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February 7--  The man indicted for the murder of a Vidalia men's store manager has entered a not guilty plea.

The arraignment for 29-year-old Tyrone Burns was held Thursday morning in Toombs County Superior Court nine days after he was indicted for the murder of 31-year-old Brooke Joiner last November at R.J. Pope's Menswear in Vidalia.  Members of her family were at the arraignment.

District Attorney Hayward Altman says a mental competency hearing for Burns is still pending.  At the time of his arrest, Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight said Burns admitted the crime and was not mentally incompetent.   He described Burns, who has three prior felony convictions in Florida, as street smart and able to "talk the talk."  He is being represented by a public defender.

The Toombs County grand jury which indicted Burns also returned 17 other indictments.

*Samuel Lee Hayes was indicted for obstruction of an officer by injuring a probation officer.

* Joseph Edward Cash was indicted for hijacking a motor vehicle.

* Anthony Ryan Dees was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated battery by attacking his mother Nellie and brother Eugene Hale with a sword.

* Hunter John Brannon was indicted for attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated assault by stabbing Ashley Barron multiple times.

*Brandon Deon McCall was indicted on three counts of child molestation, aggravated sodomy and aggravated child molestation of a female under the age of 16.

*Danny Eugene Auvil was indicted for burglary of the Fairview Baptist Church in Lyons.

*Steve Barton was indicted for statutory rape, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes to Vincent Faison Park in Lyons.

*David Lee Query was indicted for aggravated stalking and terrorist threats.

*  Daniel Joshua Lara was indicted for burglary at Walmart in Vidalia.

*Tiffany Nicole White was indicted on two counts of forgery and one count of burglary at the home of Mary Francis Carroll on Aimwell Road in Vidalia.

* Steve Atkins was indicted on two counts of burglary at Calvary Baptist Church on Aimwell Road in Vidalia and New Vision Ministries on Smith Street in Vidalia.

*Nancy Lahelen Hurst was indicted for aggravated battery and aggravated assault of Jesse Griffin.

*Eric Donte McRae was indicted for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

*Caleb Marty Beasley was indicted for cruelty to children for whipping a child with a belt and causing extensive bruising.

* Darien Keith Mincey was indicted for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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