By Valerie Reddell
Tyler County deputies went to a residence in the Spurger area on Jan. 19 at about 5 p.m. to check compliance with a court order to register as a sex offender. When they arrived at the residence on County Road 4551, Philip Winkle, 47, of Spurger, ran from the home.
Deputies took him into custody after a short foot chase.
During a subsequent search, deputies found a clear plastic bag containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Winkle was taken to the Tyler County Jail on a warrant for violation of a sex offender's duty to register annually for life. District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker ordered him to be held without bond. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance/meth and evading arrest. Justice of the Peace Jim Moor set bonds totaling $6,000 on those charges.
He remains in custody at the Tyler County Jail.
Deputies also arrested Thomas Winkle, 43, of Spurger on an outstanding warrant for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Judge Gibbs-Walker also denied bond for those charges.