A Brownwood woman was indicted on allegations that she burglarized a family member’s home along with a male companion and used stolen checks to shop at Walmart.
    The July session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned indictments against Jessica Ann Perkins, 35, for burglary of a habitation and forgery against an elderly person, acceding to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office.
    Perkins was indicted as a repeat and habitual offender.
    Brownwood police arrested Perkins and a man who has not been indicted in May. The stolen checks were on an account that had been closed for several years.
    A Walmart loss prevention officer told police the two tried to make a $1,787 purchase using a check on the closed account, police said. The two earlier used another check to make a $1,389 purchase for jewelry, and the loss prevention officer said he was watching the two on a video monitor as they shopped in electronics, police said.

Five indicted in assault
    The grand jury indicted five people on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an April altercation in Brownwood.
    Grand jurors returned the indictments against Zeavyn Gaines-Franklin, 19, of Brownwood; Lapauldria Jackson, 23, of Brownwood; Allyah Potts, 18;  Kirt Anderson, 27, of Cross Plains; and Jonathon Hicks, 29, Cross Plains.
    Witnesses told police they saw five people chase a male out of his home and across his yard in the 1600 block of Borden Street, police said earlier. The five had sticks, poles and a pistol, and when the man who was being chased had nowhere to run, he stabbed one of the assailants in the side and continued to run.
    The man who was being chased told police several people entered his home without his consent and threatened him. The man said his girlfriend told him he needed to run because one of the intruders had a gun.

Theft against elderly
    Grand jurors returned an indictment for theft against an elderly individual against Michael Johnson, 52, of Early.
    Johnson was arrested in February on allegations that he took more than $15,000 as payment for home renovations that were never done.
    A 71-year-old homeowner on FM 585 told sheriff’s investigators he met with Johnson, who represented himself as a partner in a Brownwood home improvement company. Johnson agreed to make several repairs to a home and took three checks totaling $15,417, but did not do the work, the homeowner told investigators.

Passenger busted
    A passenger who was arrested out of a car that went airborne as police tried to stop it was indicted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a drug free zone.
    Grand jurors returned the indictment against Jaime Arredondo, 40, of Brownwood, who was arrested in December.
    Arredondo was riding in a car that went airborne when it emerged from a dip in the road as a Brownwood police officer tried to catch up for a traffic stop.
    After the car stopped, police seized nearly 8 grams of methamphetamine and arrested Arredondo.

Additional indictments    
    Also indicted were:
    John Michael Salazar, possession of a controlled substance.
    Juan Francisco Chacon Jr., evidence tampering.
    Jacob Paul Keith, possession of a controlled substance drug free zone.
    Cody Ray Jester, possession of a controlled substance drug free zone.
    Christopher Victor Romero, indecency with a child.
    Andrew Glick, fraudulent use or possession of identifying information.
    Jordan Lee Dean, possession of a controlled substance drug free zone.
    Jennifer Lynn Hallmark, possession of a controlled substance.
    Louis Nunez, possession of a controlled substance.
    Jason Gilbert Guerrero, evading arrest — prior conviction.