Two indicted in brutal assault during robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two men this week were indicted by a Gwinnett County grand jury in connection with a brutal assault which left an 18-year-old in a coma.

Jermario Deron Jackson and Marcus Wade Monger, both 22 years old, allegedly robbed three employees at the Sky Wireless store at 6050 Singleton Road in Norcross on Sept. 29, 2005.

The two men allegedly pistol whipped and beat one of the employees, 18-year-old Irfan Maya, into a coma during the robbery. Maya has since been released from DeKalb Medical Center. Hospital officials could not disclose details of Maya's condition due to patient privacy laws.

Jackson and Monger are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Other indictments handed down:

•Toni Lea Osby, 41, was indicted on charges of first-degree arson, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, burglary, criminal damage to property and simple battery.

Police believe Osby broke into the house of a female acquaintance on Imperial Hill Drive on Oct. 18, 2005, to confront her. Osby then allegedly assaulted the woman and tried to set a fire in three separate rooms of the house.

•Selin Valencia-Velasco, 36, of Auburn, was indicted on charges of first-degree vehicular homicide and failure to stop at the scene of an accident. Valencia-Velasco allegedly hit a bicyclist on Winder Highway in Lawrenceville and then drove away on June 9, 2005.

Donald Hughes, 51, of Lawrenceville, died at the scene.

•Michael Gordon Rolader, Eli Nathaniel Nelson-Heath, Timothy Patterson Gibbs, Albion Sinclaire Walker, Maurice Moultrie, Mircea Mihai Luca and Ashley Nicole Gibbs were indicted on one count each of commercial gambling. Police in February busted their alleged gambling operation and arrested 23 people after a month-long undercover investigation.

Residents of an Old Peachtree Road subdivision became suspicious of the high volume of traffic visiting a house at 2431 Spring Mill Cove in Duluth. Police raided the house and found it was set up like a modern-day speakeasy. The operators offered customers free steaks and alcoholic drinks. They boasted $1,000 jackpots for poker games, professional card dealers and an armed guard.