Murder charge is among 14 indictments handed up by Lamar County grand jury

A Lamar County grand jury has handed up 14 indictments to 6th State District Court Judge Eric Clifford, including 24-year-old Angela Beth Villines in the Sept. 29 stabbing death of a man who reportedly was her mother’s boyfriend.

The stabbing occurred at a residence in the 600 block of Hearon Street in Paris.

The grand jury also indicted:

  • Aaron Bryan Callaway, 23, of 819 Lamar Ave., Paris, theft over $1,500 but less than $20,000 (repeat offender).
  • Michael Shane McMillan, 42, of 4266 CR 33900, Powderly, prohibited sexual contact, seven counts.
  • Evan Mitchell Cobb, 20, of 3735 Smallwood Drive, Reno, theft of ovder $1,500 but less than $20,000.
  • Wayland Gilbert, age and address unavailable,  evading arrest (previous conviction).
  • Lacey Lee Hines, 26, of 438 FM 2121, Paris, theft under $1,500 (two previous convictions).
  • Jeffery McDonald, 41, of 753 CR 42400, Paris, three counts sexual assault of a child; three counts indecency with a child; burglary of a building.
  • Michael Shane McMillan, 42, of 4266 CR 33900, Powderly, prohibited sexual contact, seven counts.
  • Gary Wayne Patton, 55, of Quinlan, theft of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.
  • David Wayne Perry,  39, of 1523 Bonham St., Paris, burglary of a building, repeat offender.
  • Lonnie Earl Robins, 43, of 744 Sycamore, Paris, assault, family violence (prior conviction).
  • Mark Anthony Somers, 28, of 403 9th St. SE, Paris, abandon or endanger a child with bodily injury, two counts.
  • John Patrick Toppings, 42, of 6650 Pine Mill Road, Reno, injury to a child, reckless bodily injury.
  • Chantez Dasha Washington, 23, of Blossom, forgery of a financial instrument, two counts.
  • Dominic Dorell Williams, 27, of Dallas, burglary of a habitation (repeat offender).


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.