Three Arrested in GBC on Drug Charges

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On Monday, Oct. 27, Henderson County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Investigator Wick Gabbard obtained a narcotics search warrant for the residence located at 443 Anchor in Gun Barrel City. The search warrant was issued by Henderson County Justice of the Peace Milton Adams and authorized the search of the residence for methamphetamine.

Investigators Wick Gabbard, Brad Gray, Kendell Wellman, John Long, Michael Shelley, Sergeant Mitch Baker, Sheriff Ray Nutt, Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, Captain Bryan Tower, Lt. Charlie Severn, Gun Barrel Police Sergeant Patrick Johnson and Detective Monte Mansfield conducted the search. Continue reading “Three Arrested in GBC on Drug Charges”

Chandler Man Arrested on Drug Charge

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On Tuesday, Oct. 28, at approximately 5 a.m., Henderson County Sheriff‘s Office Deputy Wayne Nutt and Deputy Eric Cieri were investigating suspicious activity at the Lake Palestine Motel on SH 155. Kevin Ingram of Chandler was found to be in possession of a plastic bag containing a crystal like substance believed to methamphetamines. Ingram was booked into the Henderson County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, 1 gram 4 grams, a Third Degree Felony.

In the state of Texas, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1 Gram 4 Grams is a Third Degree Felony, and carries a confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

GBC Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Charge

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On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigator Wick Gabbard obtained a narcotics search warrant for the residence located at 110 Red Bun in Gun Barrel City. The search warrant was issued by Henderson County Justice of the Peace Milton Adams and authorized the search of the residence for methamphetamine.

Investigators Wick Gabbard, Kay Langford, Kendell Wellman, Deputy Brad Beddingfield, Sheriff Ray Nutt, Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, Captain Bryan Tower, Lt. Charlie Severn, Gun Barrel Police Chief Damon Boswell and Detective Monte Mansfield and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Tactical Team executed the search warrant at approximately 3 p.m. Continue reading “GBC Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Charge”

County Courthouse Cleared Because of Bomb Threat

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UPDATED 10:25 A.M. — Rewritten throughout after speaking with Henderson County Judge Richard Sanders.

By Michael V. Hannigan

After speaking with County Judge Richard Sanders, I can report the following:

A bomb threat was called in to the 173rd District Court this morning around 8:30 a.m. The call was received by the bailiff. The caller said there was a bomb in the courthouse set to go off at 9 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office immediately evacuated the building, and Sanders said everyone was out of the building by 8:45 a.m.

Obviously, there was no explosion at 9 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office has contacted a bomb detection squad in Dallas which is bringing down a bomb dog to search the courthouse before it is reopened. The wait for the bomb squad is the reason for everything being shut down until between 1 and 2 p.m.

“Sheriff Nutt and his staff did an excellent job for the county,” Sanders said.

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Original post:

The Henderson County Courthouse was evacuated Monday morning because of a bomb threat. As of 9:30 a.m., Police had the Athens downtown square blocked off.

Pictured are staff members waiting in a nearby parking lot.

A courthouse staffer said they have been told the courthouse will be closed until at least 1 p.m. this afternoon.

The Courthouse Annex was not evacuated and is currently open to the public.

More details to follow on this story.

Two Arrested In Connection With Enchanted Oaks Burglary

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On Thursday, Oct. 16, Enchanted Oaks Police Chief Cliff Webster received a call in reference to possible burglary in progress on Crestwood in Enchanted Oaks. Webster responded and located a black Chevrolet truck backed in a residence on Crestwood with the doors open. Webster heard two suspects at the residence and called the Henderson County Sheriff s Office for assistance. Henderson County Sheriff‘s Office Deputies Sgt. Thomas Goodell, Jodie Sorrells, and Brian Hall responded to assist Webster.

The back door of the residence was found to be forced opened and the truck in the driveway appeared to contain items from inside the residence in it. Deputies and Webster searched the residence, began processing the scene, and attempting to locate the suspects. Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Communications received a call in reference to a suspicious male subject dressed in black in the Golden Oaks subdivision. The vehicle at the burglary in progress call in Enchanted Oaks returned to a residence in Golden Oaks. Henderson County Sheriff‘s Office Sheriff Ray Nutt, Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, Captain Bryan Tower, Lt. Charlie Sevren, Investigator John Long, and Sgt. Goodell responded to Golden Oaks. Continue reading “Two Arrested In Connection With Enchanted Oaks Burglary”