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Man indicted for arson after local mobile home fire

By Robin Y. Richardson
Oct. 3, 2012 at 10 p.m.


A man, who allegedly set a woman's mobile home on fire has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury for arson.

Indicted was 69-year-old Woodrow Charles Smith. According to the probable cause for arrest report, on Jan. 4, 2010, an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of Milton Lane in reference to a house fire. Upon arrival, the occupant of the residence said Smith attempted to burn her house down.

She told the officer she was in her home when she smelled smoke coming from the rear of the house. When she opened the door, she saw a fire around her air conditioner and beneath her home, the report indicated. She said Smith was standing beside the fire, refusing to help her.

When questioned, Smith allegedly told the officer that he set the residence on fire at the request of his landlord. The report notes the officer spoke with the landlord who said Smith came to his home that morning, but could not comprehend what he wanted. The officer noted that while in the patrol car, taking Smith to the Harrison County Jail, the defendant said he set the house on fire because he believed the complainant stole his Social Security checks.

Also indicted during the September term was Damion Dewayne Williams for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

According to the indictment, around July 23, the 19-year-old is charged with having sex with a child younger than the age of 14.

Other indictments handed down were:

Norris Wayne Jackson Jr., 19, burglary of a habitation;

Jalil Thaisha Weathersby, 20, burglary of a habitation;

Christopher Ray Jones, 21, failure to comply with sex offender registration;

Ryan Fionn Morris, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana

Vincent Lee Ogden, 32, theft of property more than or equal to $1,500, but less than $20,000;

Alex Ryan Terhune, 26, credit card or debit card abuse; theft of a firearm;

Gary Lynn Gorman Jr., 30, burglary of a habitation;

Alabiisama Oladipupo, 29, fraud use/possession of identifying information;

Robert Laverne Jones, 42, theft of material;

Christopher Pier Crosby, burglary of a habitation;

Alexis Brittany Csaszar, intoxication assault with a vehicle;

Kimberly Ann Nolan, theft of material; possession of a controlled substance;

Tommy Ray Williams, possession of marijuana;

Anthony Tyrone Perry, possession of marijuana;

Tara Monique Lopez, forgery of a financial;

Angela Rae Boyer, driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years old;

Greggory Joseph Mullins, 20, burglary of a habitation;

Tammie Rene Telano, 51, possession of a controlled substance;

Tyrell Darnell Smith, burglary of a building;

Revion Daymun Long, theft of property more than or equal to $1,500, but less than $20,000;

Darryl LaChris Tucker, evading arrest detention with a vehicle.

There was one sealed indictment.

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