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Grand Jury Indicts 34 in December

A Hopkins County Grand Jury handed down 34 indictments in the month of December.

Samuel Avila Garcia was indicted for Sex Abuse of a Child Continuous: Victim Under 14-years of age. Hopkins County Criminal Investigators Corley Weatherford and Jase Anglin arrested Samuel Avila Garcia, 38, of Pickton for Sex Abuse of Child Continuous: Victim Under 14. Using a translator, the investigators advised Garcia of his rights. Garcia then proceeded to admit to sexual assault of the child on numerous occasions over the past year beginning around October 15, 2015.

Lucas Wayne Williams, 24, was also indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Charlie James Williams, 30, was indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Sulphur Springs Police arrested both Lucas Wayne Williams and Charles James Williams related to a disturbance in the 400 block of Van Sickle Street. Sulphur Springs Police and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call the 400 blk of Van Sickle Street. There they found one individual with a laceration above the left eye and the second victim had a stab wound. Both victims were transported to CHRISTUS Mother Francis Sulphur Springs Emergency Room for treatment. The individual with the laceration stated he had been hit with a baseball bat.

James Michael Janway was indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Hopkins County Deputies were advised that a weapon was involved in a disturbance on FM 71 West. When they arrived and began their investigation, they found that Janway, 61, had displayed and discharged a shotgun during an assault on his nephew.

Sammy James Sarkisian was indicted for Aggravated Kidnapping.

Justin Karl Roderick, 58, was indicted for Assault Family/House Member Impede Breath/Circulation. Sulphur Springs Police responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Main Street. The victim told police that Roderick had choked her to the point that she could not breathe or scream for help. Roderick had been drinking all day and was highly intoxicated. As officers arrested Roderick, he resisted arrest and had to be forced into the back of the patrol unit.

Armando Roberto Perez was indicted on two counts of Abandon Endanger Child Imminent Danger. Deputies called to a motor vehicle accident on I-30 at the 120 Mile Marker found two females and two children, ages 9 and 6, standing on the side of the road in temperatures below 50 degrees. The driver of the vehicle, one of the females, said Perez, 32, of Brashear, a passenger in the vehicle, had grabbed the steering wheel of the auto while she was driving and had caused the vehicle to veer into two metal poles at the exit. Perez had fled the scene in the vehicle leaving the children and women beside the roadway. The 9-year old child had an abrasion on his chin, a small bump on his right temple, and dried blood on his right ear. Emergency Medical Services arrived and checked the four for injuries. The children were released to their mother and the females were transported to a Sulphur Springs address. However, deputies went to Perez residence on County Road 1200 where they found the vehicle with heavy damage to the rear door and fender. At the Perez residence, a neighbor identified a passing truck as belonging to Perez. A traffic stop was made on the truck. Perez was arrested. After having been read his Miranda rights, he confessed to how the accident occurred and to leaving the women and children stranded.

Jose Wis-Soto Rios was indicted for Obstruction or Retaliation.  He was also indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

James Andrew Fryi Mushonga was indicted for Obstruction or Retaliation. He was in a holding cell awaiting release when he made several threats against local law enforcement. Mushonga, 24, of Sulphur Springs, told one officer that it is a small town and that he would see the officer again. To another officer, he stated that he knew where their children went to day care. Mushonga never made it out of jail. He had completed a 17-day stay for Violation of Parole when arrested.

Damiyon Deaundrey Berry was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Garland Shane Robinson was indicted for Fraud Use/Possession Identifying Info & Items more than 10, less than 50. Hopkins County Deputies were called to County Road 3502 to check out a suspicious vehicle and a suspicious person. There they found two people who failed to identify themselves correctly on the first try. Robinson, 38, of Dallas gave his name as Landon Lee. It was quickly discovered that he was lying about his name. An inventory of the F250 Supercab he was in disclosed 42-grams of suspected methamphetamine in a computer bag on the back seat of the vehicle. Documents used to obtain securities and benefits in the name of Landon Lee and the name of Nicolas Branson were also found in the vehicle.

Benny Marcellous Towns was indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

Claston Wayne Bearden was indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. When a Hopkins County Deputy arrested Bearden on two Justice of the Peace Court warrants, the deputy found several 22-caliber bullets in Bearden’s pants pockets. A quick records search at dispatch showed Bearden had been convicted of a felony. He and the Deputy went to Bearden’s residence where they found a .22-rifle.

Charles Chason Williams was indicted for Theft of Firearm.

Bryan Lynn Walker was indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

Angie Merkow Hardin was indicted for Theft of Property over $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Jerry Franklin Hamilton, Jr was indicted for Theft of Property over $2500 two or more convictions.

William Ray Reed, 27, was indicted on two counts of Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram, less than 4-grams. He was also indicted for one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. When the Special Crimes Unit and Hopkins County Deputies serving two Hopkins County warrants for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, over 1-gram but less than 200 grams, a Felony 1 and two warrants for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, over 1-gram but under 4-grams, a Felony 2, additional methamphetamine was found and a Child Protective Services investigator was called. While serving the warrants, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the living area of the home on County Road 4778. Following a search of the house methamphetamine was found in the bedroom.

Ontiveros Adrian Lopez, Jr. was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams, less than 200-grams. A traffic stop by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy near Auto Zone in Sulphur Springs led to the arrest of Adrian Lopez Ontiveros, Jr., 21, of Mt Vernon. Detecting the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle led to a probable cause search. A clear plastic bag containing 1.5 oz of marijuana and a metal screw top container containing 14.4-gram of white powdery substance was identified as cocaine by Lopez Ontiveros.

Those indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram, less than 4-grams were:

  • Stephen Kyle Kaye: A traffic stop on I-30 at the 115 mile marker by Sulphur Springs Police resulted in the arrest of three individuals for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, over 1-gram but under 4-grams.
  • Vanessa Marie Orozco: A traffic stop on I-30 at the 115 mile marker by Sulphur Springs Police resulted in the arrest of three individuals for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, over 1-gram but under 4-grams.
  • Tyler Nathaniel Swearingin: A traffic stop on I-30 at the 115 mile marker by Sulphur Springs Police resulted in the arrest of three individuals for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, over 1-gram but under 4-grams.
  • Marty Lee Kays
  • Sharon Donice Simmons

Derrick Glen Berry was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone. Derrick Glen Berry, 34, of Sulphur Springs was walking on the wrong side of the road near a park in the city. Sulphur Springs Police arrested Berry on Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone.

Those indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 under 1-gram were:

  • Jodi Brewer: While Hopkins County Deputies were working a scene, a vehicle drove away. A short time later, the vehicle was spotted and stopped. It was found that Brewer, 43, of Sulphur Springs had a warrant issues by the FBI in Dallas. She also had methamphetamine in her purse.
  • Keyra Leanne Dunham
  • Leah Maria Ehsani: A call to a residence on McGrede Street in Sulphur Springs in reference to a welfare concern let to the arrest of Leah Maria Ehsani for possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1-gram. The officer found Ehsani extremely nervous during his response. The officer asked if she had narcotics. She produced a yellow plastic baggie with crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Author: Staff Reporter

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