Indictments Handed Down

Violence against law enforcement officers were features of two indictments handed down by the September Term Jeff Davis County Grand Jury.
Carlos Refugio Diaz was indicted on a count of obstruction of an officer. He is alleged to have kicked and struggled with a sheriff’s Deputy on Dec. 17, 2018, causing the officer to fall off a porch and land on another officer.
Jamie Warren Murray was named in a three-count indictment charging him with obstruction of an officer, possession of methamphetamine, and interference with government property. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 1 Murray did violence to an officer by kicking her in the groin area and fighting with her, injuring her hand. He also is accused of damaging the front driver side fender on a Hazlehurst Police Department patrol car.
Christopher Joseph Scott and Samantha Hayes White were indicted on a count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. They are accused of possessing methamphetamine on Dec. 7, 2018.
Amy Marie Baxley Hampton was charged with sale of methamphetamine on Nov. 8, 2018.
Franciso Jassarel Gutierrez was indict on a count of sale of marijuana and illegal substance near schools. He is charged with selling marijuana on Jan. 17 within 1,000 feet of a school bus.
James Smith was indicted for burglary in the second degree, and is accused of entering Because He Lives Ministries building on East Jarman Street.

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