Jonesboro woman indicted in death of mother

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO — A Clayton County grand jury indicted a woman for stabbing to death her mother in June in an argument over being evicted.

Takeyia Kentay Guthridge, 25, is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $150,000 bond in the death of her mother, Deloise Adu, and stabbing of her brother, Frank Adu.

The grand jury indicted Guthridge for malice and felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault. Police said Adu wanted to evict her daughter from the family's Carnes Estates Drive home.

A Duluth man was indicted in a hit and run accident that left a child paralyzed and with severe brain trauma. Alberto Gomez, 31, is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond in connection with the Aug. 26, 2011, crash that seriously injured Edgar Velez.

He was indicted on two counts of second degree child cruelty, hit and run, driving without a license and three counts of serious injury by vehicle. The indictment alleges Gomez was driving recklessly when he pulled out in front of a vehicle driven by Susana Velez, in which the child was a passenger.

A Jonesboro man was indicted in a stabbing that left permanent scars on the alleged victim's face and torso. Herbert Joseph Lenard Govan, 31, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail. The indictment alleges Govan stabbed Forest Bolton in the face, head and torso Feb. 24. He faces two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery.

Sharmaine Denise Myers was indicted for hindering the apprehension of a murder suspect wanted in Henry County. She also faces a charge of lying to police about knowing suspect Robert Lewis Price III, 18, also known as Trey.

Price was being sought last fall in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Stockbridge resident Ronnie Cantrell Sr., 68, and wounding of his son, Ronnie Jr., 42. Price was taken into custody Sept. 19 and is being held in the Henry County Jail on murder and other felonies.

Terrance Leslie Floyd III, 19, Brandon Alexander Terryhall, 20, of McDonough and Trey Michael Cota, 21, of Dunwoody are also being held in the Henry County Jail in the same case.

Ronnie Cantrell Sr., 68, died Sept. 15 after being shot in the chest when he and his son, Ronnie Cantrell Jr., 42, apparently interrupted a robbery inside their Stockbridge home. Henry County police said the four suspects were looking for guns and money and forced the younger man to open a safe. Cantrell Jr. was shot in the right hand and lost two fingers, according to the arrest warrant.

A father and daughter were indicted in an incest case. Michael Leon Carter, 49, and his daughter, Michelle Angela Wilson, 25, were arrested June 29 after the relationship was discovered by other relatives living in the College Park home on Joan of Arc Place.

Wilson was also indicted for reckless conduct for not disclosing to Carter and a second sexual partner of her HIV-positive status. She also faces charges of third degree child cruelty and battery under the Family Violence Act for allegedly attacking a relative in front of a child during the June confrontation.

Carter is charged with battery under the Family Violence Act in an alleged attack on a second relative.

William Robert Kennedy was indicted for child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery in an alleged July 2011 case.

Mikell Maurice Walker and Stephone Denise McClouden were indicted in a Sept. 16 shooting involving two alleged victims. They face charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property. Walker is also charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.

Police said they fired a .380-caliber handgun at two people and a Chrysler 300.

Derrick Harold Simmons was indicted for arson in the third degree for allegedly setting his wife's wigs on fire inside their home July 4. He is charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree and eight counts of reckless conduct.

Police said he endangered the lives of Walida, Derrinique, Derrinise, Derrise, Derrique, Derri, Derrick and Desean Simmons.