GREGG INDICTMENTS 208

James Thomas Kerns Jr. and聽Tonia Ola Allen

A Gregg County grand jury issued 32 indictments on Jan. 31, charging people with crimes such as aggravated assault, driving while intoxicated and credit or debit card abuse and other crimes.

An indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. It does not mean that person is guilty. People who are indicted must still go through the legal process to determine guilt or innocence.

James Thomas Kerns Jr., 40, of Longview, was charged with collision involving serious bodily injury in relation to a Sept. 18, 2023, wreck. According to a report on the incident, a black Chevrolet 2500 truck hit a black Honda Civic that was stopped on Pine Tree Road. The truck driver didn性视界传媒檛 stop but left the scene and later left the truck on the side of the road and fled on foot.

The report said the collision 性视界传媒渃aused major damage to the Honda Civic, enough to make a four-door vehicle appear to be a two-door vehicle.性视界传媒 The Honda性视界传媒檚 driver had a 性视界传媒渄eep laceration性视界传媒 on the back of his head that was about 4 inches long and a 1/4- wide.

Longview Police Officer Rodney Smith tracked Kerns down after finding his driver性视界传媒檚 license next to the passenger front door, the report said. The truck was registered to Kerns, who later told the officer the truck had been stolen. His mother, however, told the officer Kerns had told her he was involved in a wreck and had run.

Also, Tonia Ola Allen, also known as 性视界传媒淭 Allen,性视界传媒 49, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.

Her jail information lists a Galveston address, but Allen has previously operated a bar, a restaurant and a catering business in the Longview area.

Her indictment stems from a Dec. 10 arrest. A report on the incident says she was arrested after she stopped in her vehicle and talked to an officer on patrol at Texas Players on Spur 63. Her slurred speech led the officer to conduct additional inquiry that resulted in her arrest, the report said.

The following people, who are Longview residents unless otherwise indicated, also were indicted:.

Elijah Hicks, 18: Aggravated assault; Oct. 15

Odarian, V. Howland, 21: Assault by occlusion; assault of a pregnant person; May 2, 2022.

Sean Randal Berry, 51: Aggravated assault; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon; Aug. 10.

Terry Leon Lee III, 23: Unauthorized use of a vehicle and two charges of debit card abuse; July 22; June 5 and July 17.

Matthew Jones, 34, of Tatum: Two charges of aggravated assault; Sept. 30.

Cortez D. Ingram, 18: Aggravated assault; Oct. 11.

Victoria Hurtado, 37, of Henderson: Evading arrest/detention with a vehicle; possession of a firearm; March 24, 2021.

David Ortiz DeJesus, 34, of Henderson: Possession of marijuana; March 24, 2021.

Terri Lynn Carter, 55, of White Oak: Possession of a controlled substance; June 9, 2021.

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Cason Layne Johnson, 35: Possession of a controlled substance; Nov. 10.

Ryan Chase McNeal, 45: Possession of a controlled substance; June 12, 2021.

Christian Wesley Sorrells, 24, of Houston: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance; May 6, 2022.

Fredrick Demorian Williams, 37: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of of a controlled substance; May 6, 2022.

Joseph Micheal Lockley, 20: Possession of a controlled substance; Nov. 7.

Laderius Daniel Brooks, 31: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of a controlled substance; April 8, 2022.

DeMichael Paul Grant, 37, Kilgore: Unlawful possession of firearm by a felon; Nov. 20.

Jade Michael Hamm, 28: Possession of a controlled substance; Nov. 1.

Mica Jade Nyvall, 44, of Kilgore: Prohibited substance in a correctional facility; attempted tampering with physical evidence; two charges of possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; Sept. 2.

Jesus Villanueva Perez; 29: Driving while intoxicated third or more; Oct. 16.

Joshua Lee Hannah; 49: Possession of a controlled substance; evading arrest/detention with a previous conviction; Sept. 19.

Lashunda Rani Marshall, 43: Possession of a controlled substance; Oct. 10.

Kylan Timothy Earl Johnson, 20, of Kilgore: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of a controlled substance; Aug. 10.

Cody Wayne Bishop, 42: Possession of a controlled substance; Aug. 31.

Robert Lee Braden Jr., 55: Possession of a controlled substance; April 29.

Joshuwa A. Muhammad; 31: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver; possession of a controlled substance; Oct. 13.

Darrell P. Peyok: Possession of a controlled substance; Oct. 14.

— Jo Lee Ferguson can be reached at jferguson@news-journal.com.

Jo Lee Ferguson wishes she kept her maiden name - Hammer - because it was perfect for a reporter. She’s a local girl who loves writing about her hometown. She and LNJ Managing Editor Randy Ferguson have two children and a crazy husky.