A Hopkins County Grand Jury during its Sept. 26 session signed at least 31 “true bill” indictments against 25 individuals. At least three individuals were indicted on multiple charges.
The offenses ranged from unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and theft to trafficking of persons, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, injury to a child, deadly conduct and aggravated sexual assault of a child. A number were for controlled substance charges and a few for marijuana offenses.
Tracy Jay Miller was indicted for trafficking of persons. The indictment alleges that Miller on Aug. 1, trafficked a person less than 18 years of age by “transportation, enticement, recruitment, or harboring” of the juvenile, causing that person to “engage in conduct prohibited by Penal Code Section 22.201 by intentionally or knowingly causing” digital penetration of the individual, who was less than 14 at the time.
Michael SJ Brooks Jr. was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is accused of injuring another male by striking him with a vehicle he was driving during the commission of an assault on Aug. 27.
Also indicted for aggravated assault was Jaron Quantez McGill. The defendant is accused on Aug. 24 of causing bodily injury by shooting a man during the commission of an assault.
Octaviano Martinez-Balderas was indicted for deadly conduct — discharge of firearm. He is accused on July 21 of discharging a firearm in the midst of houses, the indictment alleges.
Indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child was Auriel Munoz Ramirez, who is accused of digital penetration of the sex organ of a female child who was less than 14 years of age on Sept. 1.
James Abron Hopper was indicted for injury to a child, serious bodily injury. He is alleged on July 24 to have seriously injured a male child less than 14 years of age by striking him.
Indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was Joshua Terry Ford. He is alleged on Sept. 8 to have operated another man’s automobile without his consent.
Jack Edmond Ross was indicted for burglary of a building. He is accused of entering another man’s building on July 9, in order to steal copper wiring.
Jeremy Daniel Banks was indicted on three charges — theft, possession of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance, each alleged to have occurred on Aug. 14. Banks is alleged to have stolen a Polaris four-wheeler and trailer valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office; to have been in possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine; and to have delivered less than one gram of meth.
Amber Jeanette Sanderson and Amanda Kay Swann were both indicted for possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of five pounds or less but more than four ounces of marijuana on Aug. 6.
Also indicted for theft were Michael Lyle Gall, Thomas Robert Mays and Jamie Lee Lindsay. Gall is accused of unlawfully appropriating a 1982 Pontiac vehicle, Cadillac motor parts, tires and rims, Milwaukee impact wrench and three vehicle transmissions valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from another man without his consent on July 27. Lindsay is accused of unlawfully appropriating an electronic game and controllers with a value of at least $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Walmart on July 10; the charge is enhanced due to the fact Lindsay has two prior theft convictions, the indictment alleges. Mays is accused of unlawfully appropriating wire that consisted of at least 50 percent copper, with a value of less than $20,000, from Swepco on May 2.
Royce Wayne Sewell was indicted for evading arrest, a charge enhanced due to a prior conviction of the felony offense evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. He is alleged to have fled from Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Matthew Glenn, who was attempting to arrest or detain him on Sept. 6.
Also indicted for evading arrest was Dana Van Ardry, who is accused of using a vehicle to flee from Cumby Police Officer Jason George, who was attempting to arrest or detain him, on July 28.
Sarah Kathryn Shirley was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The indictment alleges she destroyed methamphetamine, to impair its availability as evidence in an April 8 traffic stop.
Indicted on controlled substance charges were:
n/ Christopher Lee Price and Johnny Douglas Rivers — each for possession of less than one gram of meth on Sept. 17
n/ Kimberly Lunceford Wood — possession of less than one gram meth within 1,000 feet of Travis school, a drug-free zone, Sept. 17
n/ Devin Shane Bilharz — delivery of less than one gram of meth within 1,000 feet of Early Childhood Learning Center, a drug-free zone, March 6
n/ Mary Juarez Dasse — possession of less than 28 grams of Alprazolam within 1,000 feet of Travis school, a drug-free zone, March 1
n/ Billy Joe McDaniel Jr. — possession of less than on gram meth within 1,000 feet of Early Childhood Learning Center, a drug-free zone, on March 6
n/ Jesenia Robles Sotel — possession of 400 grams or more of cocaine July 29, 2012
n/ Jeffery Scott Trieb — possession of less than one gram meth, March 14.
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