The Fayette County District Attorney’s Office is in the middle of a two week trial term presided over by the Honorable W. Fletcher Sams. Several notable pleas were entered.
William Bradford pled guilty to Armed Robbery, three counts of Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. He was sentenced to 41 years with the first 21 years to be spent in prison. He was banished from the Griffin Judicial Circuit. Bradford pled guilty to robbing the PNC Bank in Fayetteville.
Marcia Annette Demarcus pled guilty to Homicide by Vehicle in the First Degree, Hit and Run, Possession of a Schedule IV drug, Reckless Driving, and Possession of Drug Related Objections. She was sentenced to 30 years with the first 15 years to be served in prison. Demarcus pled guilty to driving while under the influence of clonazepam, cocaine, morphine, and benzolecgonine and striking two people with her vehicle. One victim, a 16 year old girl, Caelyn Olds, was passing out flyers with church members when Demarcus’s vehicle struck and killed her. Another victim, Linda Long, suffered serious injuries after also being struck by the vehicle.
Johntavis Bailey pled guilty to Smash and Grab Burglary, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Officers, Use of a License Plate to Conceal Identity, and Obstruction of an Officer. He was sentenced to 25 years with the first 20 years to be served in prison. He pled guilty to backing a stolen car into Simply Mac in Peachtree City and engaging officers in a high speed chase after the burglary. Three co-defendants have cases still pending on the trial calendar.
Christopher Crane pled guilty to Child Molestation for acts involving a 15 year old victim. He was sentenced to 20 years with the first 10 to be served in prison.
Assistant District Attorneys Michele McCutcheon and Warren Sellers have been diligently working on the calendar. Trials will resume tomorrow, May 24th.