Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 5, 2010

Palo Pinto County Grand Jury hands down 19 indictments

By Christin Coyne
CNHI

PALO PINTO COUNTY — Child abuse

A Mineral Wells man was indicted for continuous abuse of a young child among 19 indictments handed down last week by a Palo Pinto Grand Jury.

James Franklin Boyle, 28, allegedly committed two or more acts of sexual abuse against a child by touching the child's genitals between February and December 2009 and is charged with a first-degree felony, according to the indictment.

According to an earlier Index report, Mineral Wells police received a complaint June 16 about a 13-year-old boy alleging sexual misconduct by an adult. After the boy was interviewed by Child Protective Services and sent to Cook Children's Hospital for evaluation, Boyle was arrested June 28 on a warrant in Brownsville.

Cocaine possession

Mario Rubio Martinez, 55, of Juarez, Mexico, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams, for allegedly possessing cocaine on March 23 when he was arrested by the Department of Public Safety.

Cruelty to animals

Roland Eugene Martin, 66, of Graford, was indicted for cruelty to non-livestock animals, a state jail felony, after he allegedly shot his neighbor's chihuahua in April and left it lying on the ground.

According to an earlier Index story, Martin allegedly admitted to shooting the dog for “raising hell with his dogs.”

Deputies reportedly saw the brown and white dog laying next to the road with a wound in the dog's right hip area when they responded to a complaint from another neighbor, according to the report.

After being taken to a veterinarian, the dog survived, according to the owner.

Prohibited substance in jail

Gary Ross Nickols, 56, of Mineral Wells, was indicted for bringing a prohibited substance into a correctional facility, a third-degree felony. Nickols allegedly brought hydrocodone into the Palo Pinto County Jail on June 24, according to the indictment. 

Others indicted include:

• Adam Anguiano for driving while intoxicated.

• Dallas Shane Baker for assault causing bodily injury – repeat offense.

• Kyle Phillip Carney for burglary of a habitation.

• Kyle Joseph Chriswell for criminal mischief.

• John Dorado for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Sheila Ann Ellis for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Bryan Allan Heald for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, penalty group 2.

• Randy Gene Hightower for burglary of a habitation.

• Manuel DeJesus Jaime for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Jerry Johnson for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Tina Marie Larsen for possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, and possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Shauna Renee Newman for burglary of a habitation.

• Juventino Colchado Santos for driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

• Michael Lee Vallance for burglary of a habitation.