Category: Courthouse News

Freestone Co. Courthouse News – Oct. 2017

Indictments October 25, 2017 Grand Jury  –Tyler Eudey, 24, W/F, New Caney, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 06-29-17 –Tucker Groom, 21, W/M, Eustace, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 07-14-17 –Quatavia Butler, 25, B/F, Houston, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Between 1 and 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 07-13-17 –Francisco Alvarez, 19, H/M, Dallas, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 08-24-17 –Jonathan...

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Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. A “Dead” Giveaway Circling buzzards are usually a “dead” giveaway, so when a Smith County game warden responded to a call about a suspicious-looking personal watercraft beached on an island at Lake Palestine with vultures in the trees around it, he came prepared for the worst. The caller had stated that the watercraft looked abandoned and due to the presence of vultures he was concerned someone may be deceased nearby. Once on scene, the warden determined there was nothing for the vultures to scavenge other than the watercraft, which had recently been stolen from a Wood County lake and parked near a vulture roost. The craft was recovered and information forwarded to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation into how it ended up on Lake Palestine is ongoing. Another “Dead’ Giveaway A kettle of vultures circling a few hundred feet above the highway caught the attention of a Val Verde County game warden on Sunday morning patrol in mid-October. He was able to locate their target carrion, two freshly killed white-tailed deer fawns hidden in the brush that appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds. His investigation into the deaths of the young deer led the warden to a nearby house where he found a doe hanging on a skinning rack with what also...

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Peace Officers Staying ALERRT

Freestone County law enforcement officers recently participated in specialized training provided by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The two, 2-day classes focused on active shooter response training and solo officer deployment, equipping the officers with the skills necessary to respond to active shooter situations. Deputies of the Freestone County Sheriff’s Department, Wortham Police Department, and Constable Buck Bonner joined by fellow officers from agencies all over Texas, and even as far as Anchorage, Alaska, attended extensive training last week in Fairfield. Participants reviewed response protocols and learned tactics for handling active shooter situations, as well as training...

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Teague Police Report – Nov. 15th

Monday, November 6, 2017 10:54 AM Officer Keale responded to a criminal trespass matter in the 400 block of N. 8th Ave. 1:55 PM Officer Keale was dispatched to a business alarm on Hwy 84. 2:06 PM Officer Keale responded to a welfare concern in the 1000 block of Sandy Oak Lane. 6:43 PM Officer Keale responded to assist Texas DPS with a BOLO from Mexia PD. 8:19 PM Officer Cox was dispatched to a harassment call by FCSO. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:49 AM Officer Cox was dispatched to a business alarm on Main Street. 12:09 PM Officer Keale was flagged down by a citizen for directions at S. 11th and Elm. 1:13 PM Officer Keale responded to an animal complaint kat S. 6th Ave and Pine St. 5:02 PM Officer Keale was dispatched to a suspicious person in the 100 block of Burnim. 5:49 PM Officer Keale handled a call involving Adult Protective Services. 8:41 PM Officer Cox was dispatched to handle a civil matter on County Road 862. Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3:09 AM Officer Cox was dispatched to assist with a medical call on FM 1365. 12:17 PM Officer Morgan responded to an Illegal Dumping call at Daniels Exxon. 1:42 PM Officer Morgan was dispatched to a business alarm on Hwy 84. Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:00 AM Officer Morgan was dispatched to a downed...

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Fairfield Police Report – Nov. 15th

by Chief of Police Kenny Bulger Monday, Nov. 6th 1:04 PM-Officer Markham on report animal bite at ER, incident happened in other county. 3:33 PM-Officer Markham to PD to meet a complainant. 4:22 PM-Officer Markham on report on minor wreck in parking lot. 7:24 PM-Officer Scarrow and Lawrence on report of suspicious person. Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2:00 AM-Officer Scarrow and Lawrence on report of prowler, was unable to locate anyone. 7:15 PM-Officer Markham assist stranded motorist. 3:15 PM-Officer Markham to meet a complainant. 4:03 PM-Officer Markham on report of trailer in edge of roadway, Owner moved. 5:33 PM-Officer Scarrow...

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