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Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down June 2

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Seventy-one (71) indictments were handed down by a Hopkins County Grand Jury Friday, June 2, 2017 and reported by the District Clerk’s Office Monday afternoon. Possession of Child Pornography, Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, Injury Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent Bodily Injury, Money Laundering, various drug charges, and aggravated assault charges were among the indictments.

Carlos Omar Casillas, 22, was indicted for eight (8) counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  On April 5, 2017, during an inventory of a cell phone belonging to Casillas, 22, an inmate in Hopkins County Jail, Sheriff’s investigators found child pornography. Casillas had been arrested in March for Money Laundering.

William Ryan Miller, 26, was indicted for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence and for Tamper Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. In April, 2017, while Miller, 26, of Sulphur Springs was speaking with a Sulphur Springs Police Department investigator at the city police station, an officer was notified that Miller was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Endangering a Child, a State Jail Felony. Miller was arrested at that time.

Haylee Brooke Chester, 4/2017

Haylee Brooke Chester, 21, was indicted for one count of Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence, two counts for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 1-gram but less than 4-grams in a Drug Free Zone, one count for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 4-grams but less than 200-grams, one count for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams, and one count of Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Chester’s most recent arrest for suspected methamphetamine was April 28th. Special Crimes Unit along with the Sulphur Springs Police and Hopkins County SWAT team executed a narcotics search warrant in the 100 block of Foscue Street in Sulphur Springs. During the search SCU Investigators located approximately 8.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine. A small child, approximately 9-months old, was on the couch in the residence with one of the defendants. The child was released to the mother with a Child Protective Services case pending. The two occupants of the residence were arrested and charged. One of those was Chester, who was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more that 4-grams but less than 200-grams and Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence. She was also arrested on two warrants. One warrant was for a traffic violation and the other for Violation of Probation Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. Following a lengthy investigation, the Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County Special Crimes Unit served four warrants on Chester who was an inmate in Hopkins County Jail Monday, May 2, 2017 around 1 p.m. It was found that she had been selling large amounts of suspected methamphetamine prior to her arrest last week. Chester was served with one Felony 1, and three Felony 2 charges.

Gustavo Ivan Molina, 25, was indicted for one count of Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence and one count for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 4-grams but less than 200-grams. Special Crimes Unit along with the Sulphur Springs Police and Hopkins County SWAT team executed a narcotics search warrant in the 100 block of Foscue Street in Sulphur Springs. During the search SCU Investigators located approximately 8.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine. A small child, approximately 9-months old, was on the couch in the residence with one of the defendants. The child was released to the mother with a Child.

Rachal Jasmine Hernandez was indicted for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence.

CPSShaukiquia Tralynn Ford, 31, was indicted for Injury to a Child/Elderly/Disabled with Intent Bodily Injury and for Theft Property less than $2500 with Two or More Previous Convictions. A Special Crimes Unit and Child Protective Services investigation resulted in the arrest of Ford, of Sulphur Springs. The investigation began when CPS was notified that Ford’s newborn baby tested positive for cocaine at the time of birth. Ford was arrested on a warrant at an Industrial Drive address. Ford admitted to drug use during her pregnancy.

Jan Jacobs, 27, of Yantis was indicted for Injury Child/Elderly/Disable with Intent Bodily Injury. Jacobs entered a physical altercation with an 83-year old male at a convenience store in Como. Jacobs took a phone away from the man while the man was on the phone with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Dispatch. Then Jacobs threw the phone at the man striking him in the nose causing laceration that bled significantly.

Samantha Rachel Nelson was indicted for Injury Child/Elderly/Disable with Intent Bodily Injury.

Destiny Michelle Parker was indicted for Endangering a Child. The Special Crimes Unit assisted Child Protective Services in the Monday arrest of Parker, 25, and John Ocie Peck, 39, both of Yantis. The pair was arrested following the birth of a child that tested positive for methamphetamine. The child was removed by CPS at birth for the safety of the child. Peck was indicted previously.

