POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 5:13pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:06am
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY — The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 has conducted a series of drug arrests after looking for a wanted felon that was apprehended Tuesday afternoon. Constable Bridges stated that on Monday Evening his office had received tips that a wanted fugitive was staying at a residence on Hwy 103E in the Etoile area. Constable Bridges and Deputy Constable Marble arrived at the residence and spoke with two men that were standing outside.
Bridges stated that he received permission to search the residence to see if the wanted fugitive was inside. While walking inside the residence Constable Bridges discovered methamphetamine laying in plain view. With consent to search the residence the Constable office found a large quantity of methamphetamine that was hidden at the residence.
Ricky Eugen Sowell 28 years old from Woden, Texas and Kevin Ray Rust 35 years of age from Gun Barrel City were arrested at the scene. Sowell was charged with possession of a controlled substance a 2nd Degree Felony and Rust was charge with possession of a Controlled Substance a State Jail felony.
Constable Bridges stated that over 10 grams of crystal Ice methamphetamine was found at the residence, along with digital scales and other drug paraphernalia. Sowell was currently out on bond pending another felony possession case that he is awaiting trial on.
Constable Bridges stated that his office continued looking for the wanted fugitive Travis Bailey. Our office received information on Tuesday that Bailey was possibly hiding out in the Lilbert community on Cr. 888. Deputies from both the Constable Office and Sheriff Office arrived at the residence and spoke with the owner Jennifer Mccreary. While speaking with Mccreary she denied that Bailey was at the residence and would not allow officers inside the house. Bridges stated that Mccreary admitted to them that she had drugs inside her residence. Along with other facts that were present, the Constable Office Precinct 4 was able to obtain a search warrant for her residence.
Officers executed the search warrant and found Travis Bailey hiding inside. He was immediately arrested for the five outstanding felony warrants for possession of a controlled substance that had been filed through the Constable Office. Jennifer Mccreary was also arrested for Hindering Apprehension and Possession of marijuana. Bridges stated that about less than two ounces of marijuana was also found inside of Mccreary residence.
Information from Nacogdoches County, Precinct 4