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Mother of eight faces 16 felony counts

JONESBORO — A mother of eight children under 18 has been indicted on 16 counts of first degree child cruelty and child deprivation, according to court records.

Joann Jennell Hogan, 28, faces years in prison if convicted on the charges.

The indictment alleges Hogan left the eight children alone without sustenance while she worked.

Shannon Catori Terry, 34, of Riverdale is being held in Clayton County Jail without bond and faces 13 counts involving an alleged Oct. 6 hit and run.

Terry was indicted on charges of serious injury by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, running a stop sign, DUI, suspended license, operating an unregistered vehicle, open container, use of a license plate for concealing an identity and disregarding a traffic control device.

Police said he was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol when he caused a crash that injured a woman.

A Christmas Day crash that injured two women has resulted in the indictment of the driver. Jamil Bishop North, 29, faces three counts of serious injury by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, improper lane change and impeding traffic.

Octavian David Mikel Williams has been indicted for battery under Family Violence Act. Prosecutors allege he beat his mother, shoved her chest and kicked her leg. Williams has a previous conviction on the same charge from May 8.

Sharde Chaunte Johnson was indicted for theft by deception, burglary and theft by receiving stolen property. Prosecutors allege she pawned a stolen X-Box and television Nov. 1, 2012. Police said she took the items during a burglary earlier that same day.

Aamirr Marquez Philpot faces 18 charges including kidnapping, aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated sodomy, rape and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors allege Philpot attacked or sexually assaulted eight people at the end of January and beginning of February.