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Grand Jury signs 70 indictments during February session

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The Hopkins County Grand Jury during the Feb. 12 session signed about 70 indictments against at least 55 people, pushing them forward for prosecution.

Charges ranged from controlled substance, marijuana, theft and burglary offenses to arson, injury to a disabled person and engaging in organized criminal activity.

In a handful of instances, some individuals were named in more than one charge and a few offenses named more than one defendant as participating in the same offense.

Jessie Wayne Petrea was indicted for injury to a disabled individual, causing injury to by striking the person with his hand on Jan. 15.

Indicted for arson was Jonathan James Reeder. He is accused of starting a fire or causing an explosion by lighter in an act not part of a controlled burn in open-space land with intent to damage or destroy a vegetation on open-land space on Dec. 5.

Jessy Dale Smith was indicted on four counts of theft from the elderly. Smith is alleged on Oct. 17 to have unlawfully appropriated, by “acquiring or otherwise exercising control over” four different elderly men’s checks: amounts were for $15,256.94, $3,500, $7,867.29 and $7,560.71.

Indicted for fraud was Michael Ray Thomas II. He is alleged on Oct. 23 to have attempted to use a fraudulent prescription form to obtain hydrocodone in a woman’s name by having a relative of that woman present the fake script to Walmart Pharmacy.

Derek Shane Anderson was indicted on three burglary charges. He was alleged to have entered one man’s home with intent to commit theft, entered a second man’s building to steal a tint meter and chainsaw, and a third man’s building to steal a Craftsman chainsaw, all on Jan. 10

Also indicted for burglary of a building were Christopher Wade Danforth and Kyle Edward Parker. Danforth is accused of entering another man’s building with intent to commit theft on Jan. 21. Parker is accused of entering a man’s building with intent to steal U.S. currency on Jan. 12.

Angela Gayle Copeland was indicted for possession of less than 28 grams of the controlled substance dihydrocodeinone and possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance methamphetamine, both within 1,000 feet of Buford Park, a drug-free zone, on Dec. 2.

Brandon Rene Frazier, Nathaniel Dion Smith Jr. and Alvin Anthony Frazier were indicted for delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, on Sept. 25. Alvin Frazier, Smith and and Clarence Lee Harris were also indicted for delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana on Oct. 15, within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone. Alvin Frazier and Harris were both charged with possession of four ounces or less but more than two ounces of marijuana on Oct. 16, within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone. Brandon Rene Frazier was also charged with delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, on Sept. 10.

Indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity were Adrianna Maria Hollis, Joey Allen Pierce, Coleton Taylor Shrum and Corey Lynn Spradling. Hollis, Spradling and Shrum are alleged Nov. 4 to have collaborated in delivery of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine. Pierce is alleged to have collaborated to steal another man’s John Deere lawn mower and a 16-foot trailer valued at more than $1,500 but less than $20,000 on Nov. 21. Shrum was also indicted for possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine on Jan. 16, within 1,000 feet of Sulphur Springs Elementary, a drug-free zone. 

Clifford Shane Lightfoot was indicted for possession of the prohibited substance Clonazepam while in a correctional facility, Hopkins County jail, on Oct. 24.

Ace Wesley Hurley was indicted for delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth on Sept. 23 and for delivery of less than one gram of meth on Sept. 25, within 1000 feet of Buford Park playground, a drug-free zone.

John Leslie McAdams was indicted for theft of another man’s firearm and possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance meth on July 30.

Wyzer Ray Moore was indicted for delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth on Sept. 23 and for delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth within 1,000 feet of Buford Park playground, a drug-free zone, on Sept. 25.

Rodney Edward Petrea Jr. and Rodney Edward Petrea Sr. were indicted for possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance meth on Nov. 29. Rodney Petrea Sr. was also indicted for possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance meth on Jan. 10.

Indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, specifically concealing a glass pipe to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation he knew was in progress while an arrest warrant was being served on Nov. 2, was Patrick Warren Nichols Jr.

Russell Lynn Stracener was indicted for possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence by trying to conceal the narcotics to impair its availability as evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm (used or exhibited as a deadly weapon) by a felon, all on Dec. 21.

Mistina Dawnette Roesler was indicted for delivery of the dangerous drug Amlodipine — a medication federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription — on Oct. 1 and for delivery of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance hydromorphone on Oct. 21, within 1,000 feet of Sulphur Springs Alternative School, a drug-free zone.

Brandy Michelle Trussell and Kenneth Craig Vickers were indicted for possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth on Jan. 9. Trussell was also indicted for possession of less than 28 grams of the controlled substance dihydrocodeinone within 1,000 feet of Bright Star Christian School, a drug-free zone, on Nov. 6.

Marcus Allen Wells was indicted for possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth on Jan. 23 and on Dec. 27.

Others indicted on possession and delivery charges included: 

  • Thomas Cody Ayers — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance methylone, Oct. 27
  • Christopher Scott Brown — possession of less than 28 grams of the controlled substance dihydrocodeinone within 1,000 feet of His Kids Learning Center, a private youth center and drug-free zone, Nov. 2
  • Benjamin Ricardo Crook — possession of five pounds or less but more than four ounces of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, Oct. 16
  • Lauren Leigh-Ann Duckworth — possession one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance meth, within 1,000 feet of Sulphur Springs Christian Preschool, a drug-free zone, Oct. 1
  • Keaton Wayne Ferguson — delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth within 1,000 feet of Buford Park, a drug-free zone, Oct. 7
  • Jacob Shay Huie — delivery of five pounds or less but more than one-fourth ounce of marijuana, within 1,000 feet of Buford Park playground, a drug-free zone, Oct. 8
  • James Roy Glenn Massey — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, June 16
  • Lori Lynn Orsak — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance meth, Jan. 10
  • Jeremy David Peters — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Nov. 23
  • Rickie Bob Sanders — possession of one gram or more but less than four grams of the controlled substance meth, within 1,000 feet of His Kids Learning Center, a drug-free zone, on Jan. 4
  • Justin Scott Sewell — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Dec. 7
  • Kimberly Michelle Sherrill — possession of four grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance meth, Dec. 31
  • Shaquile Devonte Wady — possession of four ounces or less but more than two ounces of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Pacific Park playground, a drug-free zone, Oct. 16
  • Mary Elizabeth Walker — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Nov. 19
  • Cameron Joel Wilks — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Dec. 7
  • Kayla Nicole Williams — possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Jan. 23
  • Kimberly Lunceford Wood — delivery of less than one gram of the controlled substance meth, Sept. 16.
 

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