Paul Edward Watson, Jr. was indicted for one count of Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence and for one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A disturbance that began at Broadway Street led to Parkins Street and ended with the arrest of Watson, 47, of Sulphur Springs. During the investigation of the disturbance, Watson became belligerent and combative. He used loud profanity with neighbors and children present making it impossible for the Sulphur Springs Police Officer to continue the investigation. The officer secured Watson in handcuffs but Watson did not give up. The officer held him to the ground until Watson calmed. It was found that Watson had caused a crash following a disturbance by ramming and pushing the victims vehicle into traffic on Broadway. The victim’s one year old child was also inside the vehicle when it was pushed into traffic. Watson complained of chest pains and EMS was called. He was taken to the Emergency Room at CHRISTUS Mother Frances in Sulphur Springs prior to being taken to jail.

Indictments for Money Laundering include:

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    One count each for Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000 for Cesar Alejandro Amaya and Albert Amaya, Jr. When the Greyhound bus stopped at Pilot on State Highway 19 and I-30, plain clothes deputies with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office boarded the bus. They made contact with both men, of Red Oak. One was wanted on a drug warrant and the other was arrested with a large sum of money. Both were charged with Money Laundering.

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  • Baris Borez Banks one count of Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.
  • Dale Ray Barnette for Money Laundering more than or equal to $30,000 but less than $150,000.
  • Claudia Yvette Moreno for Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.
  • Dasmaine Whaley Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.
  • Aaron Thomas Zorad Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.
  • Willie B. Williams, Jr. Money Laundering more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.
  • Michael Jason Garrison Money Laundering more than or equal to $30,000 but less than $150,000.

Chase Miguel Cadena was indicted for Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle.

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Maegan Deleyn Strawn was indicted for Hinder Apprehension or Prosecution Known Felon.

Theresa Renee Coburn was indicted for Theft Property less than $2500 with Two or More Convictions.

Dana Lynn Gandy was indicted for Theft Property less than $2500 with Two or More Convictions.  Gandy, 26, of Sulphur Springs used the self-checkout line at a local box store. She rang up items valued at approximately $300. However, she failed to ring up other items valued at approximately $700. As she left the store with the items valued at $1,000, she was stopped by store security. This was not Gandy’s first time to be stopped for theft. Sulphur Springs Police arrested Gandy for Theft under $2,500 with two previous.

James Warren Hiller, Sr. was indicted for Driving while Intoxicated 3rd or More Times. When a 1998 Buick Lasabre ran off the road and struck a culvert, a Hopkins County Deputy found Hiller, 63, of Dike in the driver’s seat. A strong odor of alcoholic beverage was on his person. Hiller could not stand on his own, had slurred speech, and was not able to complete a field sobriety test. By his actions, he refused a breath specimen. A warrant for a blood draw was ordered.

James Earl Wisdom was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with Child Under 15.

David Jason Neagle was indicted for one count of Evade Arrest Detention with a Vehicle with Previous Conviction and one count of Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. A high speed chase began in Cumby, traveled to the streets of Sulphur Springs and ended in Rains County with the arrest of Neagle, 45, of Emory. During the chase, Neagle was throwing items from the vehicle he was driving.  The initial traffic stop was made at FM499 and the North Service Road. He made a traffic stop but noted that Neagle’s right hand was behind his back. The officer asked what was in his hand and Neagle responded it was paraphernalia and asked the officer if he wanted it. The officer told Neagle to not move his hand. At that time Neagle put the car into drive and fled the scene in the vehicle. The officer gave chase. Neagle led the officer along several highways, a number of streets in the city of Sulphur Springs, and along Farm to Market roads with speeds at time in excess of 110 miles per hour. The chase terminated on FM 514 in Rains County. Neagle did admit to throwing multiple pill bottles out the vehicle windows. He did not have a prescription for any of the medication.

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Stacey Jordan Williamson, 39

Stacey Jordan Williamson was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. Williamson, 39, Yantis was stopped at the corner of Kyle and Fisher Streets in April. He was unable to make eye contact and was clenching his jaw. A records check showed charges in Van Zandt and Rusk Counties. A search of the vehicle revealed a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine within an arm sleeve on the center console. There was also a clear glass pipe containing a clear crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine located within an arm sleeve in the passenger floorboard. The officer was told that an attempt had been made to crush the sleeve when the stop was initiated. The stop was made within 1000 feet of Austin Elementary at the time of the stop.

Grace Elizabeth Jones was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. A Cumby Police officer assisted by a Hopkins County Deputy made a traffic stop near the 113-mile marker on I-30. The odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle was quickly recognized by the Cumby officer. During a probable cause search, Jones, 25, was found to have a small amount of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana on her tongue. The Cumby officer asked her to open her mouth. However, she swallowed the contraband. She did admit to having smoked marijuana four hours earlier. In her possession was a glass marijuana smoking pipe belonging to her.

