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Tool mayor indicted for DWI
Monitor Staff Reports
ATHENS–Tool mayor John Michael Black was indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense, by the Henderson County Grand Jury Aug. 9.
Black, 63, was arrested Aug. 10, 2009, following a minor traffic accident in Gun Barrel City.
According to a Gun Barrel City police report, shortly before 8:30 a.m., a Trinidad resident, driving a 2000 Dodge Intrepid, was stopped for a red light at Welch Lane while eastbound on Main Street (State Highway 334).
Black, driving a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup eastbound on Main Street, failed to stop and hit the rear of the Intrepid, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
Gun Barrel City police transported Black to the East Texas Medical Center Cedar Creek Lake emergency room, where he cooperated fully in providing a blood sample, and was subsequently arrested.
Under Texas law, a person convicted of a third DWI faces from two to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, with a driver’s license suspension of up to two years, or a $2,000 per year surcharge for three years to maintain a driver’s license.
The indictment against Black was one of 57 True Bills returned by the grand jury according to information released by District Attorney Scott McKee’s office.
Indictments were also returned against:
• Benito Zavala Charqueno, w/m (white male), 45, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.
• Lachance Crutchfield, w/m, 29, from Larue, indicted for Arson.
• Paul Elmer Moore, w/m, 78, from Chandler, indicted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
• Charles Ray Robinson, b/m (black male), 55, from Athens, indicted for Aggravated Robbery.
• Brian Keith Chapman, w/m, 40, from Kemp, indicted for Assault on a Public Servant.
• Chhourngly Kheng, w/m, 25, from Malakoff, indicted for Deadly Conduct (two indictments).
• Kedrick Lamont Hurd, b/m, 30, from Athens, indicted for Attempted Murder,
• Russell Corn, w/m, 21, from Kemp, indicted for Injury to a Child.
• Billy Gene Childress, also known as Billlie Gene Childress, w/m, 79, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
• Earnest Ray Shirey, w/m, 42, from Frankston, indicted for Stalking.
• Laura Ann Adams, w/f (white female), 24, from Malakoff, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance/Abandoning/Endangering a Child.
• Caddo Smith Jr., w/m, 36, from Athens, indicted for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
• Jimmy Tino Orozco, also known as Jimmie Tino Orozco, w/m, 41, from Brownsboro, indicted for Assault Family Violence with Prior Conviction; also indicted for Injury to a Child.
• Jon Christopher Hutchins, also known as John Christopher Hutchings, w/m, 40, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance; also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Haley Lynn Vaught, also known as Haley Caughron, w/f, 31, from Flint, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Al Gene Fulton, b/m, 27, from Athens, indicted for Evading Arrest with Prior Conviction.
• Ronnie Jo Feagins, w/m, 30, from Athens, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Billy Jack Donohue, w/m, 28, from Dallas, indicted for Theft over $1,500; also indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Gayla Janike Criner, b/f, 33, from Athens, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Michael Allen Breedlove, w/m, 48, from Brownsboro, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Allen Michael McCallister, w/m, 18, from Athens, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Tony Lee Henderson, w/m, from Kemp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Sebastian Martinez Jr., w/m, 52, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• James Ray Hunt, w/m, 38, from Mabank, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Thomas Gary Burns, w/m, 37, from Mabank, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Keith Allen Washington, w/m, 27, from Arp, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Marcus DeWayne Tilley, b/m, 26, from Malakoff, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Gary Lynn Minifee, b/m, 49, from Athens, indicted for Delivery of a Controlled Substance (repeat offender enhancement).
• Darrell Allen Forester, w/m, 41, from Larue, indicted for Criminal Mischief over $1,500.
• Arbra Leon Peavy, w/m, 46, from Eustace, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
• Christopher Charles Cooper, w/m, 44, from Red Oak, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Kerrie Florence Katz, w/f, 39, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Debit/Credit Card Abuse.
• Keith Alan Turner, w/m, 22, from Athens, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger.
• Donnie Calvin McGlaun, w/m, 35, from Kemp, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Fred Wayne Poole, w/m, 42, from Sarepta, La., indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Austin Maxwell Daugherty, b/m, 30, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Michael Alan Graves Jr., w/m, 21, from Kemp, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Plangiman Rochelle Henry Jr., b/m, 20, from Malakoff, indicted for Evading Arrest.
• Jimmy Lloyd Colbert, w/m, 34, from Athens, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Justin Paul Mayfield, w/m, 29, from Athens, indicted for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements.
• James Monroe Wilson Jr., w/m, 44, from Overton, indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Michael Dale McClure, w/m, 24, from Eustace, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation; also indicted for Burglary of a Building.
• Stephen Russell Swilling, w/m, 25, from Terrell, indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
• Robert Harold Williams, Jr. w/m, 42, from Garland, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Richard Michael Crutchfield, w/m, 22, from Athens, indicted for Theft over $1,500.
• Agapito Flores, w/m, 56, from Athens, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Charolette Dianne Garcia, w/f, 53, from Athens, indicted for Burglary of a Habitation.
• Darryl Brandon McCullough, w/m, 24, from Seagoville, indicted for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
• Benjamin Garcia Lopez, w/m, 29, from Tyler, indicted for Driving While Intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.
• Jamie Daniel Logan, w/m, 37, from Malakoff, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
• Johnny DeWayne Owens, w/m, 23, from Gun Barrel City, indicted for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Burning down the house
Local firefighters conduct training in Arnold Hills
By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

