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GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT ROCKDALE COUNTY GRAND JURY OCTOBER 2012 TERM TO:
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GRAND JURY

PRESENTMENT

ROCKDALE COUNTY

GRAND JURY

OCTOBER 2012 TERM

TO: The Honorable Sidney L. Nation, Sr., Chief Judge

The Honorable David B. Irwin, Judge

Rockdale Superior Court

Rockdale Judicial Circuit

We, the Grand Jury, selected and sworn for the October 2012 Term of the Rockdale County Superior Court, make the following presentments:

I. CRIMINAL OR ACCUSATORY FUNCTION

All matters on the calendar for the October 2012 Term have been reviewed and the Grand Jury returned 63 True Bills, 1 No Bill and 1 Continuance.

II. CIVIL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

A. Bailiff and Juror Compensation Recommendations

The Grand Jury recommends that the compensation for court bailiffs be raised to $90.00 per day. This Grand Jury also recommends that the compensation paid to Rockdale County citizens called to serve as jurors should be raised to $35.00 per day.

B. Appointments [Rockdale County Board of Tax Equalization]

Having been notified by the Superior Court Clerk, Ruth Wilson, that the terms of three (3) current Active Board of Equalization members and one (1) Alternate Member have expired, and that two (2) Alternate Members have resigned, and that additional Alternate positions have been requested, a quorum of the October 2012 Term Rockdale Grand Jury met on October 29, 2012 for discussion and voted as follows:

Board #1

The terms of current Board Members, Alfred Wiggins and Betty Greer have expired and Alternate member Glen Caldwell has resigned.

1. Current Active Member Gwendolyn Harrison is moved to Active Member No. 1 for a term of one (1) year.

2. Current Alternate Member Benjamin Garcia is moved to Active Member No. 2 for a term of one (1) year

3. Current Alternate Member Dora C. Culpepper is moved to Active Member No. 3 for a term of one (1) year.

4. Current Alternate Member Kevin York is moved to Alternate Member No 1 for a term of one (1) year.

5. Current Alternate Member, Marguerite Cole is moved to Alternate Member No. 2 for a term of two (2) years.

6. New Member, Ronnie Williams is appointed as Alternate Member No. 3 for a term of three (3) years.

Active Members

1. Gwendolyn Harrison

2. Benjamin Garcia

3. Dora Culpepper

Alternate Members

1. Kevin York

2. Marguerite Cole

3. Ronnie Williams

Board #2

The terms of Current Board Member John Snoddy and Alternate Member Addie Sims have expired and Alternate Member Jennifer Luke has resigned:

1. Current Active Member Earnestine Pattman is moved to Active Member No. 1 for a term of one (1) year.

2. Current Active Member Bennie Wright is moved to Active Member No. 2 for a term of two (2) years.

3. Current Alternate Member Henry Williams is moved to Active Member No. 3 for a term of two (2) years.

4. Re-appointment of Active Member John Snoddy to Alternate Member No. 1 for a term of one (1) year.

5. Re-appointment of Alternate Member Addie Sims to Alternate Member No. 2 for a term of two (2) years.

6. New Member Archie James appointed as Alternate Member No. 3 for a term of three (3) years.

7. New Member Stacey Randolph-Castillo appointed as Alternate Member No. 4 for a term of one (1) year.

Active Members

1. Earnestine Pattman

2. Bennie L. Wright

3. Henry Williams

Alternate Members

1. John Snoddy

2. Addie Sims

3. Archie James

4. Stacy Randolph-Castillo

C. Tour and Inspection of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Jail.

On October 29, 2012, members of the Rockdale County Grand Jury met with Sheriff Jeff Wigington and toured the Rockdale County Jail facility.

Findings: Overall, conditions of the facility and procedures were satisfactory. The Grand Jury commends the Sheriff and his employees for a fine job well done.

O R D E R

The above and foregoing Presentment of the October 2012 Term Grand Jury of Rockdale County having been returned in open court; the same is hereby approved and ordered spread upon the minutes of said Court. It is further ordered that these Presentments be published in the Rockdale Citizen newspaper.

This the 19th day of December, 2012.

-s- David B. Irwin, Judge

Rockdale County

Superior Court

Rockdale Judicial Circuit

REVIEWED:

-s- Richard R. Read

District Attorney

Rockdale Judicial Circuit

GA. Bar No. 597140

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