A domestic dispute back in December has led to felony charges being brought against a Huntsville man.
Gerald Hugh Theiler was indicted by a grand jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, for allegedly shooting at his wife on Dec. 26. He is also facing a third-degree felony count of assault family violence for choking her.
According to police reports, Theiler was at his girlfriend’s home the day of the alleged incident when she became angry at him and asked him to leave. When the suspect went home, he got into an argument with his wife and assaulted her before firing a gun in her direction.
Officers with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and arrested Theiler.
“She was lucky to escape serious injury,” Walker County District Attorney David Weeks said. “She moved right when he fired and the bullet struck the wall near her head.”
A first-degree felony carries a sentence of five to 99 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. A third-degree felony is punishable of two to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Fake doctor’s note nets serious charge
A Huntsville man not wanting to take a drug test for his parole officer is facing a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of trying to pass off fake documents to the government.
Benson Milton was indicted on a third-degree felony charge of forgery of a government/national instrument on July 2, 2011. According to the allegations, Milton tried to use doctor’s notes to get out of taking a urine test. The parole officer noticed that the handwriting was different and there were misspellings on the documents.
Benson was on parole for a 2007 burglary conviction at the time of the alleged incident. Since he also had two other previous convictions in 2001, he is now looking at a minimum of 25 years in prison if he is convicted of forgery, according to Weeks.
“If he would have failed the drug test, he probably would have had his parole revoked,” Weeks said. “Now, he is looking at 25 years or more.”
The grand jury also handed down the following indictments:
• Horace Earvin Moore, assault of a public servant and injury of a child/elderly/diable with intent to inflict bodily injury.
• Blair Ledet, burglary of a habitation.
• Kimberly Ann McCray-Hardy, injury of a child/elderly/diable with intent to inflict bodily injury.
• Everett Lakeilyn Minor, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Valerie Denise Tennon, credit card or debit card abuse.
• Bobby Joe Futch, possession of a controlled substance grade one.
• Derrick Dewayne Hamilton, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.
• Jason E. Elliston, driving while intoxicated third or more.
• Walter V. Thatcher, theft of property more than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.
• Craig James Finnegan, theft of property more than $1,500 with two or more previous convictions.
• Marcella Lathon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Jeremiah Vadald Tennon, burglary of a habitation.
• Wade Jarome Bibbs, burglary of a habitation.
• Virjilio Jimenez, two counts of indecency with a child sexual contact.
• Da’Quane Xavier Hubbard, credit card or debit card abuse and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
• Brandon Scott Gaines, burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building.
• Hugo Alberto Lopez, harassment by person in correctional/detention facility.
• Milton Thomas Perry, manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance grade one.
• Justin Edward Peterson, criminal mischief more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Albert Lewis Harmor Jr., theft of property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Raul Roy Flores, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
• Damien Paul Rourke, theft of property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Gary Wendel Kimbro, criminal mischief more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Derrick Dontae Obryant, aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury.
• Sammy Lee Kimble, aggravated robbery.
• Bobby Don Lathon, aggravated robbery.
• Nora Marsh, theft of property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Michael Bernard Harrison, theft of property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Dori Rose Blume, burglary of a building.
• Raymond Carl Helmick, aggravated robbery.
• Will Arthur Beacleay, theft of property more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
• Jeffrey Ray Davis, burglary of a building.
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When inmates enter the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system, they often have a history of academic failure, low self-esteem and function at a sixth-grade learning level.
Windham School District offers offenders the opportunity to turn things around and develop skills to help them once they are released from prison.
Academy, Ross, PetCo coming soon to Huntsville
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Huntsville gets ready to garden at Spring Plant Sale
The Master Gardeners supplied the community with a wide variety of plants at their annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday.
Despite the dreary weather, many Huntsville residents came out to buy plants, herbs, fruit trees and seeds to start up their spring gardens.
“We just wanted to come and stock up for the springtime,” Eric Grimes said.
Readers, we hope you’re having fun and staying informed
Time flies when you’re having fun. The wise person who came up with that one smacked the nail on the head.
We’re having a blast here at The Huntsville Item. Preparing the community’s newspaper on a daily basis has always been an intriguing challenge. Some days are more thrilling than others, but it seems like every day for the past few months has been interesting and exciting.
Open for business, almost
The wait is almost over for folks in Walker County to see for themselves the inside of the brand-new jail which has been under construction for more than a year.
City, state team up on highway project
The City of Huntsville and Texas Department of Transportation teamed up to give citizens a heads-up on what’s going on with the construction at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Highway 75 North.
City doing some strategic planning
Huntsville may be in for a makeover in the next few years.
City Council members approved a strategic plan Tuesday that prioritizes improvements to the city and initiates economic development plans as part of actual and future growth of the city.
WALKER COUNTY TRADE EXPO: Businesses on display
Businesses from all over Walker County showcased their products, services and friendliness at the 27th annual Trade Expo hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night.
More than 100 businesses and organizations came to the Walker County Fairgrounds to take advantage of the opportunity to let the community know what they are all about.
How Sweet it is: Huntsville woman turns life around, prepares for release of new rap record
The Bible teaches that God is love. Some translations of Holy Scripture read in I Corinthians 13:4-6, “Love suffers long and is kind; love vaunted not it itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil. Rejoice not in iniquity, but rejoice in the truth.”
Given the current state of rap music and its hip-hop culture, God, love, and scripture appear totally incompatible.
Parolee indicted for string of aggravated robberies in Huntsville
A Huntsville man on parole for aggravated robbery is facing three similar charges stemming from a two-week crime spree six months ago.
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