The cases charged included that of involuntary manslaughter for Waylon Earl Goodson in the shooting death of 22-year-old Brittany Grizzle that took place May 6.
A bill of indictment is a written accusation by prosecutors and law enforcement officers of a crime, which is presented to a grand jury so they can decide if there is sufficient evidence to put the accused on trial. When the grand jury members are satisfied that the accused ought to be tried, they return a true bill. Otherwise the bill of indictment is no billed.
The indictment against Goodson alleged he acted without intent to kill, but through reckless conduct, pointed and discharged a loaded revolver toward the victim, and caused her death.
The charge of involuntary manslaughter is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Goodson was not immediately charged in the shooting. A warrant was taken for his arrest June 10 and he turned himself in to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department the same day. He was released on a $20,000 bond.
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