Shootout suspects indicted

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 29, 2004

The Grand Jury reviewed evidence from over 60 criminal cases during a two-day period last week, indicting suspects in crimes ranging from attempted murder to identity theft.

Among those indicted Thursday and Friday include the alleged gunmen from the May 26 Broad Street shooting.

Five Selma youths, Jerron Stallworth, Corey Cooper, Michael Walker, Justin Johnson and John Jones face separate charges of shooting into an occupied building, shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault.

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According to police reports, the suspects allegedly exchanged gunfire as they drove down Broad Street. Stray bullets entered the Pilcher-McBryde Drug Store and The Selma-Times Journal.

No bystanders were injured in the incident, but 16-year-old Walker sustained a gunshot wound.

In a related case, Tyrone Stallworth-Jerron’s twin brother-is charged with assault first degree for shooting Jones in the back of the head in Mr. Waffle’s parking lot earlier this month.

Jones, 16, was treated for his injuries and then taken into custody for his involvement in the May shooting. He is currently being charged as an adult.

T. Stallworth, 20, turned himself into police after realizing investigators were closing in on him, according to reports.

The Grand Jury also indicted Lorenzo Walker last week for attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle in the June 12 shooting of his girlfriend’s sister in the parking lot of the Highland Avenue McDonald’s.

The two were seen arguing outside the restaurant before Walker allegedly retrieved a gun and shot the woman in her neck and upper torso.

The victim was pregnant at the time of the incident.

Along with the shootings, the Grand Jury also indicted several people for separate identity theft cases. Most of the cases involved using fraudulent credit cards and check writing schemes.