Indictment Watch: Gym thefts, rape among June indictment list

John Thompson

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(Forsyth County, GA) NewsBreak is introducing a new feature to help keep readers updated on crime issues in the county. Indictment Watch will be posted throughout the month to give readers information on the next step in the criminal justice system after an arrest.

A rash of gym break-ins last fall was one of many indictments handed down by the Forsyth County Grand Jury during its June session.

  • Jakaree Cofer was indicted on eight total counts, including burglary in the second degree at three area gyms in the fall of 2021. The three gym break-ins were at One Life Fitness on Windemere Parkway on Nov. 10, 2021, and the One Life gym on 6045 Post Road and Planet Fitness in Cumming on Dec. 3, 2021. Additionally, Cofer was indicted on three entering auto charges, along with two financial transaction card thefts in connection to two stolen credit cards.

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In other indictments, the Grand Jury:

  • Indicted Precious Oluwaseyi Ayeni on two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated assault in connection to a March 5, 2023 incident. The indictment charges Ayeni with assaulting the victim by strangling, disfiguring the victim’s face, and rendering the victim’s tongue useless.
  • Indicted Travis Lawhorn on three counts of selling methamphetamine and one count of interference with government property. Lawhorn was indicted on selling methamphetamine in connection to two cases in the spring of 2023. The interference with government property stems from an April 12, 2023 incident when Lawhorn bent the door of a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office patrol car.
  • Indicted Oliver Calleja-Onofree on one count of rape, two counts of incest, five counts of child molestation, and four counts of sexual battery on a minor in conjunction with an investigation that started in May 2022.
  • Indicted Gibson Eric Brown with possession of psilocin in connection with a charge from September 2021 that alleges Brown had four grams of the substance.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact John Thompson at johntct@aol.com

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