Macon –Three men charged in the 2014 fatal shooting of Arika “Lottie Dottie” Jarrell and Ralph Heard, and as part of a gang jail contraband ring, were sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Vincent Lewis, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter, two counts of racketeering and four counts of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Lewis was sentenced to 40 years, with the first 30 to be served in prison.
Quintavious Isaih Everett, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering, three counts of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, one count of possession of contraband and one count of possession of a telecommunications device by an inmate. Everett was sentenced to 20 years, with the first 10 to be served in prison.
Rayshaun Reanaldo Lucas, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering, two counts of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, one count of possession of contraband by an inmate and one count of possession of a telecommunications device by an inmate. Lucas was sentenced to 20 years, with the first 10 to be served in prison.
Jarrell, 23, and Heard, 32, were fatally shot May 29, 2014, in an armed robbery and ambush. They were discovered dead in a car on Fairburn Avenue the following morning. Terrance Vanderick Dent Jr., 25, also was fatally shot in the incident.
Speaking after the hearing, District Attorney David Cooke said, “We refuse to tolerate gang violence and the activity that supports it anywhere in our community, be it on the streets, in our jail, or anywhere else. By now our message should be clear: gang crime equals hard time.”
The case against a fourth man charged in Jarrell and Heard’s killing – Lewis Monroe Cheney II, 34, – still is pending in Bibb County Superior Court. Cases also are pending against other defendants in the gang jail contraband ring.
Cheney and the other defendants in pending cases are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Regan.
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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack