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Hopkins County Grand Jury Hands Down 81 Indictments in April, 2017

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A total of 81 indictments were handed down by a Hopkins County Grand Jury Monday afternoon, April 24, 2017. Not all are listed below awaiting the arrest of the indicted. Those who have been arrested and indicted include:

David Allen Woolverton, Jr., 35 of Como for seven counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct. The conduct with a family member began in 2011 and has continued until the arrest. Woolverton had been charged with one count for each year, but, according to the arrest report published by at the time of the arrest, the activity has numbered 50 or more times.

Steven Dwayne Johnson, 50, of Sulphur Springs was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Johnson was arrested on a warrant for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Felony 1. The child was under six years of age. Sulphur Springs Police located Johnson at his home and carried out the arrest without incident.

Amanda Kay Johnson was indicted for two counts of Injury to a Child with Intent Bodily Injury. Sulphur Springs Police arrested Johnson, 27, and Ronald Donald Tucker, 27, for Injury to a Child with Intent. Drug use in their residence on South Broadway had an adverse effect on the children in the home, according to a member of the Special Crimes Unit.

Tucker was indicted on two charges of Injury to a Child with Intent Bodily Injury.

Kayla Marie Letney was indicted on two counts of Injury to a Child with Intent Bodily Injury. When a one year old and three year old tested positive for methamphetamine and tested to have extremely high levels of meth in their system, Child Protective Services removed the children from the care of parents and the Special Crimes Unit secured warrants for two arrests. Letney, 27, and Rustin Yates Russell, 40, who live on Highway 11 East near Winnsboro, were arrested on warrants for Injury to Child with Intent Bodily Injury.

Russell was indicted on two counts of Child with Intent Bodily Injury.

Hayley Nichole Herring was indicted for Injury to Elderly with Intent Bodily Injury. Sulphur Springs Police were called to an assault at an apartment in the 200 block of Duckworth Street Thursday at 11:53 a.m. There the officer noted visible injuries on an individual over 65 years of age. Hayley Nicole Herring, 29, of Sulphur Springs was believed to be the aggressor in the assault. Herring, a healthcare worker, was arrested of Injury to Child/Elderly/Disabled, a Felony 3.


Blanca Vargas-Aguilar and Maria Araceli Arrendondo were indicted individually for Abandon Endanger Child Imminent Danger. Three children were left in a Black GMC Yukon in the parking lot in front of the County Attorney, County Clerk, Tax Office building Friday afternoon. Although temperatures were in the 70’s, one the children was found to be sweating profusely and unresponsive. Hopkins County Deputies were dispatched to the scene in reference to the children being locked in the vehicle. It took 60-seconds for a response from a deputy driving by at the time. The officer pulled his vehicle behind the Yukon and verified the children inside the locked vehicle. He also observed three individuals, two females and one male, crossing the street. The male subject ran across the street to get into the driver’s side and refused to make contact with the officer. The officer told him to exit the vehicle. While this is happening, a female ran to the passenger side of the vehicle and attempted to get into the vehicle. Other officers arrived at that time. One of the females who entered the vehicle took the infant from the seat and began to wipe the sweat from the child wiping the sweat with her clothing. The car seat was found to be wet from the child’s perspiration. The children had been in the vehicle for 20-minutes. The vehicle was not running and no windows were down. With temperatures in the mid-70’s the temperature inside the vehicle could reach 105 to 110 degrees according to the report. Three children were found inside the vehicle. A three year old, an infant approximately five months old, and the unresponsive two month old infant were inside. EMS and CPS were called to the scene. An emergency removal of the children was enacted by CPS and medical treatment given.

Landarius Deveonte Thomas and Mario Antione Westbrook were individually indicted for Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Nathaniel Ryan Lisenbee was indicted for Assault Family/House member Impede Breath/Circulation. Lisenbee, 26, was arrested on a charge for Assault/Family Violence by Impeding Airway. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to County Road 4761 in reference to an assault report. Upon arrival, arresting officers met with a victim where it was found that Lisenbee had been involved in an altercation with the victim while inside of a vehicle. According to the victim’s account of the incident, Lisenbee assaulted the victim by punching her in the face and then threw her to the ground after attempting to place her in a choke hold to impede her breathing. The victim was found to have marks and bruising consistent with the stated actions. According to the victim, Lisenbee removed the keys from the victim’s vehicle and threw them into a nearby pasture and proceeded to take the victim’s cellphone to prevent her from calling law enforcement. Lisenbee then left the victim along with 3 minor children on the side of the road as he walked away calling for a ride.