Angela Marie Moore was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Cedric Dewight Mosley was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. Mosley, 35, of Sulphur Springs was observed driving a blue Cadillac Deville in the 200 block of League Street. Sulphur Springs Police knew that he was wanted on Hunt County warrants. Mosley was placed in an SSPD patrol unit and there consumed suspected marijuana to avoid prosecution. He had residue in his mouth when taken from the patrol unit. Marijuana residue was also found in the patrol unit seat where Mosley had been sitting.

Delandria Aeriel Pryor was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. A SSPD patrol unit video camera captured Pryor, 25, of Sulphur Springs, as she removed a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and destroyed it to avoid prosecution. Residue of marijuana was also found in the patrol car seat where she was sitting. At book-in at Hopkins County jail, the remaining pieces of the bag still containing residue of marijuana was removed from her front pocket.

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

Donavin J. Lucero was indicted for Criminal Mischief more than or equal to $2500 but less than $30,000.

Amanda Blake Dockery was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 4-grams but less than 200-grams in a Drug Free Zone. Dockery, 26. of Paris was stopped at Hillcrest at Houston for speeding. She appeared nervous and did not make eye contact with the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy that made the stop. With consent to search the vehicle, the deputy found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in the center console, a digital scale with crystal like residue , a plastic container with traces of a green leafy like substance, rolling papers, make shift pipe commonly used for marijuana. In her makeup bag was another bag containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. She told the deputy she had a glass pipe in her bra and she gave that to the deputy as well. The traffic stop occurred within 1000 feet of the Early Childhood Learning Center enhancing the charges in the drug free zone.

Raymond Edward Dafft  was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 less than 28-grams in a Drug Free Zone. Dafft, 51, of Commerce was driving his Toyota in the wrong direction on a one way street in Cumby when a Cumby law enforcement officer saw him. Dafft presented the officer with an expired driver’s license and a records check showed the license suspended. Dafft gave consent to search the vehicle and the officer found a small white plastic container on the passenger’s side with two different types of pills.  Both are listed as a controlled substance. Dafft was driving the wrong way in the 100 block of Donelton Street near Cumby schools, a drug free zone.

James Ethan Indyana Jones was indicted for Possession of Marijuana more than 2 oz but less than 4 oz in a Drug Free Zone.  Not wearing a seat-belt was the cause for the stop within 260 feet of Sulphur Springs Elementary School. However when Jones, 25, of Sulphur Springs was stopped, he told the officer his driver’s license was suspended and he did not have insurance. During inventory of the vehicle, marijuana was located in the back seat floorboard.

Quentin Ty Adis Latham was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3 more than or equal to 28-grams but less than 200-grams in a Drug Free Zone. Walking on the wrong side of the road is dangerous and especially if you have contraband on your person. Latham, 17, of Sulphur Springs was stopped by Sulphur Springs Police. He did possess contraband. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, more than 28-grams but less than 200-grams in a Drug Free Zone.

was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 4-grams but less than 200-grams.

Dillon Lane Mitchell was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 4-grams but less than 200-grams. Local law enforcement received information that Mitchell, 24, wanted on a warrant for Violation of Felony Probation, could be found at an address on Lee Street in Sulphur Springs. Officers found Mitchell in a bedroom closet hiding underneath blankets. They also found him with a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine in both pockets of his clothing. The meth weighed in excess of 10-grams.

Jo Lynn Putman was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 1-gram but less than 4-grams in a Drug Free Zone.

Adam Blaine Cockrell was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than or equal to 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Hopkins County Deputy stopped a vehicle for being suspicious and found the driver, Cockrell, 24 of Cumby, did not belong in the County Road 1178 area. The deputy noted the odor of marijuana and was a pipe with burn marks in a cup holder. Cockrell also had residue on his shorts. A pat down revealed marijuana in his sock. A backpack in the vehicle contained methamphetamine in a plastic baggie.

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

  • Kerry Renaldore Duffey, Jr.

  • Marquise Alfredo Hernandez, Jr.
  • Sara Nichole Pitchford-Gaston

  • Paula Jean Kelly

  • Deborah Lynn Miller

Author: Staff Reporter

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