September 22, 2015 - The Shelby County grand jury for the July term of the 123rd Judicial District Court met on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and handed down indictments for 51 cases.
Derek Wayne Hendricks was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on December 4, 2014 Hendricks stole a propane torch including two bottles, hoses and gauges, a brown welding hood, approximately 200 feet of welding leads, a diamond plate tool box with assorted tools, booster cables, 2 boxes of welding rods, a 6 ft box blade for tractor, 1-5 gallon bucket of hydraulic oil, 1 red metal gas can, 1 receiver hitch with a two inch trailer ball, trailer dolly, grease gun, come-a-longs, 6 bags of sheet metal screws, 2 round bales of hay, valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Jim McCauley, the owner, without his consent.
Derek Wayne Hendricks was also indicted for theft, state jail felony involving another incident. According to the indictment, on November 30, 2014 Hendricks stole the following: Huskey socket set, oxygen and acetylene bottles, tool boxes, jacks, grease gun, come-a-longs, 400' 2-0 service wire, 10 lbs loose copper, Snap-on crow foot open end wrenches, Coleman cooler, bucket pins, cylinder engine head, Victor acetylene gauges with torch, large red shackle valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Jason Harrell Fleming, the owner.
Jonas Dewaun Goodwin was indicted for indecency with a child - exposure, a third degree felony. The indictment alleges on October 29, 2014, Goodwin with intent to arouse or gratify his sexual desire did intentionally or knowingly expose his genitals to a child younger than 17 years of age.
Sarah Simmons was indicted for criminally negligent homicide, state jail felony. According to the allegation in the indictment on April 19, 2014 Simmons did, by criminal negligence, cause the death of an individual, namely, Logan Simmons., by being ejected from vehicle during the crash due to being unrestrained.
Justin Earl Bennett received three indictments. The first indictment, delivery of a controlled substance, state jail felony, in a drug free zone, penalty enhanced to third degree felony alleges Bennett intended to deliver cocaine in an amount of less than one gram, and that he committed this alleged offense within 1,000 feet of Center Middle School. Bennett is alleged in the second indictment, evading arrest with vehicle, third degree felony to have fled from Center Police Sgt. Ricky King in a vehicle. The third indictment against Bennett, evading arrest with previous conviction, state jail felony alleges when Bennett evaded arrest from Sgt. King he had a previous conviction for the same charge on February 18, 1998. All of the charges are alleged to have occurred on August 28, 2014
Terry Victor Johnson, Jr. was indicted for assault bodily injury, third degree felony. The indictment alleges Johnson, Jr. did intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to the victim, Jennifer Kellum Johnson, a family member by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure to the throat or neck and/or blocking the nose or mouth of the victim on September 7, 2014.
Johnson was also indicted for continuous violence against the family, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on November 18, 2014 Johnson recklessly caused bodily injury to Joshua Wayne Kellum, a member of Johnson's family by kicking and injuring Kellum's knee, causing him to fall and injuring his elbow. On or about September 7, 2014, Johnson caused bodily injury to Jennifer Kellum Johnson, a member of his family, by grabbing her around her throat strangling her, making it hard for her to breathe, and said conduct by Johnson occurred during a period that was 12 months or less in duration.
Derwin Wayne Armstrong was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The indictment alleges on November 8, 2014 Armstrong operated an automobile without effective consent of Carrie Boykins, the owner thereof.
Ray Charles Carroll received an indictment for, forgery, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on October 24, 2014 Carroll with intent to defraud or harm Reymundo Bahena wrote a business check in the name of B and B Sports Floors drawn on Angelina Savings Bank, on the above date for the amount of $700.
Dustin Bryan Estes was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on November 10, 2014 Estes entered a building without the consent of Regency Energy Partners, the owner of the building, and attempted to commit or committed theft of 1 Galenfeha-GLFH -1240-CW Battery owned by Regency Energy Partners.
Joseph Leon Parker was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges on November 8, 2014 Parker stole 2 Yard Railroad Yellow Equipment buckets valued at 1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Charles Mackey, the owner.
David Aaron Parks and Leanne Jeanette Fox each received indictments pertaining to the same incident for injury to a child, elderly or disabled individual, first degree felony. The indictments collectively allege on October 22, 2014 Parks and Fox caused serious bodily injury to a child 14 years of age or younger when they failed to supervise and protect the child, therefore allowing the child to be seriously injured as a result of being attacked by a dog. In relation to the same incident, Thomas Chase Lee was also indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on October 22, 2014 when Lee was aware an investigation of the attack on the child was in progress, he concealed the dog involved, a tan and white pit bull, with intent to impair its availability to the investigation.
Horace Roger Hendrick was indicted for theft, third degree felony. The indictment alleges on November 1, 2014 Hendrick stole rolls of barbed wire and creosote posts valued at $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 from Lawrence Kent Edwards, the owner, without his consent.
Daniel Patrick Gay was indicted for burglary of a habitation, second degree felony. The indictment alleges on October 27, 2014 Gay stole a list of items including: Samsung 52" television, Magnavox Blue-ray DVD player, DVD's and case, 1 20-guage shotgun, 1 winchester 30/30 lever action rifle, miscellaneous fishing equipment, batter charger, air compressor, Apple iPhone, Black and Decker drill, women's leather boots, black leather jacket, chaps and vest, red sleeping bags, owned by Paula Nugent.
Wesley Aaron Lawrence and Kathleen May Edwards were each indicted in relation to the same incident for theft of firearm, state jail felony. The indictments allege on November 5, 2014 Lawrence and Edwards stole a .380 semi-automatic handgun from Jacob Durant, the owner. Edwards and Lawrence also received an indictment each for, possession of a controlled substance, second degree felony. The indictments allege they possessed methamphetamine in an amount of four grams or more but less than 200 grams.
Amity Leigh Arriola, Brittany Ann Humphreys, Roderick Darnell Yarbrough and Harold Christopher received three indictments each involving the same incident occurring on November 17, 2014. The first indictment for arson, second degree felony, alleges all involved intended to damage or destroy a habitation owned by Brenda Mackey, located at 683 CR 4021 in Timpson by starting a fire or causing an explosion by setting the kitchen cabinet on fire. The second indictment burglary of a habitation, first degree felony, alleges all involved entered the habitation without the consent of Brenda Mackey, and attempted to commit or committed the felony offense of arson. The third indictment for engaging in organized criminal activity, felony one degree higher, alleges all involved entered the habitation without the consent of Brenda Mackey and attempted to commit or committed the felony offense of arson. All involved are alleged to have done so with the intent to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of combination who collaborated in carrying on said criminal activity
(Dates in parenthesis indicate the date of the alleged incident)
Mary Thomas, insurance fraud, state jail felony (June 11, 2012).
Kelly Blake Carr, theft, state jail felony (November 29, 2014).
Crystal Leigh Smith, theft, state jail felony (November 29, 2014).
Thomas Earl Ingram, possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony (October 3, 2014).
Robert Curtis Reed, possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony (November 22, 2014).
Carlos Herrera Delgado, driving while intoxicated, third degree felony (October 10, 2014).
Elidio Santi-Garcia, driving while intoxicated, third degree felon (October 3, 2014).
Zachery Lee Crockett, failure to register as a sex offender, third degree felony (October 17, 2014).
Xavier Monzell Smith, possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony (October 31, 2014).
Luis Rosas Sanchez, driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more, third degree felony (November 3, 2014).
Rhiana Smith, driving while intoxicated with child passenger, state jail felony (August 2, 2014).
Charles Patrick Chumbley, driving while intoxicated, third degree felony (March 22, 2014).
Justin Todd Short, possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony (December 8, 2013).
Benjiman Joseph Malone, possession of a controlled substance, state jail felony (March 16, 2015).
Miguel Miranda-Garcia, failure to register as a sex offender, third degree felony (May 5, 2015).
Kirk Hinson, prohibited substances in an adult correctional facility, third degree felony (October 13, 2014).
Indictments and Information are not a conviction, and are a matter of public record. All individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.