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Gary Parker indicted on six charges ranging from kidnapping to robbery
San Jacinto News- Times - July 2008

COLDSPRING – Gary Cecil Parker, 49, was indicted by a San Jacinto County Grand Jury June 27 on six charges ranging from aggravated robbery to kidnapping. Parker, the son of the late J.C. “Humpy” Parker, who served as San Jacinto County Sheriff during the 1970’s and early 1980’s, was indicted on three charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of aggravated robbery and one charge of burglary of a habitation from incidents that allegedly occurred in 2007. According to the indictments, on Oct. 15, 2007, Parker, while committing theft, threatened Mary Hoot Cleveland, 65. During the course of the robbery Parker, “terrorized Cleveland by abducting her and holding her in a place where she was not likely to be found.”

Parker was also indicted on four charges stemming from events that occurred on December 21, 2007, when it is alleged that Parker entered the home of Myrtle L. Simmons, 65, and during the course of committing aggravated robbery abducted Simmons and Lula Mae Hoot, threatening them with a butcher knife. The indictments state that Parker was convicted of the felony offense of conspiracy against the rights of citizens on Feb. 17, 1984. On Dec. 1, 1998, he was convicted of the felony offense of fraud-obtaining drugs by forgery. Other indictments Tiffany Ann Pearson, 28, also known as Tiffany Kay Miklos, was indicted on four charges by the grand jury.

Tiffany was indicted for burglary of a building, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft of a fi rearm entered the home of Peggy Bearnth on June 13, 2008, without consent, causing bodily injury to Bearnth by cutting her hand when she forcibly took a rifl e from Bearnth. Harry Alfred Hadlock Jr., 34, was indicted for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a building and theft of a fi rearm. According to the grand jury indictments, Hadlock entered the home of Peggy Bearnth on June 13 without her consent and took a fi rearm from her causing Bearnth to cut her hand when the gun was forcibly taken from her and then taking control of the rifl e. Kevin Paul Newton, 37, was indicted on a charge of retaliation. The indictment alleges that on March 9, 2008, Newton threatened to kill San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Fisher.

Robert Daniel Menzies, 52, was indicted on a charge of interference with emergency telephone call. According to the indictment, on March 4, 2008, Menzies interfered with the ability of Sandi Menzies to place an emergency telephone call to a law enforcement agency. Jeremy Wayne Overturf, 24, was indicted on a charge of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle. According to the indictment, Overturf intentionally fl ed from Deputy Jason Bell in a vehicle was Deputy Bell was attempting to arrest Overturf. Sidney Earl Straughter, 45, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. The offense allegedly occurred on Feb. 24, 2008.

Henry William Ivey, 51, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more offense. Brandon Jarrod Hines, 25, was indicted on a charge of endangering a child. According to the indictment, Hines allegedly engaged in conduct that placed a juvenile child in imminent danger by assaulting his mother while she was holding the child and causing his mother to fall, causing the child to hit the ground during the fall and Hines, according to the indictment, did not deliver the child to a designated emergency infant care provider.



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