PERRY -- A Warner Robins woman accused of setting a man on fire Aug. 3 has been indicted by a Houston County grand jury on an attempted murder charge.
Barbara Anne Johnson, 53, also was indicted Tuesday on a charge of aggravated battery.
James Darrell Williams, 47, was seriously disfigured from serious burns on his head, torso and upper and lower extremities, according to the indictment.
Williams was seen running and screaming from a house in the 100 block of Kingsbury Circle the morning of the incident, police said.
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An officer responding to the 10:16 a.m. 911 call found Williams badly burned on his head, face and chest. Williams told the officer he was set on fire by a woman, and Warner Robins police arrested the woman he named, according to a Warner Robins police incident report.
Johnson, a cashier at a fast-food restaurant, allegedly poured rubbing alcohol on Williams inside her home, the release said.
Although Williams initially was identified in the police report as homeless, the news release said there was evidence that suggested he had been staying at Johnson’s home on and off. Williams and Johnson were “acquaintances,” the release said.
In another case, Harold Anthony Parks, 33, of Jesup, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the third degree.
Parks is accused of cutting a Warner Robins woman with a knife in front of a minor child during a home invasion at her residence June 25, the indictment said.
In an unrelated case, Lindsey Renee Westmoreland, 21, of Warner Robins, was indicted on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Westmoreland is accused of repeatedly firing a handgun at a man July 7 as he was driving away from a residence after an argument, according to the indictment.
Meanwhile, four men connected by police to a gang were indicted in the Aug. 26 armed robbery of the One Stop Food Mart, 504 Perry Parkway.
Darrell Deshone Johnson, 23, of Perry; Tonqueece L. Mobley, 24, of Hawkinsville; Charlie Lavar Davis, 19, of Perry; and Tomichealine Wachovia West, 24, of Warner Robins, were each indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and violation of the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
The four are accused of stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes during the armed robbery while “employed or associated with” the Black Gangster Disciples gang, the indictment stated.
To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.