Rusk County grand jury indicts 25

A serial forger facing four counts of felony forgery leads off 25 grand jury indictments for the October-November term.

Raymond Bradley Roach, 33, Kilgore, was arraigned Sept. 11 by Pct. 5 Justice of the Peace Joe Sorrells for state jail felony forgery of financial instrument, possession of controlled substance, and second degree fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

Bonds for Roach totaled $600,000.

According to police reports, at about 5 p.m. Sept. 7, agents with the Gregg County Organized Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance from the Longview SWAT team, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Turner Street, just off U.S. Highway 259 in Rusk County.

Detective John Rowe, Kilgore Police Department criminal investigator, said upon execution of the warrant, agents observed Roach exit the residence and get into a dark colored 1999 Toyota 4-Runner.

“KPD officers stopped the vehicle just north of the residence on Broadway Boulevard,” he said. “Agents conducted the search warrant on the residence and located drug paraphernalia throughout the residence, and located a small amount of a white crystalline-like substance on a set of digital scales.

Rowe said the digital scales and methamphetamine were located in a kitchen cabinet and “the substance is known to agents through their training and experience to be methamphetamine.”

“Agents also observed items believed to be used to produce illegal forged documents such as checks, blank check stock, computers, printers and personal information of other persons and business,” he said. “These items were listed in the search warrant prior to the execution of the warrant.”

Rowe said agents contacted the KPD Criminal Investigations Unit for assistance with the suspected fraudulent items.

“I arrived on the scene and seized any and all items that could be used for creating counterfeit checks or identifications,” he said.

“As well as all personal identifying information that did not belong to anyone at the residence or known relation to the residents or suspect”

Rowe later inspected all of the non-electronically seized items and recorded that Roach had been in possession of more than 10 but less than 50 items of “Identifying Information” as defined by Texas Penal Code Section 32.51.

“It was suspected more items were located in electronic form on the seized computers,” he said. “But a computer technician was not available at the time of the search.”

Rowe said included in the items were four forged checks using real businesses’ names, addresses, routing numbers, account numbers, and in some cases actual check numbers.

“The authentic checks accompanied the counterfeited checks, which proved the forgeries had occurred,” he added.

All told Roach was charged with four counts of forgery of financial instrument, each a state jail felony, a single charge of possession of controlled substance (penalty group 1) less than 1 gram, also a state jail felony. Roach was also charged with second degree fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, greater than 10 but less than 50 items.

Roach was arrested and transported to Rusk County Justice Center without incident.

A state jail felony charge of forgery brings with it a fine not to exceed $10,000, confinement in a state jail prison facility for a term from 180 days to two years, or both such fine and confinement.

Those convicted of a state jail felony offense may also be eligible for community supervision.

Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information is a second-degree felony and brings a sentence of two to 20 years in prison or a probation of up to 10 years if the suspect is convicted.

Other indictments returned include:

• Joseph Dylan Green, 21, Madison, Tenn., possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than 5 pounds;

• Sabrian Shunte Alexander, 40, Henderson, evading arrest or detention with previous conviction;

• Kiesha Lynn Allred, 31, Henderson, possession of a controlled substance, PG 1, less than 1 gram;

• Wendell Harvey, 31, Garland, possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than 5 pounds;

• Amber Michelle Grush, 27, Henderson, prohibited substance in a correctional facility – alcohol;

• Leon Wafer Jr., 35, Kilgore, possession of marijuana greater than 4 ounces less than 5 pounds;

• Kenneth Gene Jackson, 42, Kilgore, possession of controlled substance, PG 1, less than 1 gram;

• Dana Felicia Flores, 38, Laird Hill, possession of a controlled substance, PG 1, less than 1 gram;

• Stephanie Jimenez, 21, Longview, possession of controlled substance, PG 1, less than 1 gram;

• Raychel Jaylin Clark, 20, Lufkin, possession of a controlled substance, PG1, less than 1 gram;

• Jacob Griffin, 21, Nacogdoches, theft of property greater that $1,500 but less than $20k;

• Travis Wayne Bryant, 45, Mount Enterprise, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon;

• Dakota James Porter 18, Mount Enterprise, aggravated sexual assault of a child;

• Keith William Bennett, 40, Longview, evading arrest or detention with vehicle;

• Johnny Ray Winfrey, 58, Mount Enterprise, indecency with a child, sexual;

• Marc Allen Hanks, 42, Price, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon;

• Jason Lee Hayse, 41, Henderson, criminal mischief greater than $1,500;

• Jeffrey Hoventino Tabarus, 24, Kilgore, unauthorized use of vehicle;

• Adrian Cantrell Barrett, 35, Palestine, sex offender’s duty to register;

• Joseph Dewaine Brantley, 40, Tatum, illegal dumping, 1000 pounds;

• Christopher Brian Davis, 33, Henderson, assault on a public servant;

• Luther Dwain Braden, 73, Kilgore, violate bond/protective order;

• Kenneth Wayne Young, 34, Carthage, driving while intoxicated;

• Kondadric Holmes, 29, Mount Enterprise, sexual assault.

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