Worker charged in alleged sex assault on patient

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO — A former certified nursing assistant at a health care facility has been indicted for an alleged sex assault on a patient, according to court records.


Michael McClendon

Michael Tramaine McClendon, 28, faces charges of sexual assault on a patient and sexual battery. Prosecutors allege McClendon fondled a female patient in September. He was arrested in November and reportedly told police that the woman encouraged his advances.

He posted bond and was released from the Clayton County Jail, according to records. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

Qymoan Leandre Davis, 23, of Mableton was indicted for arson in the second degree. Prosecutors said Davis set a fire Feb. 4 at 5233 West Fayetteville Road without the permission of the owner. He is being held in the Clayton County Jail.

Corey Lee Jones, 38, of Ellenwood was indicted for failing to register as a sex offender and child molestation. Jones, who is being held in the Clayton County Jail, was convicted of sexual battery in Shelby County, Tenn., in January 1998. Records show he'd been living at 5812 Pecan Grove in Ellenwood but moved without reporting his new address within 72 hours as required by law.

Police allege Jones touched a child's genitals in September, which led to the child molestation charge.

Shutannica L. NeSmith has been indicted for battery and obstruction of an officer. Prosecutors allege NeSmith slammed a door on the hand of Officer Robert Bodron, injuring it.

Sidarrius Laresdo Lucas, 27, of Jonesboro is being held in the Clayton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and reckless conduct. Prosecutors allege he pointed a shotgun at the mother of his child and fired the gun at her from an apartment balcony.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.