Weatherford Democrat

November 5, 2013

Man accused of burning down ex-girlfriend’s home indicted


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of burning his ex-girlfriend’s former home last month.

Jacob Lee Sharp, 33, was indicted on a second-degree felony charge of arson after he reportedly started a fire that destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 3400 block of Old Mineral Wells Highway on Oct. 1.

Firefighters said at the time that the house was believed to have been vacant for several weeks.

The fire is believed to have started in the living room area, according to Parker County Fire Marshal Shawn Scott.

The former occupant of the home reported to Scott a week after the fire that Sharp contacted her and stated in a telephone call to her that he caused the fire by blowing up the house.

The woman showed Scott texts she received and played voicemail messages, including one where Sharp can allegedly be heard saying, “I blew it up” and “I didn’t mean to hurt you.”

Several days after Sharp’s arrest, Scott said he had not been able to interview the suspect. He said drug manufacturing was mentioned in one of Sharp’s text messages to the woman who had been living there.

Firefighters from Greenwood and other departments did a good job quickly extinguishing the fire and preserving the scene for investigators, according to Scott.



Drug trafficking

Four out-of-state residents arrested after a traffic stop in Weatherford Oct. 8 were indicted by a Parker County grand jury on drug trafficking charges.

Quendon Mondreill Bernard, 30, Lyonesha Dijana Gardner, 20, Jason Shermaine Shanklin, 29, all of Louisiana, and Rico Antonio Winston, 34, of Tennessee, were indicted on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than four grams, less than 200 grams.

Weatherford police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of North Main Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday and located a white Chevrolet passenger vehicle with four occupants, according to a police report.

Law enforcement determined the four were involved in the delivery of a controlled substance and arrested them. Police seized oxycodone, cell phones and $2,168 from the group



Shooting

A man accused of a shooting at a woman in August was indicted Thursday by a Parker County grand jury.

John Lee Spurlock, 32, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault of a family member with a weapon and deadly conduct - discharging a firearm.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a woman told deputies that she was visiting an acquaintance when an argument began and she was asked to leave the house in the 2000 block of Spring Court.

The woman said she heard a “bang” as she walked out of the house, turned around and saw Spurlock holding a gun, according to the sheriff’s office. The woman reportedly said she continued to run from the residence and heard another “bang.”

Spurlock reportedly said he threw a firework at the woman to scare her off, and deputies seized a .45-caliber handgun from the residence.



Other charges

Others indicted Thursday include:

• Malisa Irene Anderson, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Donavin Lee Butler, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation.

• Eduardo Camargo, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation.

• Catherine Rachel Clevinger, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Marco Oslando Guerra, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a habitation intending other felony.

• Marco Oslando Guerra, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

• Calvin D Hopkins, possession of marijuana, more than four ounces, less than five pounds.

• Bryan Keith Kabrick, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Major Codee-Ray Kenas, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Chastity Cristabell Lee, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Cecilia Ann Madden, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Kristina Louise Martin, theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Richard Lee Mayhew, bail jumping and failure to appear on a felony.

• Lacie Katelynn Mendenhall, unauthorized use of a vehicle.

• Phinny Paul Norton, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Penny Lynn Paschall, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Gregory Gene Peoples, forgery of a financial instrument.

• Jennifer Lee Read, theft of property, less than $1,500, with two or more previous conviction.

• Timothy Darren Steinly, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 28 grams in a drug-free zone.

• Becky Yvonne Watterson, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, few than five items.

• Ashley Leeanne Whitehead, organized retail theft, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Trent Hunter Whitten, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation.