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Grand jury hands down more than 40 indictments

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A Hopkins County Grand Jury signed more than 40 indictments against at least 35 people during the Jan. 21 session, pushing those cases forward for prosecution.

The offenses were primarily for drug, theft, burglary and marijuana charges, although there were a few forgeries, evading arrest, assault and weapons charges too. At least half a dozen individuals were indicted on two or more charges each, and in a few cases more than one individual was charged with involvement in the same act.

Judith Ann Deborde was indicted for theft and evading arrest. The indictments allege on Nov. 12, she stole $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 worth of electronics and household items from Walmart and for using a vehicle to intentionally flee from Sulphur Springs Police Department Patrol Officer Jason Reneau.

Indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Nov. 29 was Jeffery Chujindu Jennings.

Stephen Dewayne Tate was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender on June 17.

Sedrick Kortez Brooks was arrested for delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana as well as for delivery of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of cocaine, both on Aug. 7.

Nicholas Oneal Gillespie was indicted for possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of cocaine and delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana, both on Aug. 7.

Clarence Lee Harris was indicted for delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground on July 17, and again on July 24.

Indicted for delivery of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance oxycodone on June 10, and delivery of a controlled substance containing  less than 28 grams of dihydrocodeinone on May 28 was Michael Warren Maddox.

Sherry Jean Marshall was indicted on two possession charges. The indictments allege she had less than one gram of meth on Feb. 7, and less than one gram of meth on July 31, within 1,000 feet of public youth center The ROC, a drug-free zone.

Indicted for theft of a non-insulated wire that consisted of at least 50 percent copper valued at less than $20,000 and possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth, both on Sept. 6, was Ronald Joe Smiddy Jr.

Billy Joe Thomas was indicted for delivery of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of meth on July 20, within 1,000 feet of Bright Star Christian School on Lee Street, a drug-free zone, and for possession of less than one gram of meth on Sept. 23.

Indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methadone and for possession of a controlled substance containing less than 28 grams of dihydrocodeinone, both on Aug. 22, within 1,000 feet of Travis elementary school, a drug-free zone, was Chrystal Brook Hill Vargas.

Ricky Dean Browning and Candace Dawn Foley were indicted for forgery. Browning is alleged to have passed a check for more than $900 to a woman with a forged signature to another man’s account on Dec. 2. Foley is alleged to have executed a writing so it purported to be the act of another woman, who did not authorize the checks for $115 and $100 to her account, on Nov. 4.

Indicted for burglary were: Robert Lee Cawthron, Christian Grant Morrow, Jeremy David Peters, Robert Michael Vaughn and Emily Elizabeth Vaughn. Cawthron, Robert Michael Vaughn and Emily Elizabeth  Vaughn are accused on Dec. 3, of entering another person’s residence for the purpose of stealing a saddle. Morrow and Peters are both accused of entering another man’s building Aug. 15, with intent to commit theft of a Lincoln welder, chainsaw and battery charger.

Among those indicted for theft were Kason Dean Clark, Julie Christine Cryer, Jenny Lynn Derrick, James Douglas Wilson Findley, Cynthia Maria Pierson and Jeremy Tremayne Shelton. Clark is accused of theft of a firearm on Nov. 26. Cryer is alleged to have stolen $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 from an elderly man on Nov. 12. Derrick is alleged on Nov. 10 to have unlawfully appropriated from Dollar General Store in Como $50 or more but less than $500 worth of items. Findley was accused of taking electronic game controllers valued at less than $1,500 from Walmart on Oct. 22; the charge was enhanced due to the fact that he has twice before been convicted of theft. Pierson was indicted for theft of $1,500 worth or more but less than $20,000 worth of clothing, household and miscellaneous items from Walmart on July 7. Shelton was accused of unlawfully obtaining at least $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 worth of electronics and household items from Walmart on Nov. 12.

Odis Clint Farrar was indicted for assault family violence-enhanced. Farrar is accused of hitting a woman with whom he had a dating relationship on Oct. 27. The assault charge was enhanced to a felony due to prior felony charges, including one for assault causing bodily injury to a date, family or household member. 

Raymundo Rangel Hernandez was also indicted for assault family violence-enhanced. He is accused of choking a woman on Nov. 25.

Indicted for driving while intoxicated-third offense was Eduardo Hernandez-Nunez. He is accused of operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol on Nov. 8.

Also among those indicted for marijuana and controlled substance offenses were:

  • Alvin Anthony Frazier — delivery of five pounds or less but more than 1/4th ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, on Sept. 10;
  • Michael Lyle Gall — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine, June 11;
  • John David McGee — possession of 28 grams or less of the controlled substance Alprazolam within 1,000 feet of Travis elementary school, a drug-free zone, July 31;
  • Mathew Lavon Payne — possession of less than one gram of meth, July 12;
  • Ivan Perez — possession of a controlled substance containing less than 28 grams of dihydrocodeinone, within 1,000 feet of Little Acorn Day Care, a drug free zone, Sept. 14;
  • Eric Wayne Shockey — possession of less than one gram of meth within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone on Aug. 19;
  • Elwin Floyd Lee Taylor — possession of five pounds or less but more than four ounces of marijuana, Aug. 27;
  • Errand Obrian Tinner — possession of less than one gram of meth within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, June 7;
  • Randall Bryan Wright — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of meth, Sept. 2.
 

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