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Grand Jury Indictments For May And June 2021

The indictment list released by the District Clerk’s Office for the June 30, 2021 Hopkins County Grand Jury session was relatively short compared to those released for May 2021. Seven people were named in 10 indictments last month compared to approximately 80 people named in 90 indictments in May 2021.

June 2021 Indictments

The 10 offenses pushed forward for prosecution included evading arrest with a vehicle, felony DWI, sexual assault and indecency with a child, criminal mischief and stalking, as well as marijuana, felony DWI and marijuana offenses. Three individuals were named in two indictments each.

Shannon Bryan Quinn (HCSO jail photo)

Shannon Bryan Quinn was indicted on a sexual assault of a child charge and an indecency with a child by sexual contact charge.

The 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested April 19, 2021, at the sheriff’s office and booked into jail on warrants accusing him of the offenses. He was later charged on a Franklin County warrant for indecency with a child by sexual contact as well.

Quinn remained in Hopkins County jail until June 24, 2021. His bonds totaled $175,000 – $100,000 on the Hopkins County sexual assault of a child charge, $50,000 on the Hopkins County indecency charge and $25,000 on the Franklin County indecency warrant, according to jail reports.

Christopher James Timmons (HCSO jail photo)

Indicted during the June 30, 2021, session for stalking and criminal mischief resulting in $2,500 worth or more but less than $30,000 worth off damage was Christopher James “CJ” Timmons.

The 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused April 26, 2021, of stalking a woman he used to date by following her from work to her residence, where he rammed a Kia Rio into a Hyundai Elantra and Ford F150 pickup parked off the street at the residence around 2:10 p.m. When the woman stepped out of the house, she reportedly recognized the man who got out of the Kia and took off running as CJ Timmons. Police responded, noted about $1,200 worth damage to the truck and he car to be totaled, but were unable to find Timmons in the area.

Timmons was found later that evening, allegedly intoxicated, in the middle of the road with a knife. He admitted to consuming Xanax and alcohol and was arrested for public intoxication, according to police reports.

Police filed a report for stalking, noting that Timmons had followed his ex-girlfriend from her place of work to her residence, the address where he is accused of crashing the Kia into two other vehicles. Police were aware of at least three instances in which Timmons walked back and forth in front of the woman’s residence, after law enforcement warned him to discontinue doing so and not to trespass on the property.

A felony warrant was obtained for the alleged stalking offenses. Timmons was served with the stalking warrant at 12:15 p.m. April 27, 2021 at Hopkins County jail. He was served April 29 with a warrant for criminal mischief for the damages he allegedly caused to the two cars at the residence of the woman he was accused of stalking, according to jail and arrest reports.

Timmons remained in Hopkins County jail July 2, 2021, on lieu of $115,000 bond – $100,000 on the stalking charge and $15,000 on the criminal mischief charge, according to jail reports.

Keegan Thomas Rees (HCSO jail photo)

Keegan Thomas Rees was indicted on a possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.

The 31-year-old Greenville man was arrested April 21, 2021, following a Hillcrest Drive vehicle crash. Upon approach, officers alleged the man appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant. He had a glass pipe on him and two baggies with a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine were found in a Chevrolet Tahoe, resulting in his arrest on the controlled substance charge, police alleged in arrest reports.

Rees remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, July 2, 2021, in lieu of $30,000 bond on the controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

Mohammedali Ahmedin

Mohammedali Ahmedin and Rodgrick Jermaine Nix were each indicted on an evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge.

Ahmedin, who is also known by Mohammedali Suleman Ahmedin, was accused April 9, 2021, of striking an Arkansas State police patrol vehicle while fleeing a hit and run crash, then leading authorities from two states on a slow Interstate 30 pursuit (staying consistently at speeds between 50 and 60 miles per hour) from Hope, Arkansas to Cumby, Texas. He has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest April 9, 2021 on the evading arrest charge; he also has a charge pending in Miller County, Arkansas for aggravated assault.

