HCSO Thwarts Attempted Copper Wire TheftBy Lynda Jones
By Lynda Jones
The Crockett Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff's Office report a busy week.
Most recently, CPD officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Spence St. at approximately 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, in reference to a disturbance that resulted in the arrest of a 70-year-old Crockett man.
Roy Earl Davis of Crockett was charged with Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.
CPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Clayton Smith reported that the victim told officers that she and the suspect were arguing about an ex-girlfriend when Davis allegedly held a knife to the victim's throat as he threatened to kill her.
Officers observed injuries to the victim's neck that confirmed her story, according to Smith's report.
Davis allegedly admitted to officers that "he placed a knife to the victim's throat but says it was only a butter knife," Smith stated.
HCSO deputies responded to a call regarding suspicious activity in the vicinity of the Weatherford-P Chem plant in Latexo at approximately 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 31.
Their investigation led deputies to believe the occupants of the vehicle allegedly were attempting to steal copper wiring and other items from the Latexo General Store.
"Tools that were used in the commission of the crime were also located," HCSO officials reported.
The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Taju Forward, 29, and Karlin Monroe, 30, both of Dallas, according to HCSO officials. They were taken to the Houston County Jail and both were charged with State Jail Felony Theft. Bond was set at $8,000.
On Monday, June 2, a Jacksonville man allegedly tried to toss illegal drugs out his car window when HCSO deputies initiated a traffic stop.
HCSO officials reported they were responding to a call about an allegedly reckless driver on SH 19 south of Crockett when they initiated the traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Darrian Johnson, 24, of Jacksonville.
Deputies observed the driver throw items out of the window, an HCSO report alleges.
As the deputies gathered up those items, they discovered tthe items were illegal drugs, according to the HCSO report.
The items were identified as Xanax, Crack-Cocaine and Marijuana. Johnson was placed under arrest and taken to the Houston County Jail.
He was charged with: Tampering with physical evidence (bond set at $8,000); Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony, bond set at $4,000); Possession of a Controlled
Substance (Class A Misdemeanor, bond set at $3,000).
Johnson has been released on bond.