Liberty County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Liberty County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2400 Beaumont Ave, Liberty, 77575 TX
  • Chief:
Phone: 936-336-4505
Fax: (936) 336-4536

Liberty County Sheriff's Office is located at 2400 Beaumont Ave, Liberty, 77575 TX. The Liberty County Sheriff's Office phone number is 936-336-4505.

Liberty County Sheriff's Office News

On Monday, at the Liberty County Sheriff’s monthly personnel meeting, Chief Deputy Don Neyland announced that Patrol Coordinator Lela Holley had been selected as the Employee of the month for October. As always, this honor goes to a Sheriff’s employee who has demonstrated outstanding qualities and an expertise in his or her work assignment and this month’s selection could not have been more on target. Of all the employees selected in the past for this prestigious award, perhaps none others have had such a varied and wide range of public service and first responder assignment as have Lela Holley. Starting out her first responder duties with a local volunteer fire department gave her the opportunity to move on later as a paramedic on an ambulance. As any EMS technician will tell you, after a few years of the strenuous job of lifting people on stretchers into the back of ambulances it will take its toll on ones back. Even with all the past medical training to her credit, Holley felt it was time to move on to another calling of becoming a dispatcher with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. So now as a veteran with over 13 years of both part time and full time dispatchers experience where she completed many different classes such as her Masters Communication Certificate, Crisis Communications class and many other such schools, she recently took on a very complex assignment as the Patrol Coordinator and is working out of the North end Court Annex building in Cleveland, Texas. With over 1000 hours of specialized training, she helps maintain, among other assignments, records for the agencies Environmental Deputy as well and records for the LCSO’s gun range Coordinator. This in addition to the many walk-ins experienced at the busy annex building by the general public. It can easily be said that Holley is not afraid of staying busy in her professional life as well as her personal life. In her personal life after raising her two adult children, she is enjoying her off-duty full time job of raising her young grandson. A fact that she is obviously very proud to do as she has many stories, as most grandparents do, of the antics and stamina of a young boy. Being able to relate to young children so well was, perhaps, what helped lead to Holley getting a great deal of recognition recently when she was a dispatcher and received a 911 call from a young girl who reported that her mother was on the floor and unresponsive. Acting as a cool headed dispatcher, Holley kept the little girl on the telephone and calming her while deputies searched for the correct location of her home and the location the telephone call was coming from. Holley’s calm demeanor and calmness under pressure ended in a life-saving manner when deputies and Liberty County EMS located the correct home and assisted the unresponsive mother to a full and healthy recovery. This event found Holley appearing on a Houston television show and meeting the little girl and her mother who she helped in their time of very serious medical needs. As with all the other ones who have received this monthly honor, Holley wants to see the Sheriff’s Office grow in manpower to address the exploding population growth within Liberty County. She voices her sincere appreciation that she has been able to work with all the past administrations as well as the present one to represent the Sheriff’s Office in the most professional way possible. It is for all these deep seated feelings that she has for the Sheriff’s Office and the County as a whole, that Sheriff Bobby Rader and all the personnel of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office tips their hats to Lela Holley for being named the Employee of the Month for October, 2018. (END) Thank you, Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (OFF) (936) 336-4535 (CELL) (936_ 334-4083

Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader recently took possession of a new fully police equipped 2018 Ford SUV “Explorer” donated by the Multi-County Crime Stoppers organization located in Montgomery County. In October of 2014, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with Montgomery County and San Jacinto County in forming this Multi-County alliance and since have worked hand in hand in furthering efforts to clear criminal felony cases in all three counties and have been quite successful. The organization very generously made available to all three counties a donated vehicle to be used exclusively by their Crime Stopper Coordinators with the only request being that each vehicle be marked in such a way as to give the public information regarding Crime Stoppers and show that cash rewards can be given for information leading to the arrest of felony suspects. There are approximately 155 Crime Stopper programs in Texas and they all are managed and staffed by citizens rather than law enforcement personnel with law enforcement serving only as Coordinators. The Multi-County program is funded primarily by probation fees from Montgomery County and San Jacinto County as well as public donations and fund raising events. From these funding sources the rewards for information leading to the arrest of felony criminal offenders are drawn, therefore basically what happens is that criminal offenders are paying to catch other criminal offenders with no cost, whatsoever to the tax paying citizens of our respective counties. Sheriff Rader expressed his deep appreciation to the Multi-County Crime Stopper organization for this most generous donation to the Sheriff’s Office and has assured the organization that the vehicle, which has been assigned to the Special Operations Division, will be utilized in such a manner as to further the objectives and goals of this dedicated crime fighting organization. (END) Thank you, Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer (Off) (936) 336-4535 (Cell) (936) 334-4083