Gregorio Alvarez Duran was indicted for Illegal Dumping more than 1000 pounds. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officer Paul Fenimore was traveling Highway 11W when he noted a 1996 Chevrolet CK1500 and trailer backed up to a local waterway. There he watched as Duran, 44, a resident of the City of Sulphur Springs off-loaded construction materials into the waterway. Fenimore stopped to speak with Duran and found that he had been dumping in excess of 1,000-pounds of rubble, debris and construction materials into the waterway for two days without permission of the owner. The Hopkins County Environmental officer was notified due to the large amount of materials being dumped into a waterway.

David Lynn Petrea was indicted for Theft of Property more than $2,500 but less than #30,000.

John Samuel Maxwell was indicted for Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction. In a pickup pulling a trailer, Maxwell, 35, of Paris was stopped by Hopkins County Deputies on a traffic violation. Maxwell exited and began working with the trailer. The Deputy made him get back in the truck, which he did for a brief time. Maxwell fled on foot and that resulted in an almost 24-hour hunt for him. Maxwell had found refuge in a pine tree during the search by Hopkins County deputies, investigators, search dogs, and DPS helicopter. Crump noted that the helicopter could not use heat seeking instruments to detect Maxwell’s location due to the heat of the ground. The dogs had difficulty due to the many scents that were present due to the number of officers who had been searching the area. Crump said it was not a proud moment for law enforcement but several factors were involved in the type of chase that had been initiated when Maxwell fled detention. The search had been called off on the first afternoon after it began around 7:55 a.m. However, at 8:30 p.m. that day, Maxwell had knocked on a door of a house in the area where he had escaped and asked the resident to call his girlfriend to pick him up. The resident knew it was Maxwell and dialed 911. Maxwell left that house and went to the next house but the resident seeing it was Maxwell did not go to the door. That resident also called 911. Although law enforcement arrived quickly, Maxwell had already left the area. A command center was established for law enforcement but at 11:30 p.m. the officers pulled back but remained in the area. The next morning, Maxwell went to the third house and asked for a ride to his work at a plumbing business in Birthright. The resident told his wife to call 911 and tell them where they would be going. He then gave Maxwell a ride. Investigator Corley Weatherford was first to see the vehicle. Weatherford in an unmarked car followed the vehicle and Maxwell to his work. Maxwell jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to hide behind the plumbing business. The manager of Joe Bob’s in Birthright was on his way to work and had been alerted to the fact that Maxwell might go to the convenience store. When the manger saw what was happening as Maxwell attempted to flee Weatherford, he drove his auto behind the plumbing shop to cut off Maxwell.

James Andrew Fryi Mushonga, 24, of Sulphur Springs was indicted for Assault Family/Household member with Previous Conviction.


Julie Dexter Davis, 25, and Jamie Lee Lindsay, 27, both of Sulphur Springs were indicted individually for Engage in Organized Criminal Activity. When law enforcement responded to a call, deputies heard a possible verbal disturbance in the residence. They also found in plain view in the living area a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine and more controlled substance on a mirror in plain view in the same room. The location is in a drug free school zone. During a pat down of one of the subjects, a glass pipe was found. Multiple paraphernalia was also located in the living area.

Cortney Nicole Summerlin was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. Summerlin, 28, of Yantis was stopped by a Hopkins County Deputy on South Broadway. He noted that Summerlin was extremely nervous. He was alerted of warrants and placed Summerlin in his patrol unit. While doing an agreed upon search of the vehicle, he noted Summerlin chewing a clear plastic baggie with white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine inside it. He retrieved the evidence and transported her to jail.

Zack Atwood Merrill was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Sharon June Horton was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.  When a 2007 Mustang was stopped for a traffic violation on I-30 near the 123-mile marker, the nervous body language of the passenger caught the law enforcement officer’s attention. The driver denied search and the Cumby K-9 unit was called. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle creating a probable cause search. Both passenger and driver were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, methamphetamine. The driver, Sharon June Horton, 51, of Fort Worth also was found to have a bottle of multiple types of pills in her clothing. During the search and while being arrested, Horton attempted to dump the pills in the grass and meth in the back seat floor board. She also had narcotics around her mouth where she tried to eat them.

