When the Hopkins County Grand Jury last met they signed more than 135 indictments, pushing those cases forward for prosecution.
Approximately 110 people were named in the charges, including 18 individuals accused of more than one offense. In some cases, more than one person is alleged to have been involved in the same offense, according to the indictment list released by the District Clerk’s Office for the December 29, 2021 grand jury session. The grand jury isn’t slated to meet again until March 2022.
Approximately half of the charges were for controlled substance, marijuana and alcohol offenses and related charges. The remainder of the charges ranged from aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault of and impersonating a pubic servant, continuous sexual abuse of a child, abandoning or endangering a child, indecency with a child and drunk driving with a child passenger, to unauthorized use of and evading arrest in a vehicle, escape while arrested or confined, felony theft, terroristic threat, criminal mischief, failure to comply with sex offender duty to register, violation of bond or protective order more than twice in a 12 month period, money laundering and firearm charges.
Indicted during the Dec. 29, 2021 grand jury session on an aggravated robbery charge each were Charles Orin Lee Nash and Cass Hunter Sullivan. Nash, 18, of Sulphur Springs allegedly displayed a pistol while robbing Love’s Travel Center in Sulphur Springs on Dec. 3, 2021; he allegedly left the store with approximately 35 cartons of cigarettes, which he carried to and left in the pickup 22-year-old Sullivan of Caddo Mills drove away from the store. Both were arrested that night and remained in custody at Hopkins County jail Jan. 31, 2022, in lieu of the $100,000 bond set on the robbery charge, according to jail reports.
Jose Emiliano Hernandez-Lopez, Seth Patton Jumper and Gaylon Voughan Younger were each indicted on one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Hernandez-Lopez was accused of allegedly threatening a woman and discharging a firearm from inside of a vehicle toward an FM 2560 residence on Aug. 8, 2021. He then allegedly drove on the driveway beside the house and discharged his weapon toward the house approximately five more times from inside the vehicle in the direction of the residence. The front door of his vehicle appeared to have a hole from a gunshot and two spent .40-caliber cartridges were found in the rear seat of the vehicle, deputies noted in August arrest reports. The 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail on a $50,000 bond on the aggravated assault with deadly weapon charge on Aug. 10, 2021, according to jail reports.
Seth Patton Jumper was accused June 19, 2021, of involvement in an altercation in a vehicle on McBride Street in Como, where a person allegedly sustained a head injury from a weapon used during the altercation. He claimed he wielded the pipe and made contact with individuals inside of the vehicle, in an effort to get them to vacate the area. The disturbance allegedly began as a verbal altercation but escalated to a physical confrontation. The 42-year-old Como man was booked into jail early June 20, 2021, and released the next day on a $15,000 bond on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, according to jail reports.
Gaylon Voughan Younger was accused during a verbal argument of injuring his 51-year-old wife’s arm while holding a machete-style knife in a threatening manner and threatening to kill her if she didn’t leave the Lamar Street residence on Sept. 29, 2021. The 61-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from Hopkins County jail Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, on a $50,000 bond on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, according to jail reports.
Crystal Ann Sievers was indicted on a continuous sexual abuse of child victim under 14 years of age. The 32-year-old Brashear woman has been held in Hopkins County jail since her arrest July 27, 2021, on an indecency with a child by exposure charge; bond was set at $100,000 on the charge, according to arrest and jail reports.
Indicted on two abandoning or endangering of a child with intent to return was Holly Ann York, who is also known by Holly Ann Allen. The 39-year-old Como woman was accused of leaving her two elementary-aged children home alone, while she was at a Sulphur Springs address consuming alcohol and vaping THC. Her 8-year-old and 6-year-old sought help at a nearby residence for their mother, who they believed had been kidnapped, Deputies responded, found no indication a kidnapping had occurred. They tracked her through individuals she’s known to associate with and found her at 2 a.m. Oct. 10, 2021, in Sulphur Springs, deputies alleged in arrest reports. She has remained in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bond each on two abandoning or endangering a child charges, according to jail reports.
Also indicted for abandoning or endangering a child through intentional or knowing reckless criminal neglect was Colton Sherman Wright. He was also charged in indictments signed in December 2021 with two manufacture or delivery of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1-B controlled substance offenses and one possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge.
Indicted for assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or cirucluation were Jorge A. Roque-Hernandez and Hadden Dewayne Moreland.
Roque-Hernandez was accused on Aug. 1, 2021, of becoming jealous of phone messages sent to his girlfriend. In a fit of rage, he allegedly threw her phone at her, then, held her down and choked her twice, at lease once to the point she couldn’t breath and almost passed out, while sitting on her at a County Road 3511 residence. The 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was released from jail on Aug. 2, 2021, on a $20,000 bond on the felony assault impeding breathing charge, according to Hopkins County jail reports.
