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Press Release

8/27/18

On August 26, 2018 at approximately 8:16pm Deputy Ryan Cate made a traffic stop on a blue Chevy Tahoe for defective equipment in the 2800 block of W. Oak St. in Palestine.

The smell of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle. The driver, Phelecia Rucker w/f 30 years of age, was found to be driving whit an invalid drivers license and arrested.

The vehicle was searched and approx. 1.09 pounds of marijuana along with scales were found in a bag in the rear passenger floor board. The passenger admitted that the marijuana was his. Dredarian Ester B/M 21 years of age was arrested for Delivery Marij > 1/4oz <=5lbs and once in the jail Ester was searched and a small clear bag of marijuana was found hanging out of his rectum. A charge of Prohibited Substance/Item in a correctional facility was added to Ester.

Rucker was released to pay fine for her charge. Ester remains in jail with a total of $7500 in Bonds.

Sheriff Greg Taylor

8-7-18

DARE TO RIDE PROGRAM

School is starting again soon across Anderson County. The DARE program will once again be taught to 5th graders, teaching them about the dangers of drugs and violence and also about the problems of bullying.

Several years ago we started the Dare to ride program to award bikes to DARE essay winners each semester. This program not only provides an incentive for the children to work hard and try to win a bike; it also gives our inmates a positive program refurbishing old bikes.

I am asking the citizens of Anderson County to donate used bikes that are no longer needed to this program. You may also donate new bikes or money to the DARE to Ride program at 1200 East Lacy, Palestine Texas 75801.

If you want to donate bikes please call Jennifer at 903-731-8228 and we will pick them up. Please do not drop used bikes off at the Sheriff’s Office.

Thank you and God Bless,

Sheriff Greg Taylor

2-26-18

              On 2/24/2018 at approximately 8:48 pm, Deputy Brad Colman observed a black passenger car with an expired registration. He conducted a traffic stop on Ridgewood St. just off on Hwy. 79 South. Deputy Colman made contact with the driver, identified as My-Kel Brown, black male, DOB: 7/16/1999.

              Upon closer inspection he found the registration sticker on the vehicle was for a different vehicle. Deputy Colman contacted dispatch and verified the registration was fictitious. He asked the driver to exit the vehicle. As the driver exited the vehicle Deputy Colman detected the strong order of marijuana. He placed Brown under arrest for no driver’s license and fictitious/altered registration sticker and had him stand at the front of the Patrol vehicle.

              Based on the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle Deputy Colman had probable cause to believe there was marijuana in the vehicle. Upon opening the top of the center console he found several small plastic baggies. In the bottom part of the console he found 17 individual plastic baggies, each containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Along with the baggies he also found a small amount of cash. Located in the driver’s door he saw 2 pistols, found to be replica BB guns.

              A passenger in the vehicle identified as Jailen Deodrick Hicks, black male, DOB: 2/24/1999, was found to have several codine tables on him. He was taken into custody for possession of Penalty Group 3 drugs.

              Both were transport to the Anderson County Jail without incident.

              My-Kel Deshaun Brown was charged with Display fictitious Motor Vehicle Registration Sticker with a $750.00 bond and Delivery Marijuana >1/4 oz.<= 5 lbs. bond set at $7500.00.

              Jailen Deodrick Hicks was charged with Poss. Controlled Substance PG3>28g<200g bond set at $7500.00.
Both were arraigned by Pct. 3 Judge James Todd.
Both are currently in the Anderson County Jail.

Chief Deputy Troy Black
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

My-Kel Deshaun Brown


Jailen Deodrick James Hicks

 

Press Release

2/16/2018

On 2/16/2018 at approximately 9:45 am, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies and CID investigators responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in Anderson County at an address on ACR 1231. The initial 911 caller stated two black males had just robbed him at gunpoint at the residence.  A description of the two black males driving a white Chevy El Camino had just left the residence and turned west on Hwy 84 east headed towards Palestine. The victim identified one of the black males named DJ  and that he lived in the Neches area.

Capt. Ginger Lively and Sgt. Bobby Bishop were travelling east on Hwy 84 when they saw a vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle pass them travelling west. They initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver stopped the vehicle in front of an address of 4472 E. State Hwy 84. When the driver stopped the vehicle, the passenger exited the vehicle and proceeded to run towards a pasture north of the area. Investigator Robert Frakes began a foot pursuit of the black male fleeing from the scene, who was later identified as Darryl Wayne Lewis Jr. DOB 11/4/1995. Capt. Lively and Sgt. Bishop initiated a felony stop on the driver, who followed instructions and exited the vehicle. The driver was identified as John Davis Angton III, DOB 8/6/1991.

