A Ft. Lauderdale man who claimed to be in the community for the purpose of looking for a house was arrested June 26 on charges of aggravated child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.
Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, was charged with aggravated child molestation, felony enticing a child for indecent purposes and prowling, according to warrants filed by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators.
Investigators said Davidson took the child to a wooded area off Eastin Road where the crime occurred. Davidson returned the following day in an attempt to meet the child again, according to warrants.
The circumstances relating to how and where the child was enticed by Davidson were not immediately available.
Davidson told investigators he was in the area looking for a house to purchase.
Meanwhile, a Fayette County grand jury has indicted five people on charges of child molestation in four separate incidents.
Among those indicted were Ryan Glenn Slaybaugh of Eli Run, Fayetteville, charged with aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation. According to court records, the incidents occurred at a Fayetteville home between November 2009 and February 2010.
An indictment is not a determination of guilt; rather it means the grand jury deemed the evidence sufficient for the criminal charges to be addressed at a trial.
Also indicted in separate incidents were:
• Samuel Antonio Mayen of Smoke Ridge Drive, College Park, for three counts of child molestation. The victims were under the age of 16 and the incident took place at a residence in the Four Seasons mobile home community, according to court records.
• Daniel Joel Reid of Eastin Road, Fayetteville, for rape, incest and child molestation. The incidents occurred between Dec. 2008 and May 2009 at Reid’s home, according to court records.
• Richard Guy Paul Bland of Anthony Drive, Tyrone, for two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of child molestation. The incidents took place between two separate time frames: May through August 2009 and November 2005 through March 2006.
• Tyler Jordan Kennedy of Wyeth Walk, Marietta for aggravated child molestation and child molestation. The incident occurred between December 2007 and January 2009.
Also indicted was a Decatur man accused of committing a home invasion robbery in south Fayette County March 10. Demetrius Valdez Mitchell, 38, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and burglary.
According to court records, Mitchell entered a house on Price Road and struck two victims in the head with a .380 caliber handgun.
He also is accused of binding the hands of one victim behind his back with tape.
Mitchell didn’t make it away from the scene, as the homeowner was able to confront the assailant and subdue him until deputies could arrive on scene, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
The grand jury also indicted a duo accused of scamming an elderly north Fayette County woman Oct. 7, 2009 by posing as police officers.
According to sheriff’s deputies Katina Jetuan Jones, 39, of Mozart Drive, Fayetteville and Paula Aurelia Youngblood of Bardswood Terrace, Birmingham, Ala. displayed badges and handcuffs and threatened to arrest the victim if she did not give them all their money.
Jones and Youngblood maintained they were investigating a counterfeit money scheme, and after ordering her to produce all the money she had in her residence, they drove her to a bank in Riverdale and forced her to withdraw money from the ATM also, deputies said.
Youngblood and Jones got a total of $3,700 in the scam and abandoned the victim in the parking lot of a Church’s Chicken restaurant in Riverdale, deputies said.
A Fayetteville man was also indicted in a separate armed robbery incident that took place at a home on Westbridge Drive in north Fayette County. Courtney Valentine Morris, 19, of Hampstead Manor is charged with armed robbery and burglary. According to court documents, Morris used a handgun to take money, jewelry and other items from the resident.
An Alabama man was also formally charged by indictment for removing his 3-year-old biological daughter from her mother’s home in Tyrone Feb 24 in violation of a custody order. Jeremy Nicholas McCart, 24, of Glencoe, Alabama is charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and interstate interference with child custody.
Also indicted was a student at Starr’s Mill High School for assaulting another student in the school gym Aug. 20, 2009, resulting in the victim’s jaw being broken. Andrew Johnathan Pritchard, of Meadowlark Trace, Peachtree City, was indicted for aggravated assault, aggravated battery and disrupting a public school.