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Grand Jury indicts 52 people

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The Hopkins County Grand Jury during its April session signed 65 indictments against 52 individuals. Charges ranged from continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, trafficking of person and of a child, exploitation of elderly, endangering a child and intoxication assault with a vehicle to theft, burglary, engaging in organized criminal activity, illegal dumping and controlled substance charges.

Some individuals were indicted on more than one charge, and in a few cases more than one individual was implicated as taking part in an offense.

Indicted on trafficking charges were Christopher James House and Franklin Coy Kuhl Jr. House is accused of trafficking a person, a female younger than 18 years of age on Jan. 24, by transportation, enticement, recruitment or harboring the female to engage in or become a victim of sexual intercourse. 

Kuhl is accused of trafficking a child to engage in sexual conduct. The indictment accuses Kuhl of trafficking a child on Feb. 1 by engaging in sexual conduct with a female who was younger than 18 years of age.

Bradley Dean Couffer was indicted on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children. The charges allege he committed two or more acts of sexual abuse against a child younger than 14 years of age during a period that was more than 30 days in duration, specifically Jan. 1 through March 1. Each indictment names a different girl.

Indicted for intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury was William Frank Agee. He is alleged on Aug. 31, 2013, to have operated a vehicle in a public place while intoxicated, causing serious bodily injury to another passenger by driving the vehicle across the center stripe into oncoming traffic.

Noah Michael Bell was indicted for exploitation of elderly. He is accused of improper or illegal use of resources of an elderly woman by defrauding her regarding her electric system on April 1.

Denise Dawn Simmons and John David McGee Jr. were indicted for burglary of a habitation. Simmons was also indicted for assault on a public servant. Simmons and McGee are accused of a home burglary on Feb. 26. Simmons is also alleged to have caused bodily injury to Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Amanda Weatherford on March 19 by striking her in the face when the officer tried to arrest her. McGee was also indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Little Acorn Day Care, a drug-free zone, on Feb. 26

Toni Donn Drennan and Michael Anthony Knight were both indicted for endangering the same child. Drennan is alleged to have placed a child younger than 15 years of age in danger by using narcotics in the presence of the child on March 3 and all tested positive for methamphetamine. Knight is alleged on March 7 to have used narcotics in the presence of the child; both tested positive for methamphetamine. Knight also was indicted for allegedly possessing less than one gram of the controlled substance methamphetamine on March 5.

Eric Mitchell Rawson was indicted for endangering a child, burglary of a habitation and theft. Brett William Owsley is accused of burglary of a building and theft. Both Rawson and Owsley are accused of stealing Hoosier racing tires, a radiator, vehicle shocks, headers, springs, gauges, switch panel and a vehicle shifter from another man on Feb. 22. Rawson is also alleged on Feb. 23 to have entered another man’s building to steal a clothes dryer and other miscellaneous items and of endangering a child who was younger than 15 years of age, by leaving needles with blood and methamphetamine residue in access to the child, placing the child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment. Owsley was also indicted for entering a man’s building Feb. 22 with intent to steal jewelry, miscellaneous tools, silverware and a firearm.

Michael Scott Patterson Jr. and Micah Wayne McCarty were indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity. They are alleged on March 11 to have collaborated to steal pieces of metal from a man’s building. Patterson was also indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine March 11.

Also indicted for burglary were Jonathan Glenn Boughton, Harold James Carter, Lauren Leighann Duckworth and Brent Allen Pelky. Boughton and Duckworth were accused of entering a woman’s building March 11 in order to commit theft of a power auger and water pump. Carter is accused on two counts of burglary of a habitation on Feb. 16. One indictment alleges Carter entered a woman’s home and the other a man’s home with intent in each instance to commit assault against another female. Pelky was indicted for burglary of a habitation by entering a man’s home with intent to steal an automatic pistol March 8.

Indicted for theft were Alejandro Mejia-Luna, Shelby Jo Williamson and Adrian Bannister. Mejia-Luna is accused of stealing a scooter from another man on Feb. 25. Williamson is accused of stealing less than $1,500 worth of household items from Wal-Mart Feb. 27, a charge enhanced due to two prior theft convictions. Bannister is accused of stealing tools and a tool belt valued at less than $1,500 from a man on March 4, a charge enhanced due to the fact he has been twice before convicted of theft.

