By CLINT FOSTER
PALO PINTO – A Palo Pinto Grand Jury indicted four individuals on Feb. 20. One of the indictments was sealed.
The first of the indictees was Thomas "Tuffy" Everett Sexton, 38, who was indicted for possession of a controlled substance under 1 gram. District Attorney Mike Burns said Sexton was arrested by members of the City/County Narcotics Unit on May 17, 2013, after they had received complaints of drug trafficking out of his residence in the 700 block of SW 4th Avenue.
Burns said Sexton is currently being held in jail on a parole warrant.
The second individual was Michael Glen Herstein, 40, who was indicted for theft of material (aluminum, bronze, copper or brass) under $20,000. Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Armstrong arrested Herstein on Jan. 16, of this year, following a lengthy investigation by the Mineral Wells Police Department.
Burns said MWPD determined that Herstein stole a number of chrome aluminum rims from a Mineral Wells tire store in September of 2013 after cutting the lock on a storage facility behind the building.
The final open indictment for sex offender's failure to comply with registration requirements with a prior conviction was handed to 33-year-old Justin Paul Green. Burns said Green was arrested for the third-degree felony after MWPD went to what they believed to be his residence, only to find it had been vacant for months.
Burns said sex offenders are required by law to notify authorities of any change of address within seven days of moving. As a result, MWPD arrested Green on Aug. 16, 2013.