The 31-year-old Louisville, Kentucky resident allegedly continued in the Freightliner semi after two front tires and six of the flat bed trailer’s eight rear tires were deflated by spike strips put out by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies at mile markers 131 and 138 in an attempt to stop the truck. Ahmedin was accused of driving “very aggressively” toward other vehicles on the road as well as patrol units that attempted to block exits and deploy additional stop sticks. The truck stopped when the semi crashed into the center median at mile marker 113 on I-30 west. around 9 p.m. April 9. He allegedly told police that “Allah instructed him to complete the criminal acts,” Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Baumann alleged in arrest reports. His bond was set at $200,000 on both the evading arrst charge and the Arkansas aggravated assault charge, according to jail reports.

Rodgrick Jermaine Nix

Nix was accused April 19, 2021, of leading police on a 10-mile vehicle pursuit along I-30 from the 125 mile marker to the 135 mile marker. When police tried to stop him for driving a Nissan Murano 12 miles over the 75 mile per hour posted speed limit, he continued east to the 131 mile marker, where it exited onto the service road, according to police reports.

The 40-year-old Dallas man then allegedly ran the stop sign at FM 69, and continued on the service road to mile marker 135, where he failed to make a turn. The vehicle hit the ditch and continued into a post, went airborne and continued to the I-30 entrance ramp at mile marker 135. He then allegedly tried to run from officers, but was caught a short distance away and taken into custody at 9:22 a.m. April 19 and jailed.

Nix, who is also known by Jermain Rodgrick, has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest in lieu of the $25,000 bond set on the third-degree felony evading arrest charge, according to jail reports.

Samuel Dan Cochran (HCSO jail photo)

Indicted for Samuel Dan Cochran was indicted on a driving while intoxicated, third or more offense, charge.

Cochran, who is also known as Sammy Cochran, was arrested April 25, 2021, by HCSO Deputy Chris Baumann, for driving while intoxicated and on a warrant for bond revocation on a DWI-third or more offense charge, according to jail reports.

The 41-year-old Reno, Texas man remained in Hopkins County jail Friday, July 2, 2021. His bond on the DWI charge for which he was indicted was set at $50,000, according to arrest reports.

Courtney Derel Daniel-Fields (HCSO jail photo)

Courtney Derel Daniel-Fields was indicted June 30, 2021, on manufacture or delivery of 400 grams or more of a Penalty Group 2 or 2-A controlled substance and possession of four ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charges.

The 32-year-old Killeen man was arrested on both charges on April 30, 2021, following a traffic stop by troopers at mile marker 113 on Interstate 30. A marijuana odor emitting from the car when the state trooper approached, resulted in the highway patrol asking Daniel-Fields to step out to talk to him further. A records check showed the man to be wanted in Bell County. He was taken into custody on the charge. During a search, the passenger was found to be in possession of THC edibles and marijuana; he was arrested, the state trooper alleged in arrest reports

A search of the car allegedly revealed numerous containers with suspect marijuana, multiple bags with suspected THC gummies inside of them, as well as numerous empty packages with suspected marijuana leaves. Daniel Fields claimed the marijuana and gummies in the car belonged to him. The marijuana weighed 4.51 ounces and the gummies 447 grams. Three containers found in the vehicle also held suspected THC wax which weighed 73 grams. The passenger claimed the gummies weren’t infused with THC, but all of the packaging was labeled with THC and marijuana leaves, which the trooper noted in arrest reports, is consistent with THC edibles he’s located during previous arrests.

Daniel-Fields, who is also known by C Dereil Fields, has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest April 30, 2021. His bonds totaled $75,000, including $30,000 on the manufacture or delivery charge and $10,000 on the marijuana charge, according to jail reports.

May 2021 Indictments

The charges in the May 2021 indictments signed by the Hopkins County Grand Jury ranged from aggravated kidnapping, possession with intent to promote child pornography, aggravated sexual assault of a child, assault impeding breathing, evading arrest or detention, accident involving injury and unauthorized use of a vehicle, to forgery, illegal dumping, obstruction or retaliation, controlled substance, marijuana and felony drunk driving. At least eight individuals were named in more than one indictments, and in some cases more than one person was accused of involvement in an offense.

Elizabeth Ann Karst, Deborah Ann Troutt and Edward Faris Troutt Jr. were indicted for aggravated kidnapping. Edward Faris Troutt Jr. was also indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. The trio was arrested Feb. 24, 2021,for allegedly locking a child in a closet, causing injuries. The offenses are alleged to have occurred in 2018, when they were responsible for the care of an elementary-aged child; an outcry regarding the allegations was made in 2021. Following an investigation by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for a rural Sulphur Springs residence and arrest warrants reported finding “locking devices on the closet,” As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were obtained and served Feb. 24 for the three adults’ arrests.

Lamont Lankeen Mitchell
(HCSO jail photo)

Lamont Lankeen Mitchell was indicted on three counts of assault on a public servant. The offenses were alleged to have occurred on Jan. 21, 2021, while he was in custody at Hopkins County jail on two aggravated assault with deadly weapon warrants issued in connection with the shooting of two teens around 1 a.m. June 14, 2020. In January. Mitchell was accused of assaulting three jailers. A sheriff’s deputy responded in the jail to assist in getting Mitchell, who was alleged to have been actively resisting and fighting with jailers in a jail cell. He was taken into custody with “the least amount of force necessary” to get the Pittsburg man into handcuffs and moved to a padded cell. Mitchell was released from the county jail on March 9, 2021, on $30,000 bond per charge, according to jail reports

Norma Lilia Nunez (HCSO jail photo)

Norma Lilia Nunez was indicted for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a weapon. The 42-year-old Cumby woman was arrested March 7, after for allegedly displaying two knives and throwing one of them during an altercation with her stepdaughter. She was released the next day on bond on a $30,000 bond, according to arrest and jail reports.

Jacob Wyatt Burgess (HCSO jail photo)

Indicted during the May 19. 2021 grand jury session on an assault of a public servant charge was Jacob Wyatt Burgess. The 29-year-old Yantis man was accused April 14, 2021, of striking a jail officer in the face multiple times with a broken cup handle, while already in custody at Hopkins County jail on one March 22, 2020, assault of public servant charge and three Dec. 3, 2020 assault of a public servant charges. He remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 3, 2021, on those as well as other charges.

Mark Fitzgerald Cooper (HCSO jail photo)

Mark Fitzgerald Cooper was indicted in May for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, possession of less than gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair.

The 55-year-old Dallas man was accused of leading officers on a high speed pursuit that wound through Hopkins County from just east of Como on State Highway 11 at 1:30 a.m. March 5, 2021, to Sulphur Springs and eventually concluded in Winnsboro. He was stopped by a deputy, then fled when asked to step out of his vehicle. He allegedly exceeded 120 miles per hour after turning onto FM 69 in Como, then discarding items out the vehicle window. He continued to the I-30 service road, slid across a ditch and continue to the service road west, then onto I-30 west. He allegedly slammed on his brakes several times.

e exited I-30 at College Street, crossing the ditch to Industrial Drive in Sulphur Springs. He continued to South Broadway Street, drove through Taco Bell parking lot to Duckworth, then to Mockingbird Lane before getting on SH 11 east. He continued on 11 east to FM 3019, where the car tires began losing air after hitting stop sticks. The car stopped on Chestnut Street in Winnsboro.

After Cooper was taken into custody, a substance that field-tested positive as 0.17 gram of cocaine was found in the car he was driving, deputies alleged in the March 5, 2021 arrest reports.

Cooper remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 3, 2021, in lieu of $45,000 on the three charges, according to jail reports.


Also indicted during the May 19, 2021, grand jury session on an evading arrest or detention with a vehicle or watercraft charge included Michael Oneal Harrison, Aaron Kristopher Huddleston and Celecia Nicole Jeffery.

Indicted for evading arrest or detention with previous conviction was Christopher James Timmons.


Hugo Enrique Menchaca (HCSO jail photo

Hugo Enrique Menchaca was indicted for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance and possession with intent to promote child pornography.

He was allegedly identified by sheriff’s officers during an ongoing investigation into another child pornography allegation. He was hard to track down, according to investigators, because he’d been living out of a vehicle. His vehicle was spotted at his new place of work. Search warrants were obtained for the car and executed March 18, 2021. They reported finding more than one item of evidence and electronics. The investigation showed Menchaca to be involved in  “the downloading, access and transfer child porn” online. While patting him down, officers reported finding a glass pipe with a crystal-like substance that later tested positive as 1.78 grams of methamphetamine.

Brandon Darel Roach (HCSO jail photo)

Indicted on an obstruction or retaliation charge was Brandon Darel Roach. The 39-year-old man, while in custody at Hopkins County jail, was accused of threatening to retaliate against his father for reporting him to police. He was jailed Jan. 16 following a disturbance in which he allegedly threatened to burn down a residence with his nephew and family were inside if he didn’t leave it, and threatened to kill his father before he left. He allegedly admitted to making threats against both family members and was charged on two terroristic threat of a family member charges on Jan. 16, 2021. A sheriff’s investigator, while listening to jail calls on Jan. 18, heard Roach tell him mother he would kill his father for calling police on him, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports.

Roach remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 3, 2021, in lieu of $5,000 bond on each terroristic threat charge and a $250,000 bond on the obstruction or retaliation charge, according to jail reports.

Jose Ismael Cuevas (HCSO jail photo)

Jose Ismael Cuevas was indicted on an assault of family or household member that impedes breathing or circulation charge.

Cuevas was accused on April 11 of twice choking a man with whom he was reported to have been in a dating relationship, restricting the 28-year-old’s breathing. The younger man had apparent injuries to his head and neck, according to arrest reports.

The 30-year-old remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, July 2, 2021, in lieu of a $35,000 in bonds, including the $15,000 bond set on the assault charge, according to jail reports.

Blake Allan Gagliardi (HCSO jail photo)

Indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle were Blake Allan Gagliardi and Brayden Lynn Brown.

Gagliardi was accused Jan. 11, 2021, of leading a state trooper on a chase in a stolen truck on Interstate 30 from Hunt County to Sulphur Springs, before being apprehended.

The 26-year-old Denton man has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest in lieu of a total of $110,0000 in bonds, including the $20,000 bond set on the stolen truck charge, according to arrest jail reports.

Brayden Lynn Brown (HCSO jail photo)

Brown has also remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on an unauthorized use of a vehicle charge as well as a burglary of habitation charge on March 29, 2021.

The 19-year-old Sulphur Springs resident was found on County Road 4714 in a truck allegedly stolen using keys taken during a North Jackson Street burglary about an hour before, according to police reports. He was served June 9 at the county jail with a warrant for the home burglary.

Brown’s bond was set at $20,000 on the stolen truck charge and $50,000 on the burglary charge, according to jail reports.

LaJuana Lanell Minty Chester (HCSO jail photo)

Lajuana Lanell Minty Chester and Victor Miranda-Cervantes were indicted on felony driving while intoxicated charges.

Chester reportedly admitted to consuming her prescribed valium mediation and alcoholic beverages on March 18. She was alleged to have been involved in a vehicle crash on Brinker Street that evening. She was unable to follow directions when an officer attempted to administer standard field sobriety tests.

The 72-year-old Sulphur Springs woman has remained in custody since her arrest in lieu of a $10,000 bond on the charge. She also was held on a parole warrant, according to jail reports.

Victor M. Miranda-Cervantes AKA Victor M. Miranda-Sirvantes (HCSO jail photo)

Miranda-Cervantes was accused on March 20, 2021, of driving drunk with 3 children under 10 years of age in the SUV with him at the time. He was stopped for a traffic violation and had red eyes, and alcohol was smelled on his breath. Beer cans were visible in his SUV, including one can between a child’s feet in the center of the back road of seats in the truck. He was arrested and the children were released to Miranda-Cervantes’ son.

The 60-year-old man, who is also known by Victor M. Miranda-Sirvantes, was released from the county jail March 21, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the driving while intoxicated with children under 15 years of age charge, according to jail reports.

Justen Blake Saffel (HCSO jail photo)

Justen Blake Saffel was indicted for illegal dumping of commercial materials.

The 26-year-old man was accused of dumping debris and trash near Sulphur Springs Lake, at the dead end of County Road 4703 on Jan. 4, 2021. The debris, hauled away Tuesday in a dump truck, weighed more than 4,000 pounds. He was arrested Jan. 6 in Morris County on a warrant for the charge and transferred to Hopkins County jail Jan. 7, 2021.