Man Killed In Industrial Accident On Wednesday, August 22nd, at about 12 noon, thirty three year old Matthew Aaron Sellers was struck in the head by logs that were being loaded onto his 18 wheel truck trailer in a wooded area just off CR 2164 in mid-Liberty County. Sellers died as a result of his injuries a short time later. According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Lucero Castro, Sellers who worked for the South Texas Logging & Transport Company out of Houston, was having his 18 wheel trailer loaded and for some reason he walked from the driver’s side of his truck to the passenger side and near the rear of the trailer which placed him on the blind side of the employee driving the log loader. As the operator got near the trailer, the load of logs struck Sellers in the back of the head before the driver could stop his machine. The operator immediately called 911 and reported the accident. Upon the arrival of Deputy Castro and EMS, Castro started CPR on Sellers and continued for several minutes until fatigue caused her to give the function over to Deputy Ruben Garcia. EMS transported Sellers to the hospital but he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Pct. 6 Justice of the Peace, Judge Ralph Fuller responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO LCSO MEDIA REMINDER: For mug shots, court information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail tab.

Shooting A physical confrontation at approximately 10:10 Friday night between Richard Dale Morris and Jessica Tullos at the Tullos residence on CR 2279 in mid-Liberty County sent Morris, by Life Flight, to Herman Hospital in Houston with a gun-shot wound to the back of his head. Morris’s condition was thought to be critical prior to boarding Life Flight. According to Liberty County Sheriff’s lead Investigator Robert Dunn both Morris and Tullos were at the home of Tullos and drinking heavily. At some point in the evening a physical confrontation broke out between the two and that is when Tullos went to a closet and secured a rifle while Morris went outside and was standing near the passenger side of Tullos’s vehicle. It was at this point that Tullos shot Morris in the back of the head. After the shooting, Tullos called the Sheriff’s dispatcher on 911 and reported the shooting at the same time she admitted shooting Morris and told the dispatcher where she had put the rifle. Jessica Tullos, DOB 10-1-73 was arrested on the scene and placed in the Liberty County jail on a charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. (END) UPDATE: (08/20/2018) The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has been notified that Richard Dale Morris passed away. LCSO lead Investigator Robert Dunn advised that the case will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office who will take the case to the Grand Jury for consideration on the possibility of upgrading the current charge. Thank you, Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO LCSO MEDIA REMINDER: For mug shots, court information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail tab.

We need your help please help us identify this vehicle! Three unknown white males are wanted for questioning in relation to a theft of fuel. In the early morning hours of 6/6/2018, These subjects occupied a white colored dodge pickup and they forced entry through the entrance gate of the maintenance yard of the Preserve subdivision. Several gallons of fuel was taken from storage tanks on the property. Any person that can identify the suspects or vehicle is urged to contact the Liberty County Sheriff's Department @936-336-4500 or Crimestoppers @ 409-724-TIPS and 1-800-392-7867

College of the Mainland and The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Present a Basic Peace Officer Academy The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Basic Peace Office Academy through College of the Mainland. Classes will begin on January 28, 2019 and will run through October 17, 2019. Classes will be held at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Training room located at 2400 Beaumont Ave. Liberty, TX. Class times will be Monday through Friday 6pm to 10pm with some Saturday classes. Cadet Applicants will be able to pick up application packets at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office beginning August 27, 2018. Application packets are to be turned in to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office no later than December 14, 2018. Cadet Applicants must pass a criminal background check which is a state requirement, as well as a physical and psychological exam to be admitted. Tuition costs for the academy is $1,525 and is payable to College of the Mainland. Financial Aid Assistance is also available through the College of the Mainland. Cadets will need to purchase their own uniforms, PT clothing, firearms and duty gear. Cadets will undergo training in Texas law, criminal investigations, patrol procedures, use of force, along with many other topics. The training is a combination of classroom and real life scenarios that will prepare them to successfully pass the TCOLE Test. For any questions or further information contact Deputy Josh Cummins at 936-336-4515 or joshua.cummins@co.liberty.tx.us Important Dates Friday, December 14, 2018……………………………..Application Deadline Friday, January 4, 2018 ………………………………..Orientation Monday, January 28, 2019………………………...……Academy Begins Thursday, October 17, 2019…………………………….State Exam Saturday, October 19, 2019……………………………..Graduation

