Grand jury indicts Clark

The man accused of a shooting at Bird’s Sports Bar and Lounge on Independence Day weekend has been indicted by an Emanuel County grand jury.

This indictment was part of the July 2021 term, which resumed as the jurors reconvened Tuesday, September 28, to consider one lone bill presented by District Attorney Tripp Fitzner’s office. The jury returned a true bill for this case.

As a result, Clark now faces one count malice murder as well as one count felony murder for his alleged connection to the shooting death of 30-year-old Jamichael Kirkland.

Clark also faces several other charges, which include five counts aggravated assault and five counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. These are allegedly connected to Kirkland’s death and the injury of three others, 25-year-old victim Jasmin Crawford of Statesboro, 20-year-old victim Taniya Adams of Swainsboro, and 34-year-old victim Cordaro Kirkland of Swainsboro.

The alleged crime unfolded during the early hours of Saturday, July 3, around 2 a.m. at 229 South Main Street. Clark turned himself in around 5 a.m. and was booked into the Emanuel County Jail, then reported for his initial hearing on Tuesday, September 6.

There being no further business, the Emanuel County Grand Jury recessed on September 28. Clark’s paperwork was finalized with the Emanuel County Clerk of Superior Court that same day.

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