A Milledgeville man was indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury last week in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man inside his apartment back in August 2019.
Two other men also were arrested by authorities for their reported involvement in the murder case as well, but their cases were not presented to the grand jury.
Grand jurors returned a four-count indictment last Wednesday against Xavier Rashad Chambers, according to records filed in the Baldwin County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.
The indictment charges Chambers with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The defendant is accused of having shot Wydeldrck Denson to death while inside his apartment on the 1900 block of Karen Circle on Aug. 9, 2019.
Denson, who worked at a industrial plant in Milledgeville, was shot once in the abdomen. Following the shooting, Denson was taken by ambulance to what was then known as Navicent Health Baldwin hospital in Milledgeville where he died a short time later.
Two other men reportedly were with Chambers at the time of the crimes.
Milledgeville police identified those two men as Tremonte Boyer and Durrell Malik Roberson.
Boyer and Roberson were both charged with being a party to the crime of murder at the time they were arrested.
Roberson is a former detention officer with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Eatonton. He currently is serving a three-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault against an inmate or person in custody, and one count of violation of oath of office by a public official.
Police believe the shooting resulted from a burglary gone wrong.
Meanwhile, grand jurors also indicted several other defendants on unrelated criminal charges, according to court records. They included:
- Steven Duane Bryant, aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act, false imprisonment, battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act, and terrorisic threats.
- Howard Trent Ford, two counts of aggravated assault.
- Antoine Renaldo Smith, aggravated assault on a state correctional officer, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- Patrice Rene Rocker, serious injury by a vehicle, driving under the influence, failure to yield right-of-way, and failure to wear seat safety belt.
- Travis Bernard Butts, Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, escape, and disorderly conduct.
- Aaron Willie Stephens, incest.
- Tyler Eddie Cowan, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and robbery by sudden snatching.
- Tobias Emory Bridges, interference with government property.
- Kendrick Keshon Johnson, interference with government property.
- Michael Health Graham, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, driving under the influence of less safe, (drugs), obstruction of a law enforcement officer, driving while license suspended, and no proof of insurance.
- Dustin Loyde Adams, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, driving under the influence less safe, (drugs), reckless driving, no proof of insurance, and expired tag.
- Tavuish Nigel Goddard, three counts of entering an automobile, and one count of burglary in the first degree.
- Rontrelle Devon Brown, three counts of burglary in the first degree.
- Jarwaski Lamont Pounds, aggravated stalking.
- Perry Brandon Jones, entering an automobile, theft by taking, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Maityious Matthews, 32 counts of entering an automobile, three counts of theft by taking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
- Marius LaTroy Middlebrooks, criminal damage to property in the second degree, and false report of a crime.
- Rose Leigh Gilmer, three counts of reckless conduct.
- Robert Morris Bishop, failure to register as a sex offender, making a false statement, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- Tobias Emory Bridges, VGCSA for possession of methamphetamine, and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- Tyreques Terrell Whipple, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer.
- Xavier Manyell Foster, VGCSA for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of an illegal substance within 1,000 feet of a housing project, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Charles Bernard McGowan, VGCSA for possession of methamphetamine, and criminal damage to property in the first degree.