Man indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary

Johnny Waterhouse

Johnny Fred Waterhouse, 48, of Fort Worth, was indicted last week on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary of a habitation, second degree felonies.

According to the probably cause affidavit, Parker County deputies were dispatched to a home on Luna Vista Drive — off White Settlement Road in northeast Parker County — in reference to a disturbance on Nov. 1. 

“Upon arrival, deputies met with the victim who advised the defendant had entered his home without permission and had assaulted him,” according to the affidavit. “The victim advised approximately one week [prior], the defendant had given him a truck and title because the defendant could not afford to fix it. The defendant came over to his residence, walked into the unlocked front door of the residence uninvited and demanded the truck back. The victim advised the defendant does not have permission to enter the residence at anytime.”

According to the affidavit, when the victim asked him to leave, Waterhouse hit him in the head with a closed fist knocking him unconscious.

“The victim advised when he came to, he was struck three more times by the defendant,” according to the affidavit. “The victim advised this caused him pain. Deputies observed swelling on the victim’s cheeks consistent with his statements.”

Deputies met with three other people who were helping some friends move around the corner from where the incident occurred and all three heard the victim complaining of an assault by Waterhouse, according to the affidavit. About 10 minutes later, Waterhouse returned to the residence and threatened the three people, along with the victim, while holding a knife.

“[Waterhouse] screamed that he would show them how the knife worked and would kill them and stab them all,” according to the affidavit.

All three reported they were in fear because Waterhouse was walking towards them, so they all retreated further into the yard and then inside the victim’s house.

Waterhouse has four prior felony convictions — possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, December 1993; delivery of a controlled substance, cocaine, December 1993; burglary of a habitation, May 1998; and possession of a controlled substance, methadone, June 2015.

“If convicted of any of the charges, Mr. Waterhouse could face up to life in prison,” Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said. 

Waterhouse is being held in the Parker County Jail on a combined bond of $120,000.

Others indicted Nov. 29 were:

• Misty Jo Andrews, possession of a controlled substance, more than a gram, less than 4 grams.

• Ellen Mae Bowser, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Richard Lawrence Comadoll, driving while intoxicated, third or more.

• Billy James Elliott, aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by sexual contact.

• Casey Wade Faglie, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Matthew Quinn Fisher, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

• Christopher Alfred Grant, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Gary Douglas Gruben, assault on a family member by impeding breathing or circulation.

• Abby Nicole Helmuth, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Manuel Hernandez, driving while intoxicated, third or more.

• Terry Don Peaslee, driving while intoxicated, third or more.

• Aaron Douglas Poehler, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

• Sean Thomas Pruitt, obstruction or retaliation.

• James Darrell Reed, assault on a family member with previous conviction.

• James Earl Sims, failure to register as a sex offender.

• Richard Brent Edward Vanschuyver, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Stephen Lee Verch, violation of bond or protective order with two or more previous convictions.

• Gabriel Cardenas, driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age.

• Steven Crayton, aggravated robbery.

• Bernard Darden, aggravated robbery.

• Jimmy Lee Davis, burglary of a building, criminal mischief, more than $2,500, less than $30,000.

• Matthew Jaiden Diaz, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Rogelio Guzman, possession of a controlled substance, more than a gram, less than 4 grams.

• Markeisha Lashae Hodge, aggravated robbery.

• Troy Edward Karr, possession of a controlled substance, more than a gram, less than 4 grams.

• Ernest John Mixon, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.

• Angela Deann Moore, prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

• Bryan Keath Norris, possession of a controlled substance, more than a gram, less than 4 grams.

• Jared Christian Rodriguez, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Demarice Lee Ross, assault on a family member with previous conviction.

• Consuelo Sancen, sexual assault of a child.

• Todd Wiilt, theft of property, less than $2,500, two or more previous convictions.