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Several indicted in Columbia County

Posted: March 7, 2013 - 5:52pm

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Several people were indicted Wednesday by a Columbia County Grand Jury.

Javantroi Perez Walden, 34, was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, simple battery, driving under the influence, fleeing, obstruction and several traffic charges in connection to a Dec. 23 incident when he assaulted a deputy and rammed a patrol car, according to court documents released Thursday.

Walden punched a Columbia County sheriff’s deputy who approached him as Walden went to his running vehicle in the parking lot of the Evans Walmart at about 2 a.m. As the deputy chased Walden, he rammed into a second deputy’s patrol car.

The same day, two women, ages 26 and 39, reported having their breasts grabbed at the Martinez Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway by a man who matched the description from the incident in Evans.

Since July, Walden has been charged with groping at least four women in Walmart stores and a teenager at Sonic.

Walden is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

The Grand Jury also indicted five teens involved in a Dec. 28 robbery in Grovetown. Anthony Blade Turner, Baker Lee Brannen Cochran, Larry Charles Porche, Austin Tyler Love, and Christopher Scott Love were all indicted on robbery, entering an auto and criminal trespass charges. Porche also was charged with burglary.

The teens broke into a truck at Eagle Point apartments. The owner, armed with his firearm, chased the teens to a nearby laundromat, where he grabbed a 16-year-old. The other five teens indicted rushed the man, stole his gun and shoes and ran away. They also took a bag of tools from his truck.

All five teens are being held in the jail. Christopher and Austin Love are being held without bond, according to jail records.

A Grovetown woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy also was indicted. Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, was indicted on aggravated child molestation.

Wood, who was a babysitter for a Grovetown family that included young children and a 14-year-old boy, is accused of offering and providing oral sex to the teen on Jan. 24. The teen said Wood talked to him in a sexually explicit manner regularly and attempted to sit on his lap as he played video games on Jan. 24.

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soapy_725

Anyone who thinks the world is not a sick place....

is in total denial. Public officials, police, teachers and church leaders are suffering from the cancer of sin. They ask for respect but do not earn it in the least. It is no wonder that the youth of today place no value in the words of their elders. The adults are self absorbed ME-ist, so why not the children.

alb

TRuth

If you insist on writing an artical about other people then you should write the individual truth so far every artical you have written about the teens in Grovetown has been incorrect. Let also be known that the investigator on the case has lied multiple times on the stand and filed in correct reports.
Grouping them all under the same crime or title is wrong. They didn't act as a group and those that are innocent, yes there are some of them that are, you are destroying their lives.

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