By Kathy Jefcoats
McDONOUGH — A convicted felon who served three terms in Georgia state prisons for burglary and drug possession is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond for allegedly using a stun gun during a robbery.
Henry County police said Douglas Shawn Jenkins Jr., 28, of Silver Tip Court in McDonough, used a stun gun on the neck of a man to steal $1,700 from him Nov. 27. Police said the alleged victim picked out Jenkins from a photo line-up.
Jenkins is also charged with theft by taking in an alleged April 4 incident at a garage sale. Police said Jenkins distracted the man running the sale by asking about a television wire. While the man was gone, police said Jenkins stole $212 and fled.
An unemployed McDonough man told Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Wes Shannon Monday morning he will hire his own attorney to defend him on charges of harassing phone calls, driving on a suspended license, terroristic threats, driving under the influence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Lawrence Zyndle Locklear, 33, of Nail Road, is being held in the Henry County Jail on $15,000 bond.
“How do you plan to hire your own attorney when you don’t have a job?” said Shannon.
Locklear said his family will pay for it. Shannon reset his preliminary hearing to Dec. 18 to give him time to hire an attorney and get prepared.
Police said Locklear called and texted a Locust Grove woman, threatening to kill her. She called police and pointed out Locklear as he drove past her house, according to the arrest warrant. When officers stopped him, they found a handgun under his seat, said police.
A Henry County inmate has been charged with battery after allegedly beating up another man behind bars. Williams Danny Ellard, 35, of Griffin, allegedly hit Aaron Robert Edmondson, 22. Both men were being held for violation of probation.
Donald Demetrius Harris Sr., 42, of Acacia Drive in Stockbridge, faces traffic violations and theft by receiving stolen property. Shannon ruled that Harris could be released on his own recognizance.
Police stopped Harris at Hudson Bridge Road and I-75 and discovered the tag decal on his Honda Civic had been reported stolen.
A Locust Grove man is charged with sexual battery and three counts of simple battery after witnesses said he couldn’t keep his hands off his son’s girlfriend’s buttocks. When Arthur Raymond Oleary Jr., 55, refused to stop grabbing and slapping the woman’s behind, several people tried to restrain him, said police.
Police said Oleary hit all three people during the struggle.
Shannon set an OR bond for Oleary.
Joseph Brian Cochran, 32, of Crossing Boulevard in McDonough, got an OR bond on a single charge of battery under the Family Violence Act. Police said Cochran argued with his wife, grabbing her and wrestling with her over a phone. After she broke free and ran outside, police said Cochran pursued and slapped her.
Cochran left before police arrived but turned himself in later, according to the warrant.
Brandon Deonte Clark, 25, of Wilson Road in Stockbridge, is charged with criminal trespass under the Family Violence Act. Police said he damaged a door inside his mother’s house. Shannon set a $750 bond.
Juavon Danyeal Neely, 33, of Addy Lane in Stockbridge, was arrested after reportedly leaving bruises on his daughter’s arms and legs. Police charged Neely with battery under the Family Violence for the alleged beating of the girl, 11, with a belt. Shannon set an OR bond.