Grand jury returns 72 indictments

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

May 3. 2007 - The Hopkins County Grand Jury last week approved more than 70 indictments and no-billed one case during its April session. About half of the indictments were for drug cases.

Robert Claude Muse was indicted for deadly conduct. He was alleged to have fired a gun in the direction of another man on Aug. 6, 2006.

Thomas Robert Minor was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender on Aug. 29, 2006.

Bruce Lynn Williams was alleged to have stalked another man by engaging in conduct the person would regard as threatening. The alleged stalking was reported to have occurred on June 6, 2006.

William Sidebottom was indicted for illegal dumping. He was alleged on March 18, 2005, to have intentionally disposed of construction and building materials, for commercial purposes at a place not approved for solid waste disposal.

Eva Wheelock was indicted for injury to a child by causing third-degree burns and abrasions to a male child less than 14 years of age on June 8, 2006.

David Guillen Solis was indicted for aggravated assault of a woman by using a shotgun to strike her car, shattering the glass, which hit her, on Aug. 6, 2006.

Luther Dale Goforth was indicted  for evading arrest. He was alleged to have fled in a vehicle from Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Fenimore, who was attempting to detain or arrest him, on Aug. 18, 2006. He was also indicted for possession of between four ounces and five pounds of marijuana.

Three other men were also indicted in the April session for evading arrest.

Todd Loyd Plummer was accused of using a motor vehicle to flee from Sulphur Springs Police Lt. Buddy Williams on Sept. 5, 2006. The high-speed chase began at the 110 mile marker on Interstate 30 and concluded at the 125 mile marker, where three of the tires on the Dodge Durango Plummer was driving were punctured by road spikes put down by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Trent Price. The Durango continued across the median and service road to the fields behind Shannon Oaks Church, but stopped after crashing in a tree line.

Carlos Ernesto Medina Puente was indicted for using a vehicle to flee from Sulphur Springs Police Officer Chris Rosamond on July 22, 2006, and Rickey Roy Landers was indicted for fleeing from Deputy Fenimore on July 27, 2006, in a vehicle.

Michael Bernard Lindley was indicted in the theft of a 1993 Mazda MX6 on Aug. 28, 2006.

The grand jury also indicted five people for theft. Timothy Michael Newman, John Quincy Goodson and Steven Lee Albright were charged with stealing copper tubing and wiring, metal parts and a dolley from S&S Dairy Supply on June 20, 2006. Rickey Darrell Hendley was indicted for theft of a four-wheeler on Sept. 13, 2006. Jesus Ariola Olvera was indicted for theft of a firearm from Seagoville Police Department on June 13, 2006.

Christopher Robbin Grady and Rebecca Ann Burrier were indicted for fraudulent use or possession of a Social Security card on July 8, 2006.

Martha Fonseca Gardea was indicted for forgery. She reportedly altered a writing on a check "so it purported to be the act of" the victim. A check from a health care service made out for $356 to the victim had the victim's name signed on the back then Gardea's name signed beneath the victims.

Krista Nicole Vaughn was also indicted for forgery. She was alleged to have attempted to present an altered check for $224 at Joe Bob's on State Highway 19. She was found to still be in possession of the check when officers arrived on Aug. 23, 2006. 

Jonathan Matthew Hollon was indicted for allegedly passing at I-30 Fast Mart a forged check for $300 on July 5, 2006.

Wendy Aeo Pool was indicted for forgery and hindering apprehension. She was alleged on July 31, 2006, to have concealed a man wanted for violation of probation and on Oct. 23, 2006, to have altered a check with a woman's name signed to it, made out for $375 to another man for rent then signed to her. Pool was also indicted for delivery of 1-4 grams of methamphetamine at Coleman Park, a drug-free zone on Aug. 14, 2006.

Kimberly Jean Limbaugh was indicted for using another woman's debit card to make a purchase at TaMolly's on June 9, 2006.

Indicted for trademark counterfeiting was Calbert Darrell Cannon. He was alleged to have intentionally manufactured an item with a retail value of $1,500 to $20,000 that bore a counterfeit mark on April 14, 2006.

The grand jury indicted Zander Stephen Hammonds and Scott Henry Trudeau Jr. each on one count of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger in the car on July 22, 2006, while John Anthony Colfax was indicted for DWI, fourth offense with three prior convictions, on Dec. 16, 2006.

Indicted for possession of methamphetamine were:

  • William Kyle Goodwin and Sarah Rene Martinez, 1-4 grams on Jan. 1
  • Dan Wayne Humphrey and Nina Barrett Cassady, 1-4 grams, Nov. 2, 2006
  • Carrell Ray Williams, less than one gram, June 24, 2006
  • Jerrie Madelyn Lindsey, less than 1 gram, Aug. 14, 2006
  • Rosemary Howard Kamalsky, less than 1 gram, June 21, 2006
  • Christopher Ellis Joslin, less than one gram, Aug. 5, 2006
  • Travis James Hunter, less than 1 gram, Aug. 2, 2006
  • Joe David Endsley, less than 1 gram, Oct. 23, 2006
  • Shawn Marie Hall and Jeffery Grant Dodd, less than 1 gram, Aug. 27, 2006
  • Oscar Flores, 200-400 grams, May 19, 2006
  • Manuel Anthony Zamora, less than 1 gram, March 5, 2005
  • Jessica Lynelle Collins, less than 1 gram, Dec. 19, 2006


Indicted for possession of other substances were:

  • Rigoberto Ramos, 400 grams or more of cocaine on Sept. 7, 2006
  • William Joseph Myrdahl, less than 1 gram of cocaine, Sept. 18, 2006
  • Julius Ronnie Owens, 1-4 grams of heroin, July 31, 2006
  • John Willard Franken, less than 1 gram of cocaine Sept. 24, 2006
  • Jose David Gomez and Joseph Francisco, 1-4 grams cocaine, July 2, 2006
  • Brian Neil Faram, 4 ounces-5 pounds marijuana, Sept. 18, 2006
  • Leandra Schaleen Forrest, 4 ounces-5 pounds marijuana, July 30, 2006
  • Michael Dale Miller, 4 ounces-5 pounds marijuana, Sept. 19, 2006
  • Terrica Dominique Fraley and Antwan Lawrence White, 4 ounces-5 pounds marijuana, Aug. 18, 2006
  • Kaylon Lane Wilkerson, 4 ounces to 5 pounds marijuana, June 7, 2006


Indicted for delivery of controlled substances were:

  • Paula Sue Helpenstell, also known as Paula Sue Laquey, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, May 30, 2006
  • Ryan Dana Beddow and Ashley Lauren Roof, 4-200 grams of methylenedioxy methamphetamine and more than 400 grams of gamma hydroxybutyric acid, both on Sept. 13, 2006
  • Larry Amos Gibbs, 1-4 grams methamphetamine, one charge each day June 12-14 2006
  • Larry Wayne Dewitt, 1-4 grams methamphetamine, June 13, 2006 and June 14, 2006
  • Terry Edward Rogers, possession of a 1-4 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver or manufacture the controlled substance on Nov. 8, 2006
  • Quintis Lavance Weatherall, unlawful delivery of a chemical substance with intent to simulate cocaine to a woman on May 10, 2006
  • Christopher Lee Whittle, unlawful delivery of a substance with intent to simulate methamphetamine, Aug. 3, 2006

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