Seventeen Indictments Handed Up By Hopkins County Grand Jury

Seventeen indictments were handed up by a Hopkins County Grand Jury this week. Indictments against those arrested include:

Melissa Kathleen Page was indicted for Abandon Endanger Child Criminal Negligence. Special Crimes Unit assisted Child Protective Service Agents with an investigation regarding four children ages one to four years old. All tested positive for methamphetamine. The four children were in the care, custody, and control of Page, 38, of Sulphur Springs, who also tested positive for meth.

Alvin Virgil Ward, III was indicted for Aggravated Assault Date/Family/House with Weapon.

Ronnie Anthony Jones, 55, of Sulphur Springs, was indicted for Assault Public Servant. A disturbance in the 1500 block of East Industrial drew the attention of Sulphur Springs Police. The son of Jones told officers that Jones had verbally threatened to kill him. Jones was verbally argumentative with police as well. Jones attempted to release an aggressive dog on officers as they attempted to take him into custody. Police deployed a Taser but did not deter Jones from his hostilities. As the officer took Jones to the ground, Jones struck the officer in the face with a closed fist causing pain to the officer. Officers finally were able to control Jones. An injury to Jones caused by the altercation was medically cleared before Jones was placed in Hopkins County Jail.

Demarcus Deon Gabriel was indicted for Engage in Organized Criminal Activity.

Jeremy Lynn Sharp was indicted on two counts of Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon. A Cooper man was arrested following a traffic stop. Sulphur Springs Police stopped Jeremy Lynn Sharp, 40, who proved to be extremely nervous during the interview. A strong odor of alcohol called for a street sobriety test. Failing that test led to a search of the vehicle. A clear plastic baggie of white Chrystal substance thought to be methamphetamine was found.

Javier Sanchez Sanchez was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

Steve Sterling Fouse was indicted for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams.

Crystal Lee Hickman, 55, of Sulphur Springs,  was indicted for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Hickman was one of two women arrested when trhe Special Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. Consent to search the vehicle revealed a clear bag containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine under the center console cup holders. Officers also located a black set of digital scales in the vehicle.

Kevin Taylor Umbaugh was indicted for Manufacture Delivery Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. During an investigation by the Special Crimes Unit approximately 3.2 grams of Methamphetamine was purchased from  Umbaugh, 27, of Scroggins, TX. As a result of the purchase and the investigation, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Umbaugh. SCU Investigators, DPS State Troopers, and Franklin County Sheriff’s Investigators and Deputies located Umbaugh away from his residence and make the arrest.

Roy Freeman Burkham was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 4-gram but less than 200-grams in a Drug Free Zone. When Hopkins County Deputies received a call regarding an individual wanted on a Blue Warrant (Violation of Pardon and Parole), they found the man sitting in a vehicle outside his residence. With consent to search the vehicle, the deputy found a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine. With permission to search the residence, there the deputy found more suspected methamphetamine along with a loaded syringe and glass pipe. The suspected meth weighed more than 11 grams.

Robert Royce Haga was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 more than 1-gram but less than 4-grams. Haga, 54, of Huntsville, Alabama, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violationon I-30. Hopkins County Chief Investigator Corley Weatherford, who was on patrol Wednesday afternoon, observed an open container in plain view in the vehicle. Haga admitted it was his. The driver of the vehicle admitted to having marijuana under his seat. A search of the vehicle revealed a syringe loaded with a clear substance believed to be methamphetamine in Haga’s luggage. Haga admitted to possessing the meth.

Jerry Wilkerson, Jr., 39, of Sulphur Springs, was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets noticed a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu backed up to a gate on County Road 4703 and saw two individuals in the vehicle. Upon making contact with the passengers, he saw a loaded glass pipe in the passengers lap and the driver was shaking a butane bottle. The glass pipe contained methamphetamine. In a search of the driver’s pockets, the investigator found a blue colored baggie with a small amount of crystal like substance inside. After searching the driver, a second small baggie containing a small amount of the substance was found on the ground. Inside the passengers purse was another glass pipe commonly used to smoke meth.

Christopher Don Williams was indicted for Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram.

Author: Jimmy Rogers

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