The Hopkins County Grand Jury during the June 28 session signed 58 indictments. At least 40 people were named in the charges.
Offenses ranged from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation an d hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon to driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age in the vehicle, engaging in organized criminal activity, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle to tampering with evidence, unauthorized use of vehicles and controlled substance charges.
In some cases more than one individual was accused of participating in an offense, and at least six people were named in more than one indictment.
Laura Ruth Alsobrook and Aaron Michael Krahn were indicted during the June session on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. Alsobrook was arrested Nov. 30 after she allegedly confessed to driving a vehicle when it dragged and ran over 20-year-old Michael Calderon, who a police officer reportedly found lying face down in the 300 block of Helm Lane, shortly after 9 p.m. Nov. 29. Krahn is alleged by officials to have been in the vehicle with Alsobrook at the time.
Calderon was reported by police to be unresponsive, with blood coming from his mouth and nose when an officer found him, Sulphur Springs police alleged in reports following Alsobrook’s arrest. Calderon was transported from the crash site to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs, then to an area trauma center in critical condition, according to police investigators.
Police officers, during the course of their investigation, received information that Calderon was “attempting to purchase narcotics from a male” when he was struck by the vehicle, police alleged in arrest reports.
James Wesley Whitworth of Sulphur Springs was indicted for assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation. Whitworth, 39, was arrested May 10 for allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation. Police reported injuries on the girlfriend supported the description given to police regarding the alleged Houston Street assault. Whitworth remained in the county jail Monday on the charge, according to jail reports.
Andrew Ray Williams of Bonham and Stefan Anderson Neal of Greenville were indicted for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. The pair was arrested April 30 for allegedly leaving a minor two-vehicle crash on State Highway 19 south near FM 1567 west without exchanging information with the other motorist, then and leading authorities on a high speed chase on FM 2297 from Birch Creek to the Wildcat Way-League Street intersection, where their vehicle crashed into another vehicle, then a tree on League Street, according to arrest reports. The pair reportedly then fled on foot. The driver was caught trying to jump a fence and the other man was caught after crossing a pasture and I-30, officers alleged in arrest reports. Neal, 26 at the time of his arrest, was released from the county jail on bond on May 1. Williams, 19 at the time of his arrest, remained in jail Monday, according to jail reports.
Manuel Arrendondo-Molina and Christina Eleen Flynn, both of Greenville, were each indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair. The pair was reportedly stopped on Interstate 30 early April 21 for an equipment violation. Before they stopped the deputy reported seeing an object thrown out. Officers allegedly found in the area a make-up style bag containing a hypodermic needle with a substance believed to be methamphetamine that weighed 2.54 grams in it, a scale, small bags, and a clear bag containing a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive as methamphetamine and weighed 11.01 grams. A records check showed the truck had been reported to Greenville Police Department as stolen, officers alleged in arrest reports. Arrendonodo-Molina, 22 at the time of his arrest, was released from jail on bond April 28; Flynn, 23, at the time of her arrest, remained in the county jail Monday, according to jail reports.
Jumierquai Doverieay Davison, Clarence Ofield III and Kelley Waterhouse, all of Sulphur Springs, were indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity. The three were arrested in connection with a rash of vehicle burglaries and a car theft case reported April 12-13. Davison, 17, was arrested April 17 and released from jail April 18. Ofield, 17, and Waterhouse, 18, were arrested April 16. Ofield was released from jail May 30; Waterhouse remained in the county jail Monday, according to jail reports. A 15-year-old reportedly connected to the investigation was also taken into custody as a runaway, police investigators said following the arrests.
Francisco A. Guillen-Campos and Mary Wooten, both of Arkansas, were indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair and possession of 400 grams or more of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Guillen-Campos was also indicted for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. The pair was accused of throwing more than 13 pounds of suspected methamphetamine out a car window, while trying to evade police on Interstate 30 and Shannon Road. Officers recovered what was reported to be at least three 1-gallon Ziplock bags and two other baggies with a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, police reports noted. Wooten and Guillen-Campos, 28 and 21 when arrested April 12, remained in the county jail July 1, 2019, according to jail reports.
