A Parker County grand jury Thursday indicted a man accused of shooting in the direction of two men he told to leave his neighborhood last month.
William Charles Usher Jr. was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct by discharging a firearm.
Usher is accused of firing a handgun toward two men he accused of being at what he called a “drug house” and stealing his property in an attempt to get them to leave the area.
Weatherford police officers were dispatched around 2 a.m. Aug. 28, to the 100 block of King Arthur Court, where they reportedly found Usher walking in front of his house and two young men next door.
The men, both around 20 years old, told police that Usher had fired a gun in their direction.
While sitting on the curb after officers patted him down, Usher was talking out loud, saying he was “sick of those boys always stealing” his stuff, Officer Tessa Vick wrote in a sworn affidavit.
“He said they needed to get out of the neighborhood,” Vick wrote. “Usher said that their house is a ‘drug house.’ He then said, ‘I shot it to get their attention, so they would hurry up and leave, move out of the neighborhood.’”
The men told police that they went in the backyard of the their aunt’s house with her permission to get their bikes.
“They said that Usher had been yelling at them and telling them to leave,” Vick wrote. “They said he was telling them they needed to get out of Briarwood (the subdivision).”
As the men worked on their bikes in the driveway, Usher sat in his vehicle, according to one of the men.
After about 15 minutes, Usher reportedly emerged from his vehicle, raised a handgun and said he was losing his patience and they needed to get out of the neighborhood.
He then fired one round in their general direction, according to the complainants.
They said they were standing at the corner of the driveway near the garage.
Police reportedly located a bullet hole in the fence about five to 10 feet from where they were standing and a shell casing in the street near the Ford Mustang.
Child sexual abuse
Clint Dean Garrett was indicted on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 years old and indecency with a child by sexual contact.
Two girls, now 11 and 9 years old, told investigators on June 7 that Garrett, a relative, repeatedly sexually assaulted them over a period of several years, according to the arrest warrant affidavit filed with Precinct 2 Justice of Peace Kelly Green.
The oldest told investigators that she doesn’t remember the first time Garrett inappropriately touched her but that the last time was when she was 11 years old and he did so as she watched the Simpsons’ movie.
She also said she remembered an earlier incident at a house Garrett lived in during 2009 when she woke up after falling asleep on the couch and found Garrett naked. He began sexually assaulting her until she told him to stop, the girl reportedly said.
On another occasion, he forced her to perform oral sex on him, threatening that he would rape her if she didn’t and saying it would hurt worse, she reportedly said during the interview.
The youngest reportedly told investigators that he “only did it sometimes,” but that when he touched her private parts, “it made her feel gross and she does not like to remember it.”
Garrett denied the allegations and blamed them on the girls’ mother, according to the affidavit.
Hyland Miles Mullins was indicted on a charge of injury to an elderly person with intent to cause bodily injury.
Authorities allege 19-year-old Mullins attacked his 78-year-old grandfather on Aug. 27, knocking him to the ground and injuring him.
The grandfather reportedly said Mullins struck him in the left eye, choked him and kicked him after knocking him to the ground.
The deputy observed a laceration above the man’s eye, abrasions around his neck, as well as soiled clothing, according to his probable cause statement.
The deputy located Mullins in the house and asked him what happened.
Mullins reportedly told the deputy that his grandfather called him a liar so he “tackled” him to the ground.
The following people were also indicted Thursday:
• Bradley Allen Black, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
• Bradley Allen Black, prohibited weapon.
• Donna Denice Brazzell, criminal mischief, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.
• Donna Denice Brazzell, harrassment of a public servant.
• Donna Denice Brazzell, hindering apprehension or prosecution of a known felon.
• Maurice Brouillette, burglary of a habitation.
• Hunter Dwayne Fitzgerald, driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years old.
• Rodney Madison Master, criminal mischief with intent to impair public service $20,000.
• Boyd Newman Matthews, unauthorized use of a vehicle.
• Boyd Newman Matthews, criminal mischief, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.
• Joshua David Mitchell, burglary of a habitation.
• George Anthony Sanders, burglary of a habitation.
• George Anthony Sanders, burglary of a building.
• Roy Villarreal, indecency with a child by sexual contact.
• Richard Franklin Whitworth Jr., theft of a firearm.
• Steven Douglas Zimmerman, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.