Juan Manuel Lopez was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He s accused of operating an automobile belonging to Dallas Police Department, without the agency’s permission, on March 23.

Steven Wayne Crow was indicted on two counts of illegal dumping. He is accused twice on Oct. 18 to have disposed or allowed the disposal of more than 1,000 pounds and/or more than 200 cubic feet of litter and other solid waste, namely tires, on the side of County Road 1173.

Morgan Lane Brown, Jay Evan Landers and Amber Diane Busby were indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity. They are alleged on Feb. 26 to have possessed four grams or more but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine “with intent to establish, maintain or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination who collaborated in carry or on said criminal activity,” the indictments allege.

Jonathon Heath Meadows was indicted for evading arrest March 19 by using a vehicle to flee from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Cpl. Wade Sheets, who was attempting to arrest him. Jonathan Heath Meadows was also indicted for possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine on March 19.

John Stuart Richey was indicted for possession of less than one gram of meth and for tampering with evidence by trying to conceal the meth to impair its availability as evidence on Feb. 21.

Ricky Dale Overly was indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He is alleged Nov. 23 to have collaborated in the unlawfully acquisition of a John Deere lawn mower and a 16-foot trailer from a man. That same day, he is alleged to have tried to destroy meth to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation.

Also indicted for tampering with physical evidence was Juan Valentine Martinez-Flores. He is accused of attempting to destroy marijuana on March 6, to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation.

Jordan Sue Conn was indicted for fraud. Conn is alleged to have used a prescription form in another woman’s name in an attempt to possess or obtain hydrocodone by presenting the prescription at Walmart Pharmacy on Oct. 23.

Cynthia Hillard Campbell was indicted on two possession of a controlled substance charges. She is alleged on Feb. 21 to have been in possession of less than one gram of meth and one gram or more but less than four grams of amphetamine.

Gregory Dequan Debase, Darien Tre Sims and Tra Darian Savion Perry were indicted for possession of five pounds or less but more than four ounces of marijuana within 1,000 feet of the Boys and Girls Club, a drug-free zone, on Feb. 16.

Trederrion Marquise Stephens was indicted on three delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone charges and one delivery of marijuana charge. He is accused of delivering less than one gram each of heroin and cocaine on Oct. 24, 2012; delivery of less than one gram of cocaine on Nov. 26, 2012; and delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana Nov. 28, 2012. All four offenses are alleged to have occurred within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, adding a drug-free zone enhancement to each charge.

Lisa Lynette Webster was indicted for possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth and for possession of less than one gram of meth, both on March 15.

Among other individuals indicted on controlled substance and marijuana charges were:

  • Kenneth Michael Case — possession of less than one gram meth, Nov. 16
  • Trondamion Andrzhel Cleveland — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of cocaine, Feb. 22
  • Alicia Renee Crawford — possession of less than one gram cocaine, Oct. 25
  • Daniel Wayne Donaldson — possession of less than one gram meth, March 22
  • Marvin Dwayne Dunlap — possession of less than one gram meth within 1,000 feet of Fingerprints and First Steps Daycare, a drug-free zone, March 19
  • Dana Leeanne Goldsmith — possession of less than one gram meth, Feb. 25
  • Helidoro Gonzalez-Campos — possession of less than one gram meth within 1,000 feet of Doodlebug Day Care, a drug-free zone, Feb. 28
  • Alberto Ortega Gutierrez — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams meth, Feb. 25
  • Roddie Witzartk Haley — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance cocaine with intent to deliver, June 22
  • Merri Lynn Lewis — possession of less than one gram meth, March 4
  • Payton Tanner Matlock — possession of less than one gram meth, March 22
  • Christopher Lee Price — possession of less than one gram meth, within 1,000 feet of Travis Elementary, a drug-free zone, Feb. 16.
  • Brandon Lee Simpson — possession of less than one gram of heroin, March 8
  • Ernest Mark Spradling — possession of less than one gram of meth, Feb. 16
  • Jennifer Deann White — possession of less than one gram of meth, May 19, 2013
  • Taylor Dijion Williams — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth, March 15
  • Ava Justeene Hughes Wilson — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth, Feb. 25
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