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State inmate indicted on 24 counts

JONESBORO — A state inmate serving a year for theft was indicted in Clayton County on 24 felony counts Wednesday.

Elijah Rael Freeman, 20, faces multiple counts including armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, carjacking and simple assault on a police officer in the July 5 alleged incident.

Police said he robbed a woman at gunpoint of a gaming system, clothes and cell phone and stole the car of a second woman. Police allege the incidents took place in front of two minor children.

Georgia Department of Corrections records show Freeman was incarcerated Feb. 19 for a theft by receiving stolen property conviction in Clayton County. He is due to be released Sept. 28.

Tobias Leviticus Worthen, 33, was indicted for insurance fraud, theft by deception, false report of a crime, and making false statements. Prosecutors allege he sold his Dodge Durango to another person but made a claim Aug. 15, 2012, to his insurance company that it was stolen.

The indictment also alleges he took $5,000 to $25,000 from BestBank.

According to Georgia DOC records, Worthen was most recently released from state prison in 2009 after serving four years on theft and other charges in Clayton and Henry counties. Worthen has previous convictions resulting in prison sentences in 1999 and 2001.

Jerome Pajet Humphries was indicted on charges related to the alleged avoidance of a roadside safety checkpoint June 10. Prosecutors said Humphries drove at a high rate of speed from the checkpoint and injured a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in the process.

Humphries faces charges of serious injury by vehicle, driving on a suspended license, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving and obstruction of an officer.

Peter Randolph Shy was indicted for attempted burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Prosecutors said Shy and a minor tried breaking into a home on Tent Valley Drive Nov. 16.

Deandre Ramon McAllister, 33, of Morrow was indicted for aggravated assault, battery under the Family Violence Act and cruelty to children in the third degree. Prosecutors said McAllister hit someone in the head with a wine bottle in front of three children. McAllister is also charged with punching the alleged victim in the face and kicking her in the head.

All defendants should be considered innocent until proven guilty.