23 indicted by Grand Jury

September 27, 2012

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 23 people on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, with one re-indictment. Fifteen of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Samuel Lloyd Hawrylak was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Hawrylak knowingly possessed a usable amount of marijuana in an amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on July 27, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.
Brendan Taylor Ivens was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Ivens knowingly possessed a usable amount of marijuana in an amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on July 27, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.
Melvin Montgomery, Jr. was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Montgomery knowingly destroyed evidence — marijuana — during a traffic stop, knowing an investigation was in progress on July 30, 2012. His bond was set at $7,500.
Michael Terrell Thomas was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Thomas knowingly destroyed evidence — marijuana — during a traffic stop, knowing an investigation was in progress on July 30, 2012. His bond was set at $7,500.
Oscar Charles Walton was indicted for fraudulent use of identifying information, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Walton possessed less than five items of identifying information, including a driver's license and checks made out to the victim with out his consent on Aug. 14, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.
Wesley Tyson Shifflett was indicted for boating while intoxicated, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Shifflett operated a watercraft while intoxicated on June 17, 2012. He had also been convicted of driving while intoxicated on April 23, 2009 in the Taylor County Court at Law and on Dec. 3, 2012, in the Midland County Court at Law. His bond was set at $5,000.
Jose Manuel Jaramillo was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Jaramillo operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated on May 25, 2012. He had also been convicted of driving while intoxicated on Nov. 16, 1990, in the Comanche County Court at Law and on May 5, 2003, in the Erath County Court at Law. His bond was set at $5,000.
Benjamin Lee Mendez was indicted for criminal mischief, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Mendez intentionally damaged tangible property by hitting a motor vehicle with a baseball bat, breaking the windows and caused more than $1,500, but less than $20,000 in damages. The offense occurred on Aug. 23, 2012. His bond was set at $5,000.
Troy Ray Jennings was re-indicted for failure to comply as a sex offender, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Jennings failed to report his change of employment, as required to register with local law enforcement, because of a reportable conviction of aggravated sexual assault. The offense occurred on May 10, 2011. His bond was set at $7,000.

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