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Warren Registered Sex Offender arrested for failing to report

by Emily Waldrep

On October 5, Tyler County Sergeant Ricky Coker, who serves as the Tyler County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registrar, was reviewing a file containing registration information on David Moore of Warren. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Moore is required to re-register every 90 days and was over on his required time frame.

"Sex Offenders that register every 90 days also get an additional 7 days grace before they are considered late," Weatherford said. "Moore is aware that he is required to come into the Sheriff's Office every 90 days to verify his information and has signed documentation showing he is aware of such."

An Arrest Warrant was issued for Moore, and he was arrested on October 21 for Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements for Sex Offenders.

Moore is currently out of Jail on a $2500.00 Bond set by Justice of the Peace Milton Powers.

Man arrested on Polk County warrant has drugs, drug test falsification device

by Emily Waldrep

On Friday, October 28, at approximately 1:45 p.m, Tyler County Deputies were dispatched to the the Tyler County Adult Probation Office in reference to a male subject that had an active arrest warrant out of Polk County. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, upon arrival deputies made contact with the wanted individual and identified him as Buddy White, age 39, of Woodville. The Polk County Warrant was for Theft of Property.

"While Speaking with White, deputies observed him placing his right hand in his front pants pocket and for safety reasons deputies instructed White to remove his hand from his pocket," Weatherford said. "As White pulled his hand from the pocket, deputies notice he was holding what appeared to be a clear baggie."

Deputies discovered that the baggie contained a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine. According to Weatherford, White was placed under arrest and during a search of White deputies discovered a bottle that White claimed to be synthetic urine.
"White told Deputies he was going to use it to test clean for drugs in his system during his required Probation visit," Weatherford said.

White was transported to the Tyler County Jail and charged with Possession of a ControlledSubstance/Felony ( 7.7 Grams of Meth) and False Drug Test Falsification Device/Misdemeanor.

According to Weatherford, a field test of the crystal-like substance tested positive for Methamphetamine, the bottle of liquid will be sent to the DPS Lab for analysis. White could face additional charges. White is currently out of Jail on Bonds totaling $21,500.00 set by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.

Arrest made in Woodville Inn robbery

by Emily Waldrep

After the robbery of the Woodville Inn on August 17, the Woodville Police Department, Woodville Fire Department and Tyler County Sheriff's department were able to combine video surveillance, witness statements and other evidence in order to discover the identity of the suspect that stole cash from the Inn.
A warrant was issued for the suspect, who was identified as Courtney Williams, age 25 of Woodville. Williams was arrested by Seargent Borel on September 2 and was charged with two counts of robbery and one count of Possession of Dangerous Drugs.
In an interview with officers, Williams admitted to robbing the Woodville Inn as well as the Shell Station next to Woodville Whataburger.
Williams is being held in the jail on a $250,000 bond.

Final Update - Woodville Man Dead in Multiple Vehicle Crash shuts down Hwy 190 Near Jasper

The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 51-year-old Averil Gore of Woodville as the driver of the 2002 Dodge pickup truck that was involved in the crash that occurred earlier this afternoon on Highway 190 in Jasper County.  Gore was pronounced dead at Jasper Memorial hospital. 
The driver of the Western Star truck tractor semi-trailer, 35-year-old Raymond Gilkey of Livingston, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  There are no further updates on his medical condition.
The female passenger of the Dodge pickup was transported to Jasper Memorial hospital with non life threatening injuries.  There are no further updates on her status.
From the preliminary investigation, the towed tanker unit was empty and there were no apparent leaks due to the impact caused by the collision.
This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released.
Sergeant Stephanie Davis 

Original Story

At approximately 1:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 190 in Jasper County. The crash occurred approximately two (2) miles west of Jasper.

A 2002 Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 190. A 2013 Western truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 190. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Dodge pickup truck crossed the center dividing line into the westbound traffic lanes. The driver of the 18-wheeler moved to the shoulder of the roadway to avoid colliding with the Dodge pickup, but the Dodge struck the front left portion of the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, a 51-year-old male from Woodville, was transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial hospital in critical condition. At approximately 2:23p.m., the driver was pronounced dead at the hospital by Judge Billingsley.

The passenger of the Dodge pickup truck was also transported by ambulance to Jasper Memorial hospital for her injuries; however, the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 35-year-old male from Livingston, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries.

At this time, all eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 190 in Jasper County remain closed. Motorists are urged to find alternate travel routes. Expect delays.

This is an active crash scene. The name of the deceased victim and the names of the injured victims will not be released until the next of kin has been properly notified.

There are no further details to be released.

Fred man held $20,000 bond on County drug charges

by Emily Waldrep

On Tuesday, August 2, at approximately 6 p.m, Tyler County Deputies went to a residence off of County Road 4580 to attempt to serve a warrant on an individual wanted out of Hardin County. According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, once inside the residence, deputies located Steve Hutto, age 59, of Fred, who had an active warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, which is a felony.

"Deputies observed in plain-view several items of Drug Paraphernalia, including pipes and spoons with crystal like residue that tested positive for Methamphetamine," Weatherford said. "During a search of the residence, Deputies discovered a clear plastic baggie containing 34 grams of what appeared to be and field tested positive for methamphetamine."

Hutto was transported to the Tyler County Jail, charged with the Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony Warrant and Possession of a Controlled Substance Felony 1 out of Tyler County. Hutto, who is on Felony Probation in Hardin County, is currently being held at the Tyler County Jail on a $20,000 bond, Weatherford said.