At least 34 indictments were signed during the April 2021 Grand Jury session, pushing those cases forward for prosecution, according to records released this week by the District Clerk’s Office.
More than 25 individuals were named in the indictments, including four people accused of two or more offenses. Charges ranged from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle to fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, theft of a firearm, engaging in organized criminal activity, unauthorized use of a vehicle and felony DWI. At least. At least 19 of indictments signed April 9 by the Hopkins County Grand Jury were for controlled substance offenses.
Indicted on four charges in April 2021 was Chun Zachary Lambert. The charges accuse the 43-year-old of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Lambert was arrested Jan. 13, 2021 and had remained in jail ever since. Bond was set at $20,000 on the unlawful possession charge and $10,000 on the theft charge. He was initially jailed on two aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges and one charge each of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, failure to identify and violation of parole charge and possession of a controlled substance charges, as well as two warrants for theft of property, following a Jan. 13 County Road 4711 disturbance involving a firearm. A search of his truck resulted in location of nearly 6 grams of suspected methamphetamine. He also allegedly ran his truck through a fence and had someone else’s wallet with 13 items of identifying information inside of it, according to arrest and jail reports.
He was served two weeks later with a warrant for the firearm theft, deputies alleged in arrest and jail reports. Lambert was indicted in March for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and theft of a firearm charges, according to court records.
Aaron Cole Bennett was also indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bennett has been jailed locally on 11 occasions. The 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man was last arrested Jan. 29, 2021, on assault and a Wood County theft warrant. He was released from Hopkins County jail April 3, 2021. His bond was set at $25,000 on the assault charge and $6,000 on the theft charge, according to jail reports.
Joseph Todd Billingsley was indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
The 41-year-old was reported as a suspicious person for sitting for a longer period of time in a Chevrolet Cruz on Helm Lane early Jan. 11, 2021. A records check showed the car had been reported to Austin authorities as stolen. A bag of substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine was found in the vehicle. Billingsley was found to have a woman’s military ID and another man’s Texas driver’s license on him, resulting in an additional charge of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, police alleged in January arrest reports.
Billingsley was arrested Jan. 11 on the three charges. He remained in custody until March 31, 2021. Bond was set at $5,000 per charge, according to jail reports.
Also indicted on an unauthorized use of a vehicle charge was Javier Isaiah Crutchfield. The 17-year-old was arrested Feb. 8, 2021, for allegedly staking his grandparents’ van without permission while they were sleeping. He claimed he wanted to go see his girlfriend but his grandparents wouldn’t allow it, so he took the van while they were sleeping. The van was reported missing around 7 a.m. At 7:34 a.m. a police officer spotted the van turning from Bill Braford Road onto Gilmer Street and stopped it, according to arrest reports.
Crutchfield remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, April 16, 2021, in lieu of a $5,000 bond on the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge, according to jail reports.
Accused in indictments of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle or fraudulent use or possession of identifying information was Blake Allan Gagliardi.
The 26-year-old Denton resident Jan. 11 allegedly lead a state trooper on a chase in a Nissan Frontier on Interstate 30 from Hunt County to Sulphur Springs, where it wound through town and cut back toward Commerce on State Highway 11 at Hillcrest Drive, then crashed near the city limits,, according to arrest reports.
Gagliardi was arrested Jan. 11 and reamiend in jail for evading arrest and on a Denton fraud warrant. He was subsequently charged on a violation of parole warrant, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and fraud.
Ajalen Meontre Sanders too was indicted in April 2021 on an evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge. The charge stems from a Jan. 25 vehicle pursuit that ended in a swimming pool on Live Oak Street.
He allegedly fled from the deputy who stopped him on State Highway 19 north around 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 for speeding. As the deputy exit his car to talk to the driver, the man he accelerated. The deputy followed the car as it turned onto Loop 301 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, crossed I-30 at mile marker 127, traveling through stop signs. The vehicle then cut the gas station parking lot, turned onto Helm Lane. After turning onto Live Oak Street, the driver reportedly opened the door with something falling out, circled back around and jumped out of the vehicle as it neared the dead end of the street. The man then ran and jumped two fences into a back yard, where the driver, identified in arrest reports as 25-year-old Sanders of Paris, Texas, fell into a swimming pool. An off-duty officer in the area helped get the man out of the cool pool. (The temperature on Jan. 26 ranged from 49 to 68). Sanders was found to have an outstanding parole warrant and a deputy located a bag containing 1.4 ounces of suspected marijuana, deputies alleged in arrest reports.
Sanders has remained in jail since his arrest Jan. 25, on the parole warrant. His bond on the three charges stemming from the car chase total $105,000. He also was held on a Lamar County evading arrest warrant and served with an unlawful possession of firearm by felon charge as well. Bond on the Lamar County charge was set at $5,000 but was set at $500,000 on the firearm charge, according to jail reports.
