Moultrie Observer

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February 7, 2013

Teens charged with drugs at CCHS, C.A. Gray

High schooler also faces battery and other charges

MOULTRIE — A 16-year-old student faces a lengthy list of charges, including marijuana possession, obstruction of officers and battery, in connection with a Wednesday morning assault at Colquitt County High.

Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said that while in the school cafeteria the teen threw a chair at 14-year-old Paul Dawson and then hit him in the back of the head before running out of the school and through a parking lot and jumping a fence.

A school official caught him about 200 yards away from campus and he was brought to a principal’s office, where suspected marijuana was found during a search. The teen then again ran and got into a hallway where he was stopped by another school employee, sheriff’s reports said.

He was charged with battery on a school teacher or personnel, escape, possession of marijuana, obstruction of officers, disruption of a public school and battery. The student was taken to the state youth detention center in Crisp County.

In a separate incident at C.A. Gray Junior High, a student was detained after three small bags of suspected marijuana were found in his backpack.

The 14-year-old turned over the suspected marijuana after he was questioned by an assistant principal who had been told the student had marijuana, sheriff’s reports said.

In other arrests:

• Kevin Artis Owens, 27, 2202 W. Pensacola St., Tallahassee, Fla., was charged Thursday with driving while license withdrawn and speeding.

Moultrie Police

• Steven Jamal Johnson, 29, 316 Fifth St. N.W., was charged Wednesday with battery (family violence).

• Donnie Lee Tillman, 57, 468 Southern Ave., Berlin, was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence, open container violation and speeding.

• Arey Rosia Estrada, 28, 171 Plum Nelly Lane, Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with no driver’s license and running red light.

• Tonica L. Wimberly, 38, 1102 Sixth St. S.W., was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting.

She is accused of taking two air mattresses, valued at $120, out of Wal-Mart, 641 Veterans Parkway S., without paying for them.

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