Rape, homicide by vehicle cases among expected trials
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When criminal jury trials begin Monday in Bartow County Superior Court, 14 cases are at the top of those expected to be tried.

Seven cases, including a rape trial, top those expected to be heard this week in Judge David Smith’s courtroom.

James Timothy Boyd was arrested by Cartersville police in July 2012 after a female roommate told police she found images and videos of herself and Boyd in various sexual positions. The woman stated in the incident report she believed she was being drugged.

In the report, the woman said she had discovered the images on Boyd’s cellphone, which she hid from him because she believed he would delete the photos and videos.

Boyd is charged with two counts of rape, four counts of invasion of privacy — special presentment, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, sexual battery — special presentment, two counts of aggravated sodomy and two counts of aggravated sexual battery — special presentment.

Among the other cases expected to sound in Smith’s courtroom are:

• Kristin Davis Bishop — theft by taking.

• Brent Lee Mann — aggravated battery, two counts of battery under the Family Violence Act — special presentment and cruelty to children in the third degree.

• Malcolm Jarrard Thompson — sale of cocaine, distribution of cocaine and failure to appear.

• Ralph William Thompson — three counts of aggravated assault, possession of firearm by convicted felon and two counts of simple battery.

• John Marvin Miller — stalking and aggravated stalking.

• Jermaine Jkereen Morgan — six counts of aggravated assault.

In Judge Carey Nelson’s courtroom, six cases are expected to be sounded first, including a 2011 homicide by vehicle case.

Chalon Trevor Furtado was allegedly driving a pickup truck along Connesena Road in Kingston in late August 2011 when he lost control. The truck overturned, rolling onto 26-year-old Christopher David Danko, who had been riding in the bed of the truck.

Furtado is charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and too fast for conditions.

Also expected in Nelson’s courtroom are the cases of:

• Heather Ann Williams — possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

•Jerry Richard Williams — trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana or meth and possession of alprazolam with intent to distribute in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act; and Heather Ann Williams — possession of meth VGCSA and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

• William Joseph Varsane — two counts of aggravated assault and failure to appear.

• Michael Ross Kennedy — two counts of terroristic threats, stalking and harassing phone calls.

• Mark Alan Howell — simple battery under the Family Violence Act.

Court convenes at 9 a.m. Monday in both courtrooms.