The Hopkins County Grand Jury during the May 2022 session issued 47 indictments accusing 40 people in the charges, including at least five people named in two offenses each.
More than half of the indictments were for controlled substance offenses. The remainder of the charges ranged from aggravated assault and aggravated robbery to evading arrest, tampering with evidence and firearm charges.
Indicted for aggravated assault of a date, family or house member with a weapon as well as assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation was Derek Wayne Bone. The Cumby man was accused during an April 2, 2022 altercation of choking his wife to the point she could not breath, then of using a shard of broken glass to lacerate her wrist. When the argument transitioned into the kitchen, Bone was accused of using a toolbox to strike his wife on the left side of her face. The man’s wife was treated at the hospital for serious bodily injury to her face. The 34-year-old has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on April 2, 2022. Bond was set at $500,000 bond on the aggravated assault charge and $200,000 bond on the assault impeding breathing charge.
Timothy Blake Merrell and Christopher Howard Alves were also indicted on one count each of assault of a family or household member that impeded breathing or circulation.
Timothy Blake Merrell allegedly attempted late Jan. 25, 2022, to push the woman with whom he’d been in a dating relationship on and off for 8 months out of the vehicle he was driving and of choking her He allegedly drove recklessly, swerving as if to crash into trees. When they arrived at a County Road 1116 residence, she tried to gather her belongings and leave. He then allegedly choked her to the point she couldn’t breath, deputies alleged in arrest reports. He was booked in around midnight and remained in Hopkins County jail until Feb. 3, 2022 on the assault impeding breathing charge; bond was set at $15,000, according to jail reports.
Christopher Howard Alves was accused during an argument with a woman over her possibly cheating on him on Feb. 17, 2022, of pushing her into a bedroom or closet door and putting his hands around her neck. She reportedly pushed her off, so he pushed her on the bed and put his forearm around her throat and chest area. She reportedly stopped breathing and almost passed out. Alves admitted to arguing with the woman over a phone and putting his elbow on her chest while she was on the bed, according to arrest reports.. He was jailed Feb. 18, 2022, for assault impeding breathing charge. He was released from jail later Feb. 18 on a $15,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.
Indicted for aggravated assault of a date, family or household member with a weapon was Mark Lynn Hanson. The 62-year-old Pickton man reportedly admitted to deputies that during a verbal altercation he hit his cousin in the head with a mini sledge hammer he had when he greeted deputies from his CR 2379 porch on Feb. 19, 2022. Hanson allegedly admitted he’d thought about assaulting the cousin the evening before, but didn’t at that time have the courage to do so. Officers found the cousin on the bed in his room, where Hanson told them he’d be lying. The cousin reportedly had a laceration on his head and another on his forehead. He remembers being struck in the head, then waking up in the hallway, likely the spot where deputies reported seeing blood on the floor. The cousin was transported for medical attention and Hanson was taken to jail, where he’s remained since his arrest Feb. 19, 2022, on the aggravated assault charge; his bond was set at $50,000, according to arrest and jail reports.
Cristian Lonnie Jackson was indicted during the May 2022 grand jury session on an aggravated robbery charge. The 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man has remained in Hopkins County jail since his arrest on an aggravated robbery charge on Jan. 24, 2022. His bond was set at $50,000 on the charge, according to jail reports. HCSO jail records show the offense is one of two aggravated robbery charges Jackson is accused of.
Rodney Arnold Harrington was indicted on two assault of a family or household member with previous convictions.
Both Norman Oscar Baez‐Baez and Fabian Chandler Ruiz were indicted during the May 2022 grand jury session on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle was Juan Carlos Duran.
Stephen Lance Boughton was indicted in May of 2022 on a burglary of a building charge.
Latira Jackson was indicted on a prohibited substance or item in a correctional, civic or community facility charge and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information charge. Sebastian Caine Page too was indicted on a prohibited substance or item in a correctional, civic or community facility charge, and Yesenia Rodriguez‐Cadena on a fraudulent use or possession of identifying information charge.
Among the individuals indicted on one possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge each were: Christian Kirby Collins, Ronald Martinez, Rosa Maria Medrano, Kevin Lamont Rushin, Rosa Maria Medrano. Joey Allen Pierce was indicted for possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance in a drug-free zone.
Henry Lee Wood Jr. was indicted on an attempt to tamper with or fabric charge and possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge.
Jakobe Ulysses McClinton IV and Jerry Steve Dodd were also indicted by the Hopkins County Grand Jury in may on a tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair charge each.
Additional individuals indicted on a possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge, including:
- Carlos Cordova‐Segovia,
- Enoc Ventura‐Delacruz,
- Gabriel Ventura‐Delacruz
- Freddy Victorio‐Herrera
- Lutrail Deion Farrier
- Star Herrera‐Mungia
- William Barry Fenton
- Michael Scott Patterson Jr.
- Wendy Dawn Smith
- Whitney Renee Armstrong
- Beverly Alaina Bailey
Indicted on one possession of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1/1-B controlled substance charge each were Laura Marie Cook, Samantha Suzanne Evans, and Wyndel Dorsie Shepherd, Jr.
Preslie Paige Lappin and Rene Perea ‐Saldana, were each indicted for manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of Penalty Group 1 controlled substance in a drug-free zone.
Mark Dakota Sherrin and Dylan Ray Toon were indicted for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle or watercraft.
Terry Ray Born and 2229179 Edgar Campos were each indicted during the May 2022 grand jury session on a driving while intoxicated-3rd or more offense charge. Campos too was charge with possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana.