Grand jury convenes

Indictments were handed down Friday as a Hunt County grand jury began its six-month term of serving felony cases for consideration of the 196th District Court.

A former teacher with the Quinlan Independent School District has been indicted of improper relationship between educator and student.

A Campbell man has been indicted with leading law enforcement agencies in a high-speed chase before shooting at multiple officers in November.

And a local woman has been indicted of human trafficking for allegedly allowing the repeated sexual assault of a female child.

The indictments were handed down Friday as a Hunt County grand jury began its six-month term of serving felony cases for consideration of the 196th District Court.

 The panel issued a total of 32 indictments Friday. Ten of the charges were issued sealed pending the arrest of the person or persons named in the indictments.

The grand jury also issued three “no bills” after determining its investigation did not find sufficient evidence to issue an indictment in the cases.

• Arthur V. Galope Jr., 43, of Quinlan, was indicted on one count of improper relationship between educator and student. Galope was arrested on the charge in March 2019 and was arrested on $150,000 bond.

Quinlan ISD Police Chief Steve Walden said his department received information on March 12, 2019, that an improper relationship was occurring between an educator and student at Ford High School and immediately began an investigation.

“Through numerous interviews and the gathering of evidence, QISD PD arrested Arthur V. Galope Jr. on March 15,” Walden said. “We would like to thank those who suspected this was occurring for coming forward and the Quinlan ISD for their full cooperation in this investigation.”

Quinlan ISD Superintendent Jeff Irvin indicated Galope also tendered his resignation on March 12.

• Dayton Blane Green, 19, received indictments on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

According to a report from the sheriff’s office, a deputy observed a vehicle disregard two stop signs while traveling a high rate of speed on North Street in Campbell at about 10:40 p.m. Nov. 16, 2019, which resulted in a high-speed pursuit into Commerce at the intersection of Live Oak and State Highway 24. Green was alleged to have fired three shots at a deputy and a DPS Trooper.

The aggravated assault against a public servant charges are first degree felonies, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of five to 99 years to life in prison. Jail records indicate Green has previously been charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and burglary of a habitation.

• Quineshia Lacole Fuller, 28, who has listed addresses in Greenville, Garland and Dallas in court records, was indicted on one count of trafficking of persons continuous. The indictment alleged Fuller permitted a female Jane Doe victim to have been sexually assaulted on Jan. 1, 2018, and April 1, 2018. Fuller also has an indictment pending on a charge of tampering with a witness. The Hunt County grand jury issued the charge in April of last year and she had pleaded not guilty.

She was alleged in the indictment to have attempted to influence and/or coerce a female victim, who was reported to be a witness in the case of Dereck Wayne Fuller Jr. not to talk about the defendant “with any member of law enforcement or forensic interviewer” on or about June 20, 2018.

Dereck Fuller was convicted in November on two counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of trafficking of persons-continuous and a jury sentenced him to 99 years in prison on the trafficking count and 20 years in prison on each of the sexual assault of a child charges.

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