Grand jury hands down 34 indictments in March court session

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News Telegram Crime Reporter

March 16, 2008 - A Hopkins County grand jury approved 34 indictments against 22 people during its March court session. The charges ranged from injury to a child to controlled substances, intoxicated assault and other drunk driving charges.

Linwood Tyree Goldsmith and Penny Rebecca Sampson Carson were both indicted for violent offenses involving children. Goldsmith was indicted for sexual assault of a female child less than 17 years old. The offense is alleged to have occurred in spring 2007. Carson was indicted for injury to a child. She is alleged in the Spring of 2007 to have slapped a child less than 14 with an open hand across the left side of her face.

Donald Dee Wooten Jr. was indicted on two intoxication assault charges. The indictment alleges that on Sept. 20, 2007, Wooten was driving under the influence of alcohol. He veered the vehicle he was driving onto the southbound lane, striking another vehicle, and did "by reason of such intoxication cause serious bodily injury to another." The indictments name the female driver and a male passenger in the other vehicle, as the victims in the case.

Also indicted for drunken offenses were Jeffrey Ben McGarity and Jeffery Lee Wolfe, each on one felony charge of driving while intoxicated-third offense. McGarity is alleged in fall 2006 to have been driving drunk, a charge enhanced to a felony due to prior DWI convictions in 1991 and 2003. Wolfe is alleged in winter 2007 to have been driving drunk, a charge enhanced to a felony due to drunk driving convictions in 1994 and 1999.

Several individuals were also indicted for two or more offenses as well.

Derek Wayne Bone, Dakota Alan Johnson and Jarid Michael Stone were indicted on two charges each of debit card abuse. They are alleged to have used a woman's bank debit card twice in the summer of 2007 to make charges to her account. In each case, the charges were made at Wal-Mart.

Billy Dean Lile and Kasey Rachelle Lile were both indicted for delivery by actual transfer of at least 1 gram but less than 4 grams of the controlled substance methamphetamine to a woman on Oct. 10, 2007. The pair, along with Billy Cody Lile and Lacy Deanne Lile, were also indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity. The four are alleged on or about Sept. 25, 2007, to have collaborated to commit the offense of delivery of a controlled substance.

Danny Joe Woodard was indicted for possession of a controlled substance and theft. Woodard is alleged in winter 2007 to have had in his possession less than one gram of methamphetamine. He is also accused of unlawfully appropriating another man's property, between $1,500 and $20,000 in U.S. currency, either by acquiring or otherwise exercising control over it. The theft is alleged to have occurred in the fall.

Curtis Leo Williams was indicted for possession of more than 4 ounces up to 5 pounds of marijuana as well as for possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of the controlled substance cocaine. Both offenses are alleged to have occurred on Jan. 10, 2007.

Michelle Renee Taylor, Amira Aisha Webster, Kairi Wayne Webster and Carnell Leville Petterway were indicted on two charges -- one each for possession of 400 or more grams of codeine and the other for possession of at least 28 grams but less than 200 grams dihydrocodeinone, both on the same day in March 2007.

Also arrested for drug-related offenses were Amber Denise Brimer, Timothy Carmichael Webb, Weldon James White and Joseph Hudson Wagner Sr.

Brimer was indicted for prescription fraud. She is alleged in the spring of 2007 to have "through use of fraudulent telephonically communicated prescription, knowingly possess a controlled substance, namely, Alprazolam, by knowing the prescription phone in to the Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Sulphur Springs to be false and obtaining the false prescription."

Webb and White were each indicted for possession of controlled substances. Webb is accused of possessing less than one gram of methamphetamine last spring, while White was alleged in the winter of 2007 to have a "material, compound, mixture or preparation, in an amount of 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams, that contained dihydrocodeinone."

Wagner was alleged to have in his possession more than 5 pounds but less than 50 pounds of marijuana last spring.

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