WFPD Arrest Two on Narcotic Charges

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Shannon Mitchell

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Christopher Payne

On September 21st at approximately 2:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed two subjects looking over the back fence of a residence in the 1400 block of Monroe.  Due to recent burglaries in the area officers spoke with the subjects who identified themselves as 36 year old Rodney Payne and 42 year old Shannon Mitchell. Payne’s true identity was later discovered to be Christopher Payne.

Both subjects were carrying backpacks and consented to a search at which time officers located 3.6 grams of methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia to include digital scales on Payne and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, 11.5 grams of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia to include small plastic baggies and a digital scale on Mitchell.

Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail.  Payne was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one, failure to identify and possession of drug paraphernalia along with an active warrant that he had.  Mitchell was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Road Rage Leads to Aggravated Assault Arrest

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Clinton Thompson

On August 6th at approximately 1:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a moving disturbance in the area of Sisk Rd and Southwest Pky.  Officers were advised that the driver of a white 2011 Chevrolet Silverado had pointed a handgun at another driver.  Officers located the parties involved and were able to get them stopped and identified at Langford and Legacy.

Offices spoke with the victim who stated that the driver of the Silverado, 38 year old Clinton Thompson, began “flipping him off” and using profanity as they were driving north on FM 1954.  The victim stated that he continued driving and once he got to the intersection of Sisk Rd and Southwest Pky he attempted to slow down and allow Thompson to go ahead.  Once the victim was eastbound on Southwest Pky he stated that Thompson slammed on his brakes causing him to have to stop at which time Thompson exited his vehicle, came up to the victim’s driver’s side door and pointed a handgun at the victim.  Thompson then returned to his vehicle and continued eastbound on Southwest Pky, at which time the victim notified police.

Officers were able to locate a loaded handgun inside Thompson’s vehicle.  Thompson was placed into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated assault.

WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to the Recovery of a Stolen Firearm and Narcotics

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Charles Wilburn

On Monday, July 31st, at approximately 10:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed the driver of a 2010 silver Nissan commit a traffic violation in the 1600 block of 13th.  A Traffic stop of the vehicle was conducted and contact was made with the occupants.

While speaking to the passenger the distinct odor of Marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle.  Both the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle and occupants was conducted.  While searching the passenger, who was identified as 36 year old Charles Wilborn, officers located a clear plastic baggie with a crystalline substance inside a fanny pack that he was wearing.  The substance was field tested and it showed a positive result for Methamphetamine. It weighed 0.46 grams. Also, inside the fanny pack officers found a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun. A records check was conducted on the pistol and it was found to be stolen.  A records check on Wiborn confirmed that he was a convicted felon. While searching the vehicle where Wilborn had been sitting officers located a cigar box that contained a bag with a green leafy substance that filed tested positive for marijuana; it weighed .067 grams.

Wilborn was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one under 1 gram, possession of Marijuana under 2 ounces, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.

The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.

WFPD Arrest Suspect for Aggravated Assault

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Lashenda Mitchell

On July 20th at approximately 11:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Flood in reference to subject that had been struck in the head with a brick.

Upon arrival they located the victim who stated that 34 year old Lashenda Mitchell came to their residence and began throwing bricks through the window of the residence.  When the victim went outside to see what was going on Mitchell threw another brick striking the victim in the head causing a cut around the victim’s left eye.  Mitchell fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival and went to the area of Juarez and Humphreys where she got into a second altercation.

Officers responded to the intersection of Juarez and Humphreys for a disturbance in which the driver of a 1997 Grey Honda Accord was hitting a 1999 gold Toyota Camry that was parked in the area.  Witnesses at the scene stated that the driver of the Accord struck the Camry multiple times with their vehicle and then exited the vehicle and began breaking the windows of the Camry with a baseball bat.

Officers arrived on scene and located Mitchell at which time they were able to take her into custody without incident.  She was transported to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with aggravated assault.

Both disturbances are under investigation and further charges could be filed.

Two Arrested for Meth Possession

On 07-11-17, at approx 6:32am, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1400 blk of N. 8th in reference to a male and female being on the property of a vacant house that they had been evicted from previously. When officers arrived, they found the subjects, 39 year old Angela Everman and 39 year old David Murray, sitting on the back porch. Officers observed a glass pipe with a bowl at one end with burn marks on it next to Everman and Murray was actively trying to conceal two small baggies that contained a clear crystal substance. Both subjects were detained and the crystal substance tested positive for methamphetamine (0.23 grams).

