2013-04-24 / Legals

Grand Jury Presentments

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
OF BURKE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: GRAND JURY
PRESENTMENT FOR
THE OCTOBER TERM 2012
The Grand Jury having returned
the attached presentment for the
October Term 2012, and the same
having been reviewed and accepted
by the Court on April 19, 2013, it is
now,
ORDERED that the same pre-
sentment shall be filed in the Office
of the Clerk of Superior Court for
Burke County, and that it shall be
published once in The True Citizen,
the legal gazette for said County.
It is so ORDERED this 19th day
of April, 2013.
/s/ Daniel J. Craig
Superior Court Judge
Augusta Judicial Circuit
To: The Honorable
Daniel J. Craig
Judge, Superior Court
Augusta Judicial Circuit
From: Burke County Grand Jury
October Term 2012
Date: April 19, 2013
RE: Grand Jury Presentments
We, the members of the Burke
County Grand Jury, for the October
Term 2012, having been duly sworn
by Judge Daniel J. Craig on the 22nd
day of October 2012, submit our
presentment on this 19th day of April
2013, our last day as an official body
of Grand Jurors.
To discharge our sworn
functions as prescribed by the laws
of the State of Georgia, we met on
the designated dates and acted on all
Bills of Indictment presented to us
by the District Attorney and staff.
During our term, Sub-Committees
were formed to inspect the Burke
County Jail; the report is attached.
We respectfully request that a
copy of the general report and the
applicable inspection reports be
published in the official organ of
Burke County.
/s/ Henry C. Hopkins IV, Foreperson
/s/ Joseph R. Lamberth,
Asst. Foreperson
/s/ Rhonda Clemens, Secretary

/s/ Donna Kight
/s/ Jessica F. Newman
/s/ Lynn Meeks
/s/ Carlotta Frank
/s/ Bobby G. Davis
/s/ Beatrice D. Cleveland
/s/ Valerie Devine
GRAND JURY SUB-COMMITTEE
INSPECTION OF THE
BURKE COUNTY JAIL
On February 22, 2013, a Sub-
Committee (consisting of three
members) of the Burke County
Grand Jury toured the Burke County
Jail located at 225 Highway 24 South
in Waynesboro, Georgia.
The Sub-Committee was met by
Lt. Wilbert Williams. After a brief
overview of the faciliies, Lt. Williams
escorted us on a very thorough tour
of the Jail. The Sub-Committee was
led through the visitation center
where inmates have weekly visits
with family members; the area was
clean and orderly. We then toured
the Nurse’s Station and Library.
The Sub-Committee then
troured the areea where inmates
meet with their lawyers. Next, we
toured one of the men’s units where
some of the male inmates were
being housed. The unit’s common
area was clean and orderly and the
area was staffed with deputies.
The Sub-Committee then toured
the kitchen, evreything was clean
and in order; lunch was offered, but
the invitations was declined.
It was apparent to the Sub-
Committee that the Jail is currently
acceptable. It is the recommendation
of this Sub-Committee that )1) the
Jail needs more space and (2) the
salary and merit increases of the
corrections officers are brought in
line with comarable-sized facilities in
Georgia.
Respectfully Submitted by the
Sub-Committee.
/s/ Brenda Marvin
/s/ Rosa L. Hils
/s/ Jacob S. Allen
Mary Merchant
Marsha Miller
Tara Morris
LaToya Lewis
/s/ Carol Ann Gresham
/s/ Sharon P. Gilchrist
/s/ Derrick A. Mitchell
/s/ Janelle M. Marsh
/s/ Martin Lee Manchester
Annie L. Bryant

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