Cases cleared from Fannin County Court at Law


Fannin County Criminal District Attorney Richard Glaser released a list of people who entered plea agreements with his office during the April dockets before Judge Charles Butler of the Fannin County Court-at-Law. The following individuals entered guilty pleas and accepted responsibility for their conduct without further court action, including a jury trial or appeal.

Christopher Nickolace Howard, 33, of Trenton, pleaded guilty to theft of property. On November 22, 2006, officers of Bonham PD received a theft report from William Weeks. Weeks reported that someone had stolen construction materials from his house. When Weeks confronted Howard about the theft, Howard claimed Week’s wife had given him permission to take the materials. While Weeks was on the phone with the police, Howard returned and took more property. Howard was convicted and sentenced to eight days in the county jail and payment of $339 in court costs.

Kristin Howard, 30, of Denison, pleaded guilty to theft of service, theft by check, and two counts of bail jumping. On March 28, 2003, Howard wrote a check to a grocery store for a purchase. When the check was presented for payment, it was dishonored as the account had been closed. On April 27, 2003, Howard rented a video from a store and failed to return it according to the rental agreement. After being arrested on both charges and released on bond, Howard failed to appear for court as promised in her bond. Howard was convicted and sentenced to one day in the county jail, payment of $211 in restitution, and payment of $1,354 in court costs.

Kenneth Dale Ingram, 33, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to terroristic threat. On April 6, 2013, officers of Bonham PD responded to a disturbance call. When they arrived, they learned from Briant Wilson that Ingram had threatened to assault him with a baseball bat. Further investigation revealed that earlier in the day, Ingram had bought a Confederate flag and attached it to his bike, then ridden it around in Wilson’s front yard while yelling racial slurs at him. Ingram was convicted and sentenced to nine days in the county jail and payment of $242 in court costs.

Herminia Jimenez, 31, of Bonham, failed to appear for her theft by check case. On February 14, 2013, Jimenez was arrested on a warrant issued for the offense and posted bond the next day. When she failed to appear for court on April 17, Judge Butler ordered Jimenez’s cash bond forfeited, a warrant was issued for her arrest, and the state will file an additional case for the offense of Bail Jumping.

Robert Karr, 39, of Ivanhoe, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. On October 22, 2012, troopers of the Texas Highway Patrol stopped Karr’s truck for speeding on FM 273. Karr admitted he was coming from a bar and had been drinking. He failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI. After being arrested, Karr told a trooper that he shouldn’t have been driving and he wouldn’t have been driving if he had known he was at the point of intoxication. Karr consented to giving a blood sample, which showed a BAC of .18. Karr was convicted and sentenced to 18 months probation, payment of a $1,500 fine, payment of $427 in court costs, payment of $80 restitution for lab costs, and ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his truck.

Briana Kelton, 22, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief. On January 1, 2013, officers of Bonham PD responded to a call from the Bonham super store parking lot. When they arrived, Anita Hulsey reported that Kelton had damaged her car by smashing the windshield with a trash can. While officers were investigating, Kelton contacted them and admitted that she had damaged the windshield. Kelton was placed on six months deferred adjudication, ordered to pay $170 in restitution for repairs, and ordered to pay $252 in court costs.

Charles Foster Lee, 21, of Whitewright, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. On March 25, 2013, officers of Leonard PD stopped a car for suspicious behavior. During the stop, they discovered that Lee, a passenger, had an active arrest warrant. During a search incident to arrest, the officers found marijuana under Lee’s seat in the car. Lee was convicted and sentenced to 22 days in the county jail and payment of $302 in court costs.

Che Anthony Lopez, 37, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury-family violence. On October 11, 2003, deputies of the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call. When they arrived, they learned that Lopez had assaulted Jacqueline Morris, who lived with him, by shoving her into the wall and trying to grab her around the neck, causing pain. Lopez was convicted and sentenced to two days in the county jail and payment of $582 in court costs.

Hann Louth, 45, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated with a BAC of 0.15 or more. On August 19, 2012, officers of Trenton PD stopped Louth’s car on Hwy 121 for speeding and driving left of center when not passing. During the stop, Louth admitted to drinking and officers observed open containers of beer throughout the vehicle, including six empty containers in the front floorboard. Louth failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI. He consented to giving a blood sample, which showed a BAC of 0.18. Louth was convicted and sentenced to 18 months probation, payment of a $2,000 fine, payment of $427 in court costs, payment of $85 restitution for lab costs, and ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his car.

