The DeKalb County Grand Jury Monday indicted two men in separate rape cases involving children.
23 year old Joshua Cook has been indicted on two counts of rape of a child while 47 year old Walter R. Hartman is indicted on two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that Cook, who had been staying in Liberty, was arrested on Thursday, October 28th, 2010. At the time of his arrest, Cook was believed to be homeless.
According to Sheriff Ray, Cook allegedly performed sexual acts on a six year old and a ten year old male child on Church Street in Liberty and then he allegedly had the two children perform sexual acts on him. These events allegedly took place on September 15th, 2010.
Hartman, meanwhile allegedly provided beer to two fourteen year old girls and engaged in sexual activity with them at his home on February 26.
Cook and Hartman are among forty four persons indicted by the August term of the Grand Jury including six named in sealed indictments. All those indicted will appear for arraignment in DeKalb County Criminal Court on Monday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Those indicted and their charges are as follows:
Agustine Munez- driving under the influence and no drivers license
David D. Miller- aggravated assault
David Dennis Miller- resisting arrest
Kenny Stults- theft over $500, theft under $500 (2 charges), and theft over $1,000
Earnest P. Barnwell- theft under $500
Cynthia D. Walls- driving under the influence
Sharon K. Skinner- possession of paraphernalia and criminal impersonation
Janet R. Mayo- possession of a schedule II and VI controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia
Steve A. Hale- possession of a schedule III and IV controlled substance for resale, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and a third offense of driving under the influence
Ray D. Underwood and Bradley S. Redmon- assault
Edgar Hernandez- driving on a revoked license
Brittany D. Barnes- theft under $500
Elizabeth Ann Chalfant- driving under the influence, possession of paraphernalia, a 4th offense of driving on a suspended license (2 counts), reckless endangerment, violation of the implied consent law
David Graham and Alexandria Rowell- child neglect, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia
Emily F. Fare- aggravated assault
Walter R. Hartman- aggravated rape (2 counts) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (2 counts)
Stephanie Ann Fagan- aggravated child abuse and possession of a schedule VI and II controlled substance
Courtney Paris- possession of a schedule II controlled substance for resale (2 counts)
Chad Carrier- theft over $1,000 and violation of an order of protection
Melinda Murphy- fraudulent use of a credit card (2 charges) and theft under $500
Angela Howell- fraudulent use of a credit card (2 counts) and theft under $500
Jonathan Eugene Cash- driving on a revoked license (6th offense)
James L. Owen- promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine
Theresa Columbo- driving under the influence
Thomas Joseph Somoza- driving under the influence, possession of a handgun under the influence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, criminal impersonation, no drivers license, and violation of the implied consent law.
Matthew A. Baker- driving on a revoked license (2 charges) , possession of paraphernalia
Brandon K. Thomas- initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine
Rickey Hendrixson- initiation of the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a schedule II controlled substance
Rhonda F. Brewer- introduction of contraband into a penal institution
Tammy Jennings- possession of paraphernalia
Charlie Chad Barnes and Terry Ray Barnes- initiating the manufacture of methamphetamine
Nena R. Chapman- theft over $10,000
James Stringer- burglary, theft over $1,000, and theft over $500
Julie Moore- theft under $500 (4 charges), forgery (3 charges)
Joshua Cook- rape of a child (2 counts)
Antonio Cezar Wilford- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and alteration of an item's distinguishing numbers
The names of those charged in sealed indictments cannot be disclosed until they are arrested.