Erath County’s May grand jury indictments include a 79-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child, and a 24-year-old woman who turned herself in to police last October on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting of her ex-boyfriend.


Clayton Leroy Maddex was 76 in early 2017 when he was first indicted on the first-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child, in a case that involved a female victim who was 7 years old at the time of the alleged incident. Initially he was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial, but was re-indicted last week for the same alleged crime, according to Erath County District Attorney Alan Nash.


Nash told the E-T that Maddex has been hospitalized for the last three years since a court-appointed psychologist declared him incompetent for trial because of age-related dementia.


But, Nash noted, "Since then, he was (mentally) restored," and is in the Erath County Jail "and awaiting trial" under a bond of $100,000.


Maddex will turn 80 this October.


Rachel Marie Tuggle, who was a student at Tarleton State University, is facing a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that occurred on Oct. 10, 2019. She turned herself in to the police five days later, on Oct. 15.


Stephenville Assistant Police Chief Jason Halsey told the E-T at that time that Tuggle stated she had shot her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend, Matthew Thomas Anderson, during a domestic dispute at her apartment.


Anderson was transported to a hospital, where he was treated for a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, the initial report stated.


The May indictments include:


— Kathleen Irene Barron, first degree felony, manufacture or delivery of a substance Penalty Group 2; and second degree felony, manufacture or delivery of a substance, Penalty Group 1.


— Miguel Angel Barron, first degree felony, manufacture or delivery of a substance Penalty Group 2; and second degree felony, manufacture or delivery of a substance Penalty Group Penalty Group 1.


— Luis Ismael Burciaga, third degree felony, unlawful possession of a firearm (enhanced).


— Julia Noelle Burks, third degree felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Arturo Enrique Carrillo, third degree felony, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.


— Anthony Clayton Edwards, state jail felony, theft less than $2,500 with two previous convictions.


— John William Ferri, state jail felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Francisco Gallegos-Rodriguez, second degree felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


— Nicholas Robert King, state jail felony, intoxication assault with a vehicle.


— Justin Deshone McGruder, third degree felony, assault family violence with previous conviction (enhanced).


— Clayton Leroy Maddex, first degree felony, aggravated sexual assault of a child.


— Geraldo Don Juan Maldonado, third degree felony, driving while intoxicated third or more.


— Donnie Ray Peoples, state jail felony, unauthorized use of a vehicle (enhanced).


— Veronica Sue Ramirez, state jail felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Carlos Eric Rivera, state jail felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Judy Lynn Roper, state jail felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Serafin Salgado-Reyna, second degree felony, possession of a substance Penalty Group 1.


— Joe Robert Sanchez, third degree felony, unlawful possession of a firearm.


— Charly Beth Sandridge, third degree felony, driving while intoxicated third or more.


— Jason Nathaniel Stephens, state jail felony, credit card or debit card abuse.


— Maegan Ruth Tate, state jail felony, forgery (by making).


— Rachel Marie Tuggle, second degree felony, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.