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80 Indictments Handed Up by Hopkins County Grand Jury in January

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A Hopkins County Grand Jury handed up 80 indictments Wednesday. Sixty-eight (68) have been arrested. Those arrested and indicted include:

Gavin Heath Gilbert was indicted for Murder and on four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Gilbert, 17, was been charged with one count of Murder and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Gilbert is in Hopkins County Jail being held on a $2-million bond for murder and $500,000 bond on each of the four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A call to Hopkins County Deputies in December alerted law enforcement to a shooting that occurred on County Road 1185 near the South Liberty Community. Tyrese Pryor, 18, was in a vehicle that was driven to the Hopkins County Fire Department. Pryor had two gunshot wounds. He was transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace B. J. Teer.

River James Graham was indicted on 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. According to Sheriff Lewis Tatum, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Corley Weatherford received several complaints from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Weatherford, who heads up the local task force, began investigation that led to the arrest of Graham, 21, a resident on Plano Street in Sulphur Springs. Graham was then charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Hopkins County Deputies and Investigator Weatherford along with Sulphur Springs Police served a warrant for the arrest of Graham, who is formerly of Plano, Texas. Graham admitted to the possession of the child pornography on his cell phone and other electronic devises.

Casey Gween Miles was indicted on one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children. Casey Gween Miles, 22, of Sulphur Springs was arrested after he spoke with investigators at the Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with several counts of Sexual Assault of a Child, a Felony 2 on each count. Advised of his rights when he arrived at the Sheriff’ Office, Miles admitted his sexual activities with a 15-year old minor. The sexual involvement took place in Miles home.

Kenneth Hammer was indicted on one count of Sex Offenders Duty to Register Life/Annually.

Asa Cole Bloyed was indicted on one count of Aggravated Kidnapping and one count of Assault Family/Household Member Previous Conviction. Bloyed, 33, of Cumby, was arrested on a warrant for Felony 1 Aggravated Kidnapping and for Assault Family/Household Member Enhanced at his residence on West Tarrant St in Cumby. The warrants for his arrest were out of the Cumby Police Department.

Matthew Jacob Miller was indicted on one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Sulphur Springs Police responded to an October early morning call in the 300 block of Texas Street. Officers located a victim with a very large laceration on the left side of his neck. The victim described the assailant and a search of the area located Matthew Jacob Miller, 21, of Greenville and removed a Glock 43, 9MM handgun from his coat pocket. Miller confessed to cutting the victim’s throat during the altercation.

Lane Wesley Keller was indicted on one count of Theft of Cattle/Horse/Exotic Livestock under $150,000. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigators met Lane Wesley Keller, 21, of Sulphur Springs at his attorney’s office where he confessed to his involvement in an ongoing investigation into the theft of cattle in Hopkins County. Keller took investigators to the location where the cattle had been loaded into a trailer for transport to Oklahoma to be sold.

James Andrew Gregory (no picture available) was indicted on one count of Burglary of a Habitation. A traffic stop in Fate, Texas led to the arrest of two individuals who confessed to committing a burglary on CR 3521 in Hopkins County in 2016. Several items were taken in the burglary including pistols, pocket knives, cash, and other items. During the traffic stop in Fate, law enforcement found a stolen gun under the seat of the vehicle. The weapon found was taken in the burglary in 2016. Two individuals, occupants of the vehicle, Gregory, 25, and Macie Michelle McIllwain, 22, were both charged with possession of stolen weapon in Rockwall County. The weapon was traced to the burglary in Hopkins County and, according to Investigator Dennis Finley with Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, both confessed to burglary of the residence on 3521. In their confession, law enforcement was enabled to find other stolen items.

Macie Michelle McIllwain was indicted on one count Burglary of a Habitation (see above).

Kenny Hernandez was indicted on one count of Money Laundering more than $30,000 but less than $150,000.

Jesus Gaspar Gonzalez was indicted on one count of Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Keiana Mechelle Wright was indicted on one count of Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Regina Pope was indicted on one count of Forgery Government/national Inst/Money/Security. City police officers were sent to the 1700 block of south Broadway on a report of suspicious activity. They discovered some counterfeit money and a firearm in an SUV the couple were in. 35-year old Willy Gibson of Shreveport, Louisiana was charged with forgery and with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings set total bond at $20,000 for Gibson. 38-year old  Pope of Fort Worth was charged with forgery. JP Cummings set her bond at $10,000. The couple’s SUV was impounded.

Willy Gibson was indicted on one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (See Above).

Steven Hue Kane was indicted on one count of Assault Public Servant.

Tammy Leann Crouch was indicted for two counts of Aggravated Assault Public Servant. Cumby Police Officer Ray Embro was dispatched to a residence on FM 275 North in Cumby regarding a subject that had a felony arrest warrant and was not supposed to be on the property. When he arrived on scene the subject, Crouch, 46, of Greenville, was in the roadway. Crouch was wanted on a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram, a State Jail Felony. She resisted arrest.

Roy Wayne Anderson was indicted on one count of Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle. Hopkins County Deputies were called to a residence on State Highway 19S regarding the safety of an individual. They attempted to make contact with him at his home. However, they were unable to locate him there and while speaking with a family member, they were able to speak with him by phone. On the phone, Anderson, 39, of Sulphur Springs, sounded impaired either by narcotics or alcoholic beverages. In the attempt to locate Anderson, he drove by the residence. Deputies gave chance and initiated a traffic stop. Anderson pulled to the shoulder of the roadway, slowed and then took off at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, Anderson crossed the yellow line going head on with at least two vehicles and passed two other vehicles on the shoulder of the roadway. His vehicle struck the second vehicle he attempted to pass causing an accident.

Charles Ray Potts, Jr was indicted on one count of Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle.

Shaunqualis Robinson was indicted on one count of Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle. Cumby Police noted a traffic violation on I-30 near the 110 mile marker and caught up with the vehicle at the 107 marker. After activating lights and siren to gain attention of the drive, the officer continued to follow the vehicle to the 98-mile marker where the driver finally stopped. During the brief chase, the driver had fluctuated speeds from 75 mph to 60 mph and had failed to maintain a single lane of traffic swerving onto the improved shoulder. The driver, Robinson, 24, of Memphis, Tennessee said he did not stop because he did not know the reason for the stop.

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Lowell Landers was indicted on one count of Evading Arrest Detention with a Vehicle.Westbound I-30 was not a very safe place to be in the Sulphur Springs area in October, 2017. A Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy observed an 18-wheeler weaving all over the highway near the 126 mile marker of I-30. Multiple vehicles were seen getting out of the way of the truck to keep from getting hit. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and turned on flashing lights. The truck kept on going but only at a top speed of about 55 miles per hour. He sometime reduced speed to about 5 miles per hour. The trucker finally exited at the Highway 19 exit. He attempted to make a turn and ended up hitting a light pole which brought his rig to a halt. By this time, the sheriff’s deputy was joined by units from the Sulphur Springs Police Department. The trucker must have believed he was in Alabama because he said he had to deliver some goods to an Alabama location in about an hour. He was tested for inebriation and was arrested. 57-year Landers of Russellville, Alabama was charged with evading arrest and with driving while intoxicated.

Laura Jamie Light was indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Light, 39, of Winnsboro was stopped for no license plate on the front of a Texas registered motor vehicle she was driving without permission. The DPS trooper found that not only was she driving the vehicle without permission but she was also wanted out of Wood County for Burglary of a Habitation and for Criminal Trespass.

Reed Ballard was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Ballard, 25, was one of three men were arrested following a traffic stop by Hopkins County Deputies Tuesday night on the South Service Road at FM 2653. A search of the vehicle and surrounding area resulted in finding a clear plastic baggy with a brown substance believed to be heroin. The baggy was located on the ground near the passenger side of the suspect’s vehicle.

Leonard Barker was indicted on one count of Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle and one count of Fraud Use/Possession of Identifying Information less than 5 items. He was also indicted for one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

Emily Claudine Huckabay was indicted on one count of Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Dustin Wade Mauldin was indicted on one count of Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Ava Justeene Hughes Wilson was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair

Paul Anthony Coleman was indicted on one count of Tamper/ Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. He was also indicted on one count of Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Tyler Anthony Douglas was indicted on one count Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams. He was also indicted for Tamper/ Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair. Douglas, 37, of Mt Pleasant was arrested when a Hopkins County Deputy made a traffic stop at the corner of Jennings and Alabama Streets in Sulphur Springs. The officer saw the driver, Douglas, throw an objects out the passenger side window. The objects were a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and 6.9-grams of a substance found to be methamphetamine.

Calvin Lynn Johnson, 57, of Dallas, was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams. Cumby Police initiated a traffic stop when a 2004 GMC Yukon was speeding along I-30. Odor of a narcotic caused the officer to deploy his K-9 partner who alerted causing a probable cause search of the vehicle. In the vehicle was found what was believed to be more than 10-grams of crack cocaine.

Jackie Weems was indicted for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams.

William Ray Cadel was indicted on two counts of Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams.

Ashley Suzanne McGill was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Hopkins County Deputies observed a vehicle parked at the roadside park on Highway 67 and found the driver of the auto, McGill, 39, of Saltillo exhibiting signs of nervousness—quivering lips and shaky hands—as they began a conversation with her. She told the deputy that she did not have anything illegal in the vehicle. However, when asked to exit the vehicle, she handed the officer two marijuana cigarettes, a small amount of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. In her purse was a clear baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. She also had a flip top container in her purse that held a second bag containing suspected meth.

Kristie Leah Crumpton was indicted on one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone.

Marcus Dewayne Farmer was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. A call in reference to criminal trespass at 1495 Industrial Drive East led to the arrest of Farmer, 32, of Quitman. Farmer was found hiding in the bathroom with a cigarette package that contained several baggies of a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. When officers arrived at the Ferrari Inn, they spoke with management and went to the room where the subject was located. With permission from the occupants of the room, the Sulphur Springs Police officer searched the room and adjoining bathroom where he found Farmer.

Kyle Dayne Belz was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. When Belz, 23, of Sulphur Springs told the Hopkins County Deputy that his vehicle broke down at the 7-Star parking lot and that he was walking southbound on Highway 19 to get to Birthright, the deputy told Belz that he was walking in the wrong direction. The deputy knows Belz and asked if he had anything on his person that was illegal. Belz became nervous and began emptying his pockets without direction to do so. A small plastic straw-like tube containing a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine was observed falling from his pocket onto the ground. When asked what it was, Belz replied, “dope”.

Fredrick Charles Hattley was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Deidre Scott was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Amy Lea Jones was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Dustin Ross Moore was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Roy Edward Wilson was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Christopher Roy Mosher was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

David Stoney Blades was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

Micheal Robert Sanders was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with Child Under 15-years of age. A female screaming “He’s drunk and has my child” attracted the attention of Sulphur Springs police around 11 p.m. Saturday night. The officer observed a vehicle southbound on Broadway and then turned east on Shannon Road. The vehicle crashed into a culvert. Sanders, 25, of Pickton was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated with Child Passenger under 15-years of age, a State Jail Felony.

Quandes Mason was indicted for one count of Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 less than 1-gram.

Tevin Niqualos Smedley, 24, was indicted for one count of Possession of Marijuana more than 5lbs but less than 50lbs. A Hopkins County Deputy stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz when he observed an obscured license plate on the vehicle traveling in the left lane of I-30 not for the purpose of passing another. The stop resulted in two Arkansas individuals being charged with Possession of Marijuana more than 5lbs but less than 50lbs. As the officer approached the vehicle he noted the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle had a green leafy like substance believed to be marijuana on his shirt. The driver and passenger were unable to sit still or make eye contact. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy discovered a brown cardboard box in the trunk and in the box, seven clear plastic wrapped packages of a green leafy substance. Both driver and passenger denied any knowledge of the illegal narcotics.

Olivia Nicole Lacy, 24, was indicted for one count of Possession of Marijuana more than 5lbs but less than 50lbs (see above).

Brittney Cheyanne Hill was indicted on one count of Credit Cart or Debit Card Abuse.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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