The Hopkins County Grand Jury this month signed at least 51 indictments against 45 people. Charges ranged from evading arrest in a vehicle, forgery, theft, tampering with evidence, burglaries and felony drunk driving to aggravated sexual assault of a child, assault, robbery and endangering a child, although the majority were for marijuana and controlled substance possession.
At least six people were indicted on two charges each, and in some cases two or more people were implicated as being together or involved in the same offenses.
Herbert Lee Willis was indicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child or children. The indictment alleges Willis during a period from July 1, 2011 to Jan. 16, 2013, committed two or more acts of sexual abuse against a female child younger than 17 years of age.
Indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child were Kyle Bain Forbes, Adam Cole Ford and Mario A. Rodriguez-Castillo. Forbes is accused of having sex with a female who was younger than 14 years of age on Jan. 1. Ford is alleged to have had sex with a female less than 14 years of age on Feb. 23. Rodriguez-Castillo is alleged to have had sex with a girl who was less than 14 years of age on March 30.
Haley Ann Phillips was indicted for endangering a child and possession of a controlled substance. She is alleged on July 31, 2012, to have placed a female child younger than 15 years “in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment by having a controlled substance in the vehicle where the child was.” The controlled substance she was said to be in possession of was less than one gram of heroin.
Also indicted for endangering a child was Jaymie Ruth Martin Lopez. She is accused on April 25, to have engaged in conduct that placed a child younger than 15 years of age in danger, by moving the female child back into a house with a male after an outcry of abuse was made, the indictment alleges.
James Curtis Sims Jr. was indicted for robbery. He is alleged on March 1 to have caused bodily injury to a woman by striking her “on the head, face and jaw with his first and kicking her on the leg with his foot,” and choking her with his hands while in the course of committing a theft of property, the indictment accuses.
Billy Eugene Husky was indicted for assault family violence — impeding breathing or circulation. He is accused on April 7 of throwing a woman with whom he’d had a dating relationship on the floor, striking and choking her, and grabbing her hair and dragging her into an apartment.
Daniel Miles Taylor was indicted for burglary of a building. He is accused of entering another person’s building and taking an auger, fence panels and a mounted deer head on March 3.
Indicted for theft of saddles belonging to another man was Mario Montez Barber. The offense is alleged to have occurred on March 21.
Jody Elizabeth Delgatto-Bender was indicted for forgery. She is accused of passing to City National Bank on or about Feb. 13, 2012, “a forged writing, knowing such writing to be forged, and such writing has been so altered that it purports to be an act of” a man who did not authorize the check for $1,626, according to the indictment.
Darrell Don Green was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He is alleged on April 3 to have written “a note to authorities with intent to impair the direction of the search, as evidence in the investigation,” the indictment alleges. The investigation in question was the manhunt for two men who had escaped from the county jail. Sheriff’s investigators, in April after Green’s arrest on the charge, said Green left a note indicating where one escapee could be heading, and asked for help. The note was written on a gas station credit card application and left at the station. Green had apparently heard clerks talking about the escape while in the gas station and decided to write the note, a hoax, investigators said in April.
Also indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence was Dereck Jordan Johnson. He is alleged on Nov. 13, 2012, to have concealed a recording device with intent to impair its availability as evidence, knowing that an undercover investigation was in progress, the indictment accuses.
Terri Lynn Wright was indicted on two possession of controlled substance charges. She alleged to have been in possession of between one and four grams of methadone as well as for possession of between one and four grams of methamphetamine, both Oct. 5, 2012. Jennifer Tennille Wright was also indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine on Oct. 5, 2012.
Also indicted on two possession charges was Cory Layne Belz. He is accused of having less than one gram of methamphetamine and more than four ounces but no more than 5 pounds of marijuana, both on May 24, 2012.
Celina Demaree Widmer was indicted on two charges of possession of a controlled substance. The indictments allege she was in possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance gamma hydroxybutyrate and four or more grams but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance didydrocodeinone, both on Sept. 26, 2011.
Also indicted on two charges was Aaron Darnell Anderson. He is alleged on March 20 of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon; a December 2011 misuse of credit card conviction in Cook County, Ill., prevents him for having the weapon, according to the indictment. Anderson is also accused on March 20 of evading arrest by using a vehicle to flee from Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Jason Ricketson, who was attempting to arrest or detain him.
Markuis Smith was indicted on two delivery of marijuana in a drug-free zone charges. Smith is alleged on June 12, 2012, and June 18, 2012, to have delivered more than one-fourth ounce but no more than 5 pounds of marijuana, both within 1,000 feet of Douglas Intermediate School.
Among the individuals indicted for driving while intoxicated were Melva Jane Elizondo, Alexander Garza, Jeremiah Jackson, Andrew Thomas Mitchel and Rodina Sue Nelson. Elizondo is accused of driving drunk with a male child less than 15 years of age in the vehicle April 14. Garza is alleged to have been convicted of least two prior offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated at the time of his arrest for drunk driving March 31. Jackson is alleged to have been driving drunk March 22 with a male child who was younger than 15 years in the vehicle. Mitchel is alleged on March 24, 2012, to have been driving drunk with a female child younger than 15 years in the vehicle. Nelson is alleged to have been driving drunk with a female child less than 15 years of age in the vehicle March 21, 2012.
Others indicted for controlled substance or marijuana charges included:
- Ashley Ann Clements and Keaton Shane Flanigan — possession of less than one gram methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Austin School, a drug-free zone, July 5, 2012
- Adrian Jamal Godbolt and Jessica Knikole Hall — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth, within 1,000 feet of the Boys & Girls Club, a drug-free zone, July 16, 2012
- Kenneth Dean Robbins and Toby Ray Sires — possession of less than one gram of meth within 1,000 feet of His Kids Day Care, a drug-free zone, July 15, 2012
- Rocqueline Lodene Brown — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of methamphetamine, July 18, 2012
- Courtney Louise Bunch — possession of less than one gram of dihydrocodeinone within 1,000 feet of Travis Elementary, a drug-free zone, Aug. 6, 2012
- Christopher Sean Cross — possession of less than one gram of meth, April 5, 2011
- Curtis Lorell Daniels — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of cocaine, March 28, 2012
- Kendall Charles Frazier — delivery of less than one gram of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, Sept. 10, 2012
- Terry Joe Gonzales — possession of less than one gram of meth, Sept. 17, 2012
- Stefanie Renae Herrera — possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, within 1,000 feet of Douglas Intermediate School, a drug-free zone, June 25, 2012
- Bradley Jermaine Hill — possession less than one gram of cocaine, May 18, 2012
- Stewart Andrew Ivery — possession less than one gram cocaine, within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, March 6, 2012
- Timothy Cortez Marrall Jr. — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of oxycodone, March 29, 2012
- Billy Joe Martin — possession of less than one gram meth, within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, Oct. 9, 2012
- Luther Reed — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of cocaine, April 14, 2012
- David Ray Rholes — possession of less than one gram of meth, Aug. 11, 2012
- Edward Isaac Ruschenberg — possession of less than one gram of alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone, May 14, 2012
- Tiffany Maria Ybanez — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of heroine, Feb. 27, 2012.
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