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 Thursday, May 17th, at approximately 10:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block of Broad at the Stripes store in reference to a possible disturbance. A white male wearing a blue shirt and tan pants was reported to be assaulting a female at that location.
While responding to the call officers were advised that City of Wichita Falls workers were following the suspect down Bluff St. Officers located the witnesses and the male suspect, who was later identified as 38 year old John Antee, in the 1600 block of Bluff. Antee was holding a gold beer can in his hand.
The witnesses advised that they were driving down 14th St. when they observed Antee assaulting the female clerk at the Stripes so they followed him and called police. Officers went back to the store where they spoke to the victim. She advised she was working at the store when Antee came in. She saw him grab a beer and put it in his pocket. She told him to put it on the counter. He said he did not have anything and walked out of the store. The victim followed him outside at which time Antee hit the victim on the side of the head.
Antee was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with robbery.
On Sunday, December 17th, at approximately 5:18 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to an occupied vehicle check at the intersection of Pyrenees and Catskills. Upon arrival they located a black Toyota 4Runner occupied by a white female who was lying across the front seat of the vehicle asleep. The vehicle was not running.
Officers identified the female as 58 year old Susan Tiffany. Her demeanor was erratic and she was unable to focus or speak in complete sentences. Officers detained her for possible intoxication.
Officers saw in plain view a purse sitting on the front passenger seat. The purse was open and inside the purse was a pill bottle that contained several small plastic bags. Upon a closer search officers located a second pill bottle inside the purse that contained three more plastic baggies. Inside each bag was a crystal like substance. Officers used a field test kit on the crystal like substance and it field tested positive as methamphetamine. The total weight of the methamphetamine, including the baggies, totaled 3.6 grams.
Tiffany was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1.
On Monday, December 4th, at approximately 11:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of Joline in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival officers located the victim who was on the front porch arguing with the suspect, 40 year old Angela Everman.
The victim told officers that when they came home they discovered Everman naked inside their residence. The victim stated that Everman had turned on the gas to the stove and began eating the victim’s food to include cake, a salad, popcorn, a cookie and drank a Pepsi.
Everman spoke with officers and advised them that she broke a window to get into the apartment. She said once inside she washed her hair and ate some cake, tomatoes, and lettuce. She said the food was already inside the apartment when she entered and she did not pay for it. She said she had been at the apartment for about two hours but she did not have permission to be inside. Everman went on to tell officers that she chose the apartment because she remembered it from a long time ago and she knew the lay out.
Officers were able to see signs of forced entry into the residence by way of a window.
Everman was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where she was charged with burglary of a habitation.
On Monday, November 27th, at approximately 4:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1800 block of Polk in reference to a possible disturbance.
While in route to the call officers were waved down at the intersection of Avenue H and Monroe Street in reference to a 30 year old white male on the ground with a large wound to the top of his head. The victim was having difficulty speaking but advised police that he had been assaulted by unknown suspects. Medical personnel responded to the location and transported the victim to the hospital.
As officers began speaking with witnesses they observed a large rock, a black pocket knife and a tree branch that witnesses stated were used in the assault. Witnesses also provided for police a video of the assault that was taken with a phone.
Officers located a subject in the 1800 block of Polk that appeared to be the same subject that officers saw in the video assaulting the victim. He was identified as 20 year old Casey Green. While officers were talking with Green he admitted to assaulting the victim. Green stated that he had been involved in a disturbance with the victim. Green stated that approximately 8-9 minutes after the victim departed two of his friends, an 18 year old black male and a 19 year old Hispanic male, showed up. Green stated they all went looking for the victim then found him in an empty lot in the 1800 block of Polk St. Green stated that the victim fled and that he had thrown a large rock at the victim and it struck him in the back of his left shoulder. Green stated once they caught the victim in the intersection the three of them began hitting the victim with a tree branch and began kicking him in the head and body. Green stated that there was a crowd forming and they told him they were calling the police and that`s when the suspects fled the scene.
Green was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated assault.
The other suspects in the assault were not located. The case is still under investigation.
On Tuesday, November 14th, at approximately 1:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on 1997 blue Buick Lacrosse in the 2300 block of Holiday. The driver was identified as 36 year old Jesse Buckley and the front seat passenger as 26 year old Stephany Baxter.
Officers observed Buckley reaching for his waist. Believing he may have a weapon or trying to conceal evidence of a crime officers ordered Buckley to show his hands. He refused at which time officers opened the door of the vehicle in an attempt to gain control of Buckley. Buckley began kicking at officers and refused to comply with orders to show his hands and stop resisting. Officers deployed their Taser in an attempt to gain control of Buckley. He continued to resist, but was eventually placed into custody.
Officers conducted a search of the driver’s area and located a plastic bag with a crystal like substance in the floor board. The substance in the bag rendered a positive field test for methamphetamine.
Officers then spoke with Baxter and asked her if she was in possession of any illegal narcotics. She stated that she was and removed a clear bag from her person. Inside the bag were multiple smaller bags that contained a crystal like substance. The substance was field tested and showed a positive result for methamphetamine. The total weight of all the methamphetamine seized was 14.1 grams.
Both Buckley and Baxter were transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident.
Buckley was charged with resisting arrest and Baxter was charged with manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one.
On 10-23-17, at approx 9:30am, officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 3700 blk of Seymour Rd in reference to a Aggravated Assault. According to the investigation, 39 year old Tanya Gassaway and her husband got into a verbal disturbance in the apartment complex parking lot. During the disturbance, Gassaway drove through a large grassy area and struck her husband with her vehicle. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for his injuries. Gassaway was arrested for Aggravated Assault and transported to jail. She was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (PG3).
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.
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.
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.