Report: Man uses skillet in assault

November 17, 2012

A 42-year-old Tolar man was arrested Nov. 9 after violating a protective court order to get to his girlfriend, then struck her on the head with a skillet and choked her, Lieutenant Johnny Rose of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office said.

Ricky Don Hayworth was arrested by deputies at about 11:30 p.m. after responding to a disturbance call to a residence in Tolar.

The victim, also 42, refused EMS treatment at the scene, Rose said. She had red marks on her face, neck and chest area, Rose noted from the arrest report.

Deputies reported that in addition to striking the woman with the skillet, Hayworth also choked her “around the neck with his hands and a robe sash,” Rose said.

Hayworth is facing a third-degree felony count of family violence assault impeding breathing ($7,500 bond) and a Class A misdemeanor charge of violation of protective order ($1,500 bond). He was released from the Hood County Jail after posting bond.


A noise complaint call led to three arrests on Nov. 9, including two on felony methamphetamine charges.

Deputies responded at about 4 a.m. to a residence in the 4200 block of Taos Court in the Indian Harbor subdivision south of Granbury.

Both Cheri Rae Jobe, 46, of that address, and Hope Shyanne Hill, 24, of the 1400 block of Temple Hall Highway, were arrested on a state jail felony charge – possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram ($5,000 bond), Rose stated.

A 37-year-old man was found with less than 2 ounces of marijuana and was charged with a Class B misdemeanor ($3,500 bond).

All three were released from custody after posting bond.


Dail Det Oneal, 30, was arrested on Nov. 8 on a meth charge by a deputy during a traffic stop on Hilltop Drive in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision northwest of Granbury, Rose said.

Oneal, of the 5700 block of Texas Trail in the Lake Granbury Harbor subdivision northwest of Granbury, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, the lieutenant stated.

Oneal was released from custody after posting $5,000 bond on the state jail felony count, Rose said.


Richard Alan Mathis Jr. was arrested Nov. 7 by deputies on a misdemeanor theft charge, and the next day he was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Rose said.

A warrant was used to pick up Mathis, 34, at his home in the 3800 block of Pecan Valley Court in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision.

The second warrant was served the following day, with the state jail felony in connection with the missing vehicle. His bond on that charge was set at $10,000.

“The charges stem from a case on (Oct. 7) where Mathis took a 2005 Chevy Cobalt and approximately $800 from the 4700 block of Scissortail (Drive, in Whippoorwill Bay) from two different victims that knew Mathis,” Rose stated, adding that the car was recovered in Benbrook.


Ten Hood County deputies along with Sheriff Roger Deeds, using a search warrant, found “numerous” gambling machines seized on Nov. 1 at Dano’s Internet Cafe in the 4500 block of Fall Creek Highway in Acton, Rose said.

The illegal items seized included 8-line machines, as well as several computers loaded with 8-liner software, Rose explained.

The 63-year-old owner of the cafe and a 53-year-old female employee were arrested on a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a gambling device, Rose said. Both were released from custody after posting $2,500 bond.

It was the second seizure of illegal gambling machines in recent weeks by the Sheriff’s Office.

“I will continue to investigate and make arrests on illegal gambling places in Hood County,” Deeds said. “These illegal operations will not be tolerated under my watch.”

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