Weatherford Democrat

August 27, 2013

Robbery, burglary suspects indicted


Weatherford Democrat

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County grand jury Thursday indicted three men accused of robbing a man at gunpoint in June. 

Kriztofer David Ledbetter, 22, Jason Ray Salmon, 18, and Tyler Craig Williams, 19, were indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft of a firearm. 

The resident of a home in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near Azle reported to deputies that the men entered his home the day after a party and used the resident’s own handgun to rob him.

They reportedly took cash and rifles from the residence and attempted to take a television but were unable to remove it from the wall, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. 

Ledbetter admitted to splitting the money and guns with the other two suspects, according to the sheriff’s office. 

A juvenile girl who had been at the party also made an accusation against the resident and asked Ledbetter to pick her up at the residence the morning of the alleged robbery, according to the sheriff’s office.

Another party-goer claimed the juvenile girl later demanded the television from the resident in exchange for not taking a complaint to authorities, according to the sheriff’s office. 

 

Family burglar suspects

Three Springtown family members suspected of burglarizing and stealing from Parker County residents in June were indicted Thursday by a Parker County grand jury.

Bobby Dale Lewis II, 44; his brother, Jonathan Hardy Lewis, 32; and his son, Justin Ray Lewis, 19, were indicted on charges of burglary of a habitation and theft of metal amounting to less than $20,000, enhanced. 

Parker County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to two calls around the afternoon of June 13. During the first, the caller reported a burglary in the 2100 block of Carter Road near Springtown. A second caller notified the sheriff’s office that three unknown men appeared to be taking car parts from a yard in the 7000 block of Hutcheson Hill Road. 

Deputies located a truck matching a description provided by the second caller in the 300 block of Meadow Road and reportedly saw men moving items from the the truck into their house. 

The items included car parts in the bed of the pickup and a large amount of copper wiring, a refrigerator, a window air-conditioning unit and a speaker box near the truck. 

One of the men told a deputy that he found the items on the roadway but, after being told a witness saw them taking the items from the victim’s residence, implicated himself and the other two in the burglary and thefts, according to the sheriff’s office.

 

Others indicted Thursday include: 

• Richard Leroy Barth, possession of a controlled substance amounting to more than a gram and less than 4 grams. 

• Richard Leroy Barth, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• Richard Leroy Barth, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram.

• Sheila Dawn Brewer, theft of property valued at more than $1,500, less than $20,000. 

• Candas Lorraine Cook, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• Melody Bell Crowder, failure to stop and render aid involving serious bodily injury or death. 

• Timmy Dale Freeman, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• William Lewis Griffin Jr., violation of bond conditions or a protective order with more than two previous convictions. 

• Roberto Gutierrez, theft amounting to more than $1,500, less than $20,000. 

• Lori Michelle Holcomb, unauthorized use of a vehicle. 

• Cindy Danielle Lemieux, burglary of a habitation. 

• Alicia Van Misner, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• James Burt Opitz, continuous sexual abuse of a young child and indecency with a child. 

• Eric Kelvin Palmros III, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense. 

• Joel Don Pool, theft amounting to less than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions. 

• Willa Lemon Rice, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• Lonnie Gene Rister, aggravated assault. 

• Clifton James Ross, driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years old. 

• Mary Katholeen Rowland, credit or debit card abuse. 

• Christopher Lee Sharp, criminal mischief amounting to more than $1,500, less than $20,000. 

• Lorie Lee Smith, possession of a controlled substance amounting to less than a gram. 

• Kenneth Linza Taylor, theft amounting to more than $1,500 and less than $20,000. 

• Casey Alan Turner, possession of a controlled substance amounting to more than a gram and less than 4 grams. 

• Thomas Quentin Whitis, forgery. 

• Thomas Quentin Whitis, forgery. 

• Suzanne Carol Ybarra, forgery. 

• Suzanne Carol Ybarra, forgery.