(Editor's note: This is the first in a series of felony indictment reports)

MOULTRIE -- A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted a migrant worker accused of raping and strangling a 65-year-old Moultrie woman during a home invasion late March.

Ibarra Ciriaco, 24, also known as Ciriaco Ibarra-Cardenas, Paul Cano and Ruben Ciriaco Cardenos, faces charges of murder, felony murder, rape, burglary, aggravated battery, armed robbery and a weapons charge.

Not long in town, Ciriaco was living with friends at 133 Burt Horne Ave., court records said, during the time of the crimes sometime between March 26 and 28. The victim, Betty Jean Hall Lane, 1620 Overlook Drive, was found dead in her home that Sunday morning by a neighbor after an apparent armed robbery.

An autopsy examination revealed that Lane died from strangulation although she also suffered a blunt force trauma to her head resulting in a subdural hemorrhage. Ciriaco allegedly was armed with a Daisy BB pistol, court records said.

He allegedly told an acquaintance about the slaying, who contacted police, investigators said.

In other recent felony indictments

A Colquitt County grand jury indicted Alton Shane Olliff, 37, 325 Langford St., Berlin, with four counts of serious injury by vehicle, misdemeanor charges of endangering a child while driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence and weaving over the roadway, court records said.

State troopers said Olliff lost control of his 1990 Jeep Cherokee at about 8:15 p.m. Dec. 13 while negotiating a curve on Ellenton-Norman Park Road. The car left the roadway, reports said, and Olliff overcorrected.

Olliff's 13-year-old son Gabriel suffered injury to his right lung; Crystal Daniel, 23, of Norman Park, had injuries to her left hand; Robert Olliff, 23, of Moultrie, suffered serious injury to his forehead; and the defendant's son Paul Olliff, 17, injured his right leg, the indictment said.

Gregory Lee Nelson, 21, 316 Third St. S.E., was indicted on charges of aggravated assault for the alleged attack on Shontekia Bodiford April 13 with a hammer, misdemeanor second degree cruelty to children and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Antonio Bernard Brown, 20, 624 Second St. N.W., one count statutory rape.

Shaun A. Scott, 25, 823 Third St. S.E., one count possession with intent to distribute 31 pills of Estacy Nov. 27, 2003 at 304 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and two counts misdemeanor obstruction.

Ellis Lee Williams, 35, 418 10th Ave. N.W., obstruction.

Stamey Brett Keith, 23, Bear Creek, obstruction and misdemeanor charges of operation of a motor vehicle without a current license plate, defective equipment and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Derrick D. Murray, 23, 110 Ninth St. S.W., armed robbery of the Best Little Food Store in Georgia Feb. 9. Murray allegedly used a handgun to steal $3,108 from a store clerk, court records said.

(This is the first in a series of felony indictment reports)

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