Monday afternoon, October 26, 2015, a Hopkins County Grand Jury handed down 51 indictments. Not all indicted have been arrested but those indictments that can be released include:
Michael Allen Coker for theft of property over $20,000 but under $100,000. On September 18th of this year, 47-year old Michael Allen Coker was transported from the Dallas County Jail to the Hopkins County Jail to face a theft charge in Sulphur Springs. The man allegedly stole a truck.
Robert Charles Vaughn for theft of property over $20,000 but under $100,000.
Dan Iven Hamiter for theft of property over $2500 but under $30,000. On October 24th, Dan Hamiter, 79, was charged with theft of property over $1500 but less than $20,000 in a magistrates hearing Saturday morning at Hopkins County Jail. Hamiter was arrested Friday morning just after 9 a.m. at his home. A two time candidate for Sulphur Springs City Council and a local businessman know by his nickname “Dan the Man”, Hamiter purchased items at an auction conducted recently in Hopkins County at an auction house on State Highway 154. However, his check bounced. He was allegedly given time to make the check good but failed to do so.
Rene Gamaliel Herrera for aggravated sexual assault of a child. On September 18th, ksstradio.com reported 24-year old Rene Herrera of Sulphur Springs had been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child before JP Brad Cummings who set his bond at $100,000.
Darrell Lynn Payne for two counts of attempted sexual assault. On September 21st, Sulphur Springs Police Detective Sgt. David Gilmore arrested 51-year old Darrell Lynn Payne of Sulphur Springs for two counts of attempted sexual assault. The case involved boys ages 14 and 15. The two boys told their parents of the incident and the parents reported to police that a neighbor who lived down the road had proposed committing a sex act on the boys September 4th. He confessed to doing what the victims reported. Gilmore said most cases of this type are reported much later than the occurrence. Gilmore said these two reported it immediately to the parents. The boys gave identical statements which were confirmed when the perpetrator confessed. Gilmore said the two boys did exactly what they should have done in resisting and reporting it instantly to their parents.
Jeffery Thomas Miller for online solicitation of a minor for sex. On August 25th, Jeffery Thomas Miller, 45, of Mesquite was in Hopkins County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Miller, who posted an ad soliciting sex, received a response from one whom he thought to be a minor—a 16-year old female. He began talking to her and arranged to meet for her in Sulphur Springs for the purpose of sexual acts, according to local law enforcement. Miller, a maintenance man by profession arrived at a League Street location where he met local law enforcement. He gave no resistance to arrest as he confessed to the online solicitation of a minor.
Miranda Marie Bazaldua for aggravated assault of date or family. On September 8th, Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer set bond at $75,000 for 33-year old Miranda Marie Bazaldua of Sulphur Springs. Bazaldua was arrested Sunday night just after 10:30 p.m. after she reportedly threatened her mother with a knife. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Wade Sheets and Deputy Shea Shaw were sent to investigate a case of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, a woman said her boyfriend had assaulted her. He denied it and others present agreed with him. The woman finally admitted she had argued with her mother, had threatened her with a knife and had stabbed the knife into a wall several times.
Lydia Ellen Campbell for abandonment or endangering a child. On August 6th, a 30-year old Terrell woman was arrested at a Hopkins County resident south of Como, where she and her husband were staying, in connection with a Kaufman County theft case. Lydia Ellen Campbell was charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft over $1500 and child endangerment. During a search, drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and a weapon were found. Children present in the residence were surrendered to Child Protective Services.
Michael Dale Campbell for abandonment or endangerment of a child and for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram, theft of services under $1500, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. On August 6th, Campbell was arrested in Hopkins County in connection with a stolen lawn mower tractor and trailer from Kaufman County charges from Kaufman County. Campbell was charged with possession of a controlled substance, burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building and three counts of theft over $1,500, all from Kaufman County. His charges in Hopkins County are child endangerment, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a controlled substance and theft over $1,500.
David Allen Grimes for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Grimes, 46, reportedly struck an individual with his vehicle in an incident near FM 2560 and County Road 2174 on September 2nd of this year.
Steven Hair for assault of family or house member.
Jessica Perez for assault of a public servant.
Kenneth Shane Henson for burglary of a habitation and for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram.
Lindsey Renea Icenhower for abandonment or endangerment of a child and for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram.
Michael Brandon Price for stalking.
Michael Anthony Edwards for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Jacob Gonzlo Zambrono for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Randy Deray Willingham for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Brandon Darel Roach for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
Robert Lee Green for a prohibited weapon
Bethany Kay Stevenson for fraudulent use of and/or possession of identifying items
Keshanna Lejanae Thompson for possession of marijuana over 4 oz but under 5 lbs
Linda Ann Miears for manufacture and delivers of a controlled substance under 1 gram
For possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram those indicted include:
Kimberly Sue Ibarra; Richard Allen Kinnard; Jesus Fidencio Macias; Gene Leonard Self Jr.; and James Marlin McPherson