Week in Review (April 13-April 19)

April 19, 2014 

1. District attorney's office prepping cases against two other teens involved in fatal 2012 crash: With Clayton Qualls sentenced to nine years in prison for the car wreck that killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, officials with the Muscogee County District Attorney's office said this week they are moving forward with cases against two other teens implicated in the underage drinking death. Daniel Massengale and Timothy Lott face felony tampering charges.

2. Officials: Russell County woman kills boyfriend who accused her of cheating: A Russell County woman who was cheating on her boyfriend shot him and beat him with a dumbbell Saturday after he confronted her about the secret affair, officials said Tuesday. Belinda Williams, 34, has been charged with the homicide of Anterio Derran Wynn.

3. Rose and Bergman win 2014 Best Ranger: The team of 2nd Lt. Michael Rose and 2nd Lt. John Bergman won the 31st annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Sunday after the team from the 25th Infantry Division was in second place heading into the final day of events. They had a strong showing overnight and through the final day of events, which included the Darby Queen obstacle course, a spot jump and final buddy run.

4. Steve Toms' homicide suspect indicted for murder: A grand jury this week indicted the suspect in the 2011 homicide of jewelry store manager Steve Toms not only for murder and armed robbery, but for joining four others in a criminal enterprise in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. In the same indictment the grand jurors included charges against Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, Jockas Gilchrist and Theodore Alexander, who with Johnson are alleged to have planned and carried out a series of attempted or armed robberies around the city.

5. Double Churches Middle School principal Chris Cox dies: Double Churches Middle School principal Chris Cox, 56, died Wednesday night at Midtown Medical Center. He was battling cancer. Muscogee County School District superintendent David Lewis called Cox "a highly dedicated individual, as evidenced by the fact that he kept coming back to school even when he was pretty ill throughout the year."


Three people were arrested Tuesday after the Special Operations Unit raided a Twin Chapel Drive home and found methamphetamine and heroin, Columbus police said. Agents found a small amount of marijuana, about 2.5 grams of methamphetamine and about 3 grams of heroin. Read more on our website, ledger-enquirer.com.

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