JONESBORO A Rex man was indicted by a Clayton County grand jury this week on allegations that he repeatedly molested a 12-year old girl over an eight-month period.
Andre Devon Harris, 37, is facing charges of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Court records show Harris had the child touch him in an intimate manner between September 2011 and April 2012.
But this is not the first time Harris has gotten in trouble for inappropriate interactions with children. The warrant for his arrest shows he was previously convicted of child molestation in March 2009.
“The [2011-2012] victim was not aware of his sex offender status until after the outcry was made,” Clayton County Police Det. C. Ortiz-Ramos wrote in the warrant application.
The 12-year old, who at times allegedly had to give Harris back rubs and massages, first reported the molestation to a friend. The incidents reportedly took place in a “home studio” and a “bedroom” at Harris’ home, according to the warrant application.
However, the records do not indicate Harris engaged in sexual intercourse with the child.
Harris registered with the state as a sex offender on March 15, 2011, according to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry website.
Fake FBI agent accused of kidnapping
The grand jury also indicted Omar Shannondoah Chester, 36, on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, impersonating an officer, battery and criminal trespass.
Chester, a resident of Forest Park, allegedly pretended to be an FBI agent and threatened to arrest Chamonque Crawford for prostitution on Nov. 9, 2012.
Court records show Chester grabbed Crawford by her jacket and pulled her into his apartment. He then hit her face, grabbed her neck, dragged her through the apartment and would not let her leave his bathroom.
“She said as Omar was dragging her to the bathroom, he stated, ‘I am a FBI agent and you are under arrest for prostitution,’ ” Forest Park police Officer B.C. Hawkins wrote in Chester’s arrest warrant. “She said as she struggled to get away, Omar tore her jacket [and] caused her to receive visible injuries.”
Chester eventually released Crawford after she said her children were outside the apartment, according to the warrant. She called 9-1-1 after she left his apartment.
The Georgia Department of Corrections website shows Chester was previously convicted of possession of cocaine, and served two years in prison.
Repeat offender tried to kick door off cop car
If you don’t think Bennie Joe Ricardos Smith can kick the door off a car, just ask the folks at the Clayton County jail.
Smith, 22, was not having any part of his Nov. 18 arrest on public drunkenness. While a Clayton County Sheriff’s deputy was trying to arrest Smith at Skyboxx Restaurant and Sports Bar in Jonesboro , he allegedly walked toward a female threatened to beat her before walking into the middle of Mt. Zion Parkway.
The indictment states that after Smith was placed in the deputy’s patrol car, he reportedly told the deputy “I ain’t going to jail. I’ll kick this [expletive] off the hinges. You better ask them at the jail.”
He then allegedly began kicking the car door and window.
Smith was indicted on charges of criminal attempt to commit a felony, interference with government property, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and pedestrian under the influence of alcohol.
In other indictments:
• My Kim Le was indicted for trafficking more than 10 pounds of marijuana and two counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
• Gene Attric Freeland was indicted for theft by taking, burglary and two counts of arson-first degree.
• Trevor Obriant Hollmans was indicted for burglary, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, two counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault.
• Odessa Ann Mitchum, 35, was indicted on charges of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.
• Waymon Badell, Jr., 28, and Keisha Shanta Dallas, 32, were each indicted for obstruction of an officer, disorderly conduct and simple assault for allegedly kicking a Clayton County police officer who was attempting to arrest Badell. Dallas was also indicted for simple battery.
• Anthony Leslie Charles, Jr., was indicted for criminal damage to property in the second degree, obstruction of an officer and loitering/prowling.
• Anali Cortezluna was indicted for driving under the influence, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain lane and simple assault.
• Calvin Dupree Randle and Ronnitria Bionne Rhea were each indicted for possession of marijuana more than an ounce and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony. Randle was also indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
• Sean Deon Hannah and Antonio Purnell Venning were each indicted for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, four counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, four counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and first offender probationer. Venning was also indicted for giving false information for allegedly telling police his name was "Tyhee Lauderdale."
• Derrick Lamarr Harmon was indicted for reckless driving, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
• Willie Carl Texas was indicted on three counts of failure to register as a sex offender. Two of those counts are for allegedly not notifying the Clayton County Sheriff's Office of his new address within 72 hours. The third is for allegedly giving deputies the address of a vacant business instead of his real address.
• James Edward Fountain was indicted for failure to register as sexual offender (annual renewal) and two counts of fail to register/sex offender registry.
• Alfred Edmonson was indicted for false imprisonment.
• Sallieu Elis Thomas was indicted for criminal attempt to commit a felony.
• Thomas Watson Kirkpatrick II and Lamar Wintford Clark, Jr. were each indicted for entering an automobile, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and criminal trespass.
• Elvis Rondell Mixon was indicted for two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
• Rodney Devinci Brock was indicted for speeding and driving while license suspended.
• Marickus Mandell Coppins was indicted for driving while license suspended, failure to change driver's license address information and failure to wear seat safety belt.
• Ronald Alsobrook was indicted for driving while license suspended, improper display of license plate, operation of unregistered vehicle and improper tires.