12 arraigned after grand jury indictments

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2001

[05/10/01] Twelve people were arraigned in Warren County Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon after being indicted by the grand jury.

Misty Minor, 17, 3509 Selk Ave., Fort Worth, Texas, possession of controlled substance.

Walter Washington Jr., 18, 609 Dana Road, burglary of a dwelling.

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Betty Wolfe, 53, 698 Zetus Road, Brookhaven, 14 counts of felony bad checks.

Jeffery Hampton, 25, Route 1 Box 165, Port Gibson, three counts of felony bad checks.

Dennis Shepherd, 30, 3601 Security St., possession of a controlled substance.

Kenneth Carter, 25, 1214 Magnolia St., possession of a controlled substance.

Terry Bender, 45, 140 Ironwood Drive, three counts of felony bad check.

Alonzo Blackmore, 21, 203 Smith Place, armed robbery.

Mary A. Parker, 26, 202 Drusilla Lane, embezzlement.

George Pratt, 38, Lot 30 Sunset Village, Gainsville, Texas, possession of controlled substance.

Demetric Claiborne, 25, 245 Demby Drive, possession of a controlled substance.

Jessie Williams, 20, 343 Randall St., possession of a controlled substance.

The grand jury, which was convened Monday and was expected to adjourn Thursday, has been reviewing evidence in 66 cases and deciding if those people should face felony trials.

One case jurors have not addressed is the case of a Warren County man originally charged with DUI, a misdemeanor. The panel is set to decide Thursday if 28-year-old Larry Thompson, 14200 U.S. 61 South, should be indicted on a manslaughter charge.

Thompson was arrested Dec. 2 for reckless driving and DUI in the death of 20-year-old Mario Lush.

District Attorney Gil Martin said although the DUI charge was dropped after a test determined Thompson’s blood alcohol level was below the legal limit of .10, there was still some negligence involved.

Lush, a Port Gibson resident, died at the scene of the wreck at about 2:18 a.m. after the 1994 Nissan pickup in which he was riding was hit from behind by the 1997 Pontiac Thompson was driving south on U.S. 61.

Thompson has been free since Dec. 6, when he was released on $2,500 bond from the Warren County Jail.

If indicted, Thompson was to be arraigned Thursday morning.