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More details released in foiled drug robbery case

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Ryan Fontanyi
Apparently there really isn't honor among thieves, or drug dealers.

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, deputies and members of the Brazil City Police Department were serving an arrest warrant to a rural Clay County residence Saturday evening when they discovered information of a possible plan to "rob" a marijuana dealer.

Although details are limited due to the ongoing investigation, officials released new details Wednesday.

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Brittaney Head
The alleged plan was to order a large amount of marijuana and when the drugs were delivered, three men were going to take the drugs. By serving the outstanding arrest warrant when they did, the officers subsequently foiled the robbery plan by showing up before the alleged marijuana dealer could arrive with the drugs.

However, while officials were on the scene, a vehicle arrived containing a large amount of marijuana and cash. Officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the identities of the driver and passenger in the vehicle are being withheld at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

During a subsequent search of the mobile home, deputies discovered undisclosed amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine and a handgun allegedly brought to the home for use during the robbery.

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Tracy (Tedder) Jones
Brittaney Head, 18, Brazil, was taken into custody at the scene Saturday and charged with False Informing and Visiting a Common Nuisance.

Suspects in the robbery plan allegedly include Zachariah Jones, 20, and Charles R. Moran, 28, both of Brazil, who were both taken into custody Saturday.

The case file from the ongoing investigation was turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office Monday for review and other potential charges to be filed in the case.

Moran was preliminarily charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Moran is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $10,000 cash bond, with no 10 percent allowed, awaiting further court proceedings in the matter.

Jones appeared by video conference in Clay Superior Court Tuesday to be formally arraigned on one count of class A felony Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury, one count of class D felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Possession of Paraphernalia.

Judge Blaine Akers entered a preliminary plea of not guilty on Jones' behalf, set bond a cash bond of $10,000 with no 10 percent allowed (consecutive with any other bonds Jones may face) and appointed Clay County Public Defender Charles Hear to represent Jones in the case. A jury trial has been tentatively scheduled for Aug. 1.

An arrest warrant was issued for the third suspect Ryan Fontanyi, 28, Brazil, Monday, who was taken into custody Tuesday evening. With a cash bond of $10,000 (no 10 percent allowed), Fontanyi is charged with Conspiracy To Commit Robbery and currently incarcerated while awaiting further court proceedings.

An arrest warrant was also issued for Zachariah's wife Tracy (Tedder) Jones, 24, Brazil.

She was taken into custody Wednesday morning and preliminarily charged with felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams.


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GOOD JOB SHERIFF,ITS TO BAD YOU CAN'T SET UP A TENT CITY FOR THIS KIND.THEY SHOULD'NT BE COSTING US MONEY BUT SOME HOW THEY SHOULD BE WORKING OFF THEIR DEBT.HOUSING THEM FEEDING THEM AND OF COURSE THE GUARDS THAT WATCH OVER THEM ALL ADD UP TO ALOT OF MONEY.WE NEED SOME WAY TO RECOUP THE MONEY THEY COST THE COUNTY.

-- Posted by clycogrl on Wed, May 11, 2011, at 9:30 PM

THANK YOU AGAIN C.C.S.D. FOR WORKING SO HARD TO CLEAN UP BRAZIL !!

-- Posted by 4 ft. nuttin on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 7:44 AM

@ Jcnl3513 - Yes, there are a lot of respectable people who live in Brazil, but somehow the criminals hog the headlines....LOL.

@ clycogrl - Tent city sounds like a great idea, although the ACLU might think otherwise.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 11:34 AM

Ohhh, come on down to the CCJC and they will treat you "real respectable like Mr. Criminal"!

-- Posted by WickedSpring64 on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 11:39 AM

Bring Sheriff Joe to town and he can show us how to build "tent city". He does it! Works for him very well!!!!!

And when did the little Zach thug get married...not that I care! He was in the paper the last time for getting caught at the Villa with some other "girl" and her baby!

Help control the animal population....spay and neuter! Maybe that is another service we could provide while they are in jail, a free spay/neuter program so they cannot produce any offspring.

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, May 13, 2011, at 11:39 AM

I love the tent city idea,to bad those cry baby libs will say were are treating them like animals.Which is absolutely untrue because we eat our animals, and we work our convicts so they learn something other than sodomy and violence in those resort like castles we pay to build to house them. AWW to harsh for some of you well offer them a room in your house with your wife and children. You say bring sheriff joe and his tents, I say bring me pink jumpsuits, shotguns with rubber bullets and the shackels,oops I almost forgot rakes shovels and trash bags. we would generate revenue from the recycling of the wast picked up daily,and to show I have a heart those over 60 yrs. of age will work the garden facility that feeds the convicts. You either work or eat humble pie!Good luck zack and see you when your free heather you still have a bright future.

-- Posted by Save the sob story on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 12:24 AM


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