The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

November 30, 2009

Men charged with child abuse, porno among 133 indicted

By Jean Cole

Five Limestone County men have been formally charged by a Limestone County grand jury on separate felony charges involving child abuse or child pornography, records show.

They are among 133 people recently indicted.

Bobby Joe Adams, 50, of 8886 Franklin Road, Limestone County, was indicted on a charge of enticing a child for allegedly trying to give the 13-year-old girl marijuana in exchange for sex, records show. Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said in February, when Adams was first arrested, that Adams admitted trying to make the exchange.

Marcos Leon Martinez, 23, of 15617 Ham Road, Athens, was indicted on a charge of child abuse for allegedly breaking the leg of his 5-month-old son, records show. The child was taken to a doctor with pain and swelling in the leg and was referred to a specialist in Huntsville, who determined the injury was not accidental, Limestone County Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said at the time Martinez was first arrested on June 12. Investigator Leslie Ramsey investigated the case and made the charges.

James Seay Thorne, 39, of 716 Swan Drive, Athens, was indicted on a charge child abuse for allegedly whipping his girlfriend’s 4-year-old boy so severely with a belt that it left marks on his body, records show. Athens Police Lt. Floyd Johnson said at the time Thorne was first arrested March 18 that the alleged abuse occurred the night before the arrest but had also occurred multiple times previously. “He used a belt on him and caused multiple injuries ... It was a bad situation,” Johnson said. Someone saw the child and reported the alleged abuse to police.

Richard Martin Strong, 27, of 21559 New Garden Road, Elkmont, was indicted on a charge of chemical endangerment of a child for allegedly exposing his 2-year-old daughter to methamphetamine, records show. Limestone County Investigator Ramsey learned the girl tested positive for methamphetamine after visiting her father’s home and after the father also tested positive for the drug, McNatt said. Both Strong and the mother, who are divorced and living separately, were tested for drugs. The mother tested negative, so Ramsey sought the warrant.

Douglas Oneal Butler, 45, of 5806 Carla Drive, Athens, was indicted on a charge of possession of pornographic material for allegedly having images of children engaging in sexual acts, records show. McNatt said at the time Butler was arrested Aug. 14 that the department received a report that he had images on a business computer of children engaged in sexual acts. Investigator Jay Looney examined the evidence and obtained a warrant. McNatt declined to name the business for whom the accused worked.

Here are the names and charges of others recently indicted:

Demetria Dany Barefield, first-degree theft by deception; Turneal Brow, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Marcus Devanza Burks, third-degree burglary; Philip John Degrouchy I, first-degree receiving stolen property; Tony Leonard Joles, two counts of second-degree theft by deception; Andrew Tyler Jones, discharging a gun; Cleabron Ray King, third-degree burglary; Christina Lee Kirby, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card; Marquis Dujuan Langford, discharging a gun; Floriberto Sota Mendoza, first-degree burglary; Bobby Ray Miller, trafficking methamphetamine; Patrick Neal McGrew, second-degree theft by deception; William Jeffrey Pyron, second-degree theft of property; Rodney Keith Rippey, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card; Steven Edward Willis, first-degree possession of a forged instrument; Grady Paul Taylor, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Craig Levain Smith, unlawful distribution/furnishing controlled substance; Jennifer Michelle McCune, first-degree possession of a forged instrument; Tonya Joy Cook, first-degree theft of property; Christopher Eric Cooper, first-degree theft of property; Collin Samuel Greene, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card; Vanessa Ann Johnson, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Keith Daniel Martin, first-degree robbery; Corey Ryan Murray, first-degree robbery; Kesha Ann Stewart, fraudulent use of a debit or credit card; Darcel Alene Tucker, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Robbie Scott Tucker, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance; Dedreck Deon Williams, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Frederick Twaon Boykin, third-degree burglary; Marlon Clopton Jr., third-degree burglary; John Kaleb Gillespie, third-degree burglary; Chase Lee Motes, breaking/entering a vehicle; Kent Mason Nichols, second-degree receiving stolen property; King Solomon Phornore, third-degree burglary; Michael Justin Lewis, third-degree burglary; Samuel Lee Baldwin, second-degree theft of property; Justin Lee Butler, third-degree burglary; James Weldon Clark Jr., second-degree theft of property; Ericka Michelle Reaves, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Steven Wesley Riggs, second-degree theft of property; Angela Mildred Bradley, first-degree theft of property; Virgil Dwight Stewart, second-degree theft by deception; Danielle Grace Sizemore, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Wendell Craig Sanders, second-degree theft of lost property; Bryan Keith Cline, second-degree theft of property; Natalie Nicole Collins, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Bernard Issac Downing, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card; Angela Marie Foley, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; James Chadwick Foster, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Vicky Dee Hicks, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Telly Savalas Jacobs failing to comply with the Community Notification Act, which requires convicted sex offenders to report any change of address; Crystal Nicole Johnston, first-degree theft of property; Michael Bryan Langford, second-degree theft of property; Julia Ann Milem, second-degree assault; Samuel Roy Morris, second-degree theft by deception; Brandon Heath Moss, possession of a controlled substance; Timothy David McGee, fraudulent use of a credit or debit card; Jason Alan McKenzie, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; Tracey Lamont Townsend, second-degree burglary; Steven Terry J. Williams, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Robert Haines Smith, promoting prison contraband; Pedro Saptis, breaking/entering a vehicle; Guy Aaron Clegg, first-degree theft of property; Kathey Denice Clem, possession of a controlled substance; Lisa Renee Clinard, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Philip John Degrouchy I, unlawful distribution/furnishing a controlled substance; Efren Sanchez Diaz, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Jennifer Kay Ewis, second-degree possession of a forged instrument; Jame Nicole Whitt, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Terry Len Adams, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Tomas Ajualip, second-degree forgery; Erica Renee Bass, promoting prison contraband; Lisa Renee Clinard, possession of a controlled substance; Nicholas Ryan Drawbaugh, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Justin Morgan Durant, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Jose Antinio Escalara, first-degree possession of marijuana; Israel Palomin Gonzalez, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Christie Leann Hardin, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Josh Waddell Herron Jr., second-degree domestic violence; Guy Elmer Hinds, first-degree possession of marijuana; Christopher Jes McClain, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Jason Scott Mobley, first-degree theft of property; Darrell Dean O’Keefe, first-degree burglary; James Christopher Ray, possession/receiving a controlled substance; David James Swafford, second-degree assault; Anthony Brian Thornton, possession/receiving a controlled substance; Michael Joseph Walden, destruction of state property/inmate.