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Two Different Gwinnett Cases Convicted and Sentenced to 20 Plus Years in Prison

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I want to focus today's post on two different stories that came out today about two different cases in Gwinnett County. 

The first case involved Rashawn Runnells, who was accused of committing different guns and drug charges. He was convicted last week on October 24 after a one-day trial. Runnell was arrested in March of this year after a traffic stop. An officer smelled marijuana which instigated a search of his vehicle. 

Runnells was convicted of the following offenses:

Judge George Hutchinson sentenced Runnells to twenty years in prison followed by ten years of probation. 

The second case involved Ronnie Stone who was also convicted after a one-day trial last week. Stone was accused of giving drugs to two young teenage girls before sexually assaulting both of them. The two girls are cousins and had been chatting with Stone online in late 2016. 

According to reports, Stone gave both the girls marijuana and alcoholic beverages and then raped them. Stone fled Georgia and avoided all phone calls from detectives. 

Stone was convicted of the following offenses:

Judge Ronnie Batchelor sentenced Stone to life in prison. 

Practice Note

All of the above-mentioned offenses are considered felony offenses in Georgia. We cover many different jurisdictions in Georgia including Gwinnett County. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Gwinnett County, contact a Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Lawyer today. 

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