Nine of 20 Disclosed Indictments Drug Related 

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – A total of 20 indictments were returned by the Houston County Grand Jury when they met on Tuesday, Dec. 19 according to information from the Houston County District Attorney’s Office.

Of the 20 indictments handed down, nine were drug related.

Griffin

Highlighting the other 12 was the indictment of the suspect in the Aug. 1 bank robbery of Citizens National Bank in Crockett.

Former Crockett resident Leon Tran confessed to robbing the bank after he was taken into custody without incident at a home in College Station.

Emmanuel LeJuan Griffin was indicted for assaulting a police officer after he was caught stealing a cell phone. The arrest report from Oct. 22 stated Griffin head-butted an officer before he was tased in the toy aisle of Walmart.

Other assault indictments which were true-billed included those against: Darrin Jerome Harris; Jonathan Whitfield Monzingo; and Gayle Franklin Turner. Monzingo was also indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group one.

Penalty group (PG) one includes: cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ketamine, oxycodone and hydrocodone (over 300 mg).

Jarvis McCullough w

McCullough

as also indicted on possession of a controlled substance, PG one. In addition, the grand jury handed down indictments on McCullough for evading arrest, felonious possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm.

Two people – Randal Lockhart and Trever Alan Scurlock – were indicted on theft charges. Trevor Michael McClain was also indicted for burglary of a habitation and for escaping custody in Jan. 2017. McClain later turned himself in.

In regard to the other drug related offenses, three men – Constancio Arana, Broderick DeShawn Duncan and Jose Luis Gomez – were indicted for possession of marijuana in an amount greater than five pounds but less than 50 pounds.

Clayton Dale Burkett Gipson and Glenn Matthew Kirkland were indicted on possession of a controlled substance, PG 2.

Ward

Penalty group two includes:  Ecstasy, PCP (Phencyclidine), Mescaline and Marinol.

Bryce Michael Harris Dorman and Susan Elaine Ward were both indicted for possession of a controlled substance, PG 1. Dorman was also charged with possession of marijuana in an amount greater than four ounces but less than five pounds while Ward was also indicted for tampering with evidence.

Other indictments handed down in December by the Houston County Grand Jury included:

  • Attempted tampering with evidence by Marvin Charles Collins.
  • Child endangerment by Michael Justin Reed.
  • Prohibited substance in a correctional facility by Angela Linn Treadwell.

 

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.