Wharton County

Grand Jury Indictments

November Deliberations

(Note: An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but rather a citizen jury’s verdict that a prosecutor has enough evidence against a person to proceed with felony charges.)

Those facing trial include:

• Domingo Adalpe, 60, of 1616 Roehl in El Campo for theft and evading arrest. He allegedly stole $39.50 in merchandise from a store on Aug. 28, but faces felony punishment because of two prior misdemeanor theft convictions in Jackson County on June 21, 2017.

The evading charge stems from alleged actions on Sept. 2.

Adalpe has prior felony convictions for aggravated robbery on June 11, 2007 in Wharton County and possession of a controlled substance on Jan. 5, 2007 in Victoria County.

• Esmaralda Ayala, 19, of 4695 FM 960 in El Campo for possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 21. She allegedly had more than 4 grams of methamphetamine.

• Bobby Ray Barrera, 46, of 314 S. Ford in Wharton for possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 20. He allegedly had less than a gram of cocaine.

Barrera has a prior felony conviction for possession of marijuana on July 2, 2002 in Wharton County.

• Harrison James Batiste III, 35, of 708 E. Church in Eagle Lake for aggravated assault with a deadly Weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon on Aug. 11. He stands accused of pointing a handgun in a man’s face.

Previously convicted of injury to a child, elderly or disabled person on Aug. 29, 2013 in Colorado County, Batiste is prohibited from having a handgun.

Batiste has a prior felony conviction for assault of a public servant on June 10, 2004 in Guadalupe County.

• Shyheim Stephen Benton, 21, of 503 King in Athens, Tenn., for smuggling of persons, possession of a controlled substance and evading with a motor vehicle on Sept. 25. He allegedly attempted to transport three undocumented Hondurans on the same day he allegedly had more than a gram of cocaine.

He then stands accused of using his vehicle to flee from an officer.

• Jessie Roy Allen Britton, 37, of 434 Allen in Wharton for home burglary on Aug. 4 and July 21. In the Aug. 4 case, he stands accused of stealing burglar bars while on July 21 he allegedly took a window air-conditioning unit.

• Jeremy William Brown, 30, of 5218 Oaklynn in spring for two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He allegedly had less than a gram of crack cocaine and Tetrahydrocannibinol Oil, the active ingredient in marijuana.

• Hope Ann Calderon, 45, of 2509 Ave. K in Bay City for possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 30. She allegedly less than a gram of methamphetamine.

• Tory Peige Chumchal, 25, of 7905 FM 3012 in Wharton for theft of a firearm on Aug. 5.

• Floyd Andrew Cook III, 25, of 1110 Dyann in Wharton for possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 17. He allegedly had more than a gram of crystal methamphetamine.

• General William Dixon III, 17, of 2500 Junior College, Apt. 2016, in Wharton for aggravated robbery on Sept. 18. He allegedly exhibited a handgun while robbing from a man.

• Sammy Kirk Farrow Jr., 38, of 2839 Hwy. 71 South in El Campo for driving while intoxicated third or more offense on Sept. 21.

Farrow has prior misdemeanor DWI convictions on June 30, 2004 in Wharton County and July 14, 2013 in Jackson County.

His felony conviction record lists forgery on Feb. 12, 2002 and three count of forgery on Oct. 14, 2003, theft with two or more previous convictions on Oct. 14, 2003, forgery on Oct. 17, 2004 in Matagorda County, theft with two or more previous convictions on March 22, 2005 in Wharton County and three counts of forgery on Jan. 5, 2009 in Gonzales County.

Other felony convictions on Farrow’s record are forgery on April 7, 2010 in Victoria County, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Dec. 9, 2013 in Colorado County, forgery on April 5, 2015 in Victoria County, theft on July 6, 2017 in Wharton County, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on July 6, 2017 in Wharton County and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on July 17, 2017 in Colorado County.

• Antonio Jose Feregrino, 19, of 306 Lincoln in El Campo for possession of marijuana on Aug. 23, 2018. He allegedly had more than 4 ounces of the drug.

The grand jury also indicted Feregrino for theft of a firearm on Nov. 17, 2015.

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