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Preliminary Hearing Held For 12 Suspects In Jefferson County Murder

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A preliminary hearing was held Friday for 12 suspects in connection to a June 16th murder in Jefferson County.

The hearing was held at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Louisville, Georgia for the twelve suspects charged with the murder of Kenneth Quarterman, Jr. and the shooting of Lewis Charles Brown III.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office investigators say, the drive-by shooting occurred on the 500 block of East 5th Street in Louisville, Georgia.

All twelve defendants, who have been in custody since their arrests, were each charged with the following charges prior to the hearing in addition to the original charge of Malice Murder:

  • Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations-1 count
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon-1 count
  • Participating in Criminal Gang activity-1 count
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes-2 counts
  • Aggravated Assault-2 counts
  • Conspiracy to Commit a Crime-1 count
  • Felony Murder-1 count

After hearing testimony from witnesses involved in the case, Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves found probable cause to bind each defendant over to the Grand Jury.

Bond hearings were also held for the defendants and all of them were denied bond except for Dontavius Tramez Meadows aka "T". His bond was set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 property.

The other defendants in the case are:

  • Barrington Jermaine Allen aka "AJ" or "Rude boi"
  • Ivey Lamar Elam
  • Shinique L. Flournoy aka "Nek"
  • Octavius Desmond Hickson aka "Tay Tay"
  • Darius Sergio Jackson aka "Sergio"
  • Rajonte Romelle McGruder aka "RO"
  • Damien V. Simpkins aka "Bam"
  • Dalonte Jerrod Tarver aka "Blac Boss" or "Big J"
  • Jason Robert Williams aka "J-Will"
  • Jayrin Anthony Williams aka "Webbie"
  • Lafayell Deshon Williams aka "Smooch"

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