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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pleas expected soon in Bibb deputy's killing

By Tim Sturrock
Macon Telegraph, GA

During the next three days, the five people charged in the killing of a deputy are expected to appear in Bibb County Superior Court to enter pleas.

Four of them will be making their first appearances in the Superior Court in connection with the death of Bibb County sheriff's deputy Joseph Whitehead.

Whitehead was fatally shot in the face March 23 while conducting a drug raid on a house on Atherton Street. Investigators seized drugs and guns at the house, authorities said.

The alleged shooters, Antron Dawayne Fair, 21, and Damon Antwon Jolly, 20, were indicted on murder charges April 4, and face the death penalty if convicted. Fair's attorney, Brian Steel, said Monday that Fair did not fire the bullet that killed Whitehead, but would not comment further about the shooting.

Also indicted on murder charges in the case were Cynthia Greene, 20, Thomas Mason Porter Jr., 21, and Hassan Shirell Harclerode, 29.

Harclerode wasn't at the home at the time of the shooting, but authorities say he was charged because, as the person renting the home, he is responsible for activities there.


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