On Tuesday, July 31st, at approximately 5:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department located 32 year old Joseph DePriest in the 1200 block of Central Freeway at the FasPac. Officers knew DePriest had three outstanding felony warrants.
Officers approached Depriest at which time he attempted to run from officers. After a short foot pursuit Depriest was taken into custody.
During a search incident to an arrest DePriest was found to be in possession of 11.1 grams of methamphetamine and an ecstasy pill.
DePriest was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a substance in penalty group one, possession of a substance in penalty group two, evading and the felony warrants.
On Friday, July 20th, at approximately 1:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit along with the WFPD’s Tactical and Gang Task Force units served a narcotics search warrant in the 2700 block of Holliday Rd.
During the search officers located and seized 47 grams of THC wax, 18 marijuana plants and 14 firearms. One of the firearms had been reported stolen.
Officers arrested 27 year old Joel Moreno. He was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a substance in penalty group two.
On Wednesday, July 18th, at approximately 10:20 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department stopped a black 2012 Jeep Wrangler in the area of 30th St and Grace St for a traffic violation. When officers approached the vehicle they saw that it was occupied by a white female driver and a white male passenger, who was later identified as 56 year old Larry Teague.
The driver gave officers consent to search the vehicle. During the search officers located inside the glove compartment a bag that contained a scale with a white residue on it along with several small, clear plastic bags. Officers then searched the occupants of the vehicle and located on Teague in his front right pocket three clear plastic bags that contained a crystal like substance that when field tested showed a positive for methamphetamine. Teague was placed under arrest and the driver was released.
While in route to the Wichita County jail Teague advised officers that he had more narcotics on him. Officers located in his underwear another bag with a crystal like substance. The total weight of narcotics located on Teague was 43.11 grams. Teague was also found to be in possession of an Alprazolam pill.
Teague was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group three, both in a drug free zone.
The Wichita Falls Police Department along with several other local agencies to include the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Texas DPS and Vernon PD assisted the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office in the roundup of several individuals operating two narcotic trafficking networks in and around the area.
Twenty-two individuals were arrested this morning in connection to the operation along with the seizure of narcotics and firearms.
US Attorney Erin Cox described the operation as an important way, “to protect the public from the dangers and devastation caused by illegal drug trafficking.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson gave a breakdown of the location of today’s arrests: four in Wichita Falls, nine in Vernon, one in Electra, one in Iowa Park, one in Abilene, three in Dallas, one in the Texarkana area, one in Horseshoe Bay, TX and one in Michigan.
WFPD Chief of Police Manuel Borrego stated, “this operation today made Wichita Falls and the citizens living within Wichita County a lot safer.”
On Friday, May 25th, at approximately 9:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 2002 Chevrolet Tracker traveling southbound on Williams. A records check on the vehicle indicated that it was not properly insured. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Harding and Cleveland.
The driver, and only occupant of the vehicle, was identified as 46 year old Julie Wallace. Wallace advised police that she did not have a valid driver’s license at which time officers had Wallace exit the vehicle. While officers were speaking to Wallace she admitted to having recently purchased narcotics. When asked if they were in the vehicle she stated that they were. Officers searched the vehicle and located six individual baggies inside of the vehicle that contained a white crystal like substance. The substance rendered a positive for methamphetamine when field tested. The total weight of the substance was 174 grams.
Wallace was placed into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where she was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one over four grams.
On Tuesday, May 1st, at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 orange Nissan Maxima in the 1900 block of Hines.
The driver was identified as 29 year old Deonta Roberts, the front passenger at first gave officers a false name but was later identified as 26 year old Shatina Gilliam and the backseat passenger was identified as 18 year old Kendall Humphreys. Roberts was unable to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle at which time officers had the occupants step out of the vehicle in order to inventory it for impound.
As the occupants were exiting the vehicle officers observed two open Bud Light beers in the passenger area of the vehicle as well as a pill bottle with no label and numerous pills in it lying on the passenger floorboard. During the search of the vehicle officers located a Springfield Armory XP40 .40 caliber handgun, a Glock 42 .380 caliber handgun and a Taurus 709 9mm handgun inside the trunk of the vehicle. All three handguns had loaded magazines inserted in them. A records check on the three hanguns showed that the Glock 42 .380 handgun was reported stolen through the Arlington Police Department.
As officers were searching the subjects they located on Gilliam several clear plastic bags containing a green leafy substance on her person. The substance was field tested and render a positive result for marijuana and weighed 0.1685 ounces. Humphreys also admitted to having marijuana concealed in his left sock.
All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with numerous offenses from theft of firearm, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and failure to identify along with multiple outstanding warrants being served.
On Monday, April 23rd, at approximately 6:00 pm the Wichita Falls Police Department’s K-9 Unit stopped a 2017 Silver Toyota Rav4 in the 700 block of Central FWY on a speeding violation. The officer identified the driver as 23 year old Christopher R. Johnson and passenger as 22 year old Domonique Webster.
During the course of the traffic stop, officers could smell the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted based on the odor of marijuana. During the search 18.26 pounds of marijuana, 1,560 grams of THC edibles, and $2,305.00 in U.S. currency was located.
Both Johnson and Webster were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with possession of marijuana over 5 pounds and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two.
On Thursday, April 19th, at approximately 10:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant in the 2000 block of Roberts.
During the course of the search officers located 11.69 pounds of marijuana along with 14.5 grams of THC liquid (vape pens). Two subjects were arrested; 20 year old Alisha Dillard and 22 year old Quentin Sims.
Both were transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with possession of marijuana over five pounds in a drug free zone.
On Friday, April 6th, at approximately 1:40 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department stopped a 2002 tan Buick Le Sabre at the intersection of Barwise and Texas Ave for improper tags. The driver was identified as 43 year old Cedric Gray.
While officers were in the process of writing a citation to the driver the WFPD K-9 Unit responded to the scene and conducted a free air search around the vehicle. During the search K-9 Turko alerted to the presence of narcotic odors emitting from inside the vehicle, at which time officers conducted a search of the vehicle.
During the search of the vehicle officers located a grey plastic bag inside a CD player box. Inside the bag officers observed numerous small clear plastic baggies containing a clear crystal like substance. The substance was field tested and rendered a positive for Methamphetamine. There were a total of 18 smaller baggies inside the plastic bag, all of which contained the same crystal like substance. 17 of the baggies weighed 29 grams and one weighed 28 grams for a total weight of 521 grams.
Gray was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one.
On Wednesday, March 28th, at approximately 9:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a red 2012 Chevrolet Cruze in the 700 block of Bonner. The vehicle was occupied by the driver who was identified as 32 year old Ryan Kiggan and the front passenger as 30 year old Amanda Kiggan.
Officers observed that Amanda had something in her hand. When asked what it was she opened her hand to reveal five pills that were later identified as Adderall. When asked if she had a prescription for the pills she stated that she did not. Amanda told officers that Ryan was her husband and that they have two children together. She went on to state that they left their two children, a seven year old female and a one year old male, alone at their residence in the 4200 block of Seabury while they drove to an address to purchase the Adderall.
Officers responded to the Kiggan’s address and found both the seven year old female and the one year old male inside the apartment sleeping alone. CPS was contacted and the children were released to family.
Both Amanda and Ryan were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child. Amanda was also charged with possession of a substance in penalty group two.