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Men indicted on charges of burglary, arson

LAWRENCEVILLE - Three men were indicted in a string of crimes, including three burglaries of the same house and twice trying to burn it down.

Three indictment bills, all involving Steven Michael Walden, were returned Wednesday.

Walden, along with Shawn Garrey Purdy, is accused of burglarizing a home on Old Peachtree Road in Duluth between July 24 and 31. The men are also facing a count of criminal damage to property in the second degree involving allegations they broke windows, spray painted the walls and knocked holes in the walls. The damage exceeded $500.

In a separate indictment, Walden is accused of returning to the house on Sept. 21 and Sept. 23, this time with Zachary Michael Dolin. The two face two counts each of burglary and first degree arson in those incidents.

Walden also faces an indictment on two counts of theft by receiving stolen property for possession of a Honda ATV and a Yamaha dirt bike on Oct. 4.

Attempts to reach an assistant district attorney Thursday about the indictments were not successful.

Other indictments issued this week include:

· Andrey Stanislav Pashnyak faces charges of carrying weapons within a school safety zone and simple battery. In the indictment bill, Pashnyak is accused of bringing an Airsoft Pellet Gun into the parking area of Gwinnett Technical College on May 22 and shooting another man in the stomach.

· David Jones faces six charges involving the unlawful reproduction of DVDs. The indictment did not specify the films but said the DVDs were made without the consent of Dimension Films, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, Yari Film Group, 20th Century Fox and Lions Gate Film.

· Jorge Ignacio Sanchez was indicted on charges of rape, child molestation and false imprisonment involving an Oct. 13 incident with a girl under age 16.

· Larry Edward Lafoya was indicted on one charge of sexual battery and three counts of child molestation for incidents between the dates of April 1 and May 13 involving a child under the age of 16.