Judging the county’s most violent crimes: Part II

As the criminal justice system inches closer to conducting trials stalled by the pandemic, the Burke County Judicial Center will soon host some of the county’s most violent criminal cases.

The following case is scheduled on Judge John Flythe’s April 18 jury trial calendar.

Chasing down criminals became a family affair for local law enforcement in August 2021. Kevin Demascus Stone notified the Waynesboro Police Department that his vehicle had been shot at near the intersection of Liberty and 11th streets. Officers spotted the vehicle carrying the alleged shooters, driven by Carolina Marie Stone. Roderick Antonio Stone rode in the passenger seat. The stones refused to pull over when officers attempted to stop them, leading the officers in a pursuit through Waynesboro and eventually onto Hwy. 25 at 7th Street and continuing onto Hwy. 56. The Burke County Sheriff’s Office joined in the attempt to apprehend them. The suspects were boxed in just South of Hwy 80 and placed into custody.

Carolina Marie Stone is charged with Fleeing or at- tempting to elude a police officer, aggravated assault and influencing a witness. Roderick Antonio Stone is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or first offender and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime.

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