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Grand Jury hands down 21 indictments

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A Hopkins County Grand Jury last week signed at least 21 indictments against 21 individuals, pushing those cases forward for prosecution. The charges ranged from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault, to theft, marijuana and controlled substance possession, felony drunk driving and unlawful use of a criminal instrument.

Indicted on aggravated assault charges were Charles Wiley Allen, Gerald Wayne Fielden Jr. and Bradley Dean Couffer. Allen is accused of using a knife to stab his brother during an Oct. 18 assault on the other man. Couffer is alleged on Sept. 2 to have threatened another male with imminent bodily injury, specifically that he would “stick” him with a knife if the victim got any closer to him. Fielden is alleged on Aug. 28 to have stabbed a man in the arm with a knife during the commission of an assault.

Timmy Ray Nicholson was indicted for assault family violence impeding breathing. Nicholson is accused on Oct. 3 of impeding the normal breathing or circulation of blood of a female family member by applying pressure to her throat.

Both Adarious Terran Gordon and Carlton Terea Gordon were indicted for theft of a firearm from Village Gun and Pawn Shop on Oct. 3.

Dustin Allen Kuhl was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender. He is accused on Aug. 27 of failing to register a change in address or job status with local law enforcement, as required “because of a reportable conviction for sexual assault of a child,” according to the indictment.

Indicted on theft charges were Chrystal Brook Hill Vargas, Brandi Christine Pullen and Tammy Harris. Vargas is alleged to have stolen household goods and clothing from Dollar General store on Aug. 22; while the amount taken would not normally be considered a felony offense, the charge was enhanced due two prior theft convictions on her record. Pullen is alleged on Oct. 8 to have stolen face cream from Walmart; the charge was enhanced due to two prior theft convictions on her record. Harris is alleged to have stolen cigarettes from Joe Bob’s Convenience Store on Oct. 9.

Jesse Bud Graham was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Graham is accused of using another man’s automobile without consent on Oct. 18.

Indicted for unlawful use of a criminal instrument were Jahmeek Shamir Croley and Luis Eduardo Hernandez. Both are accused of possession of “a criminal instrument, to-wit: US currency” with intent to use it in the commission of the offense possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 23.

Sedric Wayne Byrd and Michael Ray Hill were indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.  Byrd is alleged to have been driving while drunk on Sept. 16. Hill is alleged to have been driving drunk March 2, 2012.

Indicted on possession charges during the Nov. 20 grand jury session were:

  • Douglas Deleon Brookins — less than one gram of cocaine, Oct. 8, 2012
  • Bobby LaDale Coleman Jr. — five pounds or less but more than  four ounces of marijuana, Jan. 28
  • George Pierre Mitchell and David Vincent Montgomery — five pounds or less but more than four ounces of marijuana, Jan. 29
  • Brody Ray Potts — a material, compound, mixture or preparation in the amount of less than 28 grams that contained a quantity of testosterone, within 1,000 feet of Calvary Baptist Church Day Care on Lee Street, a drug-free zone
  • Bobby Joe Tucker — one gram or more but less than 4 grams of meth, Jan. 18.



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