Weatherford Democrat

September 5, 2013

Probation given in sibling shooting, pot growing cases


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRISTIN COYNE

A Millsap woman accused of shooting her brother in the chest with a pellet rifle during a dispute was recently given probation.

Ramona Kathalene Fox, 54, confessed to entering her brother’s residence and shooting her brother in the chest on Oct. 26 after he previously went to her residence and destroyed her property, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office reported at the time.

Deputies reportedly found the man lying on the couch covered in “copious” amounts of blood at his residence on Brazos Rock Road.

He was transported by helicopter to the hospital.

In a plea arrangement, Fox received six years deferred adjudication probation and a $750 fine on Aug. 23, according to court records.

Deferred adjudication allows defendants to complete probation requirements and avoid a formal conviction.



Marijuana grow

Three people accused of growing more than $40,000 worth of marijuana in their Weatherford home in June 2011 were recently given deferred adjudication probation sentences.

415th District Judge Graham Quisenberry ordered Theodore Franklin Cromer III, 49, to serve three years probation and pay a $750 fine on a third-degree felony charge of possession of marijuana, in an amount of more than 5 pounds, less than 50 pounds, on Aug. 23. 

About 120 marijuana plants were located in a ventilated and climate-controlled indoor nursery in the family’s home in the 100 block of West Owens Street, according to the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit.  

Larry Don Summers, 30, received a sentence of five years deferred adjudication probation and a $2,500 fine on the same charge, according to court records.

Dustin Taylor Cromer, 20, received two years deferred adjudication probation and a $300 fine on a charge of possession of marijuana, in an amount of more than 2 ounces, less than 4 ounces.

No case has been filed in district court against Teresa Wickline Cromer, who was also arrested with her family members, according to court records.

Brother stabbing

A man who reportedly stabbed his older brother in the torso in March received a five-year probated sentence.

Ray Paul Zachmeyer, 24, was sentenced to deferred adjudication probation and a $2,000 fine on an aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon charge on Aug. 20, according to court records.

Witnesses reportedly transported the injured 26-year-old man to Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells on March 27, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, who underwent surgery for the wound, reportedly told deputies the injury was self-inflicted.

However, Zachmeyer reportedly confessed to stabbing his brother and said he threw the pocket knife in a nearby lake, the sheriff’s office reported.

Shoplifter given four years

A man who pleaded guilty to helping steal a television from Walmart in Hudson Oaks in February received four years in jail, according to court records.

Hudson Oaks police said Norman Thomas Miller, 34, of Azle, was the getaway driver in the theft of a large, flat-panel TV and a baby monitor.

After two other suspects exited the store through the fire exit with the television, Miller met them in an SUV and fled pursuing police officers from the store parking lot.

After a short vehicle pursuit, Miller and the other suspects were reportedly taken into custody at gunpoint and the property recovered.

Miller, who was also charged with evading arrest with a vehicle and has previous drug-related convictions, pleaded guilty to the organized retail theft charge, a third degree felony, according to court records.

Ross Wade Hogans, 22, was sentenced to 18 months in relation to the incident and a charge of organized retail theft remains pending against Misty Nicole Fonville, according to court records.