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Crime: 52 indictments handed down by Grand Jury

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A Hopkins County Grand Jury signed at least 52 indictments against 43 individuals, pushing those cases forward for further prosecution.

While the majority of the cases were for drug offenses, other charges ranged from unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, engaging in organized criminal activity and felony drunk driving to assault impeding breathing, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, credit card abuse, forgery, failure to register as a sex offender and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Freddie Lee Earvin and Mark Allen Russell were both indicted for assault family violence impeding breathing. Earvin is accused on Oct. 5 of causing bodily injury to a female family member by impeding her normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to her throat or neck. Russell is alleged to have caused bodily injury to a family member by impeding normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the victim’s throat or neck on July 31.

Edwin Wayne Zachary was indicted for theft. He is alleged to have unlawfully appropriated by acquiring or otherwise exercising control over electronics, checks and money orders valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Clayton Homes on or about July 1, 2012.

Indicted for forgery was Courtney Leigh Plunkett. She is alleged to have forged a check so it purported to be the act of another person, who did not authorize it, on Sept. 4. The indictment further alleges Plunkett forged eight checks for amounts ranging from $33.06 up to $167.19, for a total of $659.30.

Jerry Wilkerson Jr. was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender. The indictment alleges he failed to register with local law enforcement authorities where he resided or intended to reside for more than seven days, as required because of a March 2009 conviction of sexual assault of a child.

Zachary Lane Ross, Brian Keith Johnson, Marilyn Sue Davis and Shelley Rae Carrell were indicted for felony driving while intoxicated. Ross is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated on Sept. 22; he has two prior convictions relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, which enhances the charge to a felony as it’s his third offense. Carrell is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a child who was younger than 15 years of age as a passenger on Aug. 31. Johnson is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated; he has two prior convictions for offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, which enhances the charge to a felony as it’s his third offense. Davis is alleged to have operated a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated by reason of introduction of a combination of alcohol, Alprazolam, Hydrocodone and Meprobamate into the body on May 27; she has two prior convictions for offenses relating to the operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated, the indictment alleges.

Five people were indicted on two charges each, and two other individuals on three charges each during the Oct. 23 grand jury session. In some cases, more than one defendant was charged with participating in the same offense or incident.

Terry Dale Darland was indicted for hindering apprehension and Joshua Terry Ford for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Ford is accused of intentionally or knowingly operating a vehicle without consent of Cumby Independent School District on Sept. 8. Darland is accused of harboring or concealing Ford in an attempt to hinder Ford’s arrest on Sept. 24, the indictment alleges.

Christina Ann Chambliss was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine and possession of more than four ounces but no more than five pounds of marijuana, all on Aug. 6.

Also indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by felon was Johnny Douglas Rivers on Sept. 11.

Brent Allen Pelky was indicted on two counts of possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine and for tampering with physical evidence by concealing narcotics. All three offenses are said to have occurred on April 27.

Indicted for delivering less than one gram of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Doodlebug Lane Day Care, a drug-free zone, on two occasions, April 22 and April 25, was Erika Leigh Eastus.

George S. Eggleston was indicted for delivery of less than one gram of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, on April 9 and again April 10.

Leonard Ray Gover was indicted for possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance and for credit or debit card abuse, both on April 22.

Indicted for delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance cocaine within 1,000 feet of a Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, on two separate days, April 10 and April 11, was Lashinda Marie Kidd.

Jennifer Lynn Whall was indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine as well as for tampering with physical evidence, both on May 16.

Indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity were Alvin Anthony Frazier and Clarence Lee Harris. They are alleged to have collaborated in delivery of one-fourth ounce or more but less than five pounds of marijuana, Frazier on Aug. 10 and Harris on Aug. 15.

Tamara Lynn Hogue and Brandi Nicole McDaniel were both indicted on one charge each of possession of less than one gram of oxycodone on May 17, 2012.

Bowdrie Jack Cupp and Toni Leann Cupp were both indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth; the offense is alleged to have occurred May 13.

Other individuals indicted on controlled substance charges during the Oct. 23 grand jury session included:

  • John David Connally — possession of less than one gram meth, June 30
  • Willis Don Grant — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth, Aug. 13
  • Shannon Renee Marriott — possession of less than one gram meth within 1,000 feet of Saltillo Independent School District, Oct. 3
  • Debra Lynn Austin — delivery of less than one gram of meth, March 18
  • Jacqueline Deann Blalock — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth, May 23
  • Douglas Deleon Brookins — delivery of less than one gram of cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Boys & Girls Club, a drug-free zone, April 9
  • Dusty Dale Davis — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth, April 18
  • Whitney Danielle Eason — delivery of less than one gram meth, April 24
  • Francis Lavina Ethridge — possession of less than one gram cocaine, April 5
  • Abigail Edna Hale — possession of four grams or more but less than 400 grams of the controlled substance Psilocin, April 19
  • Oscar Juaquin Luna — delivery of less than one gram meth, May 2
  • Tina Danielle McIsaac — delivery of one gram or more but less than four grams meth, March 19
  • Paul Allen Ray — possession of less than one gram meth, May 5
  • Demetria Lashunda Rivers — delivery of one gram or more but less than four grams cocaine within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, April 18
  • Errand Obrian Tinner — delivery of less than one gram meth within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park, a drug-free zone, April 16
  • Julie Marie Vaughn — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams meth, May 23
  • Dakota Shane Weir — possession of less than one gram meth, April 20
  • Don Travis Womack — possession of less than one gram meth, March 14.
 

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