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Shelby County Grand Jury Indicts 44 Cases Including One for Murder; Deputy Case Gets No-bill

April 13, 2018 - A Shelby County Grand Jury handed down 44 indictments involving 29 individuals on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The grand jury was impaneled for the January 2018 term of the 273rd Judicial District Court.

Included in the list of cases presented to the grand jury involved the shooting death of Louis Troy Risinger by Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Gogolewski on March 6, 2018. The grand jury no billed the case, meaning there was not sufficient evidence presented to seek prosecution against Gogolewski for the death of Risinger. One other case presented to the grand jury received a no-bill.

Lisa Renea Cordova was indicted for murder, first degree felony. The indictment alleges, on March 5, 2017, Cordova caused the death of Michael Lane Cordova by stabbing him with a knife. Related article: Joaquin Woman Arrested for Murder, Sheriff's Office Investigating Murde

William Christopher Stutts was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on February 14, 2017 Stutts took a 2.5 horsepower Mercury outboard motor valued at $750 or more, but less than $2,500 from O.L. Hendricks, the owner. Hendricks was also an elderly individual and did not give effective consent to Stutts.

Florentine Ramos was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on February 14, 2017, Ramos took a 2.5 horsepower Mercury outboard motor valued at $750 or more, but less than $2,500 from O.L. Hendricks, the owner. Hendricks was also an elderly individual and did not give effective consent to Ramos.

Robert Kolten Rhoudes was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on February 6, 2017, Rhoudes operated an automobile without the consent of Larry Jack Hughes, the owner.

Jacqueline Evonne Ingram was indicted for theft, enhanced third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on March 28, 2017, Ingram took U.S. Currency valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 from Maricelly Retamar, the owner. The indictment further alleges Ingram did this without consent of Retamar and with intent to deprive her of the property. The indictment further shows Ingram had been previously convicted on two occasions for theft.

Dalton Grant Miller was indicted for violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, child abuse or neglect, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case. The indictment alleges, on January 3, 2018, Miller committed family violence against Alexis Nicole Haley (f/k/a Alexis Nicole Haley-Miller) in violation of an order of the 123rd District Court of Shelby County, Texas. The order was entitled "Final Protective Order," and/or intentionally or knowingly committed an act in furtherance of an offense under Texas Penal Code Ann. §42.072 (Beckham 2018), and/or intentionally or knowingly communicate in a manner with Alexis Nicole Haley that was in violation of the order.

Teresa Raylean Smith was indicted for hindering apprehension or prosecution, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on February 23, 2017, Smith had intent to hinder the arrest, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of John Cody McDaniel for an offense. The indictment further alleges Smith harbored or concealed McDaniel and provided or aided in providing McDaniel with a means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warn McDaniel of impending discovery or apprehension.

Richard Nelson Dickerson was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on May 13, 2017, Dickerson entered a habitation without the consent of R.E. Shofner, the owner. The indictment further alleges Dickerson attempted to commit or committed theft of a mossburg 12 gauge shotgun, Marlin bolt action single shot .22 long rifle, and Winchester bolt action 30-06 rifle, owned by Shofner.

Richard Nelson Dickerson was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on May 13, 2017, Dickerson enterede a habitation without the consent of Wesley Permenter, the owner. The indictment further alleges Dickerson attempted to commit or committed theft of fishing tackle, including approximately 10 rod and reels, tackle boxes containing lures and other items used for fishing, a 40-42 inch Sanyo flat screen TV with sound bar attached, a pink Barbie, 19 inch TV, portable battery booster/charger, Black and Decker electric weed eater, marine batteries, solar battery charger, pink in color soft bag containing miscellaneous tools, a black plastic box containing ratchets and sockets, 1/4-3/8 inch drive Dewalt skill saw with a bad electric cord, and other miscellaneous items owned by Permenter.

Darren Askew was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on March 7, 2017, Askew operated an automobile without the consent of Henry Askew, the owner.

Jennifer Graves Jones was indicted for stalking, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on May 1, 2016, Jones engaged in conduct directed specifically toward Pamela Doggett that Jones knew or reasonably believed Doggett would regard as threatening bodily injury to Doggett. The indictment goes on to allege, on three occasions Jones got into Doggett's vehicle and refused to get out while showing extreme obsessive behavior, and Jones' conduct would have causes a reasonable person to fear, and did cause Doggett to fear bodily injury for herself. 

The indictment further alleges, on June 11, 2016, Jones sent a private message to Doggett stating there was a bomb in Doggett's mailbox, and this conduct would cause a reasonable person to fear, and did cause Doggett to fear bodily injury for herself. The indictment goes on to allege, on December 15, 2016, Jones physically shoved Doggett from behind while shopping at Wal-Mart, and did cause Doggett to fear bodily injury.

Luis Alberto Ruiz was indicted for sexual assault of a child, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on June 21, 2017, Ruiz caused the penetration of the sexual organ of DP, a child who was then and there younger than 17 years of age and not the spouse of Ruiz, by Ruiz's sexual organ.

Luis Alberto Ruiz was indicted for failure to comply with registration requirements, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on May 13, 2017, while being a person required to register with the local law enforcement authority in the county (Shelby County) where Ruiz resides or intended to reside for more than seven days because of a reportable conviction of the opffense of aggravated sexual assault, Ruiz intentionally or knowingly failed to register with the local law enforcement authority.

Erik Christopher Killen was indicted for aggravated sexual assault, first degree felony. The indictment alleges, on November 18, 2016, Killen caused the penetration of the sexual organ of B.K., a child who was then and there younger than 14 years of age, and not the spouse of Killen, with his finger.

Tristen Javan Duren was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on February 23, 2017, Durden took five iPhones valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 from Wal-Mart, the owner, without consent of Wal-Mart.

Jamison Rashard Swindle was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on May 1, 2017, Swindle, without the consent of Connie Hargrove, obtained, possessed and/or used the identifying information of Hargrove. The indictment further alleges, the following items included were a Farmers State Bank Debit Card, Mastercard, Texas Drivers' license and Farmers State Bank check.

Jamison Rashard Swindle was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on March 27, 2017, Swindle entered a habitation without the consent of Lasandra Davis, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of $200 in cash, a Lone Star card and a Visa card, owned by Davis.

Andrea Janise Chadwick was indicted for burglary of habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on December 6, 2017, Chadwick entered a habitation without the consent of Charles Dearing, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of a Yamaha boat motor, laptop computer, handsaw, drill, sander, grinder, flat screen TV and/or other miscellaneous tools, owned by Dearing.

Andrea Janise Chadwick was indicted for theft, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on December 6, 2017, Chadwick took a laptop computer, blue suit case, queen size sheet sets, misc. tools, boat motor, large flat screen TV, and chainsaws all valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000 from Dearing, the owner, who was then and there an elderly individual.

Andrea Janise Chadwick was indicted for theft of livestock, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on December 6, 2017, Chadwick took 10 head of goats valued at less than $30,000 from Dearing, the owner, and without his consent.

Andrea Janise Chadwick was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, second degree felony. The indictment alleges, on December 6, 2017 Chadwick, without the consent of Charles Dearing, obtained, possessed, transferred, or used 10 or more but less than 50 items of identifying information of Dearing. The alleged items included Dearing's passport, Texas Driver's license, bank account information, and/or vehicle registration documentation.

Joseph Vernon Matthews was indicted for forgery, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on March 17, 2017, Matthews executed a writing so it purported to be the act of James Matthews, who did not authorize the act, and said writing being a fictitious letter with James Matthews' forged signature, used by Joseph Matthews to withdraw funds from James Matthews' bank account at Shelby Savings Bank.

Joseph Vernon Matthews was indicted for forgery, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on March 20, 2017, Matthews executed a writing so it purported to be the act of James Matthews, who did not authorize the act, and said writing being a fictitious letter with James Matthews' forged signature, used by Joseph Matthews to withdraw funds from James Matthews' bank account at Shelby Savings Bank.

Joseph Vernon Matthews was indicted for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on April 1, 2017, Matthews without the consent of James Matthews, obtained, possessed, or used the identifying information of James Matthews, an elderly individual. It's further alleged the identifying information was James Matthews' Texas Driver's license.

Victor Manuel Aguilar was indicted for hindering apprehension or prosecution, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on February 9, 2017, Aguilar with intent to hinder the arrest, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of Antonio Aguilar for an offense, then and there harbored or concealed Antonio Aguilar. The indictement further alleges, Victor Aguilar provided or aided in providing Antonio Aguilar with a means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warned Antonio Aguilar of impending discovery or apprehension.

Dacallier Lamont McClure was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on February 9, 2017, McClure with the specific intent to commit the offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, did then and there commit an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tended but failed to effect the commission of the intended offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The indictment further alleges, McClure knew an investigation was in progress involving a traffic stop and/or a narcotics investigation, and he attempted to alter, conceal, or destroy two plastic bags with one containing alprazolam and one containing cocaine by throwing them out a car window while a police officer was not looking.

Naquetha Donnisha Smith was indicted for criminal attempt: tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on February 9, 2017, Smith with the specific intent to commit the offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, did then and there commit an act amounting to more than mere preparation that tended but failed to effect the commission of the intended offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. The indictment further alleges, Smith knew an investigation was in progress involving a traffic stop and/or a narcotics investigation, and he attempted to alter, conceal, or destroy two plastic bags with one containing alprazolam and one containing cocaine by throwing them out a car window while a police officer was not looking.

Arnold Dejesus Esparza was indicted for evading arrest with vehicle, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on February 7, 2017, Esparza used a vehicle to intentionally flee Jacob Gross, a person Esparza knew was a peace officer, who was attempting to lawfully arrest or detain him.

(Dates in parenthesis indicate the date of the alleged incident):

  • John Escobedo, delivery of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second degree felony (August 23, 2017).
  • Margie Nicole Stahl, prohibited substance in a correctional facility (methamphetamine), third degree felony (February 27, 2017).
  • John Escobedo, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), third degree felony (August 24, 2017).
  • John Escobedo, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (August 24, 2017).
  • John Escobedo, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), first degree felony (August 24, 2017).
  • Richard Nelson Dickerson, unlawful possession of firearm, third degree felony (March 13, 2017).
  • Caleb Lee Harville, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (February 1, 2017). 
  • Ruben Munez Soto, Jr., driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more, third degree felony (August 4, 2017).
  • Dacallier Lamont McClure, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third degree felony (February 9, 2017).
  • Naquetha Donnisha Smith, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), third degree felony (February 9, 2017).
  • Addie Ann Boyd, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), second degree felony (March 10, 2017).
  • Teresa Lynn Jones, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), first degree felony (February 2, 2017).
  • Eric Jermome Nobles, possession of a controlled substance (phencyclidine), second degree felony (February 26, 2018).
  • Kenith Koby Yeager, unlawful possession of firearm, third degree felony (December 5, 2016).
  • Kelsea Golson, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (April 15, 2017).