By Will Johnson
GRAPELAND – On Friday, April 21, Houston County District Attorney Donna Kaspar and Assistant D.A. Roger White met with the Houston County Grand Jury and were successful in acquiring more than 30 felony indictments. Among these were several from the Grapeland Police Department.
“The Grapeland Police Department has been busy with investigations which led to five felony cases being presented to the Houston County Grand Jury during April. In turn, this led to indictments on all five brought before the Grand Jury,” Grapeland Police Chief Don Myers said.
The five Grapeland indictments were comprised of:
- James Smith on one count of endangering a child.
- James A. Tubbs on one count of failing to comply with sex offender registration.
- Cedrick Demon Turner on one count of failing to comply with sex offender registration.
- Angus Walker on two counts of assault/family violence.
Other Houston County indictments included:
- Tiffany Collins on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
- Jeremy Rains on one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
- Jimmie Lee Brown, Cody Lee Cullum, Clarence Earl Montgomery and John Clifton Reed each on one count of assault/family violence.
- Chad Haynes and Emily Owens each on one count of burglary of a building.
- Raleshia Shange Harris, Billie Gene Hollman, Brodrick Gerome Hollman, Jacalbran Breyon Johnson and Cassandra Denise King each on one count of burglary of a habitation.
- Christina Evans on one count of delivery of a controlled substance, penalty group one, greater than four grams but less than 200 grams and one count fraudulent use of identification information.
- Jeffrey Bernard McDaniel and Kimbal Shawn Pierce on one count each of DWI, third or more.
- Julia Ann Kristin Suarez on one count of DWI with a child under the age of 15.
- Jalen Daniel Reese and Jacob Kane Sampson on one count each of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.
- Deovtae Czecacion Jackson on one count of forgery.
- Stacy Bernard Henry on one count of indecency with a child and one count of retaliation.
- Tellisa Demetris Payne on one count of injury to a child.
- Elbert Liggins, Jr. on one count of possession of a prohibited substance/item in a correctional facility.
- Cloie Olquin Jones, Stephanie Lashey Rains and Johnathan Wayne Thompson on one count each of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, greater than one gram but less than four grams.
- Homero Gutierrez Marin, Vernon Auther Morris and James Allen Smith on one count of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, less than one gram.
- Richard Allen Shipp on one count of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group two, greater than one gram but less than four grams.
- Christina Marie Saavedra on one count of possession of a controlled substance, greater than one gram but less than four grams and one count of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one, less than one gram.
- Ronnie D. Scott on one count of possession of a controlled substance greater than four grams but less than 200 grams.
- Courtney Barker and Jennifer Yvonne Pierce on one count each of securing the execution of a document by deception.
- Michael Wayne Pruett on one count of taking wildlife resources without landowner consent.
- Gregory Parr on one count of theft, less than $2,500 with two previous convictions.
- Jerry Lee Jones on one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
An indictment is a formal accusation against an individual suspected of committing a crime. It means the prosecution has enough evidence to bring the case to court, but it does not mean the suspected individual has been found guilty.
Will Johnson may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.