Sunday, May 16, 2010

 

 

 

  Deputy’s probes reveal burglary, ID theft suspects
Monitor Staff Reports

ATHENS–Henderson County authorities have notched 10 arrests over the past few weeks, most of them on burglary or identity theft charges, according to a news release issued Thursday by Sheriff Ray Nutt.
April 10, the sheriff’s office got a report of an attempted residential burglary in the Wagon Tree addition.
The complainant told Deputy David Robertson he returned home to find two male suspects in his front yard.
After a brief verbal altercation, the complainant retreated into his residence to call police.
One of the suspects, later identified as Phillip Shane Young, 30, reportedly kicked in the front door and entered the home, where he was confronted by the complainant.
Young fled the residence, and the complainant told Robertson that Young meant to assault him.
Investigator Kendall Wellman was able to obtain information on Young’s whereabouts, and obtained a warrant charging him with burglary of a habitation.
Wellman arrested Young at his workplace April 16, and he was jailed. Young posted $20,000 bond and was released the same day.
As a result of a traffic stop, Deputy Danny Cope learned the offender, identified as Michael McClure, 23, possessed items stolen in a recent burglary at a Eustace-area home on County Road 2912.
During an investigation, Wellman was able to link McClure to two separate burglaries on CR 2912, and obtained information on a second suspect in the break-ins, Nicholas Ballew, 20.
Several items reported stolen were located and returned to the owners. McClure was arrested April 12 and Ballew was arrested April 19.
Both were charged with burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building. Ballew posted $3,000 bond and was released April 22, while McClure remains jailed under bonds totaling $57,500.
April 18, Daniel Ray Hayden III of Murchison was arrested for theft from $1,500 to $20,000, following Wellman’s investigation of a reported burglary on State Highway 31 just east of the county fairgrounds.
Hayden had in his possession several items of property taken during the burglary. Wellman obtained an arrest warrant, and Deputy Richard Miller located and arrested Hayden.
Hayden remains jailed under bonds totaling $30,000.
May 7, Rosa Cuevas, 34, was arrested after an investigation by Wellman into allegations Cuevas and her boyfriend, William Lee Oliver, 60, were using the identity of another person to pay bills on their personal accounts.
Cuevas was arrested on charges of fraudulent use/possession of identifying information. She posted $21,000 bond and was released May 9.
Oliver was arrested May 11 on charges of fraudulent use/possession of identifying information, credit card abuse and harassment, and was released later that day after posting $13,000 in bonds.
Also May 7, Allon Lon Henderson, 35, was arrested for burglary of a building, stemming from a report made April 13 to Deputy Kevin Adair.
During his investigation, Wellman found two witnesses who saw Henderson entering the property and buildings at Sunshine Sales in Tool.
The witnesses chased Henderson, who was able to escape. Following his arrest, Henderson was released after posting $5,000 bond.
Wednesday, Special Assignment Deputy John Daniels was patrolling CR 2531 in the Payne Springs area and stopped a white male riding a bicycle in a reckless manner.
A search of the rider, identified as Stephen Paul Jernigan, 41, revealed some suspected methamphetamine. Jernigan was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and remains jailed, as bond had not been set at presstime Thursday.
Monday, deputies made arrests related to the March 13 burglary of a building off Farm-to-Market 59 near Athens. Deputy Tracy Dunnington recovered a four-wheeler, a motorcycle and a pressure washer stolen in the break-in.
Lt. Bryan Tower interviewed several individuals, and learned the person Dunnington recovered the property from had purchased the items from two other individuals.
Tower obtained arrest warrants for two suspects, Hayden – who was still held in the Henderson County Jail – and Bradley James Obrien, also of Murchison, who was arrested by Deputy Billy Jack Valentine.
Both Hayden and Obrien were charged with theft, $1,500 to $20,000, and remain jailed under $10,000 bond each.

 

