Clayton woman charged in shooting

Suripan Thomas

Suripan Thomas

McDONOUGH — A Jonesboro woman is being held in the Henry County Jail in an apparent accidental shooting Saturday night at a Stockbridge hair salon that killed her co-worker.

Suripan D. Thomas, 53, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. She has a $15,000 bond and is represented by Ricky Morris.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said Thomas shot Lynn Adams, 40, at the hair salon on Mt. Zion Parkway where they both worked. Police said Thomas withdrew a pistol from her purse and was showing a group of people how the laser sight worked. Police said Thomas pointed the gun in Adams’ direction and pulled the trigger, hitting Adams in the chest. Henry Magistrate Wes Shannon bound over the case after Morris said Thomas waived her right to a preliminary hearing.

• Two Decatur men are charged with breaking into Bellamy Strickland Commercial Trucks and cutting out a dozen catalytic converters from vehicles. James Edward Burson, 52, and Deonte Simmons, 32, of the same Flat Shoals Road address are charged with theft by taking, criminal damage to property in the second degree and possession of tools for the commission of a crime, all felonies.

Burson is being held in the Henry County Jail on $10,000 bond and Simmons has a $13,150 bond. Burson waived his right to a preliminary hearing but Shannon set Simmons’ hearing to Oct. 15.

McDonough police said the pair broke into the commercial property Saturday about 11:05 p.m. and used a reciprocating saw to cut off the catalytic converter from 12 trucks.

• A McDonough man allegedly wrote $15,000 in bad checks to a Locust Grove business that performed work on his home. Police said Reuben Charles Odum, 66, of Glen Eagle Way is charged with theft of services in the October 2010 incident.

Odum is also charged with deposit account fraud in an unrelated case. Police said he wrote a worthless $2,100 check in August 2010 to an Acworth man. He is being held on $34,500 bond.