|Grand jury returns 23 indictments involving sex offenses against children|
|Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor|
Sept. 1, 2006 -- A Hopkins County Grand Jury handed up a total of 25 felony indictments against five people Wednesday at the conclusion of the August session.
Twenty-one of the indictments involved sexual offenses against children. The remaining two indictments involved charges of robbery and evading arrest.
Angel Hernandez, 31, of Sulphur Springs was named in five separate indictments alleging aggravated sexual assault of a child, a female under the age of 14. According to the indictments, the assaults occurred between June and December of 2005.
Mark Steven Wilson, 51, of Sulphur Springs was named in seven felony indictments for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a female under 14. The assaults were alleged to have occurred between January of 1996 and January of 2001.
Wilson was also named in four additional and separate indictments for sexual assault of a child, a female under 17 years of age, and occurred over the period of time between January 2002 and January 2005.
Charles Whitley Mick, 36, of Sulphur Springs, was named in two indictments alleging aggravated sexual assault of a child, a female under 14; two indictments for indecency with a child, a male under 17; and two separate two-count indictments for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child, a male under 17.
Shannon Randolph Clegg, 34, of Sulphur Springs, was named in a single indictment on a charge of indecency with a child, a female under 17 years of age, in connection with a July 2001 incident.
Cedric Lamont Norris, 30, of Copperas Cove was indicted for robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on Feb. 11, 2005. The indictment against Norris also cited a prior history of criminal convictions in Oklahoma and in Lamar and Dallas counties in Texas.
James Arthur Baxley, 41, of Sulphur Springs, was named in a single-count indictment for evading arrest. The charge stemmed from an incident on April 10 in which Baxley was alleged to have fled Cumby police officer Amanda Taylor when she attempted to make a traffic stop.
Grand jurors will be back in session Thursday to begin the September session and will have a large number of cases to be considered, according to Hopkins County District Attorney's office.