Thursday, 23 indictments were handed down by a Hopkins County Grand Jury for the month of November. Eight of the indictments were sealed awaiting the arrest of the indicted individuals.
Among those indicted:
William Pearce Ewton was indicted on one count of Burglary of a Building and one count of Theft of Property over $30,000 but less than $150,000. When a tractor almost hit a vehicle on Spur 71 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County Deputies were called. Upon arriving near the scene of the near accident, the deputy found a tractor parked in the middle of the roadway. William Pearce Ewton, 44, of Sulphur Springs was attempting to drive the tractor. The Deputy stated that it was obvious Ewton was under the influence of something. The deputy invited Sulphur Springs Police to assist. It was found that Ewton was too intoxicated to tell where he got the tractor and to whom it belonged. A search of the tractor well found two sets of golf clubs, six fishing poles, and a tackle box. The items had been stolen in the Peerless area from two different locations. The tractor had also been stolen. Ewton was arrested and charged with Theft of Property over $30,000 but under $150,000, Burglary of a Building, Theft of Property over $100 but under $750, and Public Intoxication.
Timothy Dale Moody was indicted for one count of Retaliation.
Cathy Darlene Culpepper was indicted for Hinder Apprehension or Prosecution of a Known Felon. Three individuals were arrested shortly after Hopkins County Deputies knocked on the door of a residence on FM 1870. Deputies went to the house in search of a wanted person. When the female resident answered the door, she stated that she had not seen the individual sought in over a week. Deputies searched the residence and found a locked door. She stated that the door should not be locked because no one was in the room. The wanted subject opened the door. Juan Domingo Ramirez, 26, of Como was behind the locked door along with another male. Ramirez was wanted for Violation of Probation Injury to Child. Cathy Darlene Culpepper, 44, was arrested for Hindering Apprehension, a Felony 3. Both are in Hopkins County Jail Wednesday morning. The third individual was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge.
Cory Wayne Thompson was indicted for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle or Watercraft.
Michael Carl Spradling was indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession Identifying Information. A traffic stop by Sulphur Springs Police Friday afternoon found Michael Carl Spradling, 37, driving while license invalid. However, also in the auto was a zipper pouch containing over 15 but less than 50 various identifying information. Spradling was arrested for Driving While License Invalid and Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information over 10 items but under 50 items.
Harold Joseph Marcantel was indicted for Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 4-grams but less than 200-grams. A Cumby Police officer noted a damaged driver side tail lamp on a gray minivan that passed the officer Saturday afternoon around 1:30 near the 111 mile marker on I-30. A traffic stop for the violation followed and opened the door to much more. When the traffic stop was made, the driver was moving erratically in the driver’s seat and reaching into the passenger side seat. The officer asked Marcantel, 52, of Cedar Hill to exit the auto. When he did exit, in plain sight was a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana. With permission to search the vehicle, a small black baggie containing a substance suspended to be methamphetamine. The substance weighted approximately 6.1-grams.
Sharon Donice Simmons was indicted for Possession Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 4-grams but less than 200-grams.
Karla Louise Vasquez Weathers was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 1-gram but less than 4 grams.
Stephen Paul Hawrylak was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 1-gram but less than 4 grams. At 12:05 a.m. on FM 69 at CR 2426, a traffic stop found the female drive extremely nervous and the male passenger sweating profusely. Asked if contraband was in the vehicle, both answered there was not. The Hopkins County Deputy then asked consent to search and did not receive it. He then called for Sulphur Springs Police K-9 Unit and the dog made a positive hit on the vehicle. In the center console of the vehicle was found a purple Crown Royal bag containing a clear crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine. Both were arrested at that time and asked if they had contraband on their person. Again, they denied having anything on them. At Hopkins County Jail they were taken from the patrol unit into the receiving area. The female dropped a small vial containing clear crystal-like residue that field tested to be methamphetamine. Both Weathers and Hawrylak were arrested in the stop.
Lester Eugene Ivy, Jr. was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 1-gram but less than 4-grams.
Christopher Wayne Paris was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 over 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Christopher Wayne Paris, 36, of Nash Texas was stopped at the 127-mile marker on I-30 near Loop 301E Thursday. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine.
Those indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram include: Martin Sanchez, Jr. and Tammy Leann Crouch,