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Former Mayor Mickey Thompson Among 78 Indicted by Grand Jury Today

Former Douglasville Mayor Mickey Thompson and former County Commissioner Freddie Ashmon are among the 78 people indicted by a Douglas County Grand Jury today.

Former Douglasville Mayor Mickey Thompson was indicted today on 91 counts of theft, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade's website. Former Douglas County Commissioner Freddie Ashmon was indicted on forgery charges.

The two indictments are among 78 cases a Douglas County Grand Jury indicted today.

Here are three releated Douglasville Patch articles:

Should Mayor and City Council Members Get Paid Per Meeting?

Update: Police Say Former County Commissioner Forges Court Documents

According to McDade's website: the following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, Sept. 21:

-  Claud Mitchell Thompson (a.k.a Mickey Thompson), on charges of Theft by Taking (91 Counts)

-  Donald Eugene Glover, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Keianna Rivers and Amicia Shelton, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Obstruction of an Officer

-  Demetrich Edwards and Adrian Abernathy, on charges of Armed Robbery

-  Christopher Wayne Davis, on charges of Aggravated Battery and Criminal Trespass (Family Violence Act)

-  Freddie Ashmon, on charges of Forgery

-  Daphnee Williams Howell, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting

-  Calvin Luther Brown II, on charges of Arson -3rd Degree

-  Tristan Alexander Preston, on charges of Aggravated Child Molestation and Child Molestation

-  Otis Jemison, Jr., on charges of Aggravated Child Molestation

-  Alvin Jones, on charges of Armed Robbery

-  Trey Deshawn Johnson, on charges of Armed Robbery

-  Brentrez McPherson, on charges of Burglary

-  Christopher Charles Butler and Octavious Patrick Myers, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Robbery

-  Robert Lee Smith, on charges of Crossing of Guard Lines with Drugs

-  Taylor Griffin and Matthew Kyle Jones, on charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony:  Burglary

-  Jada Jawan Goodson, on charges of Cruelty to Children-1st Degree

-  Sandra Lynn Cook, on charges of Homicide by Vehicle -1st Degree (Two Counts)

-  Jarvis Anthony Perlotte, on charges of Burglary

-  Anthony Lamar Huff, on charges of Burglary

-  Paul Westmoreland, on charges of Burglary

-  Dayvon Grant, Sabor Raheem Grant, Itoria Howard and Luvonne Michelle Tarver, on charges of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping

-  Antione Billingsley, Duane Brooks, Jercory Brown, Meredith Cromartie, Rojo Harris, Michael Knight, Raymond Fernando Mitchell, Bello Ooten, Paul Edward Spicer, Jr. and Emmanuel Cole, on charges of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act

-  Gregory Eugene Horton, on charges of Burglary

-  Paul Everatt Duval, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Austin Blake Taylor, on charges of Burglary

-  Anthony Bernard Pinkard, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Carol Rae Pauley, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act

-  William Jarrett Cagle, on charges of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act

-  Michael Thompson, Sr., on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act)

-  Tarrell Ashaun Smith, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act)

-  James McAfee, on charges of Cruelty to Children

-  Jaquan Gandy, on charges of Identity Fraud

-  Phillip David Hunter, on charges of Aggravated Assault and Battery (Family Violence Act)

-  Arvind Sardar, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property – 2nd Degree

-  Morgan Huling, Halli Leighann Liles and Katie Nicole Pate, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property – 2nd Degree

-  Anthony Jermaine Carter, on charges of Robbery by Force, Theft by Taking, Battery and Simple Battery

-  Justin Lee Paden, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  William Jeff Goodman and William Andrew Summerour, on charges of Burglary, Theft by Taking and Theft by Deception

-  John Nathaniel Ladson, on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police, Obstruction of an Officer, Reckless Driving and Driving while License Suspended

-  Byhlia Akeem Jones, on charges of Terroristic Threats and Criminal Trespass

-  Timothy Arnett Collins, on charges of False Statements

-  Dennis Gerome Hollimon, on charges of Terroristic Threats, Simple Battery (Family Violence Act) and Cruelty to Children – 1st Degree

-  Ashley Dianne Reed and Gary Dwayne Prestridge, on charges of Burglary, Theft by Taking, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Theft by Deception

-  Shameka Kienna Rogers and Jamecia Brianna Barrett, on charges of Theft by Shoplifting and Obstruction of an Officer

-   Damien Rendow Bethune, Donald Joseph Fowler, Nathon Higgins, DeAngelo Sanchez Kidd, Jone Phasavath and Pone Phasavath, on charges of Burglary

-  Jordan Lewis Lyon, on charges of Aggravated Battery

-  Robert Kenneth Vollrath, on charges of Aggravated Battery (Family Violence Act) and Criminal Damage to Property – 2nd Degree