July 19, 2018 On Tuesday, July 17, 2018 the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received information that a white, female identified as Kali Baucum, DOB: 12/03/1987 was distributing narcotics from a possible stolen RV. Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit located Baucum in the South Liberty Oilfield. The Criminal Interdiction Unit had recently arrested her for possession around an ounce of Methamphetamine. Baucum is currently on probation in Liberty County due to that arrest. A condition of the probation is that if an officer believes that she is involved in criminal activities a law enforcement officer may conduct a search. When the deputies approached the residence Baucum advised them that she had drug paraphernalia inside the residence. A search was conducted and deputies located a digital scale, measuring spoon, 109 baggies commonly used for packaging narcotics, three (3) baggies containing a crystal-like substance believed to be “Crystal Meth”, five (5) glass pipes with crystal meth residue, on syringe and a .22 caliber handgun with the serial number missing. The deputies also found tablets that are believed to be “Morphine”. Kali Baucum was arrested and transported to the Liberty County Jail without incident. She was charged with: (1) Possession of a Controlled Substance, PG1 – Felony 3, and (2) Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – Felony 3. The Liberty County Adult Probation Department was notified of Baucum’s arrest. (Information was taken from the deputy’s report. The defendant is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty) Thank you, Bobby Rader - Sheriff

LCSO Forms Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office continues to get calls about overweight truck operations in the county. In the past, Precinct #2 Constables office handled these types of calls but a recent agreement between Liberty County and the Texas Department of Public Safety now gives that authority to the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office plans on having certified deputies working Commercial Vehicle Enforcement in the next few months. “ We first have to get deputies certified to issue overweight citations and the next class that DPS will put on is in September. We will send at least two deputies to that class” said Sheriff Bobby Rader. In discussions with DPS it was decided that the LCSO deputies would not write citations for a truck being overweight based solely on the ticket from the weight scales where the vehicle was loaded. The DPS advised the majority of those types of scales were not certified and it would be difficult to get a conviction if the charges were contested in court. Presently, there are two DPS CVE certified Troopers that work in Liberty County and they also help in other counties. Having a CVS Unit will be an asset to Liberty County and a deterrent to those truck operators that break the law. A citation that is written for most traffic offenses may be from $1-$200 plus court cost. A citation for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility may be a fine up to $350 for the first offense. In Liberty County there is a court cost of around #102.00 that is added to the fine and the majority of that cost is sent to the State of Texas. There are several options the Judge may consider in whether a fine is collected or not. If the defendant receives a citation for not providing proof of financial responsibility then showed the Judge proof that there was, the Judge may dismiss the charge. He defendant also has the option of taking defensive driving. The court may also grant a deferred disposition and place the defendant on probation and if the defendant is indigent there are considerations for that, as well. A commercial vehicle that is from 5000-10,000 lbs. overweight may pay a fine of at least $300 up to $500 plus court cost. If the unit is over 10,001 lbs. the fine is at least $500 up to $1000. If the driver gets another violation within a year then the fine may be two times the original fine. Sheriff Rader stated, “ When the Constables and Sheriff’s Office work together the citizens of Liberty County will benefit. I am hoping that if the trucking companies that break the law and are caught that the fines will be a deterrent. That fact, alone, should cause the damage to Liberty County roads to decrease”. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO LCSO MEDIA REMINDER: For mug shots, court information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail tab.

