According to federal court documents, a Cartersville man is set for arraignment Wednesday morning in West Virginia on a “superseding indictment” linking him to the death of Courtney Nicole Dubois, the 20-year-old whose body was found dismembered in a Bartow County landfill last year.
Following an indictment by federal grand jurors, Assistant United States Attorney Traci Cook has brought an additional “distribution resulting in death charge” against 34-year-old Terrick Antwion Robinson.
Robinson, who was already indicted on charges of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine last fall, was slated for trial early next month; the new charges, however, may delay the start date of the trial by several months.
Another Cartersville resident, William Gregory Chappell, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, drug possession and possessing a gun “in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.” For those charges, the 32-year-old is expected to be sentenced to at least 20 years; however, as part of the plea deal, he will not be prosecuted for the more severe charge of “distribution of a controlled substance resulting in injury or death.”
Per The Export Telegram, members of the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Chappell — along with 26-year-old Cartersville resident Sheddrick Damond Banks — in Fairmont, West Virginia on Sept. 4, 2018.
According to reports, they were found with more than 50 grams of fentanyl, 2.6 grams of crystal meth and more than 200 grams of cocaine in a hotel room, along with more than $17,000 in cash.
Prosecutors allege that Dubois died on either Aug. 9 or Aug. 10 of last year. Her remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill off Allatoona Dam Road on Aug. 13, after being dumped at the Cedar Creek Collection Center off Joe Frank Harris Parkway on or about Aug. 11.
Other details on the circumstances of Dubois’ death — such as the drug that allegedly produced her fatal overdose and where that overdose may have physically occurred — remain unknown.
If found guilty of the charges, Robinson could potentially be sentenced to life in prison.
The Daily Tribune News reached out to a representative of the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and Kim Criswell, a media contact for the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.
Both declined to comment on details of the case.