Weatherford Democrat

January 28, 2014

Man indicted for sexual assault


Weatherford Democrat

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Parker County grand jury Thursday indicted a Parker County man accused of violently raping a woman while recording it, duct taping her and holding her in a closet at his residence near Reno in November.

Andrew Murphy Howard, 30, was indicted on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation and aggravated sexual assault. 

Parker County deputies responded to a call from Howard’s residence on Yancy Lane around 11 a.m. Nov. 4. 

A woman told deputies that Howard punched her in the face, placed a knife to her throat, shouted he was going to kill her and pointed a loaded rifle at her face, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. 

Howard then reportedly cut off her clothing with his knife, held a .22 rifle in her face and said he “ought to kill” her before forcing her to have sex with him as he recorded it on his cell phone, an investigator wrote.

Howard sexually assaulted her twice during the night before telling her to go into the closet, where he duct taped her arms, legs and mouth, the woman alleged.

The woman reportedly said Howard later released her, telling her he was sorry for what he did.

Deputies reportedly photographed injuries that included bruising to her left eye, an abrasion and scratches on her neck and a bruised upper lip.

Howard reportedly told a Parker County sheriff’s investigator that he recorded sexual acts with the woman that night with his phone.

 

Others indicted Thursday include:

• Johnny Lee Anthony, possession of a controlled substance, more than a gram, less than 4 grams. 

• Michael Robert Arnold, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation. 

• William Hans Baker, injury to a child/disabled/elderly with intent to cause bodily injury. 

• Kevin S. Baum, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Michael Allen Bearden, credit or debit card abuse. 

• Michael Allen Bearden, credit or debit card abuse. 

• Michael Allen Bearden, credit or debit card abuse

• Kyle Childress, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds. 

• Lisa Denise Deleleu, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Brandy Rae Desantiago, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Shawn Stewart Garoutte, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

• Hysheme Lamonte Horton, sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact. 

• Jessica Delre Huey, fraudulent intent to obtain a controlled substance. 

• Kristina Celeste Jacobs, unauthorized use of a vehicle. 

• Sheila Reyanaa Mathews, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Larry Dan Mayfield, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. 

• Cameron Shea Miller, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds. 

• Monty James Miller, forgery of a financial instrument - elderly. 

• Monty James Miller, forgery of a financial instrument - elderly. 

• Monty James Miller, forgery of a financial instrument - elderly. 

• Scott Allen Morgan Jr., assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation. 

• William Joseph McCue, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds. 

• Rosa Padron, injury to a child/elderly/disabled with intent to cause bodily injury. 

• Terrance Shellmon Pearl, theft property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000 and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

• Ricky Allen Pooler, assault of a family member by impeding breathing or circulation. 

• Danyel Cori Ramirez, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram, in a drug free zone. 

• James Dean Roden, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. 

• Thomas Wayne Scherzer, possession of marijuana, more than 4 ounces, less than 5 pounds. 

• Donnie Allen Schmidt, theft of metal material, less than $20,000, enhanced. 

• Jeffrey Robert Schneider, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• Linda Carol Scroggins, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. 

• William Bruce Senn Jr., sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact. 

• William Bruce Senn Jr., sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.

• Gary Wayne Stegall, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. 

• Arnold Al Wayne Stewart, theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Ronald Wayne Strickland, robbery. 

• Tommye Lee Van Fossen, theft of property, more than $20,000, less than $100,000.

• Christopher Walker, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense. 

• Kaleb Wayne Wilks, unauthorized use of a vehicle. 

• Amy Diane Yardley, theft of property, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Fernando D. Zavala Sr., aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.