SEVEN POINTS/TOOL–Neighbors gathered in Arnold Hills Saturday to watch firefighters train and to see a spectacular house fire.
City of Tool Fire Department chief Mike Howell orchestrated the four-hour training, which included firefighters from Tool, Gun Barrel City, Seven Points and North Highway 19.
The house was donated to the City of Tool for the training by title attorney and home developer Scott Felton and his wife, Patti, of Plano.  HouseBurnFront.jpg (202680 bytes)
The house had been abandoned, and the couple bought it at auction.

Monitor Photo/
Pearl Cantrell
Spectators watch as flames shoot up and the attic becomes engulfed on a house donated for firefighter training Saturday in Seven Points.


The Feltons have refurbished or built eight homes in Arnold Hills, and their work has encouraged the surrounding neighbors to spruce up their own properties.
The house at 313 Hillcrest Dr. was formerly a notorious drug house, and considered by most a blight on the neighborhood, Patti said.
The Feltons plan to landscape the lot and make a park of it, she added.
A festive air surrounded the training, as neighbors congregated to watch the action despite the heat.
Canopies, folding chairs and a luncheon of hot dogs and lots of liquid refreshment added to the party mood, while songs whose lyrics featured a fire theme played, such as “Light My Fire,” Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” and Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House.”
Training opened with the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in a smoky environment, as well as a search and rescue session. HouseBurnPrayer.jpg (192296 bytes)
Monitor Photo/
Pearl Cantrell
After a prayer for safety and a successful training, firefighters from four fire departments commenced training exercises Saturday morning in Arnold Hills.

The National Incident Management command structure was also followed.
Once the training was completed, the house was torched around 1 p.m.
Howell tested a new firefighting tool – the Fire Interruption Technology (FIT-5), distributed by ARA Safety.
The device successfully knocked down the temperature of the fire in the front of the house by 800 degrees in less than a minute. It deployed much as a grenade does.
It was strange watching the firefighters do nothing to put out the fire – just restricting it to the house – as they commenced the controlled burn.
A curtain of water was set up between the burn, nearby trees and neighboring house by a gadget of the City of Tool VFD’s own invention.
A 3/4-inch steel plate bolted to a heavy frame was set in front of a fire hose, deflecting the 200 pounds of pressure to form a water curtain.
Howell made sure he had at least 2,500 gallons of water on hand to monitor the controlled burn and fuel the curtain.
At around 12:30 p.m., Seven Points had to peel away from the controlled burn to answer a car fire call in front of The Library at Cedar Creek Lake. No one was injured in that incident.

Noise complaint leads to drug arrests
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–Three persons were arrested on drug charges Saturday, after a noise complaint led officers to a residence close to Eustace High School.
Timothy Hunt, 48, and Kimberly Wood, 30, were charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Brenda Carter, 48, was charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces in a drug-free zone, according to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt.
Deputies Brad Beddingfield and John Long were responding to a noise complaint at 102 Isler Road in Eustace, and found Hunt using suspected methamphetamine and Wood to be in possession of the suspected drug.
Also, deputies found a small bag of green leafy substance believed to be marijuana in very close proximity to Carter.
The residence was found to be within the drug-free zone of the school.
All three subjects were taken to the Henderson County jail.
Carter was released under a $2,500 bond. Hunt was released under a $15,000 bond, while Wood was retained under a $2,500 bond.


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