Blotter Briefs for Nov. 5, 2019

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Mount Vernon woman arrested for possession during traffic stop

Debra Kay McClelland, 60, of Mount Vernon was arrested during a traffic stop at 10:25 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 east at mile marker 126 on a charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

McClelland was the front passenger in a silver Cadillac that was stopped for a muffler violation.

Lt. Eddie Moon reportedly observed a brown case that appeared to be a digital scale. When Lt. Moon returned to ask about the item, it was missing. McClelland had reportedly concealed it in her purse. Moon reportedly asked her about the case, and she presented it to him after allegedly attempting to shake out the contents. Inside the case were four oxymorphone 40 mg tablets, which is a controlled substance requiring a doctor’s prescription and which McClelland reportedly did not possess.

McClelland’s bond was set at $5,000, and she was released from jail Sunday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Cookville man arrested for theft of property, possession

Brian Dale Jones, 29, was arrested at a Como convenience store at 4:42 p.m. Saturday on charges of theft of property with two or more convictions and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance.

Sheriff’s deputy Shea Shaw was reportedly advised to be on the lookout for a silver Pontiac Grand Am. Communications advised the occupants of the vehicle were suspects in a theft of a curling iron, makeup bag and cologne from the Sulphur Springs Walmart.

Shaw reportedly located the vehicle at a Como convenience store, where Jones was pumping gas. Shaw made contact and asked Jones and his girlfriend, who was the driver, to exit the vehicle.

Shaw reportedly asked about the alleged theft, and both subjects reportedly denied involvement.

Shaw alleged that both subjects showed signs of recent narcotic use.

The driver reportedly granted consent to search the vehicle but withdrew consent shortly after. A K-9 officer was called to the scene to perform a free-air sniff on the vehicle. The K-9 reportedly showed a positive alert.

Inside the vehicle, Shaw reportedly found the allegedly stolen property, as well as a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and a syringe believed to be used to inject narcotics.

Jones reportedly claimed ownership of the methamphetamine and allegedly admitted to stealing the items from Walmart. He reportedly stated the girlfriend was unaware of his actions.

Both subjects were issued criminal trespass warnings from Walmart. The suspected methamphetamine tested positive using a field test kit and weighed .6 grams.

Jones’s bond was set at $5,000 per charge, and he remained in jail as of press time Monday, according to jail and arrest reports.

Attempted traffic stop ends with 2 arrests

Two Sulphur Springs men were arrested during an attempted traffic stop at 3:59 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Helm Lane and Cadi Street on charges of possession and evidence tampering.

Officer Adrian Pruitt reportedly attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Mitsubishi Lancer. As Pruitt turned around his patrol unit to catch up to the vehicle, he reportedly observed an object being thrown from the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the driver allegedly admitted to throwing suspected contraband from the vehicle. Pruitt reportedly walked along the roadway where the item was thrown and allegedly discovered a pill bottle containing suspected marijuana.

Both subjects reportedly denied any knowledge of the suspected marijuana and were taken into custody.

Upon arrival at the Hopkins County jail, one of the men reportedly admitted to having suspected methamphetamine in his wallet. Pruitt reportedly secured the item as evidence.

Heston O’Neal Perry, 36, was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. His bond was set at $16,000, and he remained in custody as of press time Monday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Austin Christopher Brewer, 28, was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. His bond was set at $11,000, and he was released from jail Sunday, according to arrest and jail reports.

DPS traffic stop nets 2 arrests for possession

Two people were arrested during a traffic stop at 4:14 p.m. Saturday at the westbound Interstate 30 on possession charges.

DPS Trooper Gillentine was reportedly on routine patrol at the rest area when he reportedly noticed a blue Oldsmobile drive over the fog line by a foot. He reportedly conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store.

The driver, Michael Pierre Cousin, 53, of Bonham was reportedly standing at the front of the vehicle and reportedly told Gillentine there was paraphernalia in a blue bag in the vehicle’s floorboard. Gillentine reportedly located a blue bag containing a meth pipe, as well as a medium-sized bag containing approximately 30 dime bags.

Cousin reportedly stated, “Those are all empty.”

Gillentine described the dime bags as distinctive, clear with black eight ball emblems surrounded by sunshine. Gillentine reportedly took possession of the bags as evidence.

Jamie Jo Evans, 33, of Sulphur Springs, who was a passenger in the vehicle, reportedly had an active warrant for driving while license invalid.

While being transported to jail, she allegedly told Gillentine that Cousin gave her a bag of meth to hide in her pants and admitted to having a meth pipe in her bra. Gillentine reportedly asked how he would know the alleged meth belonged to Cousin and not to Evans. She reportedly stated it was in the same type of bags that Gillentine reportedly found in the vehicle, where Cousin had advised the meth bags were empty. Evans also advised that the patrol vehicle camera should have recorded Cousin giving her the methamphetamine.

Cousin was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of 1-4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. His bond was set at $30,000, and he remained in custody Monday, according to arrest and jail reports.

In addition to the warrant, Evans was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance. Her bond was set at $5,000, and she remained in jail Monday, according to arrest and jail reports.

Animal complaints

• Five or six cows on FM 275 north in Cumby at 8:32 a.m. Saturday;

• Four cows on the eastbound Interstate 30 service road near Hently Home at 1:38 p.m. Saturday;

• Two cows on State Highway 11 east near Country Boys at 4:42 p.m. Saturday;

• Bull in pasture, not secured on County Road 4751 at 8:15 p.m. Saturday;

• A man reported finding a donkey and penning it up on FM 4765 at 2:47 p.m. Sunday;

• Report of black cows on FM 3505 at FM 71 west at 3:14 p.m. Sunday;

• A Cumby man was bitten by his own dog and sought medical treatment but did not want to file a report at 5:12 p.m. Sunday;

• A motorist reported an accident involving a cow on State Highway 67 east in Saltillo at 8:23 p.m. Sunday; and

• A motorist reported an accident involving a deer on Interstate 30 west at Nortex Tractor at 3:24 a.m. Monday.