by Emily Waldrep
Angela Malone, who sheriff's deputies have been searching for since she ran from a vehicle in Spurger during a vehicle search, was found August 9 hiding behind a shed.
In March, a Tyler County Sheriff's Deputy stopped the vehicle at the Mini Mart Store in Spurger. A female passenger in the vehicle identified as Angela Malone, ran on foot during a search of the vehicle and was not found.
According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, approximately 133 grams of methamphetamine were discovered in the vehicle during the traffic stop and a warrant was obtained for Malone for Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. The charge was enhanced because the drugs were found within 1,000 feet of the Spurger School.
At the time of the search, Malone was on parole and there was an additional warrant that was issued from Texas Pardons and Parole for violation of her parole.
"On August 9, a Tyler County Sheriff's Deputy was on routine patrol in Spurger when he observed two ATV's driving down Highway 92 toward the four-way intersection at Spurger," Weatherford said. "The deputy activated his emergency lights in attempt to stop the two ATV's."
The deputy then spotted the yellow ATV driven by a white male pull into Pony's Express Mart store in Spurger, while the second ATV continued down FM 1013 and tried to evade deputies, eventually stopping on County Road 4430 at a residence.
"While deputies were at the residence conducting an investigation they observed the original yellow ATV parked behind the residence next to a shed," Weatherford said. "There was also a Toyota pickup parked in the yard with a white male sitting in the truck who identified himself as the person originally driving the yellow ATV. He admitted he had ridden the ATV there and was going to sleep in the vehicle."
Deputies received permission to search the Toyota and found a black bag that contained $132 dollars in cash, plastic baggies, six loaded syringes, a used glass methamphetamine pipe, nine Xanax bars, four empty syringes and approximately 20.8 grams of a crystal white substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. There was also a debit card with the name "Angela Malone" printed on it.
According to Weatherford, the man in the Toyota said that Angela Malone owned the bag, and that she was hiding behind the shed at the residence. Deputies then got permission to search the shed. When they neared Malone, she turned and tried to allude them on foot.
"At that time deputies ran after her yelling for her to stop," Weatherford said. "She showed no intent to stop, so deputies deployed the tazer and were able to detain her."
Angela Malone was placed under arrest for a warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver from April 1, 2015 and is being held under a $50,000 bond for that charge. She is being held without bond for the parole violation warrant, also known as a Blue Warrant.
Judge Greg Dawson set a bond of $100,000 on current charge of 20 grams of methamphetamine.
All contents of the bag and substances found will be set to the DPS crime lab for verification and testing.
Additional charges for evading arrest are pending.
Malone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.