A Tallahatchie County grand jury for the First Judicial District in Charleston recently returned indictments in a number of criminal cases, including one for murder, according to records on file at the circuit clerk’s office.
Donald Harris, 54, of 327 Eskridge St., Charleston, was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the April 1, 2018, stabbing death of another city resident.
Harris allegedly inflicted “multiple stab wounds” on Jerry Tellis, 59, of 614 W. Magnolia St., Charleston, during the Sunday night incident that reportedly began inside the residence where Harris lived before spilling into the front yard.
Other indictments also were handed down during the grand jury session.
» Anthony George Haywood, 56, of 11 Birch St., Charleston, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a building other than a dwelling, in connection with an Aug. 2 break-in at Fred’s Dollar Store on West Main Street in Charleston. Haywood is charged as an habitual offender due to previous convictions.
» Floyd E. McGee, 56, address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of possession of methamphetamines, at least .10 grams but less than 2 grams, stemming from a Nov. 29, 2018, case.
» Javier Jones, 18, of 97 Taylor Dr., Charleston, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a dwelling, home invasion, in connection with a July 18 break-in during which it is charged that Jones intended to commit the crime of assault.
» Bobby Quardell Thomas, 31, address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender in Tallahatchie County.
» Randy Benford, 31, address unavailable, was indicted on charges of conspiracy and uttering forgery in the amount of $1,000 to $5,000.
Other indictments will be reported as made public.