Saffel was released from the county jail Jan. 9, 2021, on a $5,000 bond on the illegal dumping charges as well as a $5,000 bond on a charge for discharge of debris, according to jail reports.

Christopher Andrew Stachel
(HCSO jail photo)

Christopher Andrew Stachel was indicted for forgery of a financial instrument.

The 40-year-old Carrollton man allegedy attempting to pass a forged check at a South Broadway Street bank during the noon hour on Feb. 25, 2021. He then reportedly compounded his troubles by taking off running when police arrived and called for him to stop inside of the bank. After a short chase he was arrested, and found to have a meth pipe in his pocket.

Stachel has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Feb. 25, 2021, on the forgery charge as well as for evading arrest or detention and public intoxication (police believed him to be impaired by means of meth), according to arrest and jail reports.

Indicted for accident involving injury was Samuel Tanner Earle.

The remainder of the May 2021 indictments were for marijuana and controlled substance offenses.

Three people were indicted for manufacture or delivery of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance: Christopher Roy Mosher, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams; David Salvador Luna, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams; and Edith Taylor Styles, less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone.

Among the individuals indicted in May for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana were: Isaiah Deonte Bryant-Lacey, Gary Lee Childers, Angela Knous Weaver, Andrew McKenzie Golston, James Dean Smith and Lorie Kessler Smith.

Devonta Qukashawn Brown was indicted for possession of less than 28 grams of a Penalty Group 3 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.

Those indicted in May on possession of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charges included:

  • Joe Dale Cohorst – less than 1 gram;
  • Chad Dean – less than 1 gram;
  • De Shaun Keith Denmark – less than 1 gram;
  • Nelson Douglas Driver – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Keyra Leanne Dunham – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Michael Lynn Emery – 4 grams or more but less than 400 grams in a drug-free zone;
  • Kelly Wayne Gathright – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Robert Harold George – less than 1 gram;
  • Scott Arthur Gorton – less than 1 gram;
  • Mary Katherine Gross – less than 1 gram;
  • Jason Wayne Hutson – less than 1 gram;
  • Michael Glenn Taylor – less than 1 gram;
  • Margaret Gunter – less than 11 gram;
  • Jennifer Lynn Howell – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Markus Lee Bassham Jr. – less than 1 gram;
  • Stephanie Bean – less than 1 gram;
  • Kayln Dawn Bell – less than 1 gram;
  • Gerardo Berrones-Gamez – less than 1 gram;
  • Orenthal Clifton Brown – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Elizabeth Louise Willis – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Gary Lee Childrers – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Angela Knous Weaver – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Jarrett Dakota Hughes – two counts for less than 1 gram;
  • Jiles McNatt Jaco – less than 1 gram;
  • Robert Bradley Shehane – less than 1 gram;
  • Earnest Miller Johnson – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Kathy Denise Johnson – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone;
  • Tiffany Dawn McCary – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone and less than 1 gram;
  • Timothy Cole August Kelsey – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Amberli Nicole King – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams;
  • Michail Germann King – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams with intent to deliver;
  • Jeffrey Bryant Knutson – less than 1 gram;
  • Colton Jacob Logan – less than 1 gram;
  • Paula Maria Lucero – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Belinda Jean Nash – less than 1 gram;
  • Kristie Elaine Morton – less than 1 gram;
  • Haley Alexis Nichols – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Marcus Dewayne Poole – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Mark Allan Potts – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Nicholas Anthony Reynolds – less than 1 gram;
  • Sonny Doyle Richardson – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams;
  • Christopher H. Robinson – less than 1 gram;
  • Aldis Marivel Rosewell – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams;
  • Kyle Ray Rosewell – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams;
  • Diego Servin-Chavez – 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams;
  • Constantino Santiago-Perez – less than 1 gram;
  • Shanna Kay Segleski – less than 1 gram;
  • Jessica Smith – 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams, less than 1 gram;
  • Hillary Kay Spigner – less than 1 gram; and
  • Kristina Lenea Ullman – less than 1 gram in a drug-free zone.

Author: Faith Huffman

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