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Badge and Bar: Trial in Jeep theft slated to start later this month

POSTED: August 8, 2013 12:07 a.m.

A Gainesville man arrested in November on charges of robbery and impersonating law enforcement is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 19.

Richard Chambers and Stephanie Bolding were both charged with impersonating an officer, a misdemeanor, and robbery by force and theft by taking motor vehicle, felonies, stemming from a Nov. 11 incident. The impersonation charge has since been dropped.

On the night of the alleged theft, the victim thought he was being stopped by an unmarked law enforcement car, a white Chevrolet Tahoe with flashing blue lights, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

Once stopped, the victim said one of the occupants of the vehicle assaulted him and fled, taking his Jeep Wrangler, according to the sheriff’s office.

Chambers faces additional charges of battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Bolding has pleaded guilty to some of the charges and was given parole.

September court date set in human trafficking, child molestation

Three Gainesville residents indicted in July on child molestation charges of a 4-year-old girl, according to records, have had their next day in court scheduled.

Maria Mercedes Vasquez-Quiroz, Digno De Jesus Mejia and Junior Alexander Delcid-Leon will appear Sept. 17 in Superior Court for an arraignment.

All three were placed on immigration holds upon arrest. Records show Vasquez-Quiroz and Mejia are from El Salvador and Delcid-Leon is from Honduras.

Delcid-Leon, arrested Feb. 13, is charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, rape and aggravated sodomy.

Mejia is charged with child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, enticing a child for indecent purposes, rape and trafficking of a person for sexual servitude. He was arrested March 16.

With records alleging she was a party to the crimes committed by Delcid-Leon and Mejia, Vasquez-Quiroz is charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation, cruelty to a child in the first degree, enticing a child for indecent purposes, rape and aggravated sodomy. She is also charged with trafficking of a person for sexual servitude. She was arrested Feb. 28.

According to the indictment, the exact dates of the offenses are unknown, but took place between December 2010 and December 2012.

All three are being held in the Hall County Jail.

Ex-jailer pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

Marcell Allen, 26, was indicted April 25 on a charge of sexual assault against a person in custody, a felony, giving a false statement and violation of oath of office.

He was terminated from his job at the time of his arrest on Dec. 17., and later released on bond.

According to the indictment, based on findings from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on July 4, 2012, Allen engaged in sexual contact with a female inmate while she was under his supervision, also prompting the violation of oath of office charge.

The third charge of false statement alleges that Allen lied to the GBI investigator on Dec. 14, shortly before his arrest and termination.

Allen pleaded not guilty in May, and his case is scheduled for calendar call on Aug. 28 in Judge Andrew Fuller’s courtroom.

Emma Witman covers public safety issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her:



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