Dustin James Spieldenner, 26, of Dekalb was indicted on two possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges. He was allegedly found passed out in a running GMC Envoy parked in the middle of U.S. Highway 67 west at FM 2653 south April 6. The man did not awaken for deputies, who alleged they could see a syringe next to him and noted what appeared to be fresh track marks from a syringe injection. When the man still did not respond, the deputies reported, they notified EMS and broke a window on the Envoy to gain access to the man. He was breathing and finally awakened, but had trouble staying awake. A search of the vehicle yielded a black tar substance believed to be heroin and a white substance they believed to be cocaine, deputies alleged in arrest reports. Spieldenner was reportedly treated at the hospital for a possible overdose then transported to jail, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail Friday.
Scotty Ray Price was indicted for assault of a family or household member by impeding circulation or breathing. He was accused of assaulting his girlfriend by punching her in the face and body numerous times, and placing her in a choke hold, which impeded her breathing, police wrote in arrest reports. He allegedly admitted to putting the woman in choke hold. The woman had numerous injuries, police alleged at the time of his arrest. The 36-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested May 26 and released from jail May 28, according to jail reports.
Denzel Dredon Jackson, 29, of Plano was indicted June 28 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to jail reports, Jackson was taken into custody Friday, June 27, on an aggravated assault warrant and remained in the county jail July 1, according to jail reports.
Matthew William West, 35, of Sulphur Springs was indicted for driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age in the vehicle at the time. His wife and two children, ages 7 and 9, were with him in the truck with him when he was stopped June 15 for failure to signal a lane change. Officers alleged alcohol could be smelled on him; he failed all standard field sobriety tests administered and performed 0.120 and 0.117, both well over the legal 0.08 limit for breath tests, police alleged at the time of his arrest. He was released from jail two days later on bond, according to jail reports.
Filadelfo Ramirez-Hernandez was indicted in June for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a weapon. He was arrested May 17 on a warrant for the charge and remained in the county jail Monday, July 1, 2019.
Garrett Mahew Bursby, 23, of Brashear was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender’s duty to register. A sheriff’s investigator said authorities were first alerted to Garrett Mahew Bursby, after he was reportedly seen April 26 during regular school hours at a county school, where he was thought not to have checked in with school officials. On further investigation, Bursby was found not to have complied with terms for him to register with authorities as a sex offender as required, which resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest, the investigator reported at the time of Bursby’s arrest. Bursby has remained in local custody since his arrest May 22, according to jail reports.
Patrick Deshaun Holman, 23, of Frisco was indicted for theft of a firearm. He was reportedly a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police on Interstate 30 for a traffic violation late May 29. A records check showed a gun found in the car had been reported stolen, police alleged in arrest reports. He was released from jail later May 30 on bond, according to jail reports.
Timothy Alan Goss, 48, of Sulphur Springs was indicted for theft of property valued at less than 2,500, but because he has two previous convictions, the charge was enhanced to a felony offense. Sheriff’s deputies responded May 26 on County Road 1100 to a tip that a stolen chainsaw could be located there. Goss was in a pickup there. He reportedly told deputies a chainsaw being used by another man belonged to the victim. He agreed to let the deputies search a truck. They allegedly found 12.97 grams of suspected methamphetamine in it, resulting in his arrest for possessing the controlled substance and theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more prior convictions, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail July 1, according to jail reports.
Christopher Don Williams was indicted for manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. He was arrested April 24 and remained in custody Monday, according to jail reports.
Kimberly Dawn Tubb, Kyla Renee Wright-Finklea, Alice Rachelle Yarbrough and Chrisandra Watson Yarbrough were all indicted for hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon.
Mazeke Adrian Carruth was indicted for possession of 5 pound or more but less than 50 pounds of marijuana.
The remainder of the indictments were for controlled substance charges. Among those accused in the June 28 Grand Jury session of controlled substance offenses were:
- Benjamin James Cowing, Thea Colynn Patterson, Jazzmin Shonta Hall, Daniel Joseph Nicholson, Donald James Farris and Ashley Renea Young — possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance;
- Nathan Aaron Potter — possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone;
- Richard Leon Howell and Mark Alan Tutton — possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance;
- Jessica Nicole Allen and Colton Heath Golightly — possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone;
- Olgegario Cantu Arizmendez — possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; and
- Jose Luis Rodriguez — possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 2 controlled substance.