Macon man pleads guilty to making false statements in murder investigation, agrees to testify against suspects

A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty today for making false statements to officers investigating the death of a 17-year-old male.

Raymon Thompson, of Napier Avenue, was sentenced to serve five years in prison. He pleaded guilty to making false statements to police officers investigating the killing of Antwan Brown, who was shot multiple times Aug. 6, 2007 on Feb Avenue, about a block away from Central High School.

When initially questioned by police, Thompson denied being at the scene when Brown was killed. He later told officers he was in the car with another man who shot Brown, said prosecutor Dorothy Hull.

Thompson entered his plea in Bibb County Superior Court in exchange for his promise to testify in the upcoming trials of two other men accused in Brown’s death.

If he testifies truthfully at trial, Thompson may ask a judge to reduce his sentence, Hull said.

Gerald McIntosh, 22, of Atlanta, was arrested Aug. 10, 2007 on murder charges. He was released on $100,000 bond Nov. 19, 2007 with the understanding that he is banned from Bibb County except for court appearances, according to Bibb County jail records.

Nickolas Reynolds, 28, is being held at the Bibb County jail on $77,200 bond, according to jail records.

After entering his plea, Thompson testified that he was driving a car with McIntosh and Reynolds as passengers on the night Brown was killed.

While riding in the Holt Avenue area, the men saw Brown walking down the road talking on the phone, he said.

McIntosh and Reynolds told Thompson to stop the car. McIntosh fired several gunshots at Brown, Thompson said.

Information from The Telegraph’s archive was used in this report.

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