-  Darryl Lee Hardy, on charges of Child Molestation

-  Javaughn Wayne Francis, on charges of Aggravated Battery (Family Violence Act)

-  Steven Neil Harrington, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act) and Battery (Family Violence Act)

-  Austin Tyler Long, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Jose Garcia-Samano, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Noe Castillo, Aaron Carcia, David Gonzalez and Ivan Gonzalez, on charges of Burglary

-  Ronnie Payne, on charges of Aggravated Battery

-  James Hutson, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Michael Wayne Donnelly, on charges of Burglary and Theft by Taking

-  Phillip Malima Kealoha, on charges of Burglary

-  Jamaal Deshon Landry, on charges of Burglary

-  Ronnie Alvin Pollard and Windel Shawn James, on charges of Burglary

-  Justin Dewayne Collier, on charges of Burglary and Theft by Taking

-  Tavares Cartwright and Michael Deandre Mitchell, on charges of Aggravated Battery

-  Charles Brandon Martin, on charges of Fraud in Obtaining Controlled Substance

-  Margaret Crudden, on charges of Terroristic Threats

-  Matthew Trollinger, on charges of Aggravated Assault

-  Tracy Delores Jest, on charges of False Statements made to Obtain/ Increase Unemployment Benefits

-  Deborah Dorse King, on charges of Fraud in Obtaining Controlled Substance

-  Derrick Cofield, on charges of Battery (Family Violence Act)

-  Samantha Adams, on charges of Theft by Deception and Forgery – 1st Degree

-  Tori Armelio Fluitt, Aaron William Johnson-McBride and Nancy Anne Wheeler, on charges of False Identification Document

-  Joshua Lenard Burney, on charges of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Discharging Firearm on a Public Highway, Reckless Conduct and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act

-  Brittany Jartia Jagers, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property – 2nd Degree

-  Oscar David Green, III, on charges of Riot in a Penal Institution

-  Jason Lawayne Smith, on charges of Aggravated Stalking

-  Monty Memis Montrose V, Christopher Gage Parris and Devin Robert Ragsdale, on charges of Criminal Damage to Property -2nd Degree

-  Matthew Wilson Sanders, on charges of Aggravated Assault (Family Violence Act)

