Weatherford man indicted for multiple storage unit break-ins

Stephen Curry

A Parker County grand jury indicted Stephen James Curry, 37, of Weatherford, on Feb. 6 for six counts of burglary of a building.

On Jan. 13, a Parker County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to Hometown Self Storage in Azle in reference to a burglary of process, according to the probable cause affidavit. A description of the suspect was given to the deputy and Curry was located jumping over a fence from a wooded area.

“[The deputy] made contact with the subject, who stated he was looking for his girlfriend. The deputy observed the defendant to have tears in his shorts and fresh cuts on his legs and to be sweating profusely despite wearing short-sleeves and shorts with the temperature being in the mid 50s,” according to the affidavit. “[The deputy] detained the defendant and transported him to the Hometown Storage to make contact with the complainant.”

The manager of the storage facility told the deputy that several units had been broken into and when she went to investigate, Curry was observed coming out of one of the units, according to the affidavit. The manager was able to take a photograph of Curry before he ran off the property.

During an interview with Curry, he admitted to breaking into eight storage units, according to the affidavit.

“The defendant state that he came to Hometown Storage to burglarize storage units. The defendant advised he cut the locks on each unit and looked through the property in each unit. The defendant stated that he was looking for tools, electronics or anything of value,” according to the affidavit. “The defendant informed deputies where he hid his backpack, his hat and hoodie.”

The contents of Curry’s backpack included a plastic case containing a drill and battery, a pair of leather gloves and a pry bar, according to the affidavit. Curry confessed to taking the backpack and the case with the drill out of one of the storage units.

“If Mr. Curry is convicted of burglary of a building, he will be facing a punishment range of six months to two years in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000. We anticipate filing an enhancement notice in the coming days which will increase his punishment range to two to 10 years in prison,” Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain said. “Burglars should know that if they decide to steal from multiple storage units, each time they break into someone else’s storage unit, they will be facing a separate burglary of a building charge. It’s not just a single burglary charge for all of the burglaries at a particular storage facility. Hopefully if criminals understand how the criminal prosecution works, it will discourage storage facility burglaries.”

Others indicted on Feb. 6 include:

• Jose Marcello Abonza, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Robert Fisher Addington, assault of family/household member with a previous conviction.

• Ariel Ayala-Martinez, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Giorlinette Burgos-Salgado, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Demoan Daijean Dickerson, evading arrest detention with a vehicle.

• Nicki Lyn Dillard, theft of property, more than $2,500, less than $30,000, and theft of a firearm.

• Kailey Ann-Marie Gardener, possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams. 

• Jeffrey Neal Goss, possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams. 

• Velvet Dawn Hammond, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, in a drug free zone.

• Ricky Don Hughs, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Jamie Lee Lemaster, assault of family/household member with previous conviction, and assault of family/household member by impeding breath/circulation.

• Dylan carter Littlepage, fraude use/possession of identifying information, less than five items.

• Christopher Allen Logue, possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 400 grams.

• Gary Lynn Mitchell, assault of a peace officer/judge.

• Jerry Mack Shuemake, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

• Balazs Csongor Stelcz, assault of public servant.

• William Marshall Trimble, assault of family/household member with previous conviction.

• Tammy Michelle Valenzuela, robbery.

• Dalton Tyler Walker, assault of family/household member by impeding breath/circulation and assault of family/household member with a previous conviction.

• Angela Rene White, manufacture or deliver of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Jay Riley Dominguez, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Jeffrey Alfred Drager, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Enrique Flores, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 400 grams.

• Joseph Allen Goettel, possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Chamoren Datorian Grandberrry-Heslip, theft of firearm and burglary of habitation.

• George Clifton Greenwalt, II, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Matthew Scott Henry, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Rose Marie Hernandez-Ramsey, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Melina Marie Hines, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Shannon Morgan Laye, possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Dwight Wayne Pitcher, sex offenders duty to register for life/annually.

• Curtis Eugene Sill, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Stacia Karyl Sims, possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.

• Wyatt Kole Steele, aggravated sexual assault.

• Wesley Dwayne Stephenson, possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

• Casey Van Doyle Tilley, possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams. 

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