Man indicted in dog's stabbing

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO — A man has been indicted in the stabbing of a dog, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

Anthony Lee Douglas, 23, was indicted Wednesday for aggravated cruelty to animals, simple assault under the Family Violence Act, criminal trespass and simple assault.

Prosecutors said Douglas "got in the face" of Carolyn Forehand and told her to get out of their house March 11. After he allegedly forced her out, he locked all the doors, according to the indictment.

The next day, prosecutors said he tied a plastic bag around the head and rear of a dog and stabbed it several times.

An Atlanta man was indicted on multiple charges involving child sex allegations. Shelton Lagon, 36, of Browns Mill Road was arrested in January. He was indicted Wednesday on multiple counts of rape, statutory rape, child molestation and aggravated child molestation.

Police said Lagon had illegal physical contact with the girl starting when she was 12 at her Rex home. The alleged acts continued from June into December, said police.

Another resident of the household told police of walking in the living room and witnessing an illegal act between Lagon and the girl Dec. 15. Police were immediately contacted and an investigation into allegations began, according to the arrest warrants issued by the Clayton County Magistrate Court.

During a forensic interview at Rainbow Connection, the girl told officials the alleged acts started when she was 12. There was no information on how Lagon knew the girl.

Criminal records show Lagon was arrested June 2010 for making obscene phone calls, in June 2011 for possession of cocaine and marijuana, in May for battery under the Family Violence Act and in October for harassing phone calls.

Clayton County court records show Lagon was arrested in February 2011 for possession of marijuana and obstruction of an officer. He negotiated a plea and got probation on the charges.

Terrell Kelvin Gardner, 18, was indicted in the alleged sexual assault of a fellow student. He was a senior at Morrow High School at the time of his April arrest.

According to warrants, Gardner allegedly touched the private parts of another student in the band room after she told him to stop.

He was indicted on aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery, kidnapping, theft by taking and disrupting a public school. He has been released from the Clayton County Jail.

Trevance Elliott Currie, 43, of Decatur was indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by taking and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police said Currie stole the truck of a man who hired him as a day laborer and robbed another man parked next to him in a McDonald's parking lot near I-75 in March.

Lt. Marc Richards said police arrested Currie and charged him with armed robbery, motor vehicle theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and during the commission of a crime. According to Georgia Department of Corrections, Currie was most recently released from prison in September 2011 after serving more than 12 years for robbery, armed robbery and motor vehicle theft.

Richards said Currie was picked up at a hardware store near I-285 and Jonesboro Road in Atlanta March 20 by someone looking for a day laborer. On the way to the work site, Currie allegedly told the driver he was hungry so the man stopped at McDonald's at Mount Zion Boulevard and Mount Zion Parkway.

Richards said the driver got out of his black Chevrolet Avalanche, leaving Currie inside with the keys. While the driver was inside the fast food restaurant, Currie allegedly used a handgun that was inside the truck to rob a man parked next to him. Richards said Currie then drove off in the Avalanche.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.