A deputy reported smelling a burnt marijuana odor emitting from Cleveland’s SUV and could see a firearm in plain view in the middle of the front seat. After retrieving the weapon, which a records check showed had been reported stolen in Morris County, resulting in Cleveland’s arrest, according to arrest reports. He was booked into jail after midnight, then released later Jan. 9 on a $5,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon was Colten James Holguin. Deputies contacted the 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man at his residence on Jan. 30 after receiving a complaint alleging Holguin shot and killed a do the previous day. He admitted to shooting the dog and being in possession of a firearm. a firearm. Aware the man is a convicted felon and believing that the fifth anniversary of his release from confinement hasn’t occurred yet, the deputies placed Holguin in custody at 2:31 p.m. Jan. 30, for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to arrest reports. He was released the next day from jail on a $10,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.
Kyle James Greenlee and were each indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity.
According to Hopkins County jail reports, Greenlee has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Feb. 9, 2021, on an unauthorized use of a vehicle warrant, a Franklin County theft of property warrant, a Rockwall County warrant for bond forfeiture on a driving while license invalid with previous conviction and a Navarro County warrant for theft.
Danna Marie Rebolloso was indicted on April 9, 2021 on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge.
The 35-year-old Lancaster woman was arrested in Dallas on Hopkins County warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity and another for violation of probation on an engaging in organized criminal activity charge, according to arrest reports.. The 35-year-old Lancaster woman was transferred to Hopkins County jail on March 2 and remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, April 16, 2021, in lieu of $100,000 on the criminal activity charge and $50,000 on the violation of probation charge, according to jail reports.
Melvin Jerome Askew was indicted in April 2021 on a driving while intoxicated, third or more offense charge.
Askew was arrested on Dec. 12, 2020, and Dec. 26, 2020 on DWI charges. He was detained by an officer helping direct traffic for the annual Blue Santa distribution. Police reported Askew had heavy, slurred speech that sounded as if his tongue was swollen, as well as glassy, bloodshot eyes and continued to apologize. He showed clues of intoxication on horizontal gaze nystagmus tests but didn’t have vertical nystagmus, and refused to perform any other sobriety tests. Askew then agreed to submit to a blood sample, which was taken at the hospital, but not a breath test, police alleged in arrest reports. He was released from jail on Dec. 13 on a $10,000 bond. Askew was jailed again the day after Christmas on a DWI charge as well; he was released on a $2,000 bond on Dec. 27, according to jail reports. He had previously been arrested on May 15, 2005 and was released from jail the next day on a $1,000 bond for DWI; and was arrested Sept. 2 and released Sept. 3, 2016 on a $2,000 bond for DWI, according to jail report.
Keith Ali was indicted during the April 2021 grand jury session for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, possession of 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone, possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.
Ali was found after 3 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021, slumped toward the driver’s side window of a car stopped with the car still in the drive position in the parking area at the rest stop in Cumby. A deputy and Cumby policeman had trouble waking him up. When the 57-year-old Frisco resident awaken he appeared incoherent, lethargic and had trouble answering deputies questions. The deputy noticed what appeared to be two marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray near the car’s console. A probable cause search revealed $6,100 cash bundled in increments of $1,000, a revolver, and the following typed of suspected contraband: 8.52 grams of suspected cocaine, 1.02 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 3.42 grams of suspected black tar heroin, 0.39 grams of suspected brown powder heroin, 67.8 grams (including container) of suspected PCP, and 3.8 ounces of suspected marijuana, the officers noted in the February arrest reports.
As a result, Keith Ali (who is also known as Farrad M. Ali) was arrested Feb. 9 on three Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone charges, one Penalty Group 2 controlled substance in a drug-free zone chare, one possession of marijuana charge and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He was released from jail Feb. 12, 2021 after securing the $107,000 in bonds set on the charges, according to jail reports.
The remainder of the indictments signed during the April 2021 grand jury session were for controlled substance offenses. Among those indicted for possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance were:
- Cory Lane Belz – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone
- Timothy Emmanuel Brown -less than 1 gram;
- Byron Jamison Brown – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
- Charles Creal – 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams;
- Jason Wayne Daniels – less than 1 gram;
- Tranameth Delon Ford – less than 1 gram;
- Rebekah Luvena Kirby – less than 1 gram;
- Alexanndria Green – less than 1 gram;
- Randy Dale Hargrave – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams in a drug-free zone;
- Tiny Marie Hogue – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
- Nader Tokleh – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
- Lance Tyler Morehouse – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
- Richie Wayne Porter – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams; and
- Mary Elizabeth Walker – less than 1 gram.