Moreland was arrested on Nov. 1, 2021, on the assault impeding breathing warrant, then released the next day on a $25,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports. He was taken into custody late Nov. 23 and booked into jail early Nov. 24, 2021, on a warrant for insufficient bond on an assault on a family or household member that impeded breathing charge. He was released from Dec. 6, 2021, after securing bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.
Jerry Mack Price Jr. was indicted during the December 29, 2021, grand jury session on two assault of public servant charges and one attempt to take a weapon from an officer charge. Price was accused on Oct. 3, 2021, of assaulting 2 deputies and his girlfriend, as well as resisting and trying to take a deputy’s taser from him. The 51-year-old Cumby man was jailed Oct. 3, then released Oct. 6, 2021, on $30,000 bond per assault charge and $25,000 bond on the attempt to take weapon charge.
Also indicted in December 2021 for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and aggravated assault against a public servant. A multi-agency manhunt was launched Oct. 16, 2021, for the 21-year-old North Carolina man after he drove off from and I-30 traffic stop, and during the pursuit struck the guardrail on the FM 2653 overpass, then rammed the truck he was driving into a Cumby police patrol vehicle, causing major damage. He then reportedly traveled up the railroad tracks for a mile in the truck before ditching it and running into a wooded area. He was taken into custody less than hours later, officials alleged in Shearer’s October arrest reports. He remained in Hopkins County jail Jan. 31, 2022, in lieu of a $100,000 bond on the assault against a public servant charge, $50,000 bond on the evading arrest charge and as well as as $20,000 bond on a controlled substance warrant, according to jail reports.
Troy Michael Stockton was indicted for making a terroristic threat while at North Hopkins school. School administration launched an investigation. The student was removed from the campus and the matter turned over to the sheriff’s office. accused of making verbal statements to cause serious bodily injury to others. Witnesses told officers the 18-year-old had been involved in a verbal altercation with a student at school and made statements which made another student fear for their wellbeing. A witness reportedly indicated fear of Stockton, who has a mental health condition and has been assaulted by the youth before, according to sheriff’s reports. The 18-year-old has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on Oct. 19, 2021; bond was set at $75,000 on the charge, according to jail reports.
Landon Paul Shearer was indicted for criminal mischief resulting in $2,500 worth or more but less than $30,000 worth of damages. The 27-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested late Oct. 28, 2021, after he admitted to damaging several of the glass panels in the see-through restrooms downtown. He was booked into Hopkins County jail, where he has remained since his arrest. On Nov. 5, he was accused of damaging the protective padding on the floor of the jail cell he was being held in.
Jorge Camacho Villanueva was indicted for indecency with a child by sexual contact. The 36-year-old has remained in Hopkins County jail since his transferred Dec. 22, 2021, from Denton County jail, in lieu of the $100,000 bond set on a continuous sexual abuse of a child charge, according to jail reports.
David Alan Swindler was indicted for impersonating a public servant. The 58-year-old Sulphur Springs man has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest Dec. 2, 2021, on the charge. Bond was set at $50,000. on the third-degree felony charge, according to jail reports.
Indicted for violating bond/protective order two or more times in 12 months was Jessie Wayne Petrea. The 28-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested Sept. 17, 2021, on the charge and has remained in the county jail ever since in lieu of a $100,000 bond, according to jail reports.
Dustin Mackenzie Davis was indicted on a driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years of age in the vehicle.
An off-duty highway patrol reportedly saw the 27-year-old Sulphur Springs man, identified as a possible drunk driver, getting into a vehicle with a child and leaving a Sulphur Springs establishment around 7:45 p.m. Sept. 11, 2021. While Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies were en route to Interstate 30, dispatchers received a complaint that he was driving the truck recklessly, failing to maintain one lane and possibly speeding on I-30 west. A second motorist soon contacted sheriff’s dispatchers reporting a reckless driver was exiting I-30 near the westbound rest area. A Cumby Police Officer spotted the truck traveling west on the north I-30 service road, where it failed to travel in one lane. The Cumby officer stopped the truck near mile marker 107 on the north I-30 service road. Deputies arrived to assist. Alcohol was smelled on him. He failed sobriety testing and admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to leaving the Sulphur Springs establishment. Officials reported there was indeed a child in a car seat in the backseat of the vehicle. CPS was called, but the child’s grandparents arrived and took the child. The vehicle was released to someone as well, according to arrest reports.
Daryl Christopher Simmons was indicted during the December 2021 grand jury session on escape while arrested or confined, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and theft of property valued at less than $2,500 but enhanced due to two or more prior convictions.
The 53-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of escaping with handcuffs still on from the District Courtroom Oct. 20, 2021, and caught on video driving a car with body damage east on Jefferson Street. The vehicle was found later in the day near Simmons’ residence. An officer that night contacted Simmons, pretending to be his friend and told the deputy he was at his rural residence. He was arrested around midnight on warrants revoking his bond on two controlled substance charges, officers alleged at the time of his arrest.
