MOULTRIE -- A Colquitt County grand jury this week indicted a Moultrie man for the murder of his estranged girlfriend.
Mack Trimble Jr., also known as "Bubblehead," 25, 921 Ninth St. S.E., is charged with shooting Cegi Hall, 31, of 1004 14th St. S.E., to death June 5 in front of a crowd of witnesses in the middle of Martin Luther King Jr. He faces trial for felony murder, aggravated assault, two counts of firearm possession during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Trimble is on parole on drug charges until 2007, court records said.
Witnesses reported that Hall and Trimble had been arguing and had wrestled over a gun in his hand. Hall had reportedly tried to run from him, running through a maze of parked cars. Hall's family said they were told Trimble shot Hall several times until she fell and had stood over her to shoot her again. Hall was shot in the right hip, right side and in the back of her neck, police reports said.
Soon after the shooting, Trimble surrendered to police.
The couple had a violent past. Police records document three altercations, the most recent to the shooting was on May 18, when Trimble allegedly pulled a gun on Hall and threatened to kill both her and himself.
Trimble is the father of one of Hall's five children.
No-bills returned in several cases
The Colquitt County grand jury decided not to indict a Moultrie woman on aggravated assault charges for allegedly slicing open the chest of a man she says raped her twice.
Tammy L. Williams, 37, Third Street Southeast, had been jailed June 16 after rending a long, deep gash in the left side of the chest of Demetrius Thompson, 40, 701 Third St. S.E. The alleged incident occurred in the 200 Block of North Veterans Parkway. Thompson later required stitches, court records said.
Coincidentally, Thompson went before the same grand jury for charges Williams is alleging against him. While in jail, she told investigators that Thompson had raped her on two occasions. She had tried to report the most recent rape at her house several nights prior to the alleged assault to police by calling 911 twice from nearby pay phones, but police didn't find her that night, police reports said, and she didn't call in again.
Assistant District Attorney Brian McDaniel said that Thompson has already been indicted for an earlier alleged rape of Williams in February that was reported to have occurred in a car.
In addition to rape, Thompson also was indicted in the same case on three counts of aggravated stalking and false imprisonment involving Williams and another defendant.
In another case, Thompson was indicted on five counts of crack cocaine sale. He allegedly sold crack cocaine five times in October 2004 to an undercover agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Third Street Southeast. Court records indicate after the agent allegedly bought crack from him four times and the defendant gave him some for free.
The grand jury also didn't indict Jose Glache Corona, 56, of Omega for two counts of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Corona allegedly hacked fellow farmworker Miguel Angel in the arm with a machete June 14 at a work camp barracks on Bud Baker Road near Crosland. Corona also was charged with aggravated assault on Victor Delin.
A Colquitt County deputy had reported when he arrived on scene he saw Corona holding a machete. The attack put Angel, also known as Miguel Delangel Tenorio, in the intensive care ward at Tift Regional Medical Center, but McDaniel said he evidently recovered from his serious injury enough to work.
"The guy did not cooperate with law enforcement in terms of coming in and seeing the detective. The entire work crew packed up and left. They looked for him, made a few phone calls and tried to check on his last location. Nobody could find him or knew where he was at," McDaniel said. "It was an incident where nobody knew anything about nothing, and there must have been 20 or 30 people out there."
Daniel said Corona is undocumented and, likely, the victims in the case are as well.
The grand jury also did not indict the defendants in the following cases:
- Tobias D. Thomas, 17, 325 10th St. S.E., one count burglary.
- Brian Craig Bullard, 146 Roundtree Bridge Road, Norman Park, one count each robbery, burglary, misdemeanor simple battery and misdemeanor obstruction of a person making emergency telephone calls.
- Steven Bryant, no information, one count child molestation.