Grand jury indicts more than 50 people
By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor
Sept 4, 2007 - More than 50 people were indicted last week when the Hopkins County grand jury met for its August session, with more than half of charges for drugs and marijuana.
One person, Lendell Noel Morgan, was charged on six indictments which involve the same minor child. Morgan is accused of sexual assault of a child less than 17 years old on Dec. 9, 2006, and five counts of delivery of a controlled substance — methamphetamine — involving the same juvenile.
David Harold Andrews was indicted for assault of a public servant. According to reports, on March 31 he was charged with injuring Sulphur Springs Police Officer Mark Estes by kicking the officer in the groin and biting his leg.Estes was investigating a report regarding illegal drug activity when he came into contact with Andrews, the indictment alleges.
The grand jury indicted James Arthur Baxley for evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance. Baxley is alleged to have fled in a vehicle from Hopkins County Sheriff’s Cpl. Daniel Winn on May 28 and to have less than one gram of methamphetamine in his possession at the time.
Reginald Dwayne Lee was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a woman. Lee, who was 36 on June 28, was alleged to have forcibly raped the 37-year-old woman at a Helm Lane apartment. The pair had reportedly lived together for 18 months before splitting up 10 days prior to the incident. She was cleaning the apartment when he forced her inside, held a sharp object to her neck and raped her, police reports stated at the time of his arrest.
Indicted for aggravated assault were Andrew Keith Stephens and Terri Lee Friesen. Stephens is alleged on May 12, to have struck another man in the head with a baseball bat, causing bodily injury. Friesen is accused of shooting a handgun at a person during an assault, causing bodily injury on Nov. 6, 2006.
Jon Dee David Robinson was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child less than 14 years old on Jan. 2.
John Allen Brown was indicted for possession or promotion of child pornography on Sept. 4, 2005.
Jerry Wilkerson Jr. was indicted for sexual assault of a child on Feb. 1, 2004.
Lucio Perez was indicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact. The indictment alleges that Perez, during three incidents on Oct. 1, 2001, engaged in sexual contact with the same female child who was less than 17 years old.
Also indicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact was Doris Butler. She is accused on Oct. 1, 1999, to have engaged in sexual contact with a male younger than 17 years old.
Scott Brian Beaver was indicted for driving while intoxicated with a male child passenger who was less than 15 years old on Oct. 7, 2006. Santiago Escobedo Chavez was also indicted for a similar charge on Aug. 27, 2006.
Indicted for theft and possession of a controlled substance was Riley Marie Baucum. She is alleged to have stolen a Rossi Taurus .28-cal. Special and a derringer, and to have had in her possession less than 1 gram of methamphetmine on Valentine’s Day.
David Harrison Cooper was indicted for burglary of a habitation. .
Three men — Gerald Lamont Barber, Carl Sams and Harold Dennis Gamble — were indicted for between four ounces and five pounds of marijuana on Jan. 19, 2005.
Toni Lynn Allbritton was indicted on three counts of delivering 1-4 grams of methamphetamine on March 21, April 2 and May 9, and for possession of less than 1 gram of methamphetamine on May 9..
Christopher Lavonce Spurlock, Ernest Leroy Cork, Debracca Joane Cork and Glenda Faye McCarty were all indicted for possession of at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of cocaine on May 3. The four Sulphur Springs residents were traveling together when their vehicle was stopped. A small brown bag containing two cellophane bags with 14.5 ounces of rock cocaine was found in the trunk.
Two men, Mateo Cruz and Federico Lopez, were indicted for possessing more than 400 grams of cocaine on May 27, 2006. They were arrested after being pullled over by state troopers, who found bundles of cocaine in the trunk.
Indicted for possession of at least 4 grams but less than 200 grams of cocaine on Jan. 26 were Rachel LaShun Anderson.
Indicted for possession of less than 1 gram of cocaine were Nicolas Cano and Matthew Paul Besozzi. Cano was alleged to have had the cocaine on May 7, 2007, and Besozzi on May 5, 2006.
Christopher Dewayne Clay and Erik Jason Forcey were indicted for allegedly being in possessing between 4 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana on March 18, 2006.
Riley Lewis Blue, Sharronda Monique Arnold, and Brandon Deshawn McClendon were all indicted for possession of 4 ounces to 5 pounds of marijuana on March 11.
Indictments also allege Kelvin Ray Walker and Corey Eugene Banks were in possession of more than 4 ounces but less than 5 pounds of marijuana on Jan. 24.
Other indictments for possession of marijuana included:
-- Jeremiah Laray Cooper, more than 4 ounces but no more than 5 pounds on Jan. 17
-- Eric Deshaun Abrams, more than 5 pounds but no more than 50 pounds on Dec. 21, 2006
-- Ascencion Solano Diaz, more than 5 pounds but no more than 50 pounds on Nov. 26, 2004.
Raeme Jane Robinson and Christopher Anthony Davidson were both indicted for possession of less than one gram of the controlled substance methamphetamine.
Also indicted for possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine were:
-- Nina Jean Barrett Cassady, less than 1 gram on April 8
-- Amanda Leigh Condo, at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams on Dec. 18, 2006
-- Derryl Ray Abernathy, less than 1 gram, Nov. 22, 2006
-- Bobby Ray Brown Jr., less than 1 gram, Feb. 9
-- Justin Scott Blevins, less than 1 gram, April 13.
Indicted for possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone were David Wayne Clements and Harold Ray Barrett. Clements is alleged to have been in possession of less than a gram of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Como-Pickton school on May 1. Barrett is alleged to have been in possession at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of methadone within 1,000 feet of Austin Elementary School on Dec. 4, 2006.
Also indicted was Sherry Laronda Evette Clayton for allegedly delivering less than 1 gram of the controlled substance methadone to another woman on March 1.