-  Samantha Adams, on charges of Identity Fraud

-  Dorothy Young, on charges of Making False Statements

Bruce September 21, 2012 at 09:40 PM
The sweet taste of victory! So long, Mickey. So long, Freddie.
debra woodard September 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM
what specifically was mickey indicted for?
John Barker (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM
The DA's website only says 91 counts of theft by taking but there is a link to an article included above that says the GBI was investigating Thompson for payments that might have been outside of the city's statue while he was mayor.
dparker718 September 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Maybe people should look at their own criminal activity before trying to crucify others.. I believe this all started because of the current mayor's stance on Sunday alcohol sales..
Richard R September 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM
This had nothing to do with the current Mayor's stance on Sunday alcohol sales. I disagree with Mayor Persons stance on Sunday sales, but these charges stem from much further back than since Mayor Persons' election. I watched the manipulation of the truth in the District 66 Primary, and am glad that Mr. Thompson did not get elected to run for that seat in the upcoming November elections.
Pete Rattigan September 22, 2012 at 04:57 AM
This has nothing to do with Sunday sales you should know what tis is about before you judge him your mayor and city council are not paid a salery at all. They are paid by the meetings they attend a Pacific fee. Several, eetongs the Mayor was required to attend were teleconfrence meetings there was no place he had to go to these meetings. Mayor Mickey attended these meetings at his office on the phone as did everyone else attending those meetings.yes he put on to be paid for attending those meetings as would I. The city paid him and now they want to charge him with ninety one counts going back through his entire career? I would think if the city had a problem with it they would have spoken up the first time he put it down! Maybe someone should look at the city and there controls on the rules and procedures! Bottom line is he was indighted for doing his job. Like him or hate him for his politacle stance either way this is a raw deal.
Robert Hungate September 22, 2012 at 11:09 AM
I believe in the Grand Jury's decision. They have the facts from the investigation. For the most part the system works, so let the cards fall where they may.
LeeR September 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
The City has guidelines to follow when paying the Mayor and Council members. These guidelines have been in place for a number of years and were reviewed in 2007 by Thompson and the Council. For one thing, teleconference calls are not a payable event under those guidelines. Thompson knew this, but felt he did not have to follow the rules. He's a smart guy, and he knew the rules. Through the period, the City Clerk questioned the payments validity, not once, but several different times. Those payment guidelines are lawful rules. You violate those rules 91 times, and I would say you don't really feel like you have to follow the rule of law. Someone did look at the City and the controls on rules and procedures. They are called the GBI.
Myrtle September 22, 2012 at 02:05 PM
This is sad. Douglas Country seems to get more and more negative publicity. If the payment for attending meetings was against policy, did Mickey Thompson deliberately scam our county? Theft from high ranking officials, murders by teens, child molestation daily, theft, armed robbery. what next? Where did the old Douglas County go? I seriously think about moving each and every day. It is just not where I want to be anymore.
Pete Rattigan September 22, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I too believe this will work itself out in the system, the problem I have is if the clerk questions the payments "several times" and it was clearly against the rules why did the City keep writing the checks? If you know you are getting ripped off then do you just keep it up or do you put a stop to it? I think it was not so clear and by paying the fee 91 times the City staff set a precedent.
Bruce September 22, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Myrtle, you and anyone who KNOWS will move out of Douglas County!
JB September 22, 2012 at 11:33 PM
We have moved because of exactly these reasons Myrtle. We still own our oroperty in Dc right now so we still have one foot in the door but hopefully not for long. DC is not at all what it was at one time and never will be again. We have ran for the hills !
JB September 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Ok grandkids yelling sorry.......... should be property and DC.
Bruce September 23, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Do you think the DA will work out a deal with Mickey and Freddie so they don't go to jail for even one day? Do you think they might spill the beans on corruption in the city and county if they are taken to trial?
Sue September 24, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Who can afford to move? We need our city and county elected people to work for us and keep these thugs out of Douglas County. Why are they here?
Fran Armstrong September 24, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I think the major problem is "cronyism." Every one is buddies with someone else. We need a better form of checks and balances. I'm sure whoever approved those checks either wasn't knowledgeable enough to be in that position ( no excuse there) or they just signed off on them because he was the Mayor. He even got paid for ribbon cuttings. I too am glad he failed in his run for the Senate seat. He would have gotten a salary for life. What we as citizens of DC need to do is to make sure that the laws on the books are carried out and enforced and this is meant for all county departments and includes all officials. I have two home in DC and I think instead of leaving we need to weed out those who are tearing DC down including those committing criminal activities. Here's a heads up for those who shop a Walmart. A friend told me that someone went into Walmart to shop and when they came out and attempted to start their car they found that their gas tank had been emptied. Be careful out there folks.
LeeR September 24, 2012 at 06:40 PM
"whoever approved those checks" was Mickey Thompson. Thompson was the sole arbiter in deciding who serving on the City Council got paid including his own pay. No one else in City Hall had the power to approve or deny a payment request. He was the architect of this payment system after he became Mayor. In 2007, the City Council reviewed and refined the payment guidelines. Thompson knew full and well what was an appropriate payment and what was not. He knew right from wrong and so did the City Clerk. She knew the guidelines and on several occasions, she questioned in several different memos payments made by Thompson. The City Clerk's questions evidently fell on deaf ears. That brings up many more questions. Were there City employees being strong armed into looking the other way? Were their jobs threatened? What kind of management culture did Thompson engineer during his years as Mayor? I'm sure the answers will come out in court.
Bruce September 25, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Welcome to Douglas County, y'all!!!!!!!!!!
Mary Ann Dermody October 01, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Bless your heart. Everyone else, or at least people with an agenda or an ax to grind seem to be happy this has happened to Mickey. Whatever happened to civility even if they do not appreciate the sixteen years of his life he gave to Douglasville with almost no pay at all and now this. Thank God there are still a few people who realize "everything Ain't always what it seem" and believe a person is innocent until proven guilty. I pray there will be a day when we find out who was really behind this. You can bet your bottom dollar it is dirty rotten politics. It will get to the point no good man will participate.
Mary Ann Dermody October 01, 2012 at 04:33 AM
I also would like to know why the city "kept writing the checks if they knew it was incorrect". What about the other 25 people involved in the same payment request and received same payments. Why were they not indicted as well??? Dirty rotten politics and someone with an ax to grind? Umm something "Jest" is not right about this.
Mary Ann Dermody October 01, 2012 at 04:45 AM
I refuse to be involved in this kind of negativity. It is one thing to have the right to voice your opinion as I am a firm believer in freedom of speech, yet to see such vittral and totally publicy stoning someone without having all the facts and finding a person quilty before he has been proven guilty. Obviously, your minds are so closed and you want a public lynching and nothing a person who has known him forty years and knows he has worked hard his entire life and has always obeyed the law, been a good father and grandfather is going to make any difference, so I leave it with you.
Marsi Thrash October 01, 2012 at 04:43 PM
FACT: Mickey defamed Mike Miller in the House campaign, purposely slandered him and spread falsehoods that are too disgusting to repeat. During the GOP debate, each candidate was asked if they would support whomever won the nomination in the November election. Bob and Mike were both very humble and said of course they would support their party. Mickey was arrogant and said he wouldn't have to worry about it because he was going to win. There was a disgusted gasp in the audience and as you now know, he didn't have anything to worry about. The voters spoke at the ballot box. Keep the corrupt out of office.
Tormented March 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Maybe like you, he stole from the taxpayers and abused their trust? Have you paid your federal restitution back yet???

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