Sheriff Clint Hammonds releases names of individuals arrested during a 10 month drug investigation conducted by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Hammonds said on May 29, 2019 Charles Christopher Cravens, 45 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on 3 felony warrants stemming from the delivery of dangerous drugs. Mills County deputies conducted undercover buys from Cravens in August, October and November of 2018. On This same date Heather Nicole Hampton 30 years of age of Goldthwaite was arrested on a 3rd degree felony charge of delivery of methamphetamine on September 26, 2018. Approximately 2 days later Mills County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted another buy from Hampton for which she was charged with 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine in a drug free zone.
On June 5,2019 Antonio Bonilla-Flores 31 years of age of Goldthwaite was arrested on two 3rd degree felony charges of delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone. Mills County Deputies were able to make purchases from Flores in September and November of 2018. Deputies were granted permission to search his residence and discovered that Flores had numerous fraudulent checks that were being mass produced and distributed through various banks. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is working in conjunction with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on this investigation. This investigation when complete will be referred to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
On June 6, 2018 Toby Bosquez, 32 years of age, and John Scott Youngblood, 53, both of Goldthwaite where arrested for 3rd degree felony charges for delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone in May of 2019. Youngblood was arrested at his residence on County Road 112 and consent was granted to search the residence and a vehicle. During the search, Mills County Deputies recovered methamphetamine and firearms from Youngblood. Youngblood’s vehicle was seized during the operation as it was used during the felony offense. Douglas Pat Norton, 48 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on a warrant stemming from a search of his residence in December for Possession of THC wax in a drug free zone a 3rd degree felony.
Sheriff Hammonds stated that, 50 year old, Timmy Lee Sims of Mullin currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is being held on 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine. Mills County deputies conducted a controlled purchase from Sims in September of 2018.
Sheriff Hammonds is requesting the public’s help in finding 32 year old Amber Scheree Sims of Mullin. She is currently wanted for 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence. Ashton Alaine Sinast, 32 years of age, formerly of Priddy, Texas is also wanted for 1st degree felony delivery of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence as well. If you know where these individuals are located please contact The Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers @ 325-646-1982 or visit them on the web and you could be eligible for cash if these individuals are captured based on your information and you will remain anonymous.
In August of 2018 The Mills County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services stating there were allegations of physical abuse at Ms. Sharon’s Daycare owned by 59 year old Sharon Riewe in Goldthwaite. Chief Deputy Chris Green, Investigator Stephanie Brown and CPS Investigator Angel Mascareno began an investigation into the allegations. Through numerous interviews with both current and prior attendees of the daycare along with their parents the investigation revealed that there had in fact been instances of physical abuse. The physical abuse involved child victims ranging in age from 3 years to 8 years old. During the investigation it was revealed there had been other allegations of the same nature that had been investigated by the state in 2007 and 2013. As the investigation went on more families came forward to report what their children had experienced. The case was presented to the Mills County Grand Jury in May 2019. The Grand Jury returned indictments on 13 counts of Injury to a Child, 3rd Degree Felonies. On May 11, 2019 Sharon Riewe turned herself in to the Lampasas Police Department and was booked into the Lampasas County Jail on 13 counts of Injury to a Child. She was later released on bonds totaling $10,000.
Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports the following arrests for the month of April 2019. On April 4, Mills County deputies arrested 30 year old Norma Correra of Goldthwaite on a warrant for motion to adjudicate felony injury to the elderly. Correra posted a $10,000 bond and was released from the Mills County jail. On this same date, 53-year-old Kelly Knight of Goldthwaite was arrested for failure to appear on a felony injury to the elderly case. Knight has since been sentenced to five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On April 8, Mills County deputies obtained consent to search a residence in Goldthwaite resulting in the arrest of 41-year-old Cody Ray Odom for the offense of possession of methamphetamine in a drug free zone and felony possession of steroids. On April 10, during District Court, 28 year old Adalberto DeLeon was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft of livestock out of Bosque County, Texas. On April 16, Erik Alexander Brudeseth, 23 of Round Rock, Texas, was arrested on a warrant for motion to adjudicate possession of a controlled substance. On April 17, Andrew Lee Heath, 34 of Goldthwaite, was arrested on a warrant for motion to adjudicate theft by check. On April 18, Mills County deputies stopped a driver for a speeding violation. The driver, Melissa Ann Smitheram, 26 years of age from Denver, Colorado, and passenger, 23-year-old Christopher Rollerson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were both arrested for multiple drug charges. Charges include possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance less than 1g and possession of a controlled substance less than 400grams. On April 20th as the result of a burglary investigation, 26 year old Cheryl Lee Minard of Mullin and Lancer Cheyenne Teague, 32, of Comanche were arrested for multiple burglaries of a habitation and building and 2 counts of theft of a firearm. Minard was also charged for possession of methamphetamine.
On March 1st, at approximately 11:30 PM, Mills County Sheriff's deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on Farm Road 218. Deputies identified the driver as 34 year old Candy Jo Norwood of Goldthwaite. During the course of the crash investigation Norwood was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. Also in the vehicle, was 54-year-old Corbin Wood of Bangs, Texas who was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia. On March 4, 49 year old, Daniel Miles Ridge, of Austin, Texas was arrested on a warrant for motion to revoke probation for the offense of driving while intoxicated third or more. On March 7, Mills County deputies served a bench warrant on Leroy Pickens Junior, 56, of Brownwood for the offense of possession of a controlled substance. On March 9, Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of 26 year old Zachary Rian Hunnicutt of Fentress, Texas for the offense of possession of a controlled substance. On March 10th, Mills County deputies conducted a stop on a vehicle in Goldthwaite resulting in the arrest of José Morales, 21, of San Antonio for the offense of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana less than 5 pounds. On March 11th, Mills County deputies arrested 26-year-old Joshua Ryan Vandyke of Austin, Texas for the offense of possession of marijuana and driving while license invalid. On March 13th, 42-year-old John Westley Gossett, of Mullin, was arrested for fail to appear on a possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and then a surety withdrawal for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. On March 14th, at approximately 6:50 PM, Mills County deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Texas Highway 16 south of Goldthwaite. Deputies arrived on scene and identified two adult victims one female one male. The female had been assaulted and had visible injuries. The male victim stated that the suspect, 61-year-old Thomas Emanuel Hartley of Fairfield, Texas had pulled a pistol on him and threatened him. Deputies were able to locate and seize the firearm used in the course of the offense and Hartley was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a family member. It was also determined that 64-year-old Sherri Wynette Hunt of Jonestown, Texas was an aggressor in the assault and was arrested and charged with assault against a family member.
On March 15th, Mills County Sheriff deputies were dispatched to a report of a possible intoxicated driver on US 84 west of Goldthwaite. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle and make contact with the driver identified as Cheyenne Frances Weems, 29 years of age, from Abilene, Texas. During the course of the stop it was determined that Weems was intoxicated and was placed in the patrol car. When deputies went back to speak with Weems while in the patrol car they noticed some white pills that had been discarded. Further investigation revealed that Weems was in possession of several controlled substances in which she was charged in addition to the charge of driving while intoxicated and tampering with evidence. On March16th, 23-year-old Julian Newman of Georgetown, Texas was arrested on a Mills County warrant charging him for the offense of duty on striking a fixture. On March 19th, at approximately 7:45 AM, Mills County deputies responded to a report of a vehicle accident on US Highway 84 W. of Mullin. Deputies arrived and identified the driver and three passengers as Robert Jay Rodgers, 29 of Wichita Falls, Texas; R C Haynes III, 26 of Houston; Nakeem Lakarr Evans, 23 of Killeen; and Kevin Baines Jr, 23 of Houston, Texas. As soon as deputies made contact with the occupants, they could smell the strong odor of marijuana inside the car. A probable cause search revealed the individuals were in possession of a controlled substance in addition to marijuana and there was a firearm located in the vehicle. All individuals were charged with various drug offenses and Evans was additionally charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon. On March 23rd, Mills County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop on 30 year old Amber Lee Bouscher of Austin, Texas. During the contact, deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and discovered that she was in possession of methamphetamine and placed under arrest. Justin Clifford Anderson, 39, of Austin was also arrested out of the vehicle for knowingly altering a license plate.
