A Columbia County grand jury recently indicted several people accused of violent crimes.
The grand jury indicted George Scott Dillard, 46, of Sugar Creek Drive in Grovetown, with kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, two counts of cruelty to children, criminal trespass and stalking, according to court documents released Thursday.
Dillard is charged in the July 19 assault of his ex-girlfriend inside her Martinez apartment. Dillard arrived at the apartment with the couple’s two young sons and forced his way into the apartment. The woman told authorities that Dillard repeatedly punched, kicked and choked her unconscious several times, all in front of their children, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The woman sustained serious injuries including several swollen and likely broken bones, bruises and bleeding from her mouth and ear. She also had boot-shaped abrasions and bruises on her head, neck and shoulders.
Dillard had been previously warned to leave the woman alone and not be on apartment complex property.
Dillard is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.
The grand jury also indicted an Evans teenager accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Blake Davis Weems, 14, of Quinn Drive, was indicted on three counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, rape and incest, according to the indictment.
Weems was arrested June 13 after the girl told her parents that he raped and molested her. The girls said Weems forced her to have sex and commit other sex acts with him, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
Weems was granted bond on Aug. 10 and was released to his grandparents’ custody.
Two teenagers also were indicted on charges related to a June 11 shooting of and Evans man.
The grand jury indicted Joquel Tre-Shon Downs, 18, of Augusta, and Robert Donnell Hobbs, 19, of Martinez, for armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Hobbs also faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Julian Derrick Bell told authorities he left the complex and drove to his house on Evans-to-Lock Road, where he said Hobbs and Downs approached him and Downs fired a handgun into his car, according to a police report.
Bell was hit twice in the left thigh and once in the abdomen. He was treated at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.
Hobbs is being held in the jail without bond. Downs is being held in the Richmond County Detention Center without bond.