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Rusk County arrests 3 for possession of drugs, other offenses

Rusk County arrests 3 for possession of drugs, other offenses
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POSTED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:01pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:26pm

Three East Texans are now behind bars after the Rusk County Sheriff's Office executed a search and arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other offenses.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office executed a search and arrest warrant on Rusk County Road 2125.

The warrant was issued after an investigation was being conducted for allegations of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, weapon offenses, and the allegation of the manufacture, distribution, and possession of methamphetamine.

Members of the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, Henderson Police Department, and the Rusk County District Attorney's Office executed the warrant at a home occupied by Cody Loftis, 29, of Henderson.

During the warrant, methamphetamine, suspected stolen firearms, and a vehicle confirmed as stolen out of Austin, Texas were found.

While executing the warrant, officers arrested Travis Todd, 28, of Longview, Donald Deerinwater, 51, of Kilgore, and Robert Baker, 37, of Henderson, after being found in possession of narcotics.

Todd was charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces and both Deerinwater and Baker were charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) less than one gram.

There were no occupants located inside of Loftis home at the time of the search. Loftis currently holds an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault. Controlled substance and possession of stolen property charges are currently pending on Loftis at this time.

The investigation into the allegations of criminal activity occurring at Loftis' home will continue to be investigated by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office.

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