Two Lake Brownwood brothers were indicted on multiple charges in connection with an Aug. 15 confrontation involving motorists.
The September session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned an indictment for robbery and three indictments for unlawful restraint against each brother — Joel Jay Slayton, 18, and Edward Joseph Slayton, 22, court documents state.
A 16-year-old youth was driving a pickup with three passengers, ages 17, 15 and 15, when they honked at a friend, a complaint sheriff’s investigator Scott Bird filed in Justice of the Peace Walter B. Croft’s office states.
Two males in a small vehicle turned their vehicle around and began following the pickup, and witnesses said the driver tried to force the pickup off the road several times.
The 16-year-old stopped the pickup at a business on West Commerce, and one of the males got out of the other vehicle and tried to fight with the pickup’s occupants, Bird’s complaint states.
The 16-year-old and the passengers drove away in the pickup, followed by the two males in the other vehicle. They forced the pickup to stop about three miles south of Brownwood on U.S. Highway 377.
One of the males got out, grabbed the top of pickup’s driver’s door and pulled on it until it broke, Bird’s complaint states. He punched the 16-year-old in the mouth, got in the pickup and drove off with all of the occupants still inside.
When he realized someone in the pickup was talking on a cell phone, he stopped the vehicle, took the cell phone and got out, then got back into the small vehicle he’d originally occupied.
Later, a deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Lake Brownwood and recognized it as the suspect vehicle in the earlier incident. Two males agreed to go to the sheriff’s office, where one admitted to assaulting the 16-year-old, driving off in the pickup and taking the cell phone, Bird’s complaint states; the other admitted to being the driver of the suspect vehicle.
Also indicted, according to court documents, were:
William David Bronson, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.
Cameron Blake Money, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone.
Lisa Annette Weaver, credit card abuse.
Martin Pena, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Ricardo Juan Sanchez, possession of a controlled substance.
Gary Dwon Brown, assault on a public servant.
Abel Ray Perez, assault family violence (two indictments).
Colt Laverne Ferguson, aggravated assault with deadly weapon (two indictments).
Rebecca Nolen, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Theron Dale Hutchins, retaliation.
Nathan Lamar Clark, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, manufacture of a controlled substance.
Daniel Salinas, possession of a controlled substance.
Amanda Arlene Blake, possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone.