Narcotics Search Warrant 10/29/2014

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UPDATE: 10-30-2014 at 11:50 p.m.

As of 11:20 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Marcus Robinson and he is again in custody at the Orange County Jail.  This arrest was for a Parole Warrant that was issued shortly after he was able to post a $200,000 bond at 9:30 a.m.  He currently has no bond.

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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, around 2:30 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Orange Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of Oakmont, in Orange, Texas.

The Detectives located 19 pounds of marijuana, two handguns, a digital scale, and nearly $7,000 in cash.  The resident, identified as 44 year old black male Marcus Lynn Robinson, was placed under arrest for Felony Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.  Robinson was previously incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Possession of a Controlled Substance and is currently on parole until 2055.

Robinson was booked in the Orange County Jail for the two new charges, both of which are 3rd Degree Felonies.  He was arraigned the morning of October 30, 2014 by Justice of the Peace Judge David Peck and his total bond was set at $200,000.  Robinson was able to post bond several hours later and is currently out of jail.

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Narcotics Arrest 10/18/2014

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On Saturday, October 18, 2014, around 2:20 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy on patrol in the area of Tulane Road and Avenue B in Orange, Orange County, Texas, stopped a maroon 2007 Chrysler minivan for Defective Equipment.  As the Deputy made contact with the driver, who was the sole occupant, he noticed the man was overly nervous.  He had the driver exit his vehicle and obtained consent to search the man’s vehicle and person.  The Deputy found numerous small plastic baggies used to divide drugs into smaller amounts for distribution.  The Deputy also located approximately 5.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside the vehicle.

The driver, identified as 45 year old Jimmy Oathoudt, a white male from Orange, Texas, was placed under arrest for Possession/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a 1st Degree Felony.  He was transported to the Orange County Jail where he was arraigned later that same morning and his bond was set by Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Janice Menard at $5,000.00.  Oathoudt was released once he was able to make bond around 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Oathoudt, Jimmy Russell

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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit 10/07/2014

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On Tuesday, October 07, 2014, around 7:40 a.m., the Bridge City Police Department received a phone call in reference to an attempted stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of Cottage Lane, in Orange County, Texas, just outside the city limits of Bridge City.  An Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the area to meet with the complainant who was reporting the attempted theft of his vehicle.  While in the area of Cottage Lane, the Deputy was flagged down by another person on Cottage Lane who stated that her vehicle had been stolen from her residence within the last 45 minutes.  The stolen vehicle was a Buick Enclave that was equipped with On-Star.

The complainant contacted On-Star and the vehicle was located in the area of the Bridge City Wal-Mart.  The Bridge City Police Department arrived in the area of Wal-Mart and located the suspect still inside the vehicle.  Once the suspect made eye contact with the Officers, he began fleeing in the vehicle on Ferry Drive towards FM 1442.  The suspect continued to evade officers as he turned northbound on FM 1442 and reached speeds near 100 mph.  A Sheriff’s Deputy near FM 1442 and Bessie Heights Road was able to stop and prepare to deploy tire deflation devices.  As the suspect neared the parked Deputy, he attempted to go around the tire deflation devices and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle spun out of control and left the roadway where it struck a culvert and turned over on its side.  The suspect was taken into custody with non-life threatening injuries.  No citizens or law enforcement personnel were injured during the pursuit.

The suspect was identified as 29 year old Henry Vincent Caldwell, a white male of Vidor, Texas.  He was transported to the Baptist Hospital in Orange for treatment and remains in custody.  Once he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Orange County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Evading Detention.

Caldwell Henry Vincent

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Warrant Roundup 10/06/2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted an unannounced warrant round-up throughout Orange County, Texas. The focus of this warrant round-up was to locate and apprehend the fugitives of Felony and County Court Misdemeanor warrants in Orange County. A total of 27 individuals were arrested during the operation. There were 34 felonies and 11 misdemeanor warrants served. The criminal offenses ranged from Felony Theft, Burglary, Assault, Fail to Register as a Sex Offender, Forgery, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Felony DWI, along with the misdemeanor violations.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Cities of Vidor and Orange Police Departments, along with the United States Marshall’s Service Fugitive Task Force. These unannounced warrant round-ups are part of an ongoing operation to reduce the number of fugitives in Orange County and help bring justice to the victims of these crimes. If anyone has any information on a wanted person in Orange County, please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 409-883-2612 or 409-769-0291. A warrant list for Justices of the Peace, County Courts, and District Courts, can be found on the “County Warrants” link on the Orange County web page www.co.orange.tx.us .

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Narcotics Arrest 09/25/2014

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On Thursday, September 25, 2014, around 7:10 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies were patrolling the area of Lakeview Road near the intersection of Neches Road in the Lakeview area of Orange County, Texas, when they observed a brown Chevy truck pulling a trailer that did not have a license plate. There was also a Pontiac car on the trailer.

The Deputies stopped the truck for the traffic violation and obtained consent to search the vehicles. Upon searching the car on the trailer, Deputies located approximately 34 grams of methamphetamine in a plastic bag inside the car. Both the driver and passenger in the truck were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 2nd Degree Felony, and transported to the Orange County Jail to be booked.

The driver was identified as 39 year old white male Michael Durr of Vidor, Texas. The passenger was identified as 40 year old white male Robert Droddy, also of Vidor. The two men were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck on Friday morning. Each was given a bond of $1,500 and remains in custody at this time.

