Federal suspect arrested in Nacogdoches

Federal suspect arrested in Nacogdoches

POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:14am

A man who was paroled from a Florida federal prison on supervised release in March was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a federal warrant by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department.

James Alan Garrett, 52, who was released under terms of supervision in Florida and allegedly moved — last thought to be living in Chireno — was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside the Lexington Place Nursing Home in Nacogdoches after authorities learned he was there.

But there’s a twist in this arrest, Sheriff Thomas Kerss said: Garrett was dressed like he was about to commit a robbery, which is what his federal charge stemmed from in 1991.

“At the time he was arrested, he was wearing two sets of clothing,” Kerss said. “He had red pants and a red shirt on the outside with dark pants and shirt underneath. He had a bandana in his pocket, he had gloves in his pocket and he had what turned out to be an air pistol, but very closely resembled a Glock pistol stuck in the waistband of his pants.”

Read more from the Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel here.

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