Simmons, who is also known to use the aliases Bryson Alphonso Hill, Charles Kartney James, Charles Karney James, Triple OG and Simmons Schristopher, has remained in the county jail since that time, according to jail reports. Bonds on the three indictments totaled $250,000: $100,000 each on the evading arrest and escape charges, and $50,000 on the theft charge, according to jail reports.
Also indicted in December for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle were Christopher Kirby Keel, Eugene Montrell Jones, Frederico Martinez, Stevie Nicole Mathis, Justin Wayne Andrews and Rashad Oneal Hall. Jones was also indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Others indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle included Simetrius Dawn Kelley, Moses Jerome McLaurin, James Glenn Belcher and Edward Mathew Cain. Belcher was also indicted for possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance. Cain was indicted for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance as well. McLaurin was indicted for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.
Cody Earl Lee was indicted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance, while K C Antwan Macon was indicted for unlawful possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group1/1-B controlled substance. Pernell Lewis, Justin Keith Morris, and Derek Dewayne Dirks were also indicted on a possession of a firearm by a felon charge.
Miguel Angel Morales was indicted on a money laundering in the amount of $30,000 or more but less than $150,000, while Paul Wesley Cash was indicted for theft of property valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000. Indicted for fraudulent use or possession of more than 5 items of identifying information was Jose A. Canisales-Martinez.
Laron Dewayne Ross Jr. as indicted for failure to comply with duty to register with local law enforcement 90 days after making any changes such as change of address or vehicle.
David Brian Holcomb was indicted for possession of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance and forgery of a financial instrument while Conchetta Janell Weatherall was indicted for f property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions
Candace Lashay Gordon was indicted on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance, while Brian Winston Johnson was indicted on tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance.
Also indicted on a tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair charge were Rodney Justin Condo, Briana Marie Galaviz, Toshia Marie Edmonson and Amber Ann Kinchlow.
Indicted on a third or more offense DWI charge each were Jason Allen Ashford, Brandon Gene White and Jeremiah Laray Cooper.
Luis Fernando Discua-Garay was indicted for possession of 5 pounds or more but less than 50 pounds of marijuana. Indicted for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana were Shemika Marshall, Candace Rae Blade, Milique Fredrick Zirretta and Alfredo Junior Vargas.
Indicted for manufacture or delivery of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance were Jesus Escobedo-Fernandez, 1 gram or more but less than 4 gram in a drug-free zone; Arturo Pina, 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams; Ernesto Arellano Martinez, 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams; and Nicholas Anthony Reynolds, less than gram. Martinez too was indicted on a possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams in a drug-free zone with intent to deliver.
The rest of the indictments were for possession of Penalty Group 1 or 1-B controlled substance offenses, unless otherwise noted. They include, by weight of substance:
- Less than 1 gram
- Carlos Sonchz Aubrey
- Dustin Michael Caldwell (in a drug-free zone)
- Jimmy Ray English (in a drug-free zone)
- Ramiro Saucedo Espinoza
- Michael Thomas Ferry
- Shaina Cheyanne Fields
- Noe Rosas Fuerte
- Philip Ryan Gibson (in a drug-free zone)
- Monica Jane Groves
- Spenser Allen Hart
- Chelsey Nicole Jeffries
- Crystal Lee Hickman (in a drug-free zone)
- Laura Kay Rogers Kirtley
- James Edward Kizer Jr.
- John William Legendre Jr
- Alyssa Renee Legendre
- Christopher Adolpho Lutz
- Brooke Lanee McSparrin
- Franklin Nathaniel McWhirter
- Micah Lynn Mothershed
- James Barry Norton Jr.
- Truman Leon Pope Jr.
- Edith Leanne Raney
- Darrick Jerome Ransom
- Willie Marvin Riley III
- Doyle Ray Roberson
- Colten Blake Skinner
- Justin Lee Smith
- Kristina Lenea Ullman
- Jose Ernesto Valladares-Pineda (in a drug-free zone)
- 1 Gram or more but less than 4 grams
- Jacob Lee Ball
- Lacy Michelle Blevins
- Robert Stanley Chambers III
- Sarah Marie Cordy
- David Carlton Cunningham
- Kedaron Dion Franklin
- Steven Derek Hanson
- Daniel Hernandez Gonzales
- John Reno Kraft
- Brian Lynn Matthews (in a drug-free zone)
- Christopher Francis Matthews
- Lovie Ann Moss
- Zachary Antonino Rodriguez
- Richard Forster Walls
- Kendall Ashley Simpson
- Jacinto Johnathan Sosa
- Brandon Ray Timmons
- Nicholas Chase Trimble
- Gage Jahvon Williams
- 4 Grams or more but Less than 200 grams
- Joshua Luke Deal (in a drug-free zone)
- Kedaron Dion Franklin (2 counts)
- Lovie Ann Moss (with intendent to deliver)
- Rodney Edward Petrea Sr.
- Carmen Celeste Pickle (2 counts)
- 400 grams or more
- Kim Lafay Nelson
- Luis Enrique Sanchez-Ramos.