La. man who used an alias indicted in Houston slaying

bpurser@macon.comMarch 26, 2014 

Cedrick Stokes

PERRY -- A Louisiana man, who was known locally by an alias, has been indicted in a slaying earlier this month of another man inside a running, parked vehicle outside a Houston County apartment.

Cedrick Demon Stokes, 28, who authorities previously identified as Lamar Isiodre of Montezuma, was indicted Tuesday on charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a crime. The indictment used his real name of Stokes and listed Isiodre as the alias.

Stokes is accused of shooting 22-year-old Dylan Akers, 22, of Houston County, multiple times the night of March 13 inside a car in the 300 block of Ashwood Drive near Feagin Mill Road in what authorities say was a drug-related confrontation.

Stokes allegedly limped and ran between the buildings of Countryside Apartments before collapsing on a nearby street and getting a ride away from the apartments and another ride to a Gwinnett County hospital. He showed up at the hospital at about 1 the next morning with a gunshot wound to the upper leg. He was kept under guard at the hospital before being transferred to the Houston County jail a few days after the shooting.

Stokes gave the name Isiodre to the hospital and was previously arrested under that name in Macon County, said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland.

Other indictments

A former Houston County Magistrate Court constable was indicted on charges of pandering and violation of oath by a public officer.

Warren Scott Hicks, 51, of Warner Robins, is accused of arriving at a woman’s home Sept. 12, 2013, to exchange sexual favors for delaying her eviction. He was a constable at the time of his arrest, sheriff’s investigators say.

The woman notified law enforcement officials after a man, later identified as Hicks, represented himself as a constable and “had offered to delay the eviction process in exchange for sexual favors,” a Houston County sheriff’s office news release stated.

The grand jury also indicted a Bonaire man accused of slashing tires of police vehicles March 1 at the Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center some time after his release on bond from charges of drunken driving and driving unlicensed.

Stephen Christopher Harrison, 29, was indicted on 12 counts of interference with government property and one count of criminal trespass and damage to property.

The tires of 12 patrol cars were slashed. The one damage to property charge was in connection to the tires being slashed of a personal vehicle belonging to a police officer, the indictment stated.

Harrison had been arrested the previous day by Warner Robins police on the drunken driving and driving unlicensed charges.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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