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.

Drug Arrest-8-21-14(1) Drug Arrest-8-21-14 Gillin, Tyronne Patin, Erica Monique

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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
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Shooting in Bridge City 07/24/2014

***UPDATE: 7-25-2014 @ 8:30 a.m.

This morning, July 25, 2014, Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Jason Calvert. His bond has been set at $50,000. Calvert remains in custody at the Orange County Jail.

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***UPDATE: 7-24-2014 @ 8:30 p.m.

Investigators have learned that the gunshot victim, identified as 32 year old white male Matthew Dourian of Bridge City, was at the residence of the suspect, identified as 36 year old white male Jason Clark Calvert, also of Bridge City, when the two men got into an argument. With rifle in hand, Calvert followed Dourian to a vehicle parked outside. Dourian was the only occupant in the vehicle and began to drive away as Calvert fired a single shot through the glass window of the rear passenger door, striking Dourian in the leg. A witness at the residence called 9-1-1. Dourian exited the vehicle and lied down on the roadway until first responders arrived.

Dourian was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at a Beaumont hospital. Calvert has since been arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a 2nd Degree Felony. Calvert remains in jail awaiting arraignment by a Judge.

More information may be released as it becomes available.

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, around 3:40 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. near the Bridge City area of Orange County, Texas.

When Deputies arrived, they found a white male lying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound to his thigh. The gunshot victim was conscious and alert, but bleeding from his leg. An ambulance transported the victim to a hospital in Beaumont with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.

A 36 year old white male who lives at the residence in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. has been detained and possibly faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Investigators are on scene and are obtaining statements from witnesses. Investigators are also meeting with the gunshot victim at the hospital. The cause of the events that led up to the shooting is unknown at this time.

The investigation is on-going and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Calvert, Jason Clark (1)

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Narcotics Search Warrant 07/23/2014

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On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, around 4:30 p.m., Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with officers from the City of Orange, West Orange, and Vidor Police Departments, executed a search warrant of a residence in the 16900 block of FM 1442 in the Mauriceville area of Orange County, Texas. During the search, Investigators located approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine. There were also a number of firearms, some of which were considered prohibited weapons by state law because of certain modifications to the weapons.

The two occupants in the home at the time of the search warrant were the homeowner, a 36 year old white male identified as Michael Kamm Morgan of Mauriceville, and a 23 year old white female identified as Ashley Nicole Posey, also of Mauriceville.

Both Morgan and Posey were arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a 2nd Degree Felony, and for Prohibited Weapons, a 3rd Degree Felony. Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Morgan and Posey around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Each has a bond of $25,000 for the charges and both currently remain in the Orange County Jail.

Sheriff Keith Merritt was also on scene during the search warrant. Sheriff Merritt said that the Sheriff’s Office is committed to using all resources to get illegal drugs out of our communities in Orange County.

Morgan, Michael KammPosey, Ashely Nicole

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Pursuit & Drug Arrest 05/28/2014

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On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, around 12:30 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were eastbound on IH-10 near Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Orange, Orange County, Texas, when they observed a black passenger van also traveling eastbound. The driver of the van failed to signal a lane change and abruptly exited the Interstate near Adams Bayou. The Deputies activated the emergency lighting and siren behind the van, but the driver accelerated and reached a speed around 90 mph while on the eastbound service road. The van proceeded onto N. 16th St. and then turned westbound on the IH-10 service road. The driver of the van continued without stopping and entered IH-10 westbound traveling at speeds near 115 mph. As the van approached the area of IH-10 at the Womack overpass, other Deputies were arriving in the area ahead of the van. As the suspect driver observed the Deputies ahead, he pulled the van over at the IH-10 and Hwy 62 exit.

The driver was the lone occupant in the vehicle and was taken into custody for Evading Arrest. Once the suspect was detained, approximately 350 pounds of marijuana was found in the back of the passenger van. It was wrapped in black garbage bags, several layers of plastic wrap, packaging tape, and aluminum foil. The suspect was later identified as 30 year old white male Luis Cendejas of Fort Pierce, Florida. Cendejas was taken to the Orange County Jail where he was booked for Evading Arrest, a State Jail Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a 2nd Degree Felony. Cendejas remains in custody awaiting arraignment.

350 lbs. MarijuanaCendejas, Luis Mendez

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Felony Theft Arrests 05/22/2014

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On Thursday, May 22, 2014, around 7:20 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a stolen travel trailer from the 3100 block of Texas Avenue near the Bridge City area of Orange County. The travel trailer had been parked on the previous date near a business that had video surveillance. Upon reviewing the recorded video, it was discovered that a white male and white female drove up to the travel trailer in a white Ford SUV sometime around the late afternoon daylight hours of Wednesday, May 21, and then returned several hours later after dark. When they returned the second time, they hooked up to the trailer and drove off.

While a Deputy was reviewing the video recordings, information was passed on to other patrol Deputies in Orange County. Around 8:00 a.m., a Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy working in the north Vidor area of Orange County spotted a travel trailer being pulled by a white Ford SUV. It was northbound on FM 105 heading into Jasper County. Once the Deputy got close to the trailer, he could read the license plate and determined it was in fact the stolen trailer. He followed behind the trailer headed northbound while Dispatchers notified Jasper County that the Orange County Deputy was behind the stolen trailer. The Orange County Deputy was able to stop and detain the white male and female on FM 105 in Jasper County. Jasper County Justice of the Peace Debbie Berry arrived on scene to hold a hearing enabling the Orange County Deputy to detain both subjects and transport the two back across the county line to the Orange County Jail.

The white male was later identified as 33 year old Jacob Lee Childree of Stowell, Texas. The white female was identified as 35 year old Amanda Brooke Manuel of Buna, Texas. Both were booked for 3rd Degree Felony Theft and remain in custody with no bond, awaiting arraignment. The owner of the travel trailer was able to recover his property.

Childree, Jacob LeeManuel, Amada Brooke

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Impersonating a Public Servant 05/16/2014

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a report made to Deputies that a 24 year old Bridge City man was stopped by a person who he says he believes was impersonating a police officer. The incident was reported to have occurred on Friday, May 9, 2014, around 9:00 p.m., on IH-10 eastbound in the area of the Neches River Bridge near the Orange County line.

The man who reported the incident said the suspect is a heavy set, bald black male. According to the victim, the man was not wearing a uniform, had no badge or weapon, and did not identify himself or any agency affiliation. The suspect was driving a dark colored SUV with flashing lights just above the visor, according to the victim.

Investigators have been working to develop leads and ask that if anyone has any information on the crime or suspect to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Burglary in Little Cypress 05/08/2014

On May 8, 2014, around 2:30 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department in reference to an elderly white male who appeared to have been assaulted. The elderly man drove himself to the fire station located at 8465 N. Hwy 87, Orange, Orange County, Texas and relayed to the personnel at the fire department that he had been assaulted at his home in the 800 block of Lawn Oak Dr., which is located in the Little Cypress area of north Orange.

When Deputies arrived, it was learned that the elderly man had just recently arrived at his home sometime around 1:30 p.m. on this date and he heard a knock at his door. When he opened the door, a black male entered the home and assaulted him in the head and face, causing swelling and knocking him unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he discovered that his wallet was missing and the black male was gone.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office are still gathering details from the victim, who was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. More details will be released as they become available.

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