The Jasper County Grand Jury on Wednesday heard testimony and reviewed evidence from District Attorney Anne Pickle, resulting in eighteen felony indictments on twelve defendants.
Gary William Duhon, 62, of Jasper – June 2017 charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Duhon is accused sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14.
Jerry Wayne White, 63, of Jasper – June 2018 charge of attempt to commit indecency with a child/sexual contact. White is accused of touching and attempting to sexually assault a child under the age of 17.
Lori Shannon Degeyter, 53, of Jasper – February 2019 charge of theft of property (under $2,500 with two or more previous convictions). Degeyter is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise from WalMart. Degeyter has been previously convicted of theft in October 2006 in San Jacinto County and in June 2007 in Harris County.
Javen Christopher Rasberry, 21, of Beaumont – July 2018 charges of theft of a firearm and possession of marijuana. Rasberry is accused of stealing a firearm from Kyle Borne, and also of being in possession of marijuana.
David Larry Bissell, Jr., 23, of Jasper – November 2018 charge of aggravated kidnapping, March 2019 charge of forgery of a financial instrument, and April 2019 charges of forgery of a financial instrument, and two counts of fraudulent use of identifying information or items. Bissell is accused of using a firearm in the commission of abducting “J.D.” (pseudonym) and then hiding and holding the person against their will. Bissell is also accused of defrauding Tonna Walker, an elderly person, by stealing money from her by forging the name of James Walker on checks totaling $392.64 through BBVA Compass Bank. Bissell is also accused of stealing the driver’s license of Jonathon Williams.
Anthony Leon Nichols, 24, of Kirbyville – April 2019 charge of burglary of a building and July 2019 charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Nichols is accused of gaining entry into a building owned by Todd McDonald and stealing welding rods and a transmission. Nichols is also accused of intentionally driving a vehicle into Jerome Jones.
Tanner Dillon Cole Ebarb, 21, of Lufkin – April 2019 charge of burglary of a building. Ebarb is accused of gaining entry into a building owned by Todd McDonald and stealing welding rods and a transmission.
Robert DeWayne Sisco, Jr., 30, of Buna – July 2018 charge of injury to a child/elderly/disabled person through reckless conduct causing bodily injury. Sisco is accused of recklessly causing bodily injury to a child under the age of 14 by slapping the face.
Bobby George, 60, of Vidor – September 2018 charge of possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility-attempted. George is accused of mailing the drug Alprazolam - which is the generic form of Xanax, a narcotic sedative - to Jasper County Jail inmate Candace Holeman.
Craig Lorenzo Booker, 44, of Kirbyville – September 2019 charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Booker is accused of being in possession of a firearm after multiple previous convictions for felony offenses.
Christopher Dale Chesson, 38, of Jasper – April 2019 charge of possession of a controlled substance. Chesson is accused of being in possession of methamphetamine.
Dillon Ray Williams, 24, of Kountze – November 2018 charge of possession of a controlled substance. Williams is accused of being in possession of Tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as “THC”, the active chemical in cannabis, a hallucinogenic drug.
An indictment by the Grand Jury does not mean that the person is guilty of a crime. Instead, it only indicates that Grand Jurors felt that enough evidence existed to merit a trial.