by Hale Hughes
Officer Dees was dispatched to the local laundromat at the 400 block of Magnolia Street regarding a domestic disturbance. Two individuals, identified as Geremy Don Gray of Woodville and Hayley Jones from Lufkin, were engaged in a heated discussion inside of the business. It was determined that Gray was intent on leaving the area and was determined to take a pink duffle bag with him.
Officers checked the bag for weapons and found multiple items that did not belong to Gray. Items included checkbooks, credit cards, and debit cards. Gray was questioned how they came into his possession. During questioning, an acquaintance of Gray's arrived and reported to officers that she had some missing items that were like those in Gray's possession. These items were later identified by the victim as belonging to her. Subsequently, Gray was detained for being disorderly and under the suspicion of stolen items and credit cards.
Officers also contacted the female involved in the disturbance. It was determined that Jones was under the influence of some type of narcotic and was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
Because of Jones' arrest, upon arrival to the Tyler County jail, a thorough search was completed and it was revealed that Gray was in possession of a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia containing drug residue. Officers also recovered inside the bag a small plastic bag of crystallized substance that was later proven to be methamphetamines.
The drug evidence was seized and Gray was charged with misdemeanor theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, penalty group I.
Jones was charged with public intoxication.