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Morrow woman indicted as lookout

A Morrow woman has been indicted for her alleged role as lookout during a two-day crime spree, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

Kayla Ann Barnes, 21, is being held in the Clayton County Jail on those charges. She was indicted in the Nov. 22, 2010, armed robbery at Metro PCS and the Nov. 29, 2010, armed robbery of Mi’s Beauty Box.

Barnes faces charges of two counts each of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, seven counts of aggravated assault, theft by receiving a stolen AK-47, hindering the apprehension of a criminal, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The indictment alleges Barnes acted as a lookout while Angelica Durden, Xavier Calloway and Quentin Williams committed the robberies.

In other indictments, Sharon Denise Earley faces charges of cruelty to children in the second degree and battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said Earley beat her child in the face with a leather belt, causing bruising and swelling.

Lisa Michelle Wisdom, 43, of Jonesboro, was indicted for an April 6 burglary at a Haley Drive home. Wisdom is being held in the Clayton County Jail for burglary, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, theft by taking, criminal trespass and prowling.

Stanley Claude Pierre, 32, of Hampton was indicted in connection with an alleged Dec. 6 family violence assault. Police said Pierre beat Brenda Copeland in the face, head and chest, and stole her phone. He is being held in the Clayton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, reckless conduct, theft by taking, possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, driving on a suspended license and battery under the Family Violence Act.