Judge, lawyers discuss nearly 100 unresolved cases in Aiken County
Nearly 100 names were called Monday in the Aiken County courtroom for a special roll call of people whose cases have not been resolved over a long period of time.
Solicitors call it a 545-day roll call, and 95 names were called Monday. The idea behind the list is to quickly bring up these cases which have gone unresolved for over 545 days and work on setting a court date to resolve the matter.
The case is quickly discussed between solicitors, defense attorneys and the judge.
Of the 95 names brought up Monday, some are part of big Aiken County cases, such as Rahiem McCorkle, 18, Undraize Dixon, 19, Donte Shultz, 18, Ronquavis Howard, 18, and Aikel Harrison, 20 – these men are five of the six charged in the 2016 murder of 15-year-old Jordan Shores.
Shores, a student at Midland Valley High School, was killed Nov. 18, 2016, after police say all six suspects broke into a home in the Clearwater area, fatally shot Shores and pistol-whipped another 16-year-old boy before fleeing the scene with a PlayStation 4.
All five suspects named Monday were teenagers when they were all charged with murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and discharging a firearm into a dwelling, according to jail records.
Solicitors are working with their defense attorneys to get a date set for each suspect to resolve the case.
Another person named in the roll call Monday was 37-year-old Quereyanna Lincoln-Jimmerson. She is charged with the murder of her mother, Rutha Lincoln, who was found deceased in the backyard of her Alpine Drive home in November 2016.
Deputies responded to Alpine Drive around 6 p.m. Nov. 30, 2016, after Lincoln-Jimmerson called police claiming her mother had been found dead in the backyard, according to a police report.
Lincoln-Jimmerson told deputies her mother had been missing since 4:20 p.m. that day – she also said her mother had dementia, police reported.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Lincoln died from multiple body trauma, and he ruled her death a homicide.
Lincoln-Jimmerson was arrested on Christmas Day in 2016 and she still remains in custody at the Aiken County detention center.
That’s just a few of the people named Monday during the 545-day roll call, which reportedly happens every other month in Aiken County.