On Monday, December 3rd, at approximately 10:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 2010 Chevrolet Camaro driving at a high rate of speed in the 1000 block of Central Freeway. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver and sole occupant as 36 year old Joshua Copa.
Officers saw in plain sight a handgun inside the vehicle near the front passenger seat and center console. Officers were also able to detect the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a total of three firearms, 23 grams of THC oil and 46 pounds of marijuana.
Copa was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance in penalty group two and possession of marijuana over five pounds.
On Saturday, September 8th, at approximately 11:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a report of a large fight outside of the Deep End Bar located in the 5100 block of Jacksboro Hwy.
Upon arrival officers observed a black vehicle leaving the parking lot at a high rate of speed. Believing the occupants of the vehicle may have been a part of the disturbance officers initiated a stop of the vehicle. The vehicle was found to be occupied by five adult males. The males were later identified as 21 year old Jaquaveon Pope (back left passenger), 21 year old Devonte Perez (driver), 20 year old Deonte Greer (front seat passenger), 21 year old Marlon Edwards (back middle passenger) and 20 year old Charleston Denman (back right passenger).
While officers were standing outside of the vehicle they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When they looked inside the car through the open windows they could see very small pieces of a green substance that appeared to be marijuana. The green substance was strewn throughout the car, on the occupants clothing, on bags in the car, on the center console and on the sides of the doors. Several of the subjects were also covered in mud and admitted to being part of the disturbance that had occurred in the parking lot.
During the course of the investigation officers recovered 0.11 ounces of a substance that rendered a positive for marijuana using a field test kit. Officers also located a loaded handgun under the passenger side of the vehicle. When officers reviewed the video from the in-car camera they could see what appeared to be the front seat passenger, Greer, open his car door, stick his foot out the door and then reach his hand under the vehicle.
All subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with possession of marijuana. Greer was also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
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.
On Thursday, July 12th, at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 1969 Chevrolet pickup with a blue Miller Bobcat welder in the bed traveling southbound in the 2200 block of Bridwell. The vehicle displayed an expired registration decal and the driver’s side tail light was not operating. When officers ran the license plate number they were advised that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Archer County.
Officers conducted a felony stop on the vehicle at Jacksboro Hwy and 34th St. The driver and only occupant was identified as 48 year old Billy Pierce. Pierce was placed into custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Officers also discovered that the welder that was in the bed of the vehicle had also been reported stolen.
In a search incident to an arrest officers located in Pierce’s front right pants pockets a pair of brass knuckles. They also located a pill bottle with no name on it in his left pants pocket. The bottle contained 38 Tizanidine Hydrochloride pills. Pierce advised officers that he does not have a prescription for the pills.
When officers began searching the vehicle they located a loaded .22 caliber revolver sitting on the front seat. Officers also located a bag in the vehicle that held a plastic baggy that contained a crystal like substance that rendered a positive for methamphetamine when it was field tested. The drugs weighed .50 grams. Prior to being stopped Pierce had driven within 700 feet of the Bible Baptist Christian School which is a drug free zone.
Pierce was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with two counts of felony theft, prohibited weapon, possession of a substance in penalty group one, possession of a dangerous drug and a felon in possession of a firearm due to the fact that he showed to be a convicted felon.
Today at approximately 2:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were patrolling the area of Rhea Rd and Gossett Dr when they observed a grey Nissan Altima parked facing westbound in the eastbound lane of the 2900 block of Gossett Dr. Officers observed a white male exit the vehicle`s right passenger side and begin checking door handles on parked vehicles. After the male was done checking door handles he got back into the right rear passenger side of the Nissan Altima and it began to drive off westbound towards Rhea Rd.
Officers conducted a stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Gossett Dr and Rhea Rd. Contact was made with three occupants inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 18 year old Nianicole Spence, the right rear passenger was identified as 20 year old Angel Medina and the front right passenger was identified as 17 year old Taylor Butler.
Officers had the three occupants exit the vehicle and detained them. Officers began looking around the vehicle and observed two different Visa credit cards with two different victims name on them lying on the front right passenger floorboard. The credit cards had the victims` names and a distinct 16 digit number on them. The credit cards did not belong to the occupants inside the vehicle. As officers reached in to pick them up they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers began searching the vehicle and located a pink purse in the back seat. The pink purse had a United States passport card with victim`s name and a distinct 9 digit passport card number on it, making a total of three different victims. Officers also located a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance that rendered a positive for marijuana.
Officers located two of the victims who stated their vehicles were broken into and that the property officers located had been inside those vehicles.
Officers read all three suspects their Miranda warning and all three stated that they were party to the vehicle burglaries.
