|Drunks, drugs and guns keep law enforcement busy|
|Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor|
Dec. 5, 2005 - Drunk driving, drugs and a gun scare kept local officers hopping and the county jail busy over the weekend.
Saturday night, Sulphur Springs Police arrested a 28-year-old Winnsboro man for drunk driving on South Broadway Street, and a 36-year-old Cumby man on Main Street on a warrant for no driver’s license and for possession of a controlled substance after finding a syringe and a bag of cocaine during a pat down.
Red River Valley Drug Task Force went to a Carter Street residence Saturday afternoon searching for a wanted felon. They ended up taking Cleveland Strange “Clebo” Lindley Jr., 25, and Antione Jermain Rollison, 21, in custody for possession of marijuana, after finding 12 ounces of marijuana in the kitchen near where they were sitting.
Cumby Police Saturday evening arrested a 42-year-old Dallas man on the north service road for drunk driving after he failed field sobriety tests. At the county jail, breath tests showed him to have blood-alcohol levels of 0.239 to 0.240, nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08. Then Sunday night, Cumby Police arrested a 26-year-old Winnsboro man for drunk driving and his 22-year-old passenger for public intoxication. The driver refused to attempt field sobriety tests, stating he was unable to do so.
Sunday afternoon, deputies arrested a 35-year-old Sulphur Springs man found intoxicated at the south boat ramp at Lake Sulphur Springs.
State trooper Trent Price, Saturday afternoon arrested Isabel Plascencia, 25, of Dallas on Interstate 30 at the 135 mile marker Saturday afternoon for aggravated possession of a controlled substance after finding approximately 750 grams of methamphetamine “ice” concealed beneath the center console of the car she was a passenger in. She was noted to initially give officers a fake name and date of birth, was uncooperative in providing identification information and had to be identified by the FBI using her fingerprints, according to troopers’ reports.
In another incident early Sunday morning, a 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man who retrieved a gun, reportedly as protection after another man was said to have fired seven shots from a .45-caliber weapon at him outside an apartment complex, was arrested. Although the 29-year-old did not fire his weapon, he was charged with criminal trespass because he was at the complex he had been warned to stay away from. He was found just before 1 a.m. Sunday hiding under two mattresses in his girlfriend’s apartment.
The arrested man said he and the man with the gun, who was not at the scene when police arrived, had argued at an earlier date. Seven empty .45-caliber shell casings were found on the ground near the scene and the girlfriend’s car had three bullet holes. A weapon was found in the apartment, but it did not match the casings and no weapons charges were filed against arrested man, according to police reports.