Everman and Murray were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 in a Drug Free Zone (Scotland Park).

At the jail, Everman was found to be in possession of more methamphetamine (0.36 grams).

Children Left Alone In Vehicle, Arrest Made

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Kentea Luckey – 23

On 07-10-17, at approx 1142 hrs, Officers were flagged down in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Greenbriar in reference to children being left alone in a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and found it to be unlocked and running with 4 small children, all under the age of 6, inside without supervision. Officers could not feel any cool air coming from the a/c and one of the children was sweating. Investigation revealed that 23 year old Kentea Luckey was responsible for the children and he had left them alone for approx 18 minutes while he was inside the store.

Luckey was arrested for 4 counts of Abandoning or Endangering a Child and transported to jail. Luckey was also found to have 4 arrest warrants.

Car Wash Damage Leads To Arrest

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Jonathan Crain – 35

On 07-10-17, Officers were dispatched to the Quick & Easy Car Wash, 2305 Kemp, in reference to criminal mischief. Upon arrival, officers discovered severely damaged vacuums and trash scattered on the property (damage was valued at approx $3500). Video surveillance provided a description of the suspect that caused the damage and officers were able to locate him walking in the 2400 blk of Taylor. The suspect was identified as 35 year old Jonathan Crain. Crain was also found to be in possession of various pills in a baggie with no prescription. He was arrested and transported to jail and charged with:

Felony Criminal Mischief o/$2500
Possession of a Controlled Substance PG3 (2 counts)

Water Park Theft Leads to Arrests

On 07-08-17, just after 2pm, officers were dispatched to the Wayfarer Motel, 600 Central Frwy E, in reference to recovering stolen property. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim who stated that earlier in the day he had filed a theft report after his backpack was stolen from Castaway Cove Water Park. The victim stated that his bag contained many items, including 3 cell phones, and that one of the phones was pinging in room 244 at the Wayfarer. Officers were able to make contact with the subjects in room 244 and they matched the description of the theft suspects provided by water park personnel. The suspects were identified as Shawn Kea, age 25, and Kaitlyn Stroud, age 23. Investigation led to the recovery of all of the victim’s property (minus some cash). Both Kea and Stroud were arrested for Felony Theft and transported to jail.

Packaged Marijuana Seized in a Drug Free Zone

On 07-03-2017, at approximately 1059 hrs, officers were dispatched to the Motel 6 on Central Freeway in reference to a suspicious person near room 220. A tip had come in that a black female was seen putting two large squares of marijuana under the back seat of a black Dodge with a specific license plate.

Officers located the vehicle and found it to be occupied by one black female. As officers were speaking to the female they could smell a strong odor of unburned marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A male, who identified to be 34 year old Jeredy Sills, then walked up to the scene and told officers that he previously smoked marijuana in the car. During the investigation, officers located a large blue Walmart bag in the trunk of the vehicle that had a strong smell of unburned marijuana. Inside of this blue bag officers found 5 vacuumed packed clear plastic bags that all contained a usable amount of a green leafy substance. The blue bag also contained a digital scale, a vacuum sealer, and plastic baggies. The green leafy substance field tested positive for marijuana and weighed a total of 10.645 ounces.

Based on evidence and their investigation, officers were able to link the marijuana to Sills. Sills was arrested for Possession of Marijuana > 4 oz. <= 5 lbs in a Drug Free Zone (Lynwood East Park).


WFPD Arrest Suspect on Eleven Warrants to Include Burglary

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Jamel King

On June 5th at approximately 3:30pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Buick Roadmaster in the 100 block of Whitfield.  The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Kiante Green, however officers were familiar with the subject and knew him to be 20 year old Jamel King. A records check on King revealed that he had eleven confirmed warrants for his arrest to include burglary of a habitation. King was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.

The burglary warrant stemmed from a case that officers responded to on October 26, 2016 in the 1300 block of Giddings.  The victims stated that sometime that evening between 8:00 pm and 11:30 pm unknown suspects made entry into their residence and stole several items to include a TV, clothing and a phone.

During the course of the investigation WFPD Detectives were able to gather enough probable cause to have two warrants issued; one for Jamel King and a second for 32 year old Wyketa Murray.  Murray was arrested on the warrant back on November 23, 2016 when she was seen by officers in the 2500 block of Seymour Hwy.  Officers knew Murray to have the outstanding warrant.