— Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story on recent grand jury indictments. The first part includes those formally charged on violent crimes and drug offenses. The second part, which includes those formally charged with sex offenses and property crimes, will appear in Thursday’s edition of The News Courier.
A Pennsylvania man has been formally charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of his Athens girlfriend in June.
Randy Lamar Lewis, 31, is among 188 people recently indicted by a Limestone County grand jury. He was one of two men indicted for attempted murder during the last grand jury session of 2011. The other charged was Elkmont teenager Nathan Gene Harville, who is accused of attacking a female neighbor while claiming the incident was a prank gone awry. During a weeklong session, grand jurors also indicted four men in two separate robbery cases, one of which involved two 14-year-old boys who say they were robbed at gunpoint.
Lewis is accused of shooting his girlfriend, Kimberly Nance, 39, with a .357 Magnum on June 19 while she was a passenger in his car.
Authorities said Lewis had been going to school in Pennsylvania to study engine repair and Nance, who had been an on-again, off-again girlfriend for 13 years, had come to stay with him for two or three weeks before Memorial Day. She did not like it there and decided to come home, said Limestone County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt at the time of the shooting. The bullet entered Nance’s left arm then exited her left breast, re-entered her body and exited through her right side, McNatt said.
Nance reportedly called Lewis on Friday, June 17, and suggested they reunite. Lewis came to Athens and the couple got a room at the Bomar Inn on U.S. 31, McNatt said.
On Sunday morning, June 19, the two were on U.S. 31 in a 1991 Corvette owned by Lewis’ father, when an argument ensued.
Lewis told investigators Nance had stabbed him in the past, so when she reached for her purse he feared she was drawing a knife, so he pulled the handgun and accidentally fired it, McNatt said.
Lewis telephoned 911 to say he had picked up a hitchhiker who was shot and was taking her to Decatur General Hospital.
Amid questioning by a Decatur Police officer, Lewis left the hospital when the officer turned to talk to someone else. Limestone Deputy Cody Lewter, who had also gone to Decatur General, was able to speak to Nance, who told him it was her boyfriend who shot her, McNatt said.
After a 10-minute chase, law-enforcement officials stopped Lewis on Alabama 67 and found the gun in the car. During questioning by Limestone officials, Lewis admitted he shot Nance.
In a separate case, Andre Lorenzo Davis, 20, of 205 Debeth Plaza in Athens, was indicted on a charge of first-degree robbery in a July 28 incident involving two Limestone County boys.
Davis and three other males were initially charged in July with first-degree robbery for allegedly robbing two 14-year-old boys at a home north of Athens. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Department received a call from 911 about 12:30 p.m. that Thursday regarding two teenagers who reported being robbed at gunpoint at a home in the 21000 block of Myrtlewood Drive, which is near Piney Chapel Elementary School.
The four suspects came to the home and asked the boys if they could come in and get a drink of water, McNatt said. The boys, who knew two of the four males, allowed them to enter the home. Once inside, one of the accused produced a handgun, pointed it at the head of one of the boys and ordered the two to get on the floor, McNatt said. They stole a Dell brand laptop computer and an MP3 player and fled, he said. The four males were apprehended and the stolen items recovered.
In another robbery case, three men have been formally charged with first-degree robbery in connection with the Aug. 5 robbery of a pedestrian on Plato Jones Street. The accused include: Larneal Donell McDonald, 25, of Garrett Road in Belle Mina; Courtney Lavon Cain, 26, of 1306 Montreat Drive in Athens; and Roymone Leandre Davis, 24, of 1201 Plainview Circle in Athens.
All three men turned themselves in to Athens Police. They are accused of threatening the victim and taking cash and a cellphone from him. The victim was treated at Athens-Limestone Hospital and released.
Others recently indicted on violent crimes are Jerry Landis Yarbrough, first-degree assault; Jacquelin Ann Rainey, second-degree assault; Gary Baker, second-degree assault; David Allen Byars Jr., first-degree domestic violence; Jason Dennis Sisco, second-degree assault; Jason Allen Wilkerson, second-degree assault; Susan Annette Lindsey, domestic violence; and Jason Dean Lott, third-degree robbery.
The following people were formally charged with drug and alcohol offenses:
Pamela Ann Holt, possession of cocaine; Jesse Dale Lewter, possession of a controlled substance; Angel Nichole Queen, possession of a controlled substance; Shawn Richard Summers, possession of a controlled substance; Joshua Orren Corum, possession of a controlled substance; Malisha Ann Gee, possession of a controlled substance; Christy McGuire Miller, possession of a controlled substance; Katrina Allison Lewis, possession of a controlled substance; Crystal Marie Fiori, possession of a controlled substance; Jamice Sentell Gill, first-degree possession of marijuana; Amelia Rae Hargrove, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Beth Anne Hightower, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Rena Teve Martin, possession of a controlled substance; Harmony Teri Marshall, possession of a controlled substance; Christy Dawn Evans, possession of a controlled substance; Jeffrey Lynn Parker, felony driving under the influence; Justin Brett Nichols, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime; Tracy Carol Goode, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime; Allison Ferguson, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime; Randy Martin Green, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Robert Anthony Davis, possession of a controlled substance; Rachel Moss Long, unlawful distribution; Jamie Nicole Kelley, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; James Darrin Meredith, attempting to commit a controlled substance crime; Robert Wade Brown, unlawful distribution; Brian L. Nelson, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Troy Dale Lovell, trafficking marijuana; Michael Steven Woodard, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Gary Don Fox, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Sandra Jeane Fox, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Shawn David Richardson, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Stephanie G. Anderson, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Ashley Nichole Holley, possessing/receiving a controlled substance; Jamie Lee Nichols, chemical endangerment of a child; Howard Charles Tarran, chemical endangerment of a child; and Alisha Lynn Caldarone, possessing/receiving a controlled substance.