Four people have been indicted in connection with repeated thefts of scrap metal at Elite Metal Fabricators in Newark.
Paul Timothy Frank, 50, of Azle; Phillip Kyle Simmons, 27, of Haltom City; Stephenie Ann Frank, 21, of Haltom City; and Jesse Clyde Jones Jr., 23, of Haltom City were all indicted for theft of property worth $1,500 to $20,000, a state jail felony, by a Wise County grand jury June 21.
The business had been hit in February and then twice in April. After the second theft, business owners Robert and Jay Darter hired a security guard, and he alerted police when Jones was seen loading metal into the bed of a pickup in the early morning hours of April 25. Jones was arrested at the scene.
Security tapes had recorded four suspects – three men and one woman – stealing from the location on the afternoon of April 22. The same four apparently had hit the location on a Sunday afternoon in February, according to the security tape.
Jones was caught three days after the April 22 theft.
Open since 1999, Elite Metal employs approximately 30 people and is the biggest private employer in Newark.
The grand jury also returned the following felony indictments (more will be published in a future issue of the Messenger):
Billy Leon Hall, evading arrest/detention with vehicle (count 1); tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair (count 2)
Brian Oneal Terry, assault family/household member with previous conviction
Cary Joseph Watson, sexual assault (3 counts)
Michael Aaron Hothouse, burglary of a building
Tisha Shantel Malacusky, theft of property less than $1,500 with two prior convictions
Sharon Watkins Meissner, burglary of a building
Amber Leisha Sahagun, burglary of a building
Sarah Jane Snow, driving while intoxicated third or more
Jackie Lee Sparkman, credit card or debit card abuse (3 counts)
Shannon Joe Dustin Hood, burglary of a building
Casey Michael Hamblin, driving while intoxicated third or more
Joel Timothy Gonzales, burglary of a building
Baltazar Garcia, driving while intoxicated
Leon Edwards, evading arrest/detention with vehicle
Octavio G. Contreras, evading arrest/detention with vehicle
Trevor Jerome Corley, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (2 counts)
Hector Castro III, assault of a family/household member with previous conviction (2 counts)
Crespin Benitez, stalking
Karl Andy Bieger, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, 1-4 grams
Jacob Alan Bridges, manufacture/deliver a controlled substance – methamphetamine, 1-4 grams
Leslie Dawn Johnson, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, less than 1 gram
Terrence Delonn Ray, possession of marijuana 4 ounces-5 pounds
Amber Leisha Sahagun, manufacture/deliver a controlled substance – methamphetamine, 1-4 grams
Sherri Lynn Smith, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, less than 1 gram
Shatori Jacquina Wilson, possession of marijuana 4 ounces-5 pounds
Messenger archive material was used for this story.