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Grand jury indicts 21

December 10, 2011

Grand jury indicts 21

A Big Spring man and woman were indicted on charges of injury to a child and abandoning/endangering a child by a Howard County grand jury this week, charges stemming from the alleged Oct. 28 beating of a one-year-old female.
Johnny Michael Edmondson II, 21, of 300 S. Tulane (currently being held at the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bond), was indicted on charges of injury to a child (first-degree felony) and injury to a child (two counts, both third-degree felonies).
Vanessa Ann Armendarez, 26, also of 300 S. Tulane (currently being held at the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bond), was indicted on two counts of abandon/endangering a child–imminent bodily injury (both second-degree felonies).
Both were arrested Oct. 28 after officers with the Big Spring Police Department responded to an apartment in the 300 block of Tulane in reference to a report of an injured child.
“The child had severe swelling around her eyes and jaw, as well as bruising to her face and chest,” Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer for BSPD, said. “The child also had red whelps on her legs. Officers called for an ambulance and the girl was transported to the emergency room at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. She was later flown to Lubbock as a precaution due to the possibility of a closed head injury.
“The mother (Armendarez) lives in the apartment with two children. No injuries were found on the second child. The investigation centered on Edmondson because he had been with the child overnight while the mother worked. When the mother returned home from work Friday morning, no effort was made (by Armendarez and Edmondson) to get the baby medical help. Police had been notified by an individual not of the home.
“The mother was arrested and charged with endangering a child due to not seeking medical attention and leaving the child in what law enforcement officials feel was an unsafe situation,” he added.
Also indicted during the grand jury session were:
• Lafawn Johnson Cantu, 38, of 508 Young, unauthorized use of a vehicle (state jail felony).
• Fernando Diaz Franco, 45, of 1106 W. Third St., possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Jesse Joe Guzman, 28, currently being held at the county jail, evading arrest (state jail felony).
• Richard Lee McEvers, 44, of 416 Stoneybrook St. in Midland, possession of a controlled substance (two counts, both state jail felonies).
• Darrell Scott Shults, 28, currently being held at the county jail, theft – more than $20,000 and less than $100,000 (state jail felony) and theft – more than $20,000 and less than $100,000 (third-degree felony).
• Tephanie A. Shults, 38, of 2511 Fisher Rd., theft – more than $20,000 and less than $100,000 (third-degree felony).
• Simon Eladio Zubiate Jr., 31, of 910 W. Fourth St., possession of a controlled substance (second-degree felony).
• Anastacio Carrasco Baeza, 59, of 604 S. Benedict St. in Stanton, driving while intoxicated (first-degree felony, enhanced).
• Tonya Renea Barrick, 41, of of 605 Dealy Rd., possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony).
• Victor Antonio Coca, 20, of 3724 N. Texas in Odessa, evading arrest (state jail felony).
• Ricky Mendoza Rodriguez, 26, of 1013 N. Whitaker in Midland, evading arrest (state jail felony).
• Shawna Dawn Grayson, 40, of 303 E. Sixth St., theft (state jail felony).
• Kody Chance Jackson, 26, of 3217 Fenn, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Crystal Clear Lee, 28, of 905 N. Gregg St., driving while intoxicated with a child passenger (state jail felony).
• Joseph Alton Murley, 32, of 1405 Tucson, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony).
• Stacy Lynn Pendleton, 36, of 1800 S. Lancaster, failure to register as a sex offender (two counts, both second-degree felonies).
• Byron Tyron Richard, 25, currently being held at the county jail, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (second-degree felony).
• Kathy Ann Sigmon, 45, of 710 Lorilla, debit card abuse (state jail felony).
• Christopher Bennett Wooten, 51, of 301 State St., driving while intoxicated (second-degree felony, enhanced).

Contact Staff Writer Thomas Jenkins at 263-7331 ext. 232 or by e-mail at citydesk@bigspringherald.com

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