orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

January 27, 2007

OC grand jury returns indictments


By Debby Schamber

The Orange Leader



An Orange County grand jury met this week and returned indictments against five people for engaging in criminal activity.

West Orange Police officers raided the Lucky Numbers gameroom on Donnell Street in October.

After an investigation which spanned several months Michael Aslany, 59, the owner of the gameroom, was arrested for the third degree felony of engaging in criminal activity. Four employees were also arrested including Teresa Ann Collins, 42, Margie Elizabeth Keen, 26, Evelyn Trahan Busby, 48, and Linda Busby Schexnider, 45. In addition to the arrest, more than 50 machines were seized and an undetermined amount of cash.

Undercover officers had been going to the gameroom and have been receiving cash for their winnings. Most violations are class B misdemeanors, but cash cannot be paid under any circumstances. It is legal as long as a person receives a gift certificate up to a $5 value. However, it becomes a felony when there are organized crime statues violated, conspiracy crimes or interstate crimes, according to law enforcement.

Other indictments returned include;

Jesus Deleon, 43, Weslaco, felony forgery - Deleon is accused of being in possession of counterfeit U.S. currency;

Maricela Deleon, 37, Weslaco, felony forgery - Deleon is accused of being in possession of counterfeit U.S. currency;

Jimmy Doyle Lambert, 27, Austin, felony forgery - Lambert is accused of being in possession of counterfeit U.S. currency;

Eddron Gerrard Smith, 28, Orange, tampering with a governmental record - Smith is accused of forging a signature on legal papers to gain an advantage in a divorce case;

John Michael Anzovino, 27, Orange, tampering with a governmental record - Anzovino is accused of signing someone else’s name on a traffic citation;

Karen Renee Wesp, 42, Orange, felony forgery- Wesp is accused of passing a stolen and forged check at a local bank;

Christopher A. Cockerham, 31, Orange, theft by possession/felony theft - Cockerham is accused is being caught with two stolen motorcycles;

Kawamine Luthli Landor, 35, Vidor, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon - Landor is accused of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm;

Andy Lee Andrus, 22, Vidor, felony assault - Andrus is accused of assaulting a Vidor police officer;

William Eugene Self Jr., 55, Orange, aggravated sexual assault - Self is accused of assaulting a child at a residence;

Jonathan Keith Gardner, 25, Orange, aggravated robbery - Gardner is accused of entering an residence, stabbing a man and stealing property from him;

Rosemary Antownette Pollard, 18, Orange, aggravated robbery - Pollard is accused of entering an residence, stabbing a man and stealing property from him;

Steven Curtis Lewis, 32, Orange, aggravated robbery - Lewis is accused of entering an residence, stabbing a man and stealing property from him;

Kenneth Ray Gallow, 19, Orange, burglary of a habitation - Gallow is accused of breaking into a residence and stealing property;

Jerry Williams Jr., 17, Orange, burglary of a habitation - Williams is accused of breaking into a residence and stealing property;

Bryan Alvin Mericle, 26, Orange, felony theft - Mericle is accused of stealing cash from a local restaurant;

Annette Fulcher, 46, Bridge City, felony prostitution - Fulcher is accused of having more than three prior convictions and offering sex to an undercover officer;

Ryan Carroll Langlinais, 19, New Iberia, La., felony evading arrest or detention - Langlinais is accused of using a vehicle to flee from police;

Elmer Oscar Coburn Jr., 49, Orange, felony evading arrest or detention - Coburn is accused of using a vehicle to flee from police;

Ronald Dale McManus, 33, Orange, driving while intoxicated with a child passenger - McManus is accused of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger;

Willie James Phillips Jr., 46, Orange, driving while intoxicated with a child passenger - Phillips is accused of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger;

Jerry Lynn Obarr, 54, Orange, felony driving while intoxicated/ driving while intoxicated with a child passenger - Obarr is accused of having prior convictions and being arrested for the same offense and driving while intoxicated with a child passenger;

Michael Wayne Guidry, 46, Orange, felony driving while intoxicated - Guidry is accused of having at least two prior convictions and being arrested for the same offense;

Tyrone Dewayne Wilson, 27, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Wilson is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Deddrick Turner, 18, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Turner is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Russell Dean Mazzola, 53, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Mazzola is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Stephanie Carol Watkins, 22, Vidor, felony possession of a controlled substance - Watkins is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Jamirah Erron Papillion, 19, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Papillion is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Devon Rashon Solomon, 20, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Solomon is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Robert George Nickerson, 30, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Nickerson is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Larry Anthony Nickerson, 29, Arlington, felony possession of a controlled substance - Nickerson is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Albert Jermal Leblanc, 24, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Leblanc is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Jamall Duvon Booker, 23, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Booker is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Mark Anthony Truax, 28, Vidor, felony possession of a controlled substance - Truax is accused of being in possession of cocaine;

Gary Charles Hipps, 52, Fountain Inn, felony possession of a controlled substance - Hipps is accused of being in possession of cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of firearms;

Collis Ray Simmons Jr., 29, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Simmons is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine;

Jason Dimas Rodriguez, 23, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Rodriguez is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine;

Joshua Aaron Morgan, 29, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Morgan is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine;

Tonya Lanett Spillers, 36, Orange, felony possession of a controlled substance - Spillers is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine;

John Gregory Smith, 32, Vidor, felony possession of marijuana - Smith is accused of being in possession of a felony amount of marijuana;

Junior Walker, 42, Orange, felony possession of marijuana - Walker is accused of being in possession of a felony amount of marijuana;

Shane Paul Ferguson, 25, Lake Charles, La., felony possession of marijuana - Ferguson is accused of being in possession of a felony amount of marijuana.



Reach this reporter at 409-883-3571, Ext. 2613, or dschamber@orangeleader.com