Trial begins in Mitchell Road murders

The three people charged with the murder of a man and woman on Mitchell Road in Warren County are on trial this week in Warren County Superior Court.

Jermanique Vashon Franklin, 26, Donovan R. Fitts, 23, and Deaundre Ross, 24, are facing a jury for the shooting murder of Tenecia Posley, 27, and Barry Johnson, 47, on March 4, 2015, at the home of Damian Calvin at 1637 Mitchell Road.Read More

Two convicted of multiple counts of murder

Monday afternoon a Warren County jury returned guilty verdicts against two defendants charged with murder in connection with the deaths of Tenecia Posley and Barry Johnson, who were found dead at a Mitchell Road home March 4, 2015.

Donovan Fitts, of Thomson, was found guilty on two counts of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of burglary in the first degree, false imprisonment, armed robbery, home invasion, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault.Read More

Gephardt and Hall round out assistant district attorneys for Toombs Judicial Circuit

Eight is the magic number for the Toombs Judicial Circuit.

District Attorney William “Bill” Doupe´ recently hired two more assistant district attorneys to bring his assistants, who along with a chief assistant attorney and a circuit investigator, make eight people in his office to dispense justice in Glascock, Lincoln, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties.

Benjamin Gephardt and Graham Hall are the most recent additions to the circuit, and McDuffie County Probate Judge Valerie Burley swore both in on Feb.Read More