Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

A Hopkins County grand jury, in its most recent session, approved more than 60 indictments, the largest number of them against individuals alleged to have possessed controlled substances and marijuana.

Five each were for theft and hindering and evading charges, while five were for theft. Four more were for burglaries. Only one indictment was for a sexual offense and one for and assault.

Other offenses included theft, hindering and evading arrest, burglary, forgery, fraud, criminal mischief, failure to stop and render aid, debit or credit card abuse, driving while intoxicated with at least one child in the car, vehicle theft, and assault.

Rogelio Rios Yanez was indicted in the February session for failure to stop and render aid on June 18, 2005, following involvement in a vehicle accident when it was apparent that a man was in need of medical treatment for injuries.

Mikal Joseph Lawhorne was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender following a conviction of statutory rape. He didn't report within seven days of a move on July 15, 2005, the indictment alleges. 

John Anthony Colfax was indicted for injury of a child less than 14 years old. He allegedly pushed the child against a wall and choked her on Jan. 21, 2006.

Fedrick Tarone Wiley and Brandy Michelle Sasser were both indicted for criminal mischief. The pair was alleged to have entered a woman's property on March 16, 2006, cut the electric wiring and took apart an air conditioning unit.

Five individuals were indicted on charges related to forging, falsifying or rendering of documents. Jana Beth Senn was indicted for forging a prescription form under a false name on March 16, 2006. Darryl Valentine was indicted for possessing a forged Western Union check on Oct. 1, 2005. Amy Weeks Thompson was indicted for forgery of another woman's name on a check to a local furniture rental business on March 6, 2006. Frederick E. Tucker Jr. was indicted for unauthorized duplication of more than 1,000 recordings without the owner's consent with the intent of selling them on Oct. 27, 2005.

Garrett D. Newsham was indicted for securing execution of documents by deception. On Jan. 26, 2004, Newsham allegedly tried to defraud another man with the promise of a return on an investment plus dividends on a fake company; the victim lost between $20,000 and $100,000.

Two people were indicted for credit/debit card abuse. Danielle Renee Patton Daehn was alleged to have used a man's credit card on Feb. 28, 2006. Charles Edward Wilson was alleged to have used a woman's bank card on June 30, 2005. Wilson was also indicted for possession of oxycodone on Sept. 2, 2005.

Robert Williams was indicted for hindering of a secured creditor. Williams allegedly sold a Poulan Pro 25-horsepower, 48-inch Hydro lawn mower on Sept. 22, 2005, which he still owed funds to per a security agreement.

Jordan David Andrews was indicted for hindering apprehension of another man wanted for a probation violation on April 12, 2006. Jordan David Andrews and Efren Eric Torres were also indicted for burglary of a woman's residence on July 15, 2006.

Three others were arrested for evading arrest in a vehicle: Billy Dewayne Furlow Jr. for running from police in a vehicle on Feb. 9, 2006; Hidalgo Garcia Porfirio for evading Cumby police on Jan. 1, 2006; and Scotty Lee Williams, for evading a sheriff's deputy on Dec. 25, 2005.

The Hopkins County grand jury also indicted two other men for home burglaries. Earl David Gaddy was alleged to have entered a woman's residence on Oct. 27, 2005. Dylan Keith Devereaux was alleged to have broken into a man's residence on July 26, 2005. Devereaux was also indicted for delivery of less than one gram of methamphetamine on July 13, 2005.

Five theft indictments were issued for four men. Timothy Holbert Gossett, Charles Harold Shelly and David Thompson Morris were all alleged to have been involved in the March 1, 2006, theft of a 1999 Gator 4x4, a 2004 Gator 4x2, a Big Texas trailer and Quicktrak mower Holbert was also indicted for the Jan. 12, 2006, theft of multiple air conditioners from APAC. Michael Ray Tucker was also indicted for stealing a Ford New Holland tractor and loader on Oct. 9, 2005.

Other indictments included three driving while intoxicated with child passenger and one unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charges. Michael Lee Landreth was alleged to have been driving drunk with a young girl in the car on Jan. 28, 2006. Izequiel Roque Rivas was alleged to have driven drunk on Oct. 30, 2005, with a young boy in the car. Alvin Nathan Reed was alleged to have had three children younger than 15 years old in the vehicle with him while driving intoxicated on June 20, 2005.

Anthony Gene Harrington was indicted for the assault of a public servant and for possession of a controlled substance. Harrington is alleged to have hit Hopkins County Sheriff's deputy Dennis Findley in the face when the deputy was responding to a family violence call on Dec. 1, 2005. He was also alleged to have been caught with less than a gram of methamphetamine on May 6, 2006.

Several other individuals were also indicted for possession of a controlled substance. They included:

  • William Thomas Hale, possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on Feb. 9, 2006
  • Thomas Flores Reyes, at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of methamphetamine on Feb. 24, 2006
  • Richard William Page, at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of methamphetamine on Jan. 14, 2006
  • Mark Douglas May, at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of methamphetamine on on Jan. 19, 2006
  • Buffie Michelle Mabe, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on Sept. 18, 2005
  • Rosa Kristine Brooks, at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine on Aug. 27, 2006
  • Ricky Don Newman, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on March 13, 2006
  • Brady Layne Matthews, less than 1 gram of cocaine on Feb. 27, 2006
  • Kimberly Sanford Russell, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on July 13, 2005
  • Elvin Jose Aguilar, at least 400 grams or more of cocaine on June 12, 2005
  • Bryan Couryell Clayton, less than 1 gram of cocaine on April 26, 2006
  • Joe Dell Henderson, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on Jan. 19, 2006
  • Ryan Matthew Chilldres, at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of methamphetamine on Jan. 16, 2006
  • Dameone Lamar Hanson, at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of cocaine on March 18, 2006
  • Jason Ray Hemphill, less than 1 gram of methylenedioxy methamphetamine on March 3, 2006.
  • The grand jury also approved quite a few indictments for possession of marijuana, including for the following individuals:
  • Rodolfo Rodriguez Jr., possession of at least 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds of marijuana on May 3, 2005
  • Demario Latroy Smith and Dameiko Adkins, both for possession of at least 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds on July 17, 2005
  • Gary Don Trussell Jr. and Sylvia Fay Warrant, both for possession of at least 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds on Jan. 14, 2006
  • Michael Justin Windstein, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds on Jan. 12, 2005
  • Jared Chase McDaniel, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pound son Sept. 23, 2005
  • Vincent Shaver Robinson, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds on March 16, 2006
  • James Lyndon McCullough, more than 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds on March 14, 2006
  • Donnie Lee Cooks, more than 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds on Oct. 15, 2006
  • Clifford Elliott Colvard, more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of on March 10, 2006
  • Marquee Dewitt Jarrett, more than 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds on March 7, 2006.

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