Three arrested in separate incidents on felony charges

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Dec 26, 2007 - At least three men were taken to jail over the extended holiday weekend on felony charges involving violent offenses against or injury to others.

Andrew Keith Stephens, 42, was arrested by sheriff’s officers at his State Highway 19 residence at 4:52 p.m. Sunday for injury to a child. He was contacted by Investigator Lewis Tatum and Cpl. Daniel Winn at his residence in reference to the injury allegation. During a video recorded interview with investigators, he “admitted to whipping the child.” According to the arrest report, he is also  “currently under indictment for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon” as well.

On Christmas Eve  Jason Bruce Edwards, 19, of Como was arrested for “accident involving personal injury or death. Sulphur Springs Police at 11:35 a.m. responded to a vehicle crash involving a gray Chevrolet Celebrity which fled the scene of a crash. Police received information Edwards was the driver who fled the Texas Street crash, according to arrest reports. Sheriff’s deputies around noon Monday located the man at his Como residence and transported him to the police station, according to sheriff’s reports.

He was interviewed by police and confessed to the charge, resulting in his arrest at 12:41 p.m. Christmas Eve for accident involving personal injury or death, according to reports by Sgt. Mitch Griggs. Edwards was released from jail Christmas Day on $10,000 bond.

No further information regarding the person Edwards is alleged to have injured or type of injuries was available Wednesday morning.

Later Monday evening, 55-year-old Larry Mack Jones of Como was arrested for aggravated assault of his brother with a deadly weapon. 

Deputies first responded to a disturbance at 2:36 p.m. Monday on FM 69 south where a man was reported to have exhibited a firearm. While speaking with witnesses, deputies received information that there had been a heated disturbance between the two brothers at their aunt’s house over a property dispute, according to sheriff’s reports. During the altercation, Larry Mack Jones allegedly pulled out black pistol, pointed it at his brother and threatened to shoot him with it.

Jones’ brother reportedly retreated for safety and law enforcement was called. When Jones was located, he admitted to officers that he pulled a gun on his brother, and was arrested at 3:01 p.m. Monday for aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. The pistol was located in his bedroom, according to arrest reports.

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