Rebecca McDaniel, 28, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to two counts of the offense of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On November 21, 2012 McDaniel was stopped by Ector PD Officers for traveling 77 mph in a 65 mph zone of Highway 56. On January 15, 2013 McDaniel was stopped in her vehicle on 6th Street by Bonham PD Officers for having an obscured license plate. At the time of both incidents McDaniel had neither a valid driver’s license nor proof of liability insurance. McDaniel was convicted and sentenced to 4 days confinement and ordered to pay $804 in court costs.

James Harold Moon, 50, of Anna, pleaded no contest to the offense of theft of property. On January 21, 2013 Bonham PD officers responded to a shoplifting report at a store. Moon had been stopped by the store loss prevention officer trying to leave the store with $165.37 worth of merchandise without attempting to pay for it. Moon was convicted and sentenced to six months probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine and $252 in court costs.

Tommy Ralph Owens, 54, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to the offense of possession of controlled substance. On December 21, 2012 Owens was stopped by a Trooper from the Texas Highway Patrol for having a headlight out on his tractor semi-trailer. A search of the cab of the truck turned up an unmarked pill bottle containing 26 Hydrocodone pills. Owens was convicted and sentenced to 12 months probation, 50 hours of community service, and ordered to pay $612 in court costs.

Shannon Ross, 36, of Bonham pleaded guilty to the offense of failure to identify with fugitive intent. On February 28, 2013 Bonham PD Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of E. 5th Street in reference to a call from a bondsman that Ross, who had active warrants out of Grayson County, was in the area. The officers spotted Ross and when they spoke to him he stated his name was “Anthony Frazier.” Ross later changed his story and stated “I am Shannon” when he spotted his bail bondsman. Ross was convicted and sentenced to 34 days confinement and ordered to pay $542 in court costs.

Audrey Rumbo, 27, of Wichita Falls, pleaded guilty to driving without a license with a previous conviction. On December 24, 2012 a trooper from the Texas Highway Patrol stopped Rumbo’s vehicle for traveling 88 mph on Highway 82. Rumbo provided her Texas driver’s license but when it was scanned by dispatch it came up as suspended. Rumbo was sentenced to six months deferred adjudication probation and ordered to pay $252 in court costs.

Kiyana Lattice Russell, 27, of Paris, failed to appear for her theft case. On January 24, 2013, Russell was arrested on a warrant issued for the offense and posted bond the next day. When she failed to appear for court on April 17, a warrant was issued for her arrest, and the State will file an additional case for the offense of bail jumping and seek forfeiture of her bond.

Natalie Jo Simpson, 19, of Bonham, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. On December 23, 2012 Bonham PD Officers responded to a call reporting persons smoking marijuana in a store parking lot and found Simpson, and two others in possession of K-2 and drug paraphernalia. Simpson’s original possession of controlled substance charge was reduced and she was sentenced to 90 days deferred adjudication probation and ordered to pay $612 in court cost.

Elias Alejandro Somers, 20, of Paris, failed to appear for his possession of dangerous drug case. On July 15, 2012, Russell was arrested on a warrant issued for the offense and posted bond on July 31, 2012. When he failed to appear for court on April 17, Judge Butler ordered a warrant was issued for his arrest, and the state will file an additional case for the offense of bail jumping. The State has obtained forfeiture of his bond through settlement.

Derith Elynn Walker, 28, of Bonham pleaded guilty to the offense of criminal trespass. On January 13, 2013 a Bonham PD officers stopped Walker after she had illegally parked her vehicle in front of a store. Dispatch informed the officer Walker had an active criminal trespass warning ordering her to not come on to the store property. Walker was convicted and sentenced to one day confinement and ordered to pay $252 in court costs.

Joseph Whetsell, 67, of Trenton, pleaded guilty to violation of a protective order. On October 18, 2012 Trenton officers responded to a disturbance in progress. They found an intoxicated Whetsell in the home of his wife, Mariam Whetsell. Mariam Whetsell had locked herself in the master bedroom and dialed 911. Mariam Whetsell has a protective order from the State of Colorado, which orders Joseph Whetsell to “stay away from the home” of Mariam Whetsell and not to “possess or consume alcoholic beverages”. Whetsell was convicted and sentenced to 29 days in the county jail and ordered to pay $252 in court costs.

Daryl Ray Wines, 43, of Henrietta, failed to appear for his cruelty to animals case. On March 9, 2013, Wines was arrested on a warrant issued for the offense and posted bond the next day. When he failed to appear for court on April 17, a warrant was issued for his arrest, and the state will file an additional case for the offense of bail jumping and seek forfeiture of his bond.