was indicted for trying to bribe a police officer who conducted a traffic stop with Shah in December. Police said Shah offered $1,000 to Officer Glen King when King began ticketing him for drunk driving and other violations.

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Corwyn Derrick McMillian was indicted for allegedly interfering with a 911 call, obstruction, battery under the Family Violence Act, criminal trespass, theft by taking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Lester Earl Golden was indicted in a burglary case on Dec. 16. Police said he also pawned items stolen during the burglary, profiting by $170 from the items.

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Melvin Kelvin Harris was indicted for cruelty to children in the first degree for allegedly beating his son with a belt all over the child's body and head. He faces 10 counts of battery under the Family Violence Act.

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Kenrick Larrington Whyte was indicted on two counts each of aggravated assault and armed robbery. Police said he used a machete to rob two victims during an August 2010 reported incident.

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Otis Keith Stanley, Jr., was indicted in a July 10 reported incident involving false imprisonment and battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said he choked his female victim.

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Zaquaus Troyon Stubbs was indicted in a Dec. 22 burglary that netted a digital camera. He also faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property, and forgery.

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Michael Jay Williams, Jr., was indicted in an Aug. 14 robbery of a Shell Food Mart. Police said he bashed in the store window with a bat and beat the clerk in the head with the same bat. He is charged with robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, criminal trespass and obstruction.

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Jacquesson Etienne, 45, remains in the Clayton County Jail on charges that he beat his wife in front of two children. Etienne is also charged with five counts of contributing to the deprivation of children. Police said the five children were living in a roach-infested home without food. Police also alleged the children were left alone.

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Derrick Gerard Sinkfield, 41, was indicted in a Feb. 2001 aggravated sodomy case. Police said the alleged case involved four different victims. Georgia Department of Corrections records show that Sinkfield served two terms in state prison. The first was June 1989 to June 1994. The second was from June 1996 to April 1998.

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A man serving 205 years in prison for setting his girlfriend on fire was indicted Wednesday on drug charges in a 2009 case. A Clayton County jury found Orville Cromwell Brooks Jr., 30, guilty last month on all charges except arson in the January 2011 attack on Tara Best, 20.

Brooks was indicted for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in a June 2009 case.

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Three men have been indicted on gang-related crimes. Johnathan Eugene Oliver, Jr., Ryan Xavier Oliver and Marcus Jermaine Harris face charges in a July 18 alleged incident involving multiple victims. Police charged the trio with multiple counts of aggravated assault and armed robbery. The three also face a single charge of Violation of Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, because of the nature of their alleged crimes.

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