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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The six suspects indicted by a grand jury for their alleged involvement in the 2011 murder of Columbus jewelry store manager Steve Toms face additional charges for multiple crimes.

Michael Johnson, Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, Jockas Gilchrist, and Theodore Alexander have been indicted for crimes that took place in the timeframe of Nov. 15, 2011 to May 5, 2012.

Five of the suspects - Johnson, Gordon, Person, Bell, and Gilchrist are also in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act.

Authorities say the following charges are connected to Steve Toms' murder.

Below is a timeline of when the crimes occurred, which suspects were involved, and what charges these suspects face.

TIMELINE

November 5, 2011 

Steve Toms murder case
Michael Johnson faces charges of Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, two counts of Felony Murder, and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.


April 2, 2012


Larry Dorne case

On April 2, 2012 Larry Dorne was reportedly assaulted with a gun, abducted and ordered at gunpoint to open a safe.

Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, Jockas Gilchrist, and Theodore Alexander face charges of Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. Gilchrist is believed to have shot Larry Dorne and is also charged with Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Tiffany Willis case
Also on April 2, 2012 Tiffany Willis was reportedly assaulted with a gun and abducted.

Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, Jockas Gilchrist, and Theodore Alexander are charged with Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping.


April 11, 2012


Pamela Cooley case
On April 11, 2012 Pamela Cooley was reportedly assaulted with a gun.

Michael Johnson, Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, and Jockas Gilchrist all face charges of Aggravated Assault.

Pier Rivera case
On that same date, Pier Rivera was reportedly abducted, robbed at gunpoint and assaulted with a deadly weapon.

Michael Johnson, Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, and Jockas Gilchrist are charged with Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping.

Samuel Copeland case
Also on that same date, Samuel Copeland was reportedly robbed of his cell phone at gunpoint.

Michael Johnson, Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, Jockas Gilchrist all face charges of Armed Robbery.

Willie Sanders case
Also on that same date, Willie Sanders was reportedly robbed of his cell phone at gunpoint.

Michael Johnson, Dimitrius Gordon, Sidney Person, Xavier Bell, and Jockas Gilchrist are all charged with Armed Robbery.


May 5, 2012


Harriett Ruth case
On May 5, 2012 Harriet Ruth was reportedly abducted and robbed of guns and money at gunpoint.

Michael Johnson and Dimitrius Gordon are charged with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Hildegard Jones case
On that same date, Hildegard Jones was reportedly robbed at gunpoint and had jewelry taken from her person.

Michael Johnson and Dimitrius Gordon both face charges of Armed Robbery.

Towanda Rayford case
Also on that same date, Towanda Rayford was reportedly assaulted with a gun.

Michael Johnson and Dimitrius Gordon are both charged with Aggravated Assault.

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