Durr, Michael Droddy, Robert

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Metal Theft Operation 09/18/2014

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On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Vidor Police Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) worked in a joint operation to target metal theft related crimes in Orange County, Texas, to include all cities in Orange County. The theft of certain metals, such as copper, has been on the rise throughout the Southeast Texas area and beyond. The goal of the joint operation was to eliminate and deter metal related thefts by targeting problem areas and suspects related to the crime, as well as educating local scrap businesses on the current laws regulating the industry.

The operation began at 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Patrols were conducted in marked and unmarked vehicles throughout several areas of the county. Units also targeted the main thoroughfares to and from the local salvage yards with the intent to identify individuals involved in the illicit sell of metal to the salvage yards. The operation concluded at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday.

On Friday September 19, 2014, local salvage yards were provided with copies of the Texas Occupations Code 19.56 in an effort to ensure they were up to date on the laws that regulate the scrap metal industry.

Despite the rainy weather, the agencies involved believe the 12 hour joint operation was a success.   Officers made contact with 42 different individuals who helped officers establish information and names of those possibly involved in the sell of stolen metals. One felony theft of metals case was solved with information received during the operation. Additional information received may also lead to other cases being solved.   Six individuals were arrested on unrelated charges.  Similar operations will continue throughout Orange County to target those criminals involved in the theft and illicit sell of metals.

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Narcotics Arrest 08/22/2014

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On Thursday, August 21, 2014, around 10:20 p.m., Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Vidor Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Caribou Road, Orange, Orange County, Texas.

During the search, Deputies located approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine. The resident, identified as 33 year old white female Larissa Jester of Orange, along with 56 year old white male Roger Hanks of Vinton, Louisiana, were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 2nd Degree Felony.

Both Jester and Hanks were taken to the Orange County Jail. On Friday morning, August 22, 2014, Justice of the Peace Precinct #1, Judge David Peck, arraigned both Jester and Hanks and set each of their bond at $10,000. Jester and Hanks remain in custody at the Orange County Jail.

 

Hanks, Roger Eugene Jester, Larissa

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Narcotics Arrest 08/21/2014

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On Thursday, August 21, 2014, around 12:15 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Chrysler four door passenger vehicle on IH-10 Eastbound at the 865 mile marker for following too close, in violation of Texas Transportation Code 545.062.

When the Deputy spoke to the driver, he noticed the driver was overly nervous. The Deputy became suspicious after questioning the driver and a passenger, which led to the Deputy asking the driver for consent to search his vehicle. The driver consented to the search and the Deputy located approximately 400 grams of cocaine wrapped in duct tape and plastic, hidden in the trunk.

The driver was identified as 29 year old black male Tyronne Gillin and the passenger was identified as 23 year old black female Erica Patin, both of New Orleans, Louisiana. Gillin and Patin were placed under arrest of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 1st Degree Felony, and booked into the Orange County Jail. During the book-in process, it was discovered that Patin had 67 illegally possessed prescription pills identified as Tramadol, hidden in clear plastic packaging under her clothing. Patin faced an additional charge of a Class B misdemeanor for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Justice of the Peace Precinct #1, Judge David Peck, arraigned Gillin and set his bond at $50,000. Patin’s bond was set at $51,000. Both Gillin and Patin remain in custody at the Orange County Jail.

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Narcotics Arrests 08/13/2014

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On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, around 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies conducted a search warrant at 1215 Hwy 12, Apartment A, in Vidor, Orange County, Texas, stemming from an investigation of illegal drug activity.

During the search warrant, Deputies found approximately 40 grams of Methamphetamine in the residence. The occupants of the residence were arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 2nd Degree Felony. The names of those arrested were (all from Vidor):

Christian Swaim, 33 year old white female
Ginger Swaim, 57 year old white female
Annabelle Swaim, 32 year old white female
Christopher John Smith, 31 year old white male
James Townsend, 26 year old white male

Justice of the Peace of Precinct #1, Judge David Peck, set a bond of $5,000 on each of the arrestees for the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge. Christopher Smith also had four warrants for Class B misdemeanors, which increased his total bond to $7,000, and Annabelle Swaim had four Class C Misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations, which increased her bond to $6,000.

As of Thursday, August 14, 2014, only James Townsend and Christopher Smith had not made bail, and currently remain in custody at the Orange County Jail. Christian, Ginger, and Annabelle Swaim made bail by 7:45 p.m. on August 14th.

Swaim, Annabelle Elizabeth Smith, Christopher John Swaim, Christian Virginia Swaim, Ginger Ellen Townsend, James Allen

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Narcotics Arrest 07/30/2014

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On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, around 11:30 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling Birtie Street in Orange County when he stopped a white 1998 Chevy truck for traffic violations.

The driver, identified as 36 year old white male Richard David Shock of Vidor, was arrested when it was determined he did not have a valid driver’s license. During an inventory of the vehicle prior to it being towed, the Deputy located numerous controlled substances. The largest amount of illegal drugs found was approximately 17 grams of methamphetamine, a 2nd Degree Felony. Other smaller amounts of drugs located in the vehicle were crack cocaine, Diluadid, Xanax, Adderall, Hydrocodone, Klonipin and Marijuana.

Shock was taken to the Orange County Jail where he was booked for one count of 2nd Degree Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3 counts of State Jail Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3 counts of Class A Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, 1 count of Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and 3 Class C Misdemeanor traffic violations.

On Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Shock and set his total bond at $10,100. Shock currently remains in custody at the Orange County Jail.

Shock, Richard David
Drug Arrest 7-30-14



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