FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Novem­ber 20, 2012

Grand Jury Indicts Jones­boro Man on Armed Rob­bery Charges

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury has returned indict­ments against Heath P. Tel­lor (DOB 09/30/1985) of 300 Mary Street in Jones­boro.  Tel­lor is charged with one (1) count of Armed Rob­bery, a Class X Felony, one (1) count of Armed Vio­lence, a Class X Felony, and one (1) count of Unlaw­ful Pos­ses­sion of Con­trolled Sub­stance with Intent to Deliv­er, a Class 1 Felony.  Tel­lor is alleged to have tak­en prop­er­ty from a Don­go­la fam­i­ly at gun point.  Sub­se­quent­ly, Tel­lor was arrest­ed by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office where he is alleged to have been in pos­ses­sion of cocaine.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.