The driver was taken into custody and transported to the Anderson County Jail without incident.

With the help of Constable Pct. 4 James Muniz, the passenger was apprehended in the nearby woods after a foot pursuit, taken into custody and transported to the Anderson County Jail.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office recovered approximately 20 guns of various types from the vehicle. They were inventoried and taken as evidence.

Darryl Wayne Lewis Jr. and John Davis Angton were both booked into the jail for Aggrivated Robbery. They have not been arraigned and no bond has been set at this time.  Additional charges are pending.

Troy Black
Chief Deputy
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

John Davis Angton



Darryl Wayne Lewis, Jr



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01/03/2018
Press Release

2017 Crime Stopper and Crime Stats

For 2017 Crime Stoppers was once again successful in helping us apprehend fugitives and gathering info on area crimes committed.  Crime Stoppers paid out over $9,000 in tip money for info on wanted person and crime tips.  37 fugitives were apprehended as a result of tips called in to Crime Stoppers at 903-729-8477.

 

Thefts and burglaries were at a consistent pace with years past and the hard working men and women at the Sheriff’s Office were able to recover over $630,000 in stolen property and solve 19% of the burglaries, which is higher than the national average for burglaries solved at 12-15%.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage our citizens to help us prevent theft and burglaries and to help us catch those who steal.  Cameras and alarms are always helpful in deterring crime and also in helping catch the perpetrators.  Also, the recording of makes, models and serial #’s on all property is very helpful in helping us identify and recover the property and prosecute the suspects.  Another way to deter crime is to get to know your neighbors and together watch each other’s property and report suspicious activity.

Greg Taylor
Sheriff
Anderson County




12/01/2017
Press Release

On 12/07/2017 from 5-8pm, Mazzio’s Pizza will host a fundraiser for former Anderson County jailer Tommy Hayes.  Tommy has been battling cancer for quite some time and needs help with expenses associated with his treatment.  Members of the Sheriff’s Office will be waiting tables for tips for Tommy and Mazzio’s will donate a portion of the store’s proceeds for that time so please join us in helping Tommy have a successful recovery.  We also ask for prayer for him and his family.

Greg Taylor

Sheriff

Anderson County 

11/20/2017
Press Release

 

              On 11/16/2017 at approximately 8pm, Investigator Andrea Karriker was contacted by Patrol Deputy Matthew Hester in reference to a stabbing that had just occurred.

              Investigator Karriker met with Deputy Hester at Palestine Regional Medical Center – ER and made contact with Nathan Bell who advised his girlfriend Brandi Davis had been stabbed by Ashley Nichole Whiteside, W/F, DOB 8/11/1992.

              Bell advised he and Brandi were on their way home when they saw Ashley Whiteside walking on FM 1817. Brandi had Bell stop the vehicle to confront Ashley Whiteside. The altercation became physical between Davis and Whiteside. During the altercation Davis was stabbed 3 times.

              Investigator Karriker met with Davis who stated she did not know she had been stabbed by Whiteside until she got back in the truck. She stated when she got home she began having difficulty breathing and was transported to PRMC-ER by a friend. Brandi Davis suffered from severe internal injuries.

              After further investigation and collecting evidence Investigator Karriker obtained a warrant for Ashley Whiteside signed by Judge Doran for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon with a preset bond of $100,000.00.

              On 11/18/2017 at approximately 12:41 pm Deputy Laza located Ashley Whiteside in the Elkhart area and she was transported to the Anderson County Jail without incident.

              Whiteside is currently in the Anderson County Jail.

 

Troy Black

Chief Deputy

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office



11/17/2017

Press Release

 

              As you may know by now, the William Hudson capital murder trial is over and he received his just due, the death penalty!  Just because the trial is over we need not forget the victims’ families.  They will continue to need prayer and support as they try to move on with their lives.  They all have shown grace and courage through this entire process and I ask that we all continue to support and pray for them.

              I would also like to take the time to thank all the hard work that our District Attorney Allyson Mitchell and her staff did as well as the excellent work and support our Texas Attorney General’s staff provided.  I would like to thank Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk and his great staff for the assistance they provided during the trial.  I would also like to thank the great men and women from Brazos County that served on the jury.  They handed down a most deserved punishment to a very evil man and it is my hope that this verdict gives the families some much needed peace.