Cathryn Elizabeth McLeroy was indicted for Credit Care or Debit Card Abuse Elderly.

Mohammed Al-Thawr was indicted individually for Money Laundering. Cumby Police made a stop on I-30 at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday morning which led to the discovery of $98,000 and the arrest of Al-Thawr, 24. The Cumby officer was parked on the shoulder of I-30 near the 111-mile marker when a gray 2016 Infiniti Q50 began braking multiple times after passing the officer. The Infiniti was the only auto on the roadway at the time. Initiating a stop, the officer followed the auto for almost a mile as it coasted to a stop. Looking into the vehicle, the officer noted a green leafy substance that the driver and passenger said was tobacco. With consent to search, the officer found a blue backpack containing a tightly wrapped black plastic baggy with multiple banded stacks of money totaling at least $14,000. Another zipper closed black carrying case in the same area contained $84,000 in multiple labeled banded stacks. A black cigarette ash container held a green lumpy substance claimed to be tobacco. A Sulphur Springs K-9 unit was called to the scene and the dog made multiple hits on the auto including the front passenger door and the trunk.

Bradford Jones was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-gram but less than 200-grams.

David Lincoln Alsobrooks was indicted on two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 1-gram. One count was in a Drug Free Zone. The two charges were three days apart. After being arrested Wednesday March 1st for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram, Alsobrooks, 63, of Sulphur Springs was charged for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone. In the second arrest, Alsobrooks was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was nervous and when asked if anything illegal was in the vehicle, the driver responded, “Go ahead.” With consent to search, the officer told Alsobrooks to exit the vehicle. Alsobrooks gave consent to search his pockets. In his shirt pocket a pack of cigarettes also contained a plastic bag containing suspected crack-cocaine. A pipe commonly used to smoke crack was also found in the vehicle.

Kameron Trey McGary was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 less than 28-grams in a Drug Free Zone. While serving a search warrant at Max-a-Mart in the 900 Block of Main Street, law enforcement officers did a search of McGary, 30, of Sulphur Springs. They found McGary to be in possession of less than 28-grams of marijuana. For McGary, he was within 1000 feet of Buford Park, which is a Drug Free Zone elevating his charges to a state jail felony.

Jessica Rae Bryan and Harrison Dean Hall were indicted individually for for Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone. A suspicious vehicle on Gladys Alexander Drive near Sulphur Springs High School was found to have three passengers and a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle at 11:20 a.m. Thursday. Special Crimes Unit of the Sulphur Springs Police Department located two small zip lock baggies in the driver’s door. Two individuals in the vehicle, Bryan, 22, and Hall, 18, both of Burleson were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, under 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone.

Carae Martez Williams, 22, was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone. In December, 2016 Sulphur Springs Police responded to a call regarding individuals unlawfully in an empty residence on Calvert St. Williams met officers at the door with his clothes in his hand. Williams was advised he was not allowed in the residence. A pat down followed resulting in the discovery of a clear baggie containing what was believed to be cocaine. A videoed field test confirmed the substance to be cocaine. Williams fled the area after bonding out of jail at that time.

Christopher Corey Connally was indicted for Possession of Control Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams in a Drug Free Zone.

Indictments for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams were handed down for:

  • Jacob Dewayne Horton
  • Sharon June Horton
  • Brian Corey Rogers, 32.
  • Andre Deon Wells
  • Coy Wayne Wells
  • Hope Marie Sertuche
  • Everett Lloyd Brown, Jr

Indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram were:

  • Brandy Kay Franklin
  • Bridget Denise Harris
  • Ashley Denise Haynes
  • Billy Jackson Mitchell
  • Jeffery Scott Trieb
  • Ashley Nicole Bruce
  • Zack Atwood Merrill
  • Janice Kelly Barnes
  • Desmond Steven Watts
  • Kerry Lee Jones

Elizabeth Carol Goddard was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Other indictments await arrest.

Author: Staff Reporter

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