Grand jury returns dozens of indictments

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram Crime Reporter

Oct. 4, 2007 - Drugs, violent crimes, burglaries and drunk driving were the primary offenses individuals were indicted on during the September grand jury session. Close to 60 indictments were approved last week.

Christopher Daniel Davis was indicted for arson. The indictment alleges he started  a fire or caused an explosion by “using charcoal lighter fluid and squirting it all over the kitchen,” and “was reckless about whether the burning or explosion would endanger the life of some individual or the safety of the property of another, by causing the house to burn.” The offense is alleged to have occurred on Sept. 7, 2006.

Shelby Deven Brisbin and Amanda Keri Hamlin were both indicted for injury to Hamlin’s 1-year-old daughter, who is also Brisbin’s stepdaughter. Hamlin is alleged to have caused the child to sustain numerous bone fractures, and Brisbin to have caused a femur fracture.

The child was taken to the local hospital emergency room in August for “swelling of the right leg," then sent to Children’s Hospital in Dallas. A complete examination by Children’s staff showed the child had sustained a “high impact” leg fracture, one of “multiple fractures in different stages in the healing process." In addition to the femur fracture, the 1-year-old also was found to have a fractured left ankle, clavicle and rib fractures. Doctors ruled out diseases which present similar symptoms as the cause, then contacted Child Protective Services, which alerted police and removed the girl and her 4-year-old brother from their home, although investigation showed no indications the boy had been injured.

Indicted for injury to an elderly person was Bryan Scott Tennison. He is alleged on June 27, to have caused serious bodily injury to his grandmother by hitting her face, choking her and kicking her in the chest.

Bradly James Dugan was indicted for aggravated assault, accused on Aug. 30, 2006, to have injured another man by striking him in the face with a deadly weapon— a beer bottle.

Vincent Raymond Davis was also indicted for aggravated assault. On Sept. 23, 2006, he is alleged to have injured a woman by ramming her vehicle with another vehicle, considered a deadly weapon, during an assault.

Olan Wayne Nash was indicted for aggravated assault by allegedly stabbing another man in the chest with a knife on Sept. 2, 2006, while Steven William Pullen was indicted for allegedly discharging a gun in the direction of another man on Aug. 29, 2006.

Frederick Harold McCann was indicted for sexual assault of a woman. He is alleged on Feb. 26, 2006, of sexual assault of a woman.

Jeffrey Bryant Knutson is alleged to have used a broom as a deadly weapon during an assault. He is said to have attempted to poke another man’s mother with the broom, but instead ended up hitting the victim in stomach with the broom. The incident is alleged to have occurred on Aug. 25, 2006.

Indicted for sex offenses involving children were: Michael Dwayne Thompson, sexual assault of a female child less than 17 years old on Sept. 5, 2006; Randy Jay Hofstetter, aggravated sexual assault of of female child less than 14 years old on Jan. 10; Stanley Charles McGinnis, indecency with a child by allegedly toughing touched the 10-year-old girl at Wal-Mart, April 28; and Rene Gutierrez, sexual assault of a female child less than 17 years old.

Individuals indicted for burglary included Donald James Farris, for allegedly entering a man’s building without permission on Nov. 15, 2006; Joseph Caleb Grant, another man’s building on Nov. 6, 2006; Billy Jack Goldsmith, for allegedly entering a man’s home and attempting to commit an assault against the resident, on Oct. 7, 2006; and Sonny Doyle Richardson, for allegedly breaking-into a building belonging to the city of Sulphur Springs.

Jonathan Wayne Earnhart was indicted for criminal mischief. He is accused of vandalizing a coin operated machine at Lazer Wash, causing $1,500 to $20,000 worth pecuniary loss, on March 18.

Indicted for driving while intoxicated-third or more offense were Paul Edward Montgomery on March 3; Henry Lee Wilborn Jr. on Sept. 20, 2005, as well as Nov. 27, 2006; Galindo Rafael Cruz, on Sept. 1, 2006; Kelvin Ugene Debase, Sept. 2, 2006; Isidro Calderon Bautista, three indictments — one on Aug. 6, 2006, another on Nov. 2, 2006, and a third on Dec. 16, 2006; Michael Dale Blalock, Dec. 19, 2006; Jim Edward Bratton, Nov. 9, 2006; Darla Kay King, Aug. 26, 2006; Jeffrey Lee Campbell, Feb. 2, 2006; James Russell Ishmael, Nov. 11, 2006; and Michael Shane Adams, Sept. 26, 2006.

Also indicted for a felony DWI offense was Larry Douglas Hines. He is alleged on July 8, 2006, to have operated a vehicle while intoxicated while a male family member less than 15 years of age was a passenger in the vehicle.

Eric Vincent Klemptner was indicted for evading arrest. He is accused on Aug. 11, 2006, to have used a motor vehicle to flee from Sgt. William Mayeux of Sulphur Springs Police Department, “a person the defendant knew was a peace officer who was attempting lawfully to arrest or detain the defendant,” the indictment alleges.

Jordan Bryant Bassham was indicted for both unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and debit card abuse. He is alleged to have taken a woman’s Toyota Camry and her bank card without permission on June 13.

Lester Edward Dial was indicted for possession of a firearm by a felon and for burglary of a habitation, both alleged to have occurred on April 15. The gun was found at his residence. He was alleged to have broken into his estranged wife’s residence with the intent to commit theft.

Mickey Duane Cupp was indicted for theft of a Polaris ATP 330 four-wheeler from another man on Dec. 12, 2006. Fredrick Dewon Johnson was indicted for theft of a firearm from Jim’s Trading Post on Oct. 8, 2006.

James Seth Bain was indicted for allegedly stealing between $20,000 and $100,000 worth copper tubing from Sulphur Springs Independent School District on May 13, 2003.

Enrique Gonzalez was indicted for money laundering on May 10, 2006. he is alleged to have  between $20,000 and $100,000, suspected to be the proceeds of the criminal activity drug trafficking, the indictment alleges.

Amanda Rachell Rollins and Charles Ray Rollins were each indicted for possession of at least 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug free zone and delivery of more than 1/4 ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana in a drug free zone. Both instances were alleged to have occurred on Aug. 29, 2006, within 1,000 feet of Buford Park, a public park owned by the city of Sulphur Springs. They were alleged to have possess the pot on Buford Circle and to have delivered it to another man on North League Street, the indictments allege. Charles Ray Rollins is also alleged on Aug. 24, 2006, to have delivered more than 1/4 ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana to the same man delivered to on Sept. 29, 2006, also on North League Street within 1,000 feet of Buford Park, a drug free zone. 

Johnny Jay Harvey was indicted for delivery of at least one gram but less than 4 grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine on June 20, 2006; he was also indicted for delivery of less than one gram of methamphetamine on May 30, 2006. Also indicted for delivery of a controlled substance was David Carl Harvey, for allegedly delivery to another man at least one gram but less than 4 grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine on April 24.

Among those indicted for possession of a controlled substance were: Buddy Ray Brown Jr., at least 28 grams but less than 200 grams of  a mixture containing diazepam and dihydrocodeinone, July 7, 2006; and Anthony Lewis Fralin Jr. and Darius Trevon Porter, each for allegedly having at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of cocaine on Feb. 11.

David William Bethany was indicted for possession of between 5 pounds and 50 pounds of marijuana on Nov. 11, 2006, while Christopher Keith Gibson was indicted for possession of 5-50 pounds of marijuana on Dec. 12, 2006.

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