Grand jury returns indictments against 20

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Jan 3, 2008 - A Hopkins County grand jury in its December session approved about 25 indictment against 20 people.

The more than two dozen charges run the gamut from bigamy to improper relationship between educator and student, criminal activity, criminal conspiracy, tampering with a governmental record, theft, burglary, controlled substance and weapons charges.

Heather Alicia Thompson was indicted for engaging in an improper relationship between an educator and a student. According to Section 21.12 of Texas Penal Code, employees of a public secondary school commit this offense if they “intentionally or knowingly engage in sexual intercourse” with a student, no matter the student's age. The indictment alleges Thompson, then 30 and a coach at North Hopkins High School, had an improper relationship with a 17-year-old male student beginning in April 2006. When contacted about the allegations in June, Thompson resigned her post as coach and teacher and turned herself in to sheriff’s deputies.

Indicted for bigamy was Michael Sean Schwab. He had married a Lubbock woman in July 2006, but lived apart from her after that time. He apparently married another woman in Hopkins County in late 2006, without benefit of a divorce.

Three individuals — Marcus Lagran Brown, Demetria Rochell Duncan and Tomeka Roshun Howard — were all indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity. Brown and Duncan are alleged on May 7, 2007, to have conspired with another person to commit forgery. Duncan and Howard are alleged to have conspired with two other individuals to commit credit card abuse on April 24, 2007.

Roeena Dae Jones was accused of criminal conspiracy-tampering with a governmental record by falsifying a federal drug testing custody and control form, in return for 3.8 grams of methamphetamine. She was also indicted for possession of methamphetamine in connection with the Jan. 31, 2007, charge. Jones was also indicted for tampering with a governmental record on Dec. 8, 2006, by entering or forging false information on a federal drug testing form. Special Crimes Unit and sheriff’s investigators shut down Jones’ drug screening company on Church Street — Alcohol, Drug and DNA Testing — and seized all records on Jan. 31, 2007, after she was caught accepting methamphetamines as payment for a false “passing” test to a truck driver, local officials said following the bust.

The grand jury also indicted Rickey Lee Townsend for tampering with a government document. He is alleged on Dec. 8, 2006, to “knowingly make a false entry and forged a government record, a federal drug testing custody and control form, by entering false information, the indictment alleges.

Milan B. Labinkova was indicted for entering another man’s building on May 31, 2007, without the owner’s consent.

The grand jury returned an indictment against Baha Ahmad El Ayoubi. He is alleged on Oct. 27, 2007, to have forced himself sexually on a woman.

Terry Lee Seawright was indicted for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense. He has arrested for DWI on May 2, 2007, the third time he has been charged, enhancing the offense to a felony. Ronald Wayne Vanzandt was also indicted for felony driving while intoxicated. He was arrested for DWI on May 15, 2007, after three prior DWI-related convictions.

Indicted for unlawful possession of firearm by a felon were Charles Aubrey Phillips, Christopher Robbin Grady and James Eugene Dafft.

Indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was Christopher Shawn Forbins, who is also noted to be known by Christopher Deshawn Fisher. He is alleged to have stolen a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle from a business on Aug. 29, 2006.

Jimmy Lee Trotter was indicted for the theft of a 2004 Pace UT White Loge Trailer from Maud Independent School District on Oct. 26, 2006.

Daniel Wayne Coleman was indicted by the grand jury for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. He allegedly used another man’s Social Security number and name to obtain phone services on Dec. 4, 2006.

Christopher Julliard Vincent was indicted for evading arrest. He is accused of fleeing in a vehicle on June 2, 2006, from Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper David Reynolds, “who was attempting lawfully to arrest or detain" Vincent.

Indicted on two charges of fictitious or counterfeit inspection certificate or insurance document was Anthony George Farquharson. The offense is alleged to have occurred on Feb. 5, 2006.

Clifton Butler Davis was indicted for theft of livestock. He is alleged on Oct. 11, 2006, to have stolen 10 head of cattle from another man during a single transaction.

Danell Louise Jackson was indicted for injury to a female child less than 14 years old by hitting the child and pulling her hair on or about July 3, 2006.

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