Pair indicted for Feb. 16 Kamman’s store robbery
Monitor Staff Reports

ATHENS–Two men arrested shortly after a late-night stick-up at Kamman’s convenience store in Log Cabin were indicted for Aggravated Robbery by the Henderson County Grand Jury.
Roy Lee Hammond, w/m (white male), 28, from Athens, and Christopher Lee Mowrey, w/m, 26, from Malakoff, were both indicted May 4 in connection with the 1 a.m. Feb. 16 robbery at knifepoint at Kamman’s, located at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 3054 and State Highway 198.
An eyewitness called 9-1-1, and Eustace police officer Shavarr Warren (who was about to go off duty) responded to a call for help from any units near FM 2329.
Warren caught up with a vehicle matching the eyewitness’ description, and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle pulled over without incident, although one of the three passengers (including a 16-year-old boy) threw the store’s money out the window before stopping.
Hammond and Mowrey were both identified as living at a Flat Creek Road residence in Athens. The juvenile, also from Athens, was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center in Palestine.
The robbery indictments against Hammond and Mowrey were among 63 True Bills issued by the grand jury during the May 4 session, according to information released by District Attorney Scott McKee.
Other indictments were issued against:
• Guy Wade Calfy, w/m, 53, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
• Robert LeRoy Baldwin, w/m, 26, from Tool, indicted for Possession of Child Pornography.
• Chad Allen Woods, w/m, 29, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Injury to the Elderly (habitual offender enhancement).
• Leonard Cozell Foster, w/m, 81, from Chandler, indicted for Indecency with a Child.
• Estal Ray Grissom, w/m, 45, from Athens, indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child; also indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Individual.
• Gregory Dale McKeehan, w/m, 29, from Tool, indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Assault Family Violence.
• Rufus Earnest Sims Jr., b/m (black male), 19, from Athens, indicted for Assault on a Public Servant.
• Michael Jeremy Washburn, w/m, 29, from Mabank, indicted for Arson While Attempting to Manufacture a Controlled Substance; also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver/Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Shawnda Tennille Shearer, also known as Shonda Tenille LaJon, w/f (white female), 34, from Athens, indicted for Abandoning/Endangering a Child/Abandoning/Endangering a Child.
• Gary Don Davis, w/m, 36, from Mabank, indicted for Assault Family Violence with Prior Assault Conviction; also indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Isisdro-Delatorre, also known as Isidro Ramos, w/m, 30, from Athens, indicted for Intoxication Assault/Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• John Douglas Groves, w/m, 27, from Mesquite, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Troy Randal Thompson, also known as Aaron Lamel Anderson, w/m, 19, from Malakoff, indicted for Theft of a Firearm.
• Randall Dwight Massey, also known as Randall Dwight Massy, b/m, 35, from Athens, indicted for Evading Arrest; also indicted for Evading Arrest with a Prior Conviction.
• Christopher Michael Radford, w/m, 18, from Athens, indicted for Theft over $1,500.
• Christopher Michael Hicks, w/m, 19, from Frankston, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Timothy Byron Rounsavall, also known as Timothy Bryon Rounsavall, w/m, 36, from Mabank, indicted for Theft over $1,500 (two indictments).
• Robbie Devon Wilkins, b/m, 31, from Athens, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon/Theft of a Firearm (habitual offender enhancement).
• Rex Marshall Monroe, w/m, 54, from Athens, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Amanda Jean Ruth, w/f, 25, from Kemp, indicted for Theft over $1,500; also indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
• Johnny Calvin Blake, also known as James Ray Blake, w/m, 45, from Scurry, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation (repeat offender enhancement).
• Jerry Dee Duckworth, w/m, 50, from Kemp, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
• Stewart Dean Prewitt, w/m, 44, from Malakoff, indicted for Theft over $1,500; also indicted for Forgery by Passing (two indictments).
• Tommy Joe Taylor, w/m, 46, from Chandler, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• William Christopher Hughes, w/m, 20, Dallas, indicted for Theft over $1,500.
• Thomas Dalbert Hamilton, w/m, 84, from Eustace, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Wendy Louise Peele, w/f, 44, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Phillip Darrel Fann, w/m, 51, from Larue, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Jermaine DeShawn Rushing, b/m, 26, from Athens, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance; also indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Wesley Samuel Ryan, w/m, 46, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance (two indictments).
• William Keith Stallings, w/m, 23, from Trinidad, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
• Kelton Markal-Darden, b/m, 25, from Gladewater, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Tad Michael Russell, w/m, 20, from Malakoff, indicted for Theft over $1,500.
• Jerry DeWayne Burt, w/m, 40, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information.
• Bob Allen Stripling, w/m, 56, from Trinidad, indicted for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
• Beverly Louise McWilliam Kirby, w/f, 62, from Mabank, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Susana Walker Parsons, 34, from Athens, indicted for Fraudulent Prescription.
• Karen Rene Cullum, w/f, 40, from Kemp, indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information (two indictments).
• Robert Ethan Holman, w/m, 36, from Chandler, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense (habitual offender enhancement); also indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger.
• Brandon Reid Black, w/m, 25, from Mabank, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
• Robert Lee Artzt, w/m, 26, from Kemp, indicted for Forgery by Passing (two indictments).
• Candice Lyn Curtis, also known as Candice Curtis Sangster, w/f, 29, from Tool, indicted for Forgery by Passing (two indictments).
• Thomas Lane Boyd, w/m, 45, from Eustace, indicted for Evading Arrest; also indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
• Jeremy Charles Scott, w/m, 26, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Laurie Hanson Frankum, w/f, 50, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Judy Collier Holliday, w/f, 46, from Dallas, indicted for Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information.

 

City of Kemp approves bridge agreement
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–The installation of a footbridge across the small creek that meanders through the walking trail behind the Post Office is a step closer to reality.
Tuesday, Kemp City council members approved an agreement with the county to install the bridge.
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has had plans in the works for more than a year to establish a walking and bike path for citizens to enjoy, and the bridge is a large part of the project.
Originally, the bridge spanned the same creek as it crossed County Road 4061. The state built a new bridge to replace the older, smaller construction and allowed the EDC to move it.
However, county commissioners may only make interlocal agreements with elected entities, and the EDC is not an elected body. Thus the need for council approval.
“Now that the city has approved the agreement, I will present the papers to commissioners for their approval,” Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Deller said.
Deller said barring weather problems, work on the bridge’s installation could begin soon.
In other business, council members:
• canvassed the votes and swore in Todd Weber and Leodis Buckley for council seats. Jesse Morton wasn’t in attendance.
• heard the court collected fines totaling $21,384.74. Traffic and misdemeanor cases totaled 104 with 19 parking tickets; four state law offenses and three city ordinance violations.
• heard a report from Police Chief Richard Clemmo.
“We had our first on-site visit from North Central Texas Council of Governments concerning the grant we received,” Clemmo said.
The department passed inspection, and the first $15,000 of the grant has been allotted and spent on radio equipment for the city’s police cars, he added.
He said his officers have made several narcotics arrests and some for bad checks.
Councilwoman Barbara McFaul commended the Kemp Police for its presence around the high school.
“You can see the difference – I am impressed,” she said.
• heard code enforcement officer Steven Crawley say he’s taking steps to confiscate a trailer abandoned on the Kemp off-ramp at U.S. Highway 175. “At least two people have expressed interest in (obtaining) it,” he said.
• reappointed Kemp Housing Authority commissioners Ronnie Baird and Pat Capehart.

 



Copyright 2010, MediaOne, L.L.C.