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Grand Jury hands down indictments

The Jeff Davis County Grand Jury last week returned six true bill indictments in a session of court.
Sang Thanth Thai was indicted on a charge of driving under the influence. The indictment alleges the accused was driving a 2009 BMW on April 8 while under the influence of alcohol and cocaine and that he had been convicted of at least three prior driving under the influence offenses within 10 years.
Ricky Paul Olson was charged with two counts of aggravated stalking for allegedly trying to contact the victim by email and by going to her residence violating a condition of his pretrial release.
Lewis Harrell faces an indictment for cruelty to children in the second degree and cruelty to animals. He is charged with allowing a child under the age of 18 see him repeatedly insert his fingers into a female blue pit bulldog’s vagina causing excessive bleeding and swelling.
Tony Aron Crawford and Ashley Nicole Cagle were named in a 3-county indictment. Both were charged with burglary for entering a home without authority in July, 2019, and taking a Marlin 22 bolt action rifle with scope, a Marlin 22 semiautomatic rifle, and a Walter 22 semiautomatic handgun. Crawford was also charged with possessing the firearms while being a convicted felon.
Christopher Owen Byrne and Ashley Nicole Cagle were named in a 5-count indictment. Byrne was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by having a Colt .33 revolver on Aug. 7 and obstruction of an officer for fleeing from the officer on foot. Byrne and Cagle were charged with criminal trespass for allegedly damaging the front door and door frame to enter private property. Byrne faces another charge of obstruction of officers for fleeing from two other officers on foot. Cagle was also charged with obstruction of an officer for fleeing an officer on foot.
Keith Landon Smith was indicted on a charge of burglary in the first degree for unlawfully entering a woman’s home in December, 2018, with the intent to commit aggravated assault.

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