The shooters and victim in the shooting incident at Spee-Dee Foods last June have been indicted by a McDuffie County Grand Jury for violation of the street gang terrorism act and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
D’Alviune D. Burnett, of Thomson, Aundra D. Hanson of Thomson and Kadarious Hobbs of Thomson were indicted collectively and individually on June 10 for the role they played in the June 27, 2018 Spee-Dee Foods parking lot shooting that injured Aaryonna Coleman, of Hephzibah and Tyquerion Steed of Thomson.
Shots rang out in the parking lot at the convenience store on Gordon Street between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m., that day. Coleman and Steed were the victims of the bullets that struck the car in which they were in. Immediately following the shooting, the two traveled in the car to an address on Culpepper Circle, and from there they were transported to area hospitals. They were treated and released.
The car at the Culpepper Circle address was riddled with at least 12 bullet holes. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime scene tech placed 30 evidence markers over bullets in the parking lot of the food market. The Thomson Police Department, the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation jointly investigated the shooting. They were assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s office in apprehending the suspects.
The 23 members of the McDuffie County Grand Jury indicted the four men for violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act for their involvement in and association with the BPG, a criminal street gang. Steed was also indicted for violation of the street gang terrorism prevention act for his association with the Dirt Gang, aka DBG.
In addition to the street gang violation charges, the four men were indicted for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the first degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The grand jury also indicted Steed in two other cases for burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, obstruction of officer, theft of lost or mislaid property, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun by person under 18 and marijuana possession. Burnett was also indicted in another case for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
The cases against the four men were among the 30 cases in which the Grand Jury issued true bills against 33 people in its June session. The jurors heard cases that ranged from burglary, theft, drug possession and trafficking, murder, child molestation, criminal damage to property, firearm possession, making terroristic threats, shoplifting, theft by taking and receiving and unlawful use of an emergency door.