Early man indicted for alleged assault on officer

STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com

An Early man faces two indictments in a Jan. 15 incident in which he tried to turn himself in to Early police on non-existing warrants and allegedly assaulted a police officer.

The March session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned indictments against Hunter Jack Heard, 20, for assault against a public servant and harassment of a public servant, according to Brown County District Clerk records and information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's office.

Police said the man, who appeared to be intoxicated, claimed he had out-of-county warrants but police learned he had no existing warrants.

Heard was arrested after he allegedly head-butted and spit on an Early police officer, police said earlier.

In an unrelated case, the grand jury returned indictments against a Brownwood parolee in a Jan. 26 incident in which, police said, a woman was punched, beaten with a cordless drill and choked by a man she had once dated.

Robert Zepeda, 28, was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a habitation in connection with the incident.

Brownwood officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Avenue K at 3:50 a.m. on a Sunday and arrived at a residence to find a woman whose face was severely swollen, bruised and bleeding, police said. The woman told officers she and the suspect had previously dated until he was arrested in the Dallas area about six months earlier. She said they are no longer together and the man was recently released from jail in Dallas.

The man arrived at her home and tried to get inside, but she would not let him in, the woman told poise. The man removed the air conditioner from her bedroom window, pushed a dresser over and entered the bedroom, the woman told officers. The woman ran outside to a neighbor's residence and tried to get help, and the man knocked her down, then dragged her back inside, punched her, hit her with the drill and choked her.

When the man heard someone outside, he dragged her into the bathroom and told her to be quiet. She heard officers knocking and announcing "police department."

Also indicted were:

Rebecca Elizabeth Hudson, fraud.

Santiago Perez, possession of marijuana.

Jonathan Andrew Ortega, possession of marijuana.

Eleuterio Acevedo Jr., possession of marijuana.

Brittany Dawn Turner, evidence tampering.

Kevin Barnes, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Takeisha Dnae Lewis, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Bruce Hawkins, unlawful possession of firearm by felon.

Marjorie Elaine Schneider, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone.

John Simon Armendarez, possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone.

Crystal Michelle Matulis, possession of a controlled substance.

Lindsey Michelle Buzbee, possession of a controlled substance.

Charles Burton Watson, abandoning or endangering a child.

Kevin Scott Roark, injury to an elderly individual.

Rayla Dawn Rice, evidence tampering.

Bobby Joe Dudley, theft of firearm (three counts), burglary of a building.

Tre'quawin Elijah-Rashad Edwards, aggravated assault with deadly weapon (two counts).

Forrest Tyler Lee Brown, aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

Billy James Chancellor, possession of a controlled substance.

Kandace Nicole Carr, abandoning or endangering child (two counts).

Joshua Ray Caperton, possession of a controlled substance.

Michael Lee Mcann, theft.

Alice Melton, credit card or debit card abuse.

Desiree Michelle Henson, credit card or debit card abuse.

Robert Kalaeb Lynch, unlawful possession of firearm by felon.