 

Greg Taylor

Sheriff

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office



11/7/2017

Press Release

November 7, 2017

              On 11/2/2017 Investigator Lloyd Giles obtained an arrest warrant for Curtis Eugene Gabehart, W/M, DOB 3/10/1960, for the burglary of a habitation in the Bradford area of Anderson County.

              On 10/29/2017 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a Burglary of a Habitation on Highway 19 near FM 837 where numerous tools were taken from a residence being remodeled. The owner of the residence has game cameras in the residence and several photos clearly showed a white male entering the house and taking several items.

              The person in the photos was identified as Curtis Gabehart of Trinity, Texas.

              Investigator Giles contacted the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office and sent the photos to Investigator Wheeler. Investigator Wheeler was familiar with the person and confirmed it was Curtis Gabehart.

              On 11/3/2017 Investigator Giles, Investigator Bishop and CID Capt. Lively travelled to Trinity County where Curtis Gabehart was located and arrested for the burglary.

              Curtis Gabehart in currently out on $7,500.00 bond set by Pct. 2 Judge Davis for Burglary of a Habitation a 2nd Degree Felony.

Troy Black

Chief Deputy

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office



09/27/2017

The Anderson County jail underwent a vigorous and extensive jail inspection on the days of 9/25 and 9/26.  Texas jail inspector, Fred St. Amant spent 2 days going through our facility and inspecting our documentation.  Annual inspections are unannounced, so our jailers work hard every day to ensure that we are in compliance with jail standards.  I am proud to announce that we passed the inspection with flying colors.  I am so proud of the hard work our jail staff does every day. 

    

Greg Taylor

09/13/2017

      On 09/12/2017 at approximately 10:15am, deputies responded to a suspicious person call in the 8900 block of FM 322.  The property owner reported to deputies that his land had somehow caught on fire and he, along with Elkhart VFD were attempting to put it out when he stated a man approached him while he was on his bulldozer attempting to fight the fire.  The property owner stated the man looked intoxicated and stated to him that a large pack of dogs was chasing him and he lit the fire to stop them.  When deputies arrived they found the man, identified as Hunter Sheridan (DOB 02/27/1984) still on the property.  Sheridan was arrested at the scene and charged with Arson $7,500 bond, Criminal Trespass $2,500 bond, and Public intoxication $300 fine.  The fire damaged several acres of land and is being investigated by the ACSO, the Texas Forestry Service and the State Fire Marshall.  Sheridan is still in the Anderson County Jail at this time.

Greg Taylor

08/24/2017

At 2:28pm on 08/23/2017 the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 900 block of ACR 367 in reference to a possible shooting.  Deputies arrived and found the victim, a 27 year old male, had been taken to an area hospital.  The victim had been shot in the abdomen and was transported to an out of area hospital.  The victim is in critical but stable condition.  Working with information at the scene, deputies along with Pct. 3 Constable Kim Holliday were able to make the arrest of 3 suspects on ACR 372, which is just a few miles from the shooting scene.  The investigation is still ongoing.  The suspects are:

Leon Mickens                   5-10-88     Aggravated Robbery              $250k bond

      of Palestine

Kendric Reeves                8-15-93     Aggravated Assault w/           $250k bond

      of Palestine                                               Deadly weapon

Jadarrius Clewis               1-18-00     Aggravated Assault w/           $250k bond

      of Palestine                                               Deadly weapon

     

Greg Taylor

Sheriff

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office



08/14/2017

On 08/12/2017 at approximately 9:01 pm, a traffic stop of a black motorcycle on Hwy 79 South resulted in the arrest of Rory Dale Beavers, DOB 06/14/77, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, PG-2 (1–4 grams).  The substance field tested positive for PCP.  Deputy Brad Colman discovered the glass vile on the back seat of the motorcycle.  The PCP weighed approximately 4 grams.  Beavers bonded out of jail on 08/13/2017 with a $5,000 bond.

    

Greg Taylor

Sheriff

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office


7-27-17

              On 7/27/2017 Investigator Lloyd Giles obtained a Warrant signed by Judge James Todd Precinct 3 on Darren Donnell Holoman for Theft of a Firearm. The warrant was served on Holoman at the Anderson County Jail where Holoman is being held. Holoman was arrested by Palestine Police Department on 7/25/2017 for a McLennan County warrant and two other Palestine PD charges for a total of $35,000.00 bond.

              During his original arrest by Palestine PD Holoman was found to have a .380 pistol in his possession. This pistol was taken along with other items during a Burglary of a Habitation in Anderson County.

              Holoman is waiting arraignment of the new charge and no bond has been set at this time.

Troy Black

Chief Deputy

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office

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