The suspects were transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle and fraudulent use or possession of identifying material. Butler also claimed ownership of the marijuana and was charged with that as well.
On Sunday, June 3rd, at approximately 1:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a 2005 white Ford Explorer stop in the area of Longview Drive and Wrangler Drive. The driver exited the vehicle and officers recognized him as 27 year old Francisco Rodriguez. Officers knew Rodriguez to have outstanding warrants for his arrest. They observed Rodriguez walk up the driveway of a residence in that area and attempted to enter a vehicle that was parked there. He did not make entry into the vehicle but quickly got back into his and drove away.
A marked WFPD patrol car got behind Rodriguez in order to initiate a traffic stop at which time Rodriguez began to accelerate and attempted to evade officers. He went southbound on Central Freeway and then exited the Freeway by the Travel Center. He tried to continue east in the north alley of North 8th Street, however he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole.
Francisco and a female passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers were able to locate Rodriguez hiding in a pile of trash, however the female was able to get away.
Officers located a holster for a Sig Sauer handgun on Rodriguez. When officers began to search the vehicle that Rodriguez fled from they located a Sig Sauer handgun on the ground by the driver’s door. A records checked showed the handun to have been stolen. Inside the vehicle they located magazines for the handgun along with two bags of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine that weighed 2.3 grams and two bags of a substance that field tested positive for marijuana and weighed .22 ounces.
The vehicle Rodriguez was driving was impounded and he was taken into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with evading in a vehicle, evading on foot, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, violation of court order and multiple warrants.
Stacey Stouard, Jr.
On Tuesday May 15th at approximately 5:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Kell Blvd for a check welfare on a subject that was seen slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle.
Upon arrival officers located a silver Volkswagen. They made contact with the subject who was sitting in the driver’s seat. He was identified as 19 year old Stacey Payton Stouard Jr. Stouard was not responding and appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics. While trying to wake Stouard up and further investigate his condition, officers located in plain view, a black Ruger pistol on the center console that was not in a holster. It was later determined that the firearm had been stolen during a burglary of a vehicle that had taken place the night before in the 4300 block of Berwick.
Stouard began to respond to officers and stated he was ok and that he pulled into United Market St. to sleep because he took two Xanax pills. Stouard stated he was not prescribed Xanax but took them anyways. Stouard stated he was sleepy and wanted to park and sleep it off. Due to his intoxicated state officers placed him under arrest for public intoxication.
A search was conducted of the vehicle based on Stouard `s statement that he consumed Xanax pills that were not prescribed to him and the fact that he had a handgun in his possession while intoxicated. During the search a rolled up cigarette was located in between the front passenger seat and the center console that officers believed to be marijuana. The suspected marijuana was field tested and rendered a positive result for marijuana. The marijuana weighted approx. .1oz.
Stouard was placed into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail. While in transport Stouard began to threaten the arresting officer’s life and the life of his family members.
Upon arrival at jail Stouard was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, retaliation, possession of marijuana and public intoxication.
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 30th, at approximately 6:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Blvd at Zoom Zooms in reference to an assault.
Upon arrival officers observed a white female later identified as 35 year old Melissa Burnett yelling and screaming at people in the parking lot. Officers were able to get Burnett detained at which time they began to speak with the parties on scene.
Witnesses stated they observed Burnett hit a 12 year old female in the head several times with a closed fist. When officers spoke to the victim she stated that she was getting out of the back of her parent`s vehicle, when Burnett came up behind her and began screaming at her and hitting her in the back of the head with a closed fist, causing pain. The victim stated she has never met Burnett in her entire life and that she does not know why Burnett hit her.
Officers placed Burnett under arrest and transported her to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with Injury to a Child.
Earlier this morning at approximately 4:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Airport Drive in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival officers observed a male subject wearing a blue bandana covering the lower half of his face, latex gloves and carrying a crowbar running from an apartment. Officers detained and identified the subject as 34 year old Josh Gieseler. Giesler stated he arrived with two other friends who were still inside the apartment. Shortly after Giesler mentioned his friends being in the apartment two more male subjects exited the apartment. One was in possession of a bat and the other a set of knuckles. Officers were able to detain both subjects. The subject carrying the bat was identified as 30 year old Wesley Boren and the subject with the knuckles was identified as 23 year old Nicholas Colman.
Officers went to check the apartment that the suspects were seen coming from and located several people inside. One of the victims inside told officers that Giesler, Boren and Colman entered the residence after beating on the door. Once inside all three suspects began to threaten everyone. The victim stated that one of the males demanded her purse and took four twenty dollar bills from it. After a search incident to arrest Boren was found to be in possession of four twenty dollar bills.
Officers placed all three suspects into custody and transported them to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with burglary of a habitation.