Two indicted in strip club burglaries

By Kathy Jefcoats


JONESBORO  — A Clayton County grand jury has indicted two men in separate alleged burglaries of shuttered Forest Park strip clubs.

Shanell Anthony Brown, 37, of Conley was indicted for burglary in the second degree, criminal damage to property in the second degree and criminal trespass. Prosecutors allege Brown broke the glass door and tore the alarm keypad from the wall of the building that housed Crazy Horse Saloon Sept. 13.

In a separate indictment, Joseph McDonald Carter, 26, of Riverdale was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of tools used for the commission of a crime and criminal trespass. Prosecutors allege Carter broke into Pink Pony South April 5.

Both commercial buildings housed strip clubs owned by Galardi Enterprises. Both were shut down by Forest Park City Council after officials determined illegal activity was taking place inside the clubs. Council members re-worked the city ordinance to keep the clubs from re-gaining an alcohol permit or business license and they have been shut down since early 2012.

According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Brown served state prison time for criminal damage to property in the second degree, obstruction of an officer and interference with government property. He was released from prison in 2009.

Both men are being held in the Clayton County Jail.

In other indictments:

Deanna Joshulyn McClinic was indicted for aggravated assault, criminal trespass, battery and disorderly conduct. Prosecutors allege McClinic attacked Justin Folds July 23 with a hammer and threw a broken glass at him, cutting his ear.

Willie Clarence Lee Jr. was indicted on multiple counts of rape, statutory rape and child molestation involving an alleged victim younger than 16. Prosecutors allege the sexual assaults took place from July 31, 2008, to Sept. 30, 2011.