An Ellis County grand jury has indicted 18-year-old Justin Lee Oliver of Red Oak on a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone.
The incident occurred May 22 on the Midlothian High School campus, where Oliver was a student, according to an arrest affidavit, which indicates an assistant principal was told a student was selling prescription medication to other students.
The assistant principal questioned Oliver about the allegations, with the affidavit indicating Oliver said he was selling Oxycontin tablets so he could obtain enough money to purchase a gun.
“They did find drugs in his possession,” assistant district attorney Patrick Wilson said.
Injury to a child
A Midlothian couple has been indicted on first-degree felony charges of injury to a child.
Christopher Allan Dobbins, 28, and Laura Dobbins, 29, were each indicted on two counts - one for injury to a child by commission and one for injury to a child by omission.
Emergency responders were called to the residence May 31 in response to an unresponsive child, with a 4-year-old subsequently transferred by air ambulance to Children’s Medical Center, Wilson said.
“The child underwent an extensive physical exam, with the doctors finding injuries that were indicative of repeated traumatic events,” Wilson said. “There was no history of trauma to explain any of these injuries (and medical authorities said) the injuries indicated repeated and severe child abuse.”
Multiple interviews and an extensive investigation were conducted prior to authorities obtaining the arrest warrants, Wilson said, noting Child Protective Services also is involved.
Theft over $20,000
Kevin Drew Compton, 48, formerly of Ferris was indicted on a third-degree felony charge of theft over $20,000.
Compton is the former assistant chief and secretary for Bristol Volunteer Fire Department.
“The fire chief had received late notices of bills the department owed,” Wilson said. “The chief checked the bank accounts and determined they were severely depleted beyond what they should have been. His investigation revealed the defendant had written many checks to himself and ‘cash.’ ”
An estimated $23,000-plus was allegedly taken over a three-year period, Wilson said, noting the chief went to speak with Compton, who was not at home and whom no one had seen.
“He was ultimately arrested in Orange, Texas,” Wilson said.
Aggravated assault on a public servant
Jimmy D. Daniels, 52, of Ennis was indicted on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault of a public servant and a state jail felony charge of failure to stop and render aid.
The incident occurred March 1, when a Garrett police officer was out on a routine traffic stop in the 2700 block of N. Kaufman St. in Ennis.
“While (the officer) was standing next to the car he had pulled over, a pickup driven by the defendant came along and struck the officer,” Wilson said, noting the impact threw the officer up and over the car’s hood onto the ground.
The officer was subsequently transported by air ambulance for medical care, with police locating the suspect vehicle at a motel in Ennis.
“There was damage to the right front quarter panel, which was consistent with hitting the officer,” Wilson said from information in the arrest affidavit. “Police located the defendant and spoke with him. Based on his statements, demeanor and other evidence, he was arrested on a DWI charge and these charges were subsequently filed.”
Information on the officer’s recovery was not immediately available.
The pickup is alleged to be a deadly weapon as part of the charge. Daniels has a prior felony conviction from 1990 for burglary of a habitation, according to court documents.
Assault on a
Robert James Holbert, 19, was indicted on a third-degree felony charge of assault on a public servant.
“The offense occurred in April 2007, when Mr. Holbert was a student at Ennis High School. He was in violation of the dress code and when an assistant principal tried to discuss it with him, the defendant became belligerent and assaulted the assistant principal,” Wilson said, noting the assistant principal had to receive medical treatment.
Assault on a
Ryan Michael Green, 28, of Bardwell was indicted on three third-degree felony charges - assault on a public servant, possession of a firearm by a felon and tampering with evidence - and a state jail felony charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.
The incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. March 12, when a sheriff’s deputy saw a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a closed service station on State Highway 34, Wilson said, noting the vehicle took off when the deputy approached.
The deputy caught up with the vehicle and a traffic stop commenced, with the defendant telling the officer he was a convicted felon and that he had a shotgun with him, Wilson said.
Green assaulted the deputy as he went to arrest him and got back into his vehicle and fled, with a chase ensuing, Wilson said, noting the car was later found unoccupied - and without the shotgun - at a residence on Sullivan Road.
“The defendant’s parents ultimately turned him into authorities,” Wilson said.