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Grand jury returns dozens of indictments

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The Hopkins County Grand Jury during its January session approved at least 56 indictments. Charges ranged from burglary to possessing controlled substances and sexual offenses involving children. Rafael Navarro Vargas and Arturo Navarro Vargas were indicted in January for aggravated assault. They are alleged in January of 2008 to have threatened another man “by holding a broken bottle to the victim’s throat.”

Christopher Chad McCoy was indicted for allegedly having a prohibited weapon, specifically a Stevens .410 gauge shotgun with a sawed off barrel.

At least three men were indicted on aggravated sexual assault of a child charges. Johnny Lee Bryant was indicted on four charges of aggravated sex assault of a female child less than 14 years of age. The offenses are alleged to have occurred in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995, and all involved the same girl.

Christopher Lee Cummings and Corey Wayne Cummings were each indicted on two counts of sex crimes against female children. Christopher Cummings was charged with aggravated sexual assault and indecency by sexual contact with girl less than 14 years old in June 2001, when the offenses are alleged to have occurred. Corey Cummings’ indictment alleged two instances of sexual assault of the same girl in June 2001.

Shelby Lynn Black II and Devin Ray Humphries were both indicted for burglary. Black is alleged to have stolen a cutting torch and bottles and some chain saws from a building in September of 2008. Humphries is alleged in March 2007 to have stolen jewelry and a safe from a woman’s home.

Indicted for retaliation were Justin Nathaniel Stubblefield and Christopher Allen Ray. The charges allege that in December 2007 both Stubblefield and Ray called another man on the phone, and each told him to meet him somewhere so he could beat the other man up because the man had served as a witness in a case.

Christopher Dale Sims was indicted for theft. He is alleged in June 2008 to have stolen four cattle shades and a squeeze chute from a woman.

Phillip Jack Baker was indicted for accident involving injury. Baker is alleged in April 2008 to have driven a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a male, then to have left the accident scene without giving his name, address, vehicle registration number, vehicle liability insurance information, and “without rendering reasonable assistance to” the injured man when it was apparent he “was in need of medical treatment.”

Cassie Ferrel William and Scott Allan Myers were both indicted for debit or credit card abuse. William is alleged in June 2008 to have used a debit card at a local convenience store without the card owner’s permission. Myers is alleged in July 2008 to have used a credit card at Wal-Mart without the card owner’s consent.

Angela Kay Williams and Christopher Andrew Pricer were each indicted for tampering with a governmental record. Williams is alleged in May 2008 to have useded a fake Texas driver’s license. Price is alleged to have used a fake California driver’s license in November 2006. Colby Allen Strain was indicted on a similar charge of tampering with evidence, specifically marijuana that was to serve as evidence in a traffic stop, in January 2008.

Indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was James Dale Veracruz. He is alleged in June 2008 to have removed a 2006 Dodge 3500 pickup from Lone Star Dodge without consent.

Javia Kumar Stokes was indicted for allegedly using a vehicle to evade a police officer and avoid arrest in May 2008.

Indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense, were: Ricky Dean Bagby, in June 208; Carnell Eugene Smith, May 2008; and Billy Wayne Hankins, April 2008.

Shaheed Julius Austin was indicted on charges of possession of 50-2,000 pounds of marijuana and possessing 4-200 grams of cocaine, both in May 2008. Also indicted on charges of possession of 50-2,000 pounds of marijuana were William Dean White and Keith Lamont Gines, both in April 2008.

Others indicted for alleged possession of 4 ounces to 5 pounds of marijuana were Bryan Alan Reid, Joshua Massengill, Dustin Dewayne Harrison, Andres Garcia and Montrell Peter Mpagi: Reid in April 2008, Massengill in March 2008, Harrison in July 2007, Garcia in December 2007 and Mpagi in June 2008.

Other individuals indicted for controlled substance charges were:

Venus Doreen Baker — delivery of 1-4 grams of diazepam, January 2008

Luis Alberto Badillo, possession of 400 grams or more of cocaine, May 2007

Joseph Alexander Aguilar — possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine, May 2008

Michael David Mason Jr. — possession of a prohibited substance, tramadol, in Hopkins County jail, a correctional facility, in August 2008.

Tammy Jo Woodard — delivery of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine to another woman, in May 2008

Nathaniel James Wiser — two indictments for delivery of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine to another male in March 2008, two days in a row

Ronald Wayne White — possession of less than 1 gram of meth in February 2008

Sherman Drew Whitley — possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine, May 2008

Michael Lee Watts III — delivery of less than 28 grams of a substance containing Alprazolam, April 2007

Summer Dawn Smith — possession of 1-4 grams of oxycodone, April 2008

Michael David Voll — possession of 1-4 grams of hydrocodone, March 2008; and possession of less than 1 gram of oxymorphone, March 2008

Harold Jackson Smith — possession of 1-4 grams of methamphetamine, January 2008

Joanna Lee Shope — possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine, January 2008

Randi Elisabeth Ruthart — possession of less than one gram of  meth, June 2008

Damon Rodgers Jr. — delivery of less than 28 grams of hydrocodone on South Davis Street within 1,000 feet of Austin Elementary School, a drug-free zone, in May 2008; and delivery of less than 28 grams of a substance containing hydrocodone on League Street within 1,000 feet of Duddlebug Lane Day School and Child Care, a drug-free zone, also in May 2008.

Justin Don Richardson — possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine, May 2008

Wayland Ray Ratcliffe — possession of 4-200 grams cocaine, February 2007

Amanda Orsburn — possession of less than 1 gram of meth, June 2008

Willie James Johnson — possession of 200-400 grams of cocaine, June 2007

Tony Lynn Ragsdale — possession of less than 1 gram of meth, February 2008.

 

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