Man gets life plus 30 years for child molestation


A south Fayette man was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years after he pled guilty to aggravated child molestation and two related counts in court Monday morning.

Jonathan Rogers Parish, of 366 Antioch Road, also pled guilty to charges of statutory rape and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Parish was sentenced in the case by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

According to court documents, the incident occurred Feb. 20 at his residence. Parish has been held without bond since then based on a court order that cites a threat he allegedly made to the victim.

Another significant case that wrapped up with a guilty plea Monday was that of David Barney Kegley III, address unknown, who pled guilty to seven counts of entering an automobile and eight counts of financial identity fraud. Judge Edwards sentenced Kegley to seven years in prison followed by three years probation; he was one of five defendants charged in an entering auto/transaction card fraud scheme.

Other guilty pleas taken in court today included:
— Matthew Potts, of 1036 Flagstaff Drive, Hampton for two counts of burglary. Potts admitted to burglarizing a home in Fayetteville in November 2010 and a home in Peachtree CIty in January 2011. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by 15 years on probation. Potts also was ordered to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to the victims.

— Shadoe Dwight Degunion, of 1122 Ga. Highway 54 east, Fayetteville for two counts of statutory rape. Degunion admitted to having intercourse with two different victims, both under the age of 16, on two different occasions. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by 25 years on probation, with the first year being intensive probation. Degunion must also submit to a psychosexual evaluation as well.

— Sharon LaFayette Parrish of 6850 Fireside Lane, College Park, for three counts of financial identity fraud and one count of forgery in the first degree. She was sentenced to 10 years probation and a $1,000 fine.

— Demorio Antonne Jackson, of 555 Church Street, Atlanta for sale of a counterfeit substance, theft by deception and possession of marijuana beyond the guard line of a jail. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years on probation.

— Pamela McCullough, of 218 Bicycle Road, Griffin for theft by shoplifting (felony). She was sentenced to 160 days in a detention center followed by eight years probation.