On March 24th, Joe Louis Silvas, 26 years of age, from Los Lunas, New Mexico was extradited back to Mills County on a Governors warrant charging him with failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance. On March 25th, Robert Hunter, 49, of Port Arthur, Texas was arrested for failure to appear driving while license invalid. On March 26th, Mills County Sheriff's office received a complaint of individual possibly smoking marijuana at the Eagles nest RV Park located on Fisher Street. Mills County deputies located the unit and found that Drew Leslie Wilson, 52, of Goldthwaite was in fact smoking marijuana. Wilson granted deputies consent to search his camper and surrendered all of his marijuana of which he was arrested for. On March 27th, as a result of 35th District Court, Brandi Spivey, 38, of Goldthwaite was sentenced to 15 months in state jail for the offense of possession of methamphetamine.
Mills County Sheriff Clint Hammonds reports that on January 24, 2019 as a result of an investigation conducted by the Mills County Sheriff's office. 17-year-old Joshua Butterfras of Goldthwaite, Texas was arrested for possession of a firearm on school property which is a 3rd degree Felony. On February 2, 45-year-old Freddie Lee Scott III of Merkel Texas was arrested for the offense of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 5, 2019 Mills County deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Lynn Street in Goldthwaite. Jerry Lee Fickinger, 63 years of age, of Goldthwaite was arrested for public intoxication and class C assault and transported to the Mills County jail. February 8, 2019 Timothy Wayne Cox Jr. was arrested during a traffic stop for the offense of driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 8, 2019, Philip Cody Stevens, 28, of Goldthwaite was arrested for a warrant charging the offense of driving while intoxicated from a previous incident. On February 10 of 2019 Mills County deputies conducted a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of, 24 year old, Chazz Lee Olivarez of Killeen Texas for possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance, and driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. February 13, 2019, Mills County Sheriff deputies were on routine patrol in the 900 block of Roseman Street in Goldthwaite. Deputies noticed a vehicle parked in the street that was not within 18 inches of the curb. Deputies approached the apartment and knocked on the door to make contact with individuals of the vehicle and immediately smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the residence. The occupants of the residence denied consent to search the property, therefore a search warrant was obtained and executed for the apartment. The following individuals were arrested: Walter Franklin Wilson, 25, of Goldthwaite was charged with prohibited weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia; 21 year old Brandon Wayne Horton of Mullin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and finally 25-year-old Kayla Nicole Bagley, 25, of Coleman, Texas was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. All individuals were taken into custody and have since satisfied most charges. On February 18, 2019 Nathan Crye, 33 years of age, of Goldthwaite was arrested on a warrant charging him with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has since made bond and has been released from jail pending trial. February 18, 2019 Mills County deputies were dispatched to US 84 E. of Goldthwaite, Texas in regards to a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the road. Mills County deputies responded and located the described vehicle and were able to stop and make contact with the driver. As a result of the stop, Charlie Manley, 32 of Bryan, Texas was arrested for the offense of reckless driving and transported to the Mills County jail. On February 21, 2019 Ivan Israel Garcia Jimenez, 20, of Goldthwaite, Texas was stopped for a traffic offense in Goldthwaite and arrested for the offense of no driver's license and possession of drug paraphernalia. On February 21, 2019 John David Ritter, 38, of Goldthwaite was arrested for motion to revoke; driving while license invalid with a previous conviction. On February 25, 2019 Michael William Bright, 32, of Brownwood Texas was arrested during a traffic stop for the following offenses: driving while license invalid with a previous conviction, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance penalty group 3 less than 28g. On February 25, 2019 Victoria Lynn Keck, 30 years of age, from Copperas Cove, Texas was arrested on a warrant charging her for the offense of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.