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A Hamilton County grand jury returned several indictments Wednesday.

Five people are scheduled to make their first appearances this month in Criminal Court.

- Police said Cornelius Boyd, 26, was traveling with a female passenger in a red Chevrolet Cavalier with expired Tennessee license tags on Feb. 27 and drew the attention of an officer. But instead of stopping for the blue lights, Boyd weaved through two fast-food parking lots in the 9100 and 9200 blocks of Lee Highway. Boyd then tried to run over an officer, who leaped for safety into his patrol car, which had its passenger door knocked off its hinges, police said. Boyd faces an attempted first-degree murder charge, among other charges, and makes his first appearance May 27 before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole.

- Bobby Johnson, 34, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and domestic violence, among other things, after police say he got into a fight with his girlfriend and shot her twice on March 7. He will be arraigned May 27 before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole.

- Robert Murphy, 28, beat Charles Moore in the head with a pipe after they got into a fight in March 2015 at 2600 E. 44th St., police said. When Moore recovered consciousness and tried to leave, Murphy fired several rounds at him. He faces attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, and will appear May 27 before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz.

- Kelly Pittman, indicted last week, faces criminally negligent homicide and child neglect charges after authorities say she got out of her car to continue a phone conversation on Feb. 29 in her Apison, Tenn., driveway. Moments later, she heard a pop and realized her 3-year-old son had shot and killed himself. She makes her first appearance Friday before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole.

- Bill Speek, also indicted last week, faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid and failure to maintain lane for allegedly injuring a couple after he crossed the centerline on Timberlinks Drive on March 19, 2015, struck their Honda Civic, and drove away. Speek, a defense attorney, makes his first appearance May 27 before Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Tom Greenholtz.

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