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Sunday October 2nd, 2022 10:38PM

Six LASP inmates booked for riot in penal institution, extortion, other charges

By Rob Moore Reporter

Six inmates from Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto have been booked at the Habersham County Detention Center. They face charges including riot in a penal institution, violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act, theft by extortion, battery, and other charges.

The women were booked Friday for incidents dating back to March 1 and up through July.

Those arrested include:

  • Samantha McKenzie Carter – theft by extortion, aggravated assault, violation of Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act, riot in a penal institution, and false imprisonment, all felonies;
  • Starkeithia Ceria Clemons – riot in a penal institution, false imprisonment, violation of Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act, aggravated assault, and theft by extortion, all felonies;
  • Belaysia Imane Francois – riot in a penal institution, false imprisonment, violation of Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act, aggravated assault, and theft by extortion, all felonies; 
  • Iyana Nicole Herbert – riot in a penal institution (felony), and battery (misdemeanor);
  • Melinda Mae McDaniel – aggravated battery, three counts of riot in a penal institution, two counts of theft by extortion, two counts of false imprisonment, and two counts of misdemeanor battery; and
  • Brittany Lynn Wiley – three counts of riot in a penal institution, theft by extortion, and three counts of misdemeanor battery.

WDUN has reached out to Georgia Department of Corrections officials for more information about the incidents that led to the charges.

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