Grand jury hands down 52 indictments
By Robin Y. Richardson
Marshall News Messenger
Oct. 1, 2010 at 2:07 a.m.
A grand jury handed down 52 indictments Tuesday including multiple drug charges and DWIs.
"There are 14 drug charges and five DWIs," noted Harrison County Criminal District Attorney Joe Black.
Among those indicted is a 19-year-old man charged for having a prohibited substance while in a correctional facility.
"Timothy Dale Kelly was an inmate in the county jail," said Black. Black said while incarcerated, Kelly was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana. The offense occurred on Aug. 5.
The grand jury handed down a three-count indictment for Takora Harris, 33, of Waskom. Count one was for aggravated assault, count two was for criminal mischief and count three was for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
"On March 21, he allegedly threatened a girlfriend with a firearm," the DA said, noting Harris was a convicted felon at the time.
Also indicted was 36-year-old Billy R. Higginbotham Jr., a home builder of Hallsville, on three counts of misapplication of construction trust funds.
"He allegedly misused funds of a homeowner in the course of building a new home," explained Black. The offenses occurred in March 2009 and April 2009.
Other indictments handed down by the grand jury included:
Jason C. Abston, 36, two counts of burglary of a habitation.
Eddie Batts, 70, possession of a controlled substance.
Tauaro S. Burton, 33, possession of a controlled substance.
Lawrence Campbell, 30, possession of marijuana.
Segile Allen Cunningham, 50, forgery.
Gregory E. Davis, 44, assault.
James R. Eakins, 48, two counts of aggravated assault.
Patricia Oney Engle, 54, driving while intoxicated.
Tony Fenton, 31, possession of a controlled substance.
Lacrista M. Fountain, 27, forgery.
Olen David Fyffe, 61, possession of a controlled substance.
Bryce C. Gibson, 20, theft.
Jeffery D. Grantham, 46, theft.
William C. Harper, 25, possession of a controlled substance.
George O. Hartfield, 30, forgery.
Bobby R. Hinton Jr., 32, theft.
Henry G. Jackson, 58, two counts of forgery.
William David Jackson, 22, possession of a controlled substance.
Amber Nochile Jennings, 19, possession of a controlled substance.
Timothy Dale Kelly, 49, theft.
Jimmy Ray Lacy, 52, DWI.
Casey Charles Lunsford, 36, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Charles L. Manly, 72, DWI.
Dustin C. Martin, 18, burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Lonnie W. Martin, 44, DWI.
James A. Massey, 48, aggravated assault.
Roosevelt Owens, 42, theft.
Richard L. Parrott, 21, theft.
Joel Perez, 29, DWI.
Donna F. Phiffer, 41, theft.
Mark Andrew Racicot, 60, aggravated assault.
Leon F. Ramirez, 29, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Kimberly A. Reeves, 34, three counts of forgery.
Misty A. Rhodes, 27, burglary of a habitation.
Pedro P. Rodas, 47, tampering with governmental records.
Donald R. Simpson, 42, theft.
John Wayne Smith, 46, forgery.
Brandon L. Stephenson, 18, possession of a controlled substance.
Chad David Streed, 23, assault.
Tracy Lee Thomas, 30, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Mary Fay Walhof, 45, possession of a controlled substance.
Joseph D. Weimert, 22, burglary of a building.
Kenyata Dorothie Whaley, 21, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.
Jamarcus Williams, 23, possession of a controlled substance.