Press Releases


Burn ban lifted for Navarro County

The BURN BAN for Navarro County has been lifted as of 10:00 AM by the Navarro County Commissioners Court.                

Freedom Declared Ministries and WBC, Love your neighbor campaign hosted an Officer Appreciation Dinner

Thank you for all you do for the NCSO and ECSO. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated, compassionate, loving Christian lady leading our jail ministry. We are truly blessed.                        

Narcotics Search warrant results in arrest

On Friday, September 11 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the NCSO Narcotics Unit went to a location in the 15000 block of FM 639 in the Navarro Mills area on a narcotics complaint. Officers made contact with the resident and observed evidence of narcotics in plain view while speaking with the resident. Officers secured the location pursuant to a narcotics search warrant. Officers applied for a narcotics search warrant that was signed by District Judge Lagomarsino. NCSO officers then executed the search warrant ultimately locating and seizing a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana. The search of the residence yielded evidence of narcotics being sold from the location as well. One female subject was arrested at the location and charged with Man/Del CS PG 1 > 4g < 200g and POM < 2 oz. Another great job by our narcotics officers. Keep up the good work.   Sheriff Elmer Tanner              

Missing Paint Horse located

On Sunday, September 6th, the Navarro County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing paint horse near SE CR 3240 south of Kerens. Deputy Bates, being aware of the recent horse thefts in that same area and where a suspect had been arrested, took the initiative and started doing some checking. Deputy Bates knew there was another horse the same suspect in the previous thefts had sold prior to the stealing of the other three horses that were recently recovered in Bryan, Texas. Deputy Bates contacted the horse buyer in Bryan, asked would he look at the missing horses picture where he then confirmed that yes it was the horse he bought from our suspect on August 22nd. Unfortunately the buyer advised he no longer had the horse as he had sold it to an auction house in Texas. Deputy Bates made contact with the owner of the auction house, was advised they sold the horse on September 2nd to a subject in Odessa, Texas and the horse had shipped out on September 5th. As a result, with the assistance of all parties involved, Deputy Bates was able to make contact with the buyer of the horse in Odessa and was given the current location of the paint horse. I am pleased to say that at this time, the horse is safe and the owner here in Navarro County is making arrangements to go pick up their paint horse. The suspect who remains in custody on previous charges at the Navarro County Justice Center, will receive an additional charge of theft of livestock. With the combined efforts and hard work of all those associated with the past case which led to this current case being solved, especially with the amount of time that has passed, we were able once again to locate the horse and it be reunited with its owner. I am very proud of all those involved these last weeks putting in the time, effort and care to get these horses back to their owners safely.   Sheriff Elmer Tanner                

Roads impacted due to high water

We already have some roads being impacted throughout Navarro County due to high water. As the rain continues to fall, please remember to turn around, don't drown. Again I cannot stress enough the importance of not driving into high water. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. Over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of the water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers or do not heed the warnings that the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. Remember turn around don't drown.   Sheriff Elmer Tanner              

Stolen horses recovered

I am very pleased to report that the stolen horses have been located.

Due to the diligent investigation being conducted by the NCSO the horses were located today near Bryan, Texas.

We would like to thank the Brazos County Sheriff's Office and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association for their assistance with this investigation.

We are very thankful and proud that due to the combined efforts of law enforcement, these animals will be reunited with their owners.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner

Felony theft investigation-horses

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics assistance with a felony theft investigation.

We are asking for assistance in locating three stolen horses. The horses were stolen on Tuesday August 25th some time between 8:45 pm and 10:30 pm from the 100 block of Bella Vista Lane Kerens.

Here are written descriptions and photos of the 3 missing horses:

* JO JO: 15.3HH Buckskin (black mane/tail, tan body) 20 Year Old Mare - Flying 3B Brand on Left Hip (freeze brand, so it is white hair)

* PARIS: 15.3HH Palomino (white mane/tail, tan body) 18 Year Old Mare - Flying 3B Brand on Left Hip (freeze brand, so it is white hair)

* DARLA: 14.1HH Red Dun (dark red/black mane & tail, light red body) 2Year old Filly - blaze, three white socks.

One suspect is in custody and has been charged with felony theft of livestock.

We appreciate any assistance in locating these stolen horses. Please see attached photos and brand.

If you have any information on this case please contact Detective Sgt Randy Clay 903-654-3002.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner

Deputy Freeland completes patrol field training program

Congratulations to Deputy JJ Freeland on successfully completing our patrol field training program.
Deputy Freeland has been assigned to his new position as community service officer.
Best of luck in your new position.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner

Felony theft investigation

The Navarro County Sheriff's Office is asking for the publics assistance with a felony theft investigation.

If anyone has seen this vehicle, has information, or knows the owner or location of the Black Dodge 4-dr Dually with lift kit pictured below please contact the NCSO Sgt Harbuck at 903-654-3002

This vehicle was believed to be involved in the theft of a Black 2005 Kenworth Tractor Bearing TX/LP# T59-429 pulling a white Grain Hopper Trailer from JPM in Dawson Texas on 0...8-13-2020.

The stolen Tractor Trailer and the black Dodge dually were seen leaving the JPM lot at approximately 05:30am. The vehicles were last seen at approximately 06:54am believed to be headed North bound on I-45 from Corsicana.

Three suspects arrested during narcotics investigation

On Monday, August 17th at approximately 3:15 pm, the NCSO Narcotics Unit was conducting surveillance on a subject suspected to be selling narcotics from a vehicle at a business in the 1700 Block W 7th Avenue in Corsicana.

During this Narcotics investigation surveillance officers witnessed a "hand to hand" drug transaction take place from the suspect vehicle.

Officers maintained surveillance on the original suspect vehicle while other officers made contact with the subject on foot that was just observed making a purchase. Officers located two bags containing methamphetamine on the subject and he was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 over 1 under 4 grams.

While continuing surveillance at the location our officers observed additional suspected narcotics activity when another vehicle arrived at the location.
Officers approached the two vehicles involved due to the narcotics traffic observed.

One subject in the secondary vehicle was found to have methamphetamine in his possession and was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 over 1 under 4 grams.

Officers then applied for, obtained and served a narcotic search warrant on the original suspect vehicle where they had observed a suspect selling the narcotics. A quantity of methamphetamine as well as a quantity of pills available by prescription only was located.

The subject was arrested for possession of controlled substance PG 1 less than 1g and possession of controlled substance PG 3 less than 28g.

Three suspects were arrested during the course of this investigation.

This was just another great example of conducting an investigation to disrupt street level narcotics sales.

I applaud the efforts of our narcotics unit and Deputies who are always working to keep these illicit drugs off our streets. Good job officers.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner

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