Search Warrant Results in Multiple Arrests
Four arrests made Wednesday, May 9, by Navarro County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers resulted in what is believed to be a first in the county – multiple arrests made as a result of two separate warrant searches of the same address on the same day.
At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lt. Clint Andrews and Sgt. Ricky Ragan went to an apartment in the 400 block of North 21st Street in Corsicana to investigate a narcotics complaint. The officers executed a narcotics search warrant, seizing a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana while arresting two subjects at the location.
Valerie Andresen of Krugerville, Texas, was arrested and charged with fail to Identify as a fugitive, resisting arrest, and possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone. Bonds were set at $50,000 for the drug free zone possession charge, $1,500 for failure to identify, and $2,500 for resisting. Jason Womack Jr. was also arrested during the search on an outstanding misdemeanor probation violation warrant, and was also charged with possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone. Womack’s bond was set at $50,000.
Later that same afternoon, the narcotics unit received additional narcotics information and responded back to the same apartment unit. A second search warrant was executed and additional methamphetamine and marijuana was seized.
During the second search, John Hood was arrested for an outstanding parole violation warrant, and was also charged with possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone, and possession of marijuana under two ounces. Hood’s bond was set at $200,000 on the controlled substance in a drug free zone charge, and $1,000 on the marijuana possession charge. Rachael Beleele was also arrested and charged with possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone, and possession of marijuana under two ounces. Beleele’s bonds were set at $150,000 on the drug free zone charge, and $1,000 on the marijuana possession charge.
The detectives also found one other item during their second visit to the apartment. The search warrant from earlier in the day was still lying on a table, in plain view.
I commend our narcotics division on these arrests, and the work they do every day enforcing the laws of the state of Texas, and getting dangerous drugs off our streets.
Sheriff Elmer Tanner