Please see attached photo courtesy of Forensic Investigator Vita O’Reilly ) It is not often that First Responders have a chance to thank children for their assistance and support for the things First Responders do for the public they serve. Often times these duties are just expected and rarely does a child even realize the part that First Responders play in their lives. Not so with little 10 year old Bea Day of the Cleveland, Texas community when she opened up her heart and generosity to all the First Responders in Liberty County. When National Police Week rolled around this year between May 13 through 19th, Bea’s mother, Rachel Hall ask her if there was anything she would like to do this year. Without hesitation Bea said she wanted to set up a stand to give away bottled water to all law enforcement and other Frist Responders who would stop by their home and refresh themselves in the hot summer weather. Decorating their home fence with a heart and a sign that read, “Happy Police Week” it was not long before the word spread and First Responders began to stop by and meet and thank Bea for her thoughtfulness and support. Bea very quickly caught the attention of Liberty County Sheriff Reserve Deputy William Hall and his wife, Jeanette, but no relation to Rachel Hall, and it was decided there had to be some way that all First Responders could say “thank you” for this most generous and unexpected gesture of love and support from Bea. Dep. Hall and Jeanette purchased a bicycle and secured meal coupons and on Friday evening at the north annex building in Cleveland, the bicycle along with several other gift items were presented to Bea on behalf of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and all other First Responders in Liberty County. The ceremony was a complete surprise to Bea as she was lead into the Pct. 6 Court Room where Sheriff Bobby Rader, Cleveland Police Chief Darrell Broussard and several Deputies and Officers presented the bicycle, a certificate from the Sheriff’s Office along with a Cleveland Police cap and a “badge” from the Sheriff’s Office making Bea an honorary member of each agency. Both agency heads spoke of Bea’s deep understanding of what public service does even at her young age and their appreciation for her thoughtfulness during National Police Week when all across the nation, communities recognize the members of law enforcement and other First Responder agencies whose members lost their lives in the service to their community. To say that Bea is wise beyond her young age might be a gross understatement for when she was ask why she did what she did, her response was very quiet, shy and almost inaudible when she said, “ I wanted to do something for all the policemen who help us so much and it was also my birthday week and I wanted to give a present instead of getting a present”. The room fell silent as each adult there dealt with the lump in their throats. ( END ) Thank you, Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (Off) (936) 336-4535 (Cell) (936) 334-4083

At the June Liberty County Sheriff’s Office meeting, Chief Deputy Don Neyland announced that Amber Davila of the Bond and Fine Division had been selected as the Employee of the Month. Chief Neyland pointed out the outstanding qualities of Davila and stressed that with her overloaded responsibilities she is one of those employees that will still go that extra mile to accomplish her job assignments in the most professional manner possible. With her somewhat laid back and very calm approach to handling funds for bonds and fines there is never a doubt that all records and finances will reach the highest standards possible. It is clear to see that dedication to law enforcement is deeply rooted in Davila’s chosen career field as she is quick to say that when her husband was with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, she saw how her husband, who is now a Sergeant with another agency, considered the entire field of law enforcement as his “family”. It was this positive feeling that motivated her to join law enforcement to also be a part of that same “family”. After spending four years with the Dayton Police Department as a communications supervisor, Davila decided to move on to the Sheriff’s Office where she has now worked for the last five years. When she first started as a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office, many hours were spend helping to inventory property, sort through and file records and an assortment of other duties within the agency. Married and with eight children ranging from 21 years old to 11 years old does not leave a great deal of time for other activities but fishing and reading is something she clings to with gusto. The real gusto, however, is when she speaks of her year and half year old grandson. Then the entire room lights up and she quickly adds that her main focus in life is her faith, her own family and then her work family. The future goal for this hard working employee is to stay with the Sheriff’s Office until one day she can retire with the satisfaction that she has done her job well and would become a standard for others to follow. As with many of the Sheriff’s employees, Davila’s hope is that one day there will be a more modern work place for her to work as the records, assignments and workload continues to grow as Liberty County also grows. Due to the many outstanding work qualities that Davila displays on a daily basis, the supervisors and fellow employees ask that the public help to give a tip of the hat to Amber Davila for being named the Sheriff’s Office Employee of the month for June, 2018 (END) Thank you, Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

Help us welcome Deputy Janet Coleman our newest LCSO family member.

Far left Organizer Ashley Watson standing in front of LCSO Sheriff Bobby Rader.) It was not the big league leading to the World Series but from the big smiles, big hearts and big efforts of so many special needs children and their supporters, these soft ball games played out in the Liberty City Park this past Saturday knocked it out of the park when it came to fun, games and support from the approximately 1,200 participants, supporters and on-lookers who attended this event. The A.C.E ( All Can Experience ) organization for special needs children was created and now managed by Ashley Watson, pictured above, as she also has two daughters with the youngest being a special needs child. Watching her youngest child sit through many softball seasons of her older sister and being unable to participate set in motion the A.C.E program that is now in its third year. Getting together with other friends, teachers and fellow parents of special needs children, Ashley created the All Can Experience Baseball Day At The Park which continues to grow larger each year. As she so very well puts it in perspective, “… everyone benefits from this, children, sponsors, volunteers and the public…”. The children are all able to participate in the various softball games going on at the same time with all participants being winners and each player receiving a trophy. Many volunteer supporters help the children run the bases, catch and throw the ball and are only a step away to assist in any way possible. Almost all the school districts in Liberty County as well as many in the surrounding areas bus their special needs students to this event. Sponsors set up booths for the entertainment of the children after the games, and this year, as in the past, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police Department, the Department of Public Safety, Liberty EMS and the Texas Game Warden set up display booths where the children can view the equipment that each agency uses to perform their duties. One cannot view this day of activities without a tug at the heart strings in watching these children who have special needs play, run, laugh and compete just as their peers do on a daily basis without giving it a second thought. This is their day to shine and do what so many of us take for granted. As Mike Koen, Director of the Liberty EMS commented, “..If those people who complain about their own problems could just watch these children for a few minutes, they would be very thankful for what they have that others do not….”. Perhaps Sheriff Bobby Rader said it best when he said, “… The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office went to inspire the children who attended this event. We got outdone by the children, tutors and volunteers. The smiles and shouts of joy put goosebumps on us all. The students were awesome. We will be here again next year !!...”. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (Off) (936) 336-4535 (Cell)(936) 334-4083

LCSO Seeks Identity of Human Remains. At approximately 9:30am Wednesday morning, a land owner reported to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office that he found a body floating in an irrigation canal located approximately 100 yards north of Hwy. 90 in east Liberty County. Sheriff’s Lead Investigator Steven Rasberry said the badly decomposed remains appeared to have been in the water for several days. Divers from the City of Beaumont Fire Department recovered the body from the chest deep water while the investigation was assisted by a Department of Public Safety K-9 unit and Texas Ranger. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the remains which appears, from a preliminary autopsy, to be a black male, perhaps 40 to 50 years old, 5’-8” to 5’-10 tall wearing a medium size T shirt with the wording of “League City Intermediate Field Day”. He was also wearing a pair of black or navy blue warm up pants. The preliminary autopsy did not indicate foul play but further testing is in progress. Rasberry said that investigators have checked with several of the surrounding law enforcement agencies both inside and outside of Liberty County but have not found anyone matching this description as being missing from their areas. Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 Judge Ronnie Davis conducted the inquest and ordered the autopsy. While the investigation continues, Investigator Rasberry is asking for anyone who may be able to identify the deceased by his clothing description to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 and provide that much needed information. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO LCSO MEDIA REMINDER: For mug shots, court information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail tab.

Industrial Accident Claims Life. A sixty year old truck driver identified as Manuel Gutierrez Rodrigues from Beaumont, Texas was killed at about 8:30am this morning when he fell beneath the wheels of his dump truck. According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Lead Investigator Deputy Brad Taylor, Rodriguez was a contract driver and was attempting to enter a security gate at the Trinity Materials Company located at 28125 Hwy. 146 north in order to get a load of sand. Although there appears to have been no eye witnesses to the accident, Deputy Taylor said that sources told him that it is common practice for incoming drivers to open the door of their truck and stand on the running board or outside gas tank and “swipe” their entry card past the card reader as it is difficult to reach the card reader while sitting in their truck seats. It appears that Rodriguez was standing on the side tank of his truck with the truck still in gear and slowly moving when he was knocked off the side of the truck by a nearby post and fell under the wheels of the truck where he sustained fatal injuries. Pct. 3, Justice of the Peace Judge Cody Parrish conducted the inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO LCSO MEDIA REMINDER: For mug shots, court information and/or bonding information, please visit our website at www.libertytxsheriff.com and click on the “On Line Custody Link” on the main webpage or under the jail tab.

2 ARRESTED - DAISETTA POLICE DEPARTMENT On Wednesday, 04/11/2018, at approximately 6:48 PM, Daisetta Police Officers Dustin Piassoli and Linda Longoria were patrolling in the 400 Block of Main Street in the City of Daisetta when they observed a suspicious vehicle turn into the Family Dollar parking lot, located at 411 Main Street. The officers recognized the driver of the vehicle to be 25-year-old William Henry Lee Olson of 105 West Pine Street, Daisetta, Texas. The officers were familiar with Olson after having had previous contact with him on Tuesday, 04/03/2018, in regard to an incident involving alleged disorderly conduct, for which Olson was cited. It was also during this disorderly conduct incident that it was learned that Olson did not possess a driver's license. At the time of the first incident, Olson was in the company of a white female whom then identified herself as being 20-year-old Julles Banwinkle, also of 105 West Pine Street in Daisetta. Upon observing Olson operating a motor vehicle in the 400 Block of Main Street, the officers then contacted Liberty County Sheriff's Office and conducted a search for a driver's license issued to Olson. The officers learned that Olson still had not been issued a driver's license. Officers Piassoli and Longoria then observed Olson drive the vehicle from the Family Dollar parking lot where the vehicle turned east on East Pine Street. Officer Piassoli followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of East Pine and Texas Street. It was then discovered that the person the officers believed to be white female Julles Banwinkle was a passenger in the vehicle. Officer Piassoli requested Olson to exit the vehicle and step to the rear as Officer Longoria approached the female after Longoria observed the female discarding a lit cigarette onto the ground from the passenger window. As Longoria attempted to speak to the female, Piassoli was in the process of informing Olson that he was being placed under arrest for the offense of operating a motor vehicle upon a roadway without a driver's license. At this time, Olson reportedly informed Officer Piassoli that he wasn't going to be arrested and the female began exiting the vehicle against commands given by Officer Longoria. The female continued to disregard Longoria's directive and exited the vehicle as Olson pulled away from Officer Piassoli as Piassoli was attempting to place Olson in handcuffs. Both Olson, and the female known as Julles Banwinkle, fled westbound, on foot, on East Pine Street toward Main Street as Piassoli and Longoria pursued. The foot pursuit continued across Main Street (FM Hwy 770) and onto West Pine Street, then past 105 West Pine Street (defendant's address) where Olson was apprehended by Officer Longoria directly in front of 113 West Pine. The female was apprehended, by Officer Piassoli while attempting to enter the back door of the residence located at 115 West Pine. Deputies of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office as well as Liberty County Pct #2 Constable Les Hulsey arrived on scene to assist the officers. After apprehension, Olson and the female were transported to the Liberty County Jail where they were booked in and released into the custody of the jail staff without further incident. The suspect vehicle was then inventoried and released to Liberty County Towing for safekeeping. Olson was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Driver's License ($500 Bond - Misdemeanor C), Resisting Arrest ($4,000 Bond - Misdemeanor A), Evading Arrest ($4,000 Bond - Misdemeanor A) and faces a pending charge of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration requirements (Felony 3). During jail booking, it was then discovered that the person whom the officers believed to be Julles Banwinkle was positively identified as being Jewells Marie Vanwinkle. Vanwinkle was charged with littering ($500 Bond - Misdemeanor C), Failure to Identify Giving False/Fictitious Info ($1,500 Bond - Misdemeanor B) and Evading Arrest ($4,000 Bond - Misdemeanor A). At the time of this release, Olson and Vanwinkle remain in custody at the Liberty County Jail. CHIEF MICHAEL C. "MIKE" PARRISH Daisetta Police Department 410 B Main Street / PO Box 549 Daisetta, Texas 77533 Phone: (936) 536-6120 FAX: (936) 536-6031

Business Hit Twice By Thieves The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary and theft of vehicles, tools, guns and many assorted commercial items from the Standard Building Company located on CR 379 in north Liberty County. The first theft from this business occurred on March 18th when a white 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck was stolen after a gate was cut open. The second burglary and theft occurred on March 27th when gates were again cut open and another Ford F-350 2009 flatbed truck was stolen along with several guns, tools, an air compressor as well as the security cameras, computers and associated monitors. Also stolen was another Ford pickup truck, 2010 white in color F-150, 4 door with yellow decals on driver and passenger front doors. Serial numbers of the guns and much of the stolen items along with the VIN numbers of the trucks were entered into the NCIC/TCIC data base as stolen. Some evidence dropped by the burglary suspects were recovered at the scene and is being processed by the Sheriff’s Office. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information on this burglary and theft case to contact their office at (936) 336-4500 or to call the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867. All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and a cash reward up to $1,000 can be offered for information leading to the arrest of the guilty person or persons responsible for these felony offenses. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor PIO

LCSO DEP. CHARLES DAIGLE, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader announced that Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Daigle has been honored by his supervisors and fellow co-workers as the Employee of the Month for April. Certainly not a new comer to the law enforcement profession, Deputy Daigle graduated from the Jefferson County Police Academy in November of 2000 and quickly showed himself to be a well-trained and successful member of his chosen career field. Having come from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office in June of 2017 he very quickly established himself as a leader among his peers and supervisors. To quote the supervisor who nominated Daigle for this honor, “… Deputy Daigle has shared his knowledge and helped “rookies” and the seasoned Officers when they have asked for his help and advice. In addition he displays dedication and a good attitude and can be depended on and accepts responsibility….” (end quote). An outstanding example of this type of experience and dependability is actually what led to his selection. Again to quote his supervisor, “… His experience and quick thinking recently helped in an incident involving a driver with a medical issue who was missing from the Houston area and found driving his car on Hwy. 90 in an unsafe manner. