The Jeff Davis County Grand Jury last week indicted 17 people last week for a wide range of offenses.
Scarlett Loraine Zanders was indicted on two counts of obstruction of an officer, interference with government property, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The obstruction charges come from Zanders allegedly hitting an officer in the testicles with a fist and running away from him on Aug. 5. She is also accused of repeatedly kicking a window while in the back seat of the officer’s patrol car.
Jessica Marie Dirkes and Charles Evvie Varnadore were named in a five-count indictment. Both were charged with trafficking mehtamphetamine in July, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute hydrocodone and oxycodone hydrochloride, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute alprazolam, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and reckless conduct for allegedly allowing a child to have a back pack containing illegal substances and needles.
Deborah Lewis Murray and Wayne Jackson Stone were named in a four-count indictment. Both were charged with manufacture of marijuana in July and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Murray was charged with possession a Remington 870 shotgun by a first offender probationer and Stone was charged with possession a Remington 870 shotgun while a convicted felon.
Scottie Marlene Deem was charged with one count of aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and 11 counts of child molestation. She is accused of aggravated child molestation for sodomy with a child under the age of 16 years sometime between July and August, 2017, at which time the statutory rape also is alleged to have occurred. The 11 child molestation charges also are alleged to have occurred during the same time period.
Anthony Lequan Clark was indicted on two counts of sale of cocaine, one case in July and the other in August.
Paris Lovette Solomon was charged with selling cocaine in March.
Taquanita Evette Hornsby was indicted for selling cocaine in July.
Cedric Leshun Kirby was charged with sale of cocaine in April.
Brandon Lamar Clark and Cedric Leshun Kirby were charged with sale of cocaine, also in April.
Cedric Leshun Kirby and Coby Augustus Mitchell were indicted on a charge of sale of marijuana in April.
Jordan Styler Spell was indicted for fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving involving an incident that occurred on the old Graham Road in August.
Beto Ramirez was indicted on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer. He is accused of walking toward a deputy in an aggressive manner with a machete in his hands, of stomping on a man’s face and head with steel toe boots, and for walking toward the deputy in an aggressive manner while holding a machete and saying this is for you.
Harry Bruce Yawn was indicted on charges of exploitation and intimidation of disabled adult, elder person or resident, aggravated assault – family violence, and simple battery – family violence. He is accused of striking his wife, a woman 65 years of age or older, multiple times with a closed fist to the face and head, in August.
Mercedes Cooper-Evans was indicted on two counts of obstruction of an officer and a count of simple battery. She is accused of kicking an officer in the arm and chest, throwing the full weight of her body against another officer, and hurting the back of a woman by shoving her into a wall.
Ron Clinton McNeal was indicted on exploitation and intimidation of disabled adult, elder person or resident, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, battery, and cruelty to children in the third degree. He is accused of, in March, striking a man 65 years of age or older multiple times about the face with a closed fist, striking the man with his fists causing cuts and bruises, detaining the victim without legal authority, intentionally causing visible bodily harm to the man, and allowing a child under the age of 18 to witness the battery upon the victim.