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Badge & Bar: 4 indicted in rock damage overpass case
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Four Gainesville men were indicted on March 10 in connection with allegedly throwing large rocks from a highway overpass and damaging two vehicles.

Kyhrie Harris, 21, Kendrick Perry, 19, Juan Peterson, 18, and Michael Ellis, 21, were indicted on aggravated assault and criminal damage charges last week in relation to an Aug. 19 incident.

John Chumley reported to Gainesville police that a large rock was thrown on the 2010 Ford E-350 he drove for Jack Hood Transportation on Interstate 985. A second call came 30 minutes later from Norman Mullis, who told police his 2012 Honda Accord was damaged by a large boulder.

No injuries were reported.

Ellis, Harris and Perry were charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, first-degree criminal damage and terroristic acts. Peterson is charged with one count of aggravated assault, first-degree criminal damage and terroristic acts.

Alleged Money Gang members indicted

Three Gainesville men who say they are members of a rap group were indicted March 12 on charges related to violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

Terry Jerome Maddox, 28, Orlando Jasmaine Maddox, 27, and Gabriel Williams Jr., 27, were charged last week in an indictment from a Dec. 14 Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad investigation.

All three face charges of violating the controlled substances law, theft by receiving a firearm and violation of the criminal street gang act.

Their attorneys, Dan Sammons and Craig Pake, argued during a Jan. 5 committal hearing that the men are connected to a rap group and do not have criminal ties.

Man receives 12-year sentence for shooting

An 18-year-old Hall County man received a 12-year prison sentence after being convicted for shooting a 17-year-old in the leg.

Darrius Sullivan was convicted on Feb. 20 on charges of aggravated assault with intent to rob, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

He had been accused of shooting four times at Derick Young on May 27 in City Park. Young suffered a bullet wound in his leg.

Sullivan was sentenced to 20 years for the offenses and will serve 12 years in confinement. The remaining years will be on probation.

Nick Watson covers public safety issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with him: