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Grand Jury Indicts 40 in September, 2018

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Forty (40) indictments were handed up by a Hopkins County Grand Jury Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Those who have been previously arrested and announced under indictment include:

Jessica Elizabeth Bender, 27

Jessica Elizabeth Bender was indicted for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence.  Child Protective Services began an investigation after Jessica Elizabeth Bender, 27 of Sulphur Springs and her year old child tested positive for methamphetamine. Special Crimes Unit was contacted and began an investigation as well. SCU obtained an arrest warrant for Bender in August of this year.

Rita Carol Cleek was indicted for Assault Public Servant. 

Anthony Glenn Ross was indicted for Assault Public Servant and for Evading Arrest Detention with Previous Conviction.  When stopped by a Sulphur Springs Police officer for riding a bicycle without a headlight, Anthony Glen Ross, 53, of Sulphur Springs, was uncooperative, combative, and fled the officer. The officer had attempted a pat down for weapons. Ross evaded on foot at first and then began to fight when the officer sought to restrain him. Ross continued to resist forcing the officer to draw and deploy his Tazer, which had no effect on Ross. He continued to resist and eventually struck the officer in the mouth causing bodily injury to the officer. Eventually, the officer subdued Ross and other officers arrived to assist. When Ross was secured, a brown paper bag containing a suspected narcotic and smoking pipe was found on the ground where the struggle had occurred.

Michael David Alderson was indicted for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.  When the Hopkins County Deputy asked consent to search the 2009 Buick LaCrosse driven by Michael David Alderson of Lillie, Louisiana, not only was consent denied but Alderson fled the scene of the traffic stop. The deputy was standing at the passenger side window of the LaCrosse near the 141 mile marker on I-30 when he informed Alderson that he would deploy his K9 for a free air sniff of the vehicle due to the fact that consent to search had been denied. At that time, Alderson placed the vehicle in drive and left the scene. The deputy pursued with lights and siren. Speeds reach 120 miles per hour before Alderson stopped three miles later.

Haitham Munir Mawari was indicted for Evading Arrest Detention with Vehicle.

Nathan James Bearden

Nathan James Bearden was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Adrian Uriel Garcia-Alcala was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Keith Lydell Holland Jr. was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Wesley Thomas McConnell was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Katelyne Theresa Standiford was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Kwadarius Sharard Timmons was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair.

Jimmy Villa, Jr was indicted for Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair and for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. When Sulphur Springs Police initiated a traffic stop, the driver of a 2005 Dodge Durango began making what was described as furtive movements inside the vehicle. The driver pulled into a convenience store and slowly came to a stop.  Villa, 27, of Haskell, was ordered to place his hands on the steering wheel but he continued to reach down toward the floorboard area. Officers removed him from his vehicle. Officers found a torn sandwich baggy on the floorboard and several shards of suspected methamphetamine as well as suspected meth ground into the carpet of the vehicle. A field test of the substance showed positive for meth and the weight was determined to be 1.3-grams.

Saschtity Kate Patton was indicted for Burglary of a Habitation and for Credit Care or Debit Card Abuse.

Keiosha Shymetric Blackmon was indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

Michael Wayne Putman was indicted for Theft Property more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.

Shaukiquia Tralynn Ford was indicted for Theft Property more than $2,500  Two or More Previous Convictions.

Ronnelle Louis Collins was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram and for Money Laundering more than $2,500 but less than $30,000.  A 2017 Dodge Challenger without a front license plate was stopped near the 136 mile post on I-30 by a DPS Trooper. During the stop, Ronnelle Louis Collins, 19, of Little Rock, Arkansas was deceptive when asked questions about prior criminal activity and avoided eye contact when asked questions about the presence of drugs, weapons and money in the vehicle, according to the officer’s report. A DPS K-9 unit was called. As a result of the k-9 giving a positive alert on the vehicle, a search of the vehicle found a small amount of a controlled substance, a Glock .45 caliber semi-auto handgun, $13,000, and drug paraphernalia including bags and scales.

Leah Nicole Walker was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-grams but less than 200-grams. When the driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation at North Davis and Connally Streets refused consent to search, a K9 was called to the scene.  Leah Nicole Walker, 35, of Sulphur Springs, the driver of the vehicle, was nervous during the stop and the officer asked for consent to search the vehicle. Tanya Marie Gilbert, 32, of Saltillo (see below), was a passenger in the vehicle. The K9 alerted on the vehicle and the officer conducted a search that located a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine in the vehicle. On the passenger’s person, the officer found methamphetamine.

Tanya Marie Gilbert was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram in a Drug Free Zone.

William L. Durr was indicted for two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. In a traffic stop by a Hopkins County Deputy at the 136 mile marker on I-30, William L. Durr, 38, of Youngstown, Ohio (picture not available at time of publication) was arrested for possession of Heroin, Cocaine, and Promethazine. A strong odor of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle and a probable cause search revealed the marijuana and three other substances. The substances were in a backpack belonging to Durr. A records search showed Durr to have a criminal history for multiple felony offenses and possession of controlled substances.

Tammy Lashawn Powdrill was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. When Sulphur Springs Police stopped a 2000 Chevy Silverado on a traffic violation, Tammy Lashawn Powdrill, 52, of Sulphur Springs appeared extremely nervous, according to the officer’s report. The officer was denied consent to search the vehicle. However, he contacted a Hopkins County Sheriff’s K9. The K9 alerted on the vehicle. A search followed. The officer located several pieces of drug paraphernalia. Powdrill was arrested for the paraphernalia and upon arrival at the Hopkins County Jail more contraband was found in the rear seat of the patrol car where she had attempted to hide it. During book in, jail staff located a large green baggie with a white crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Crystal Brooke Vargas  was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams and for Manufacture Delivery of  Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams.  Sulphur Springs/Hopkins County SWAT Team executed a search warrant and located 2.5-grams of suspected methamphetamine at a Helm Lane Apartment earlier this month. The warrant was the result of a Special Crimes Unit investigation. Wednesday, July 25th at 10 p.m., Chrystal Brooke Vargas, 36, was arrested at a location on East Industrial Drive. She confessed to the Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams, a Felony 3.

Dusty Lynn Woodson was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams and for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams and for Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams in a Drug Free Zone .  

Joshua Kenny Mandell was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Crystal Dawn Sims was indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Pedro Gonzalez-Serrano was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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