Interagency work nets 4 arrests
Sheriff Tom Spurlock announced via his Facebook page Saturday that an operation conducted in the county netted four arrests. The arrests took place between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday involving the sheriff’s office, Jacksboro Police Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
One of the arrests was a felony on the charge of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance.
Three of the arrests were misdemeanor offenses. One in Perrin was for a warrant issued from Wise County for a probation violation on a driving while intoxicated charge. An arrest in Jacksboro was for a warrant issued by the district court for a probation violation with an illegal weapon offense, possession of a switchblade or brass knuckles.
The third misdemeanor arrest took place in Bryson for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
The felony arrest was of Travis Austin House, of Jacksboro at his home on Chuckwagon Road.
The probable cause affidavit reads that Friday, Jacksboro Police Officer Matt Windham reported to Deputy Jim Richardson and Sgt. Doug Angell, both reserve officers, that he suspected House possessed a number of controlled substances.
At 9:50 p.m. Friday, Richardson and Angell visited House at his home and requested to search a room at the rear of the garage. House consented to the search.
Angell and Sheriff Tom Spurlock spoke to House and he told them he had a quantity of marijuana and Xanax. Spurlock, Angell and Deputy Jeff Miller found an estimated half-ounce of marijuana, 27 pills $410 in cash believed to be the proceeds from controlled substance sales, small plastic bags and scales.
House was taken to Jack County Jail. His bonds were set at $3,000 for possession of marijuana and $10,000 for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 3 or 4 less than 28 grams.
Spurlock is pleased with how well the officers collaborated during the night.
“We had a group of three different agencies working together to serve warrants together or whatever we ran into,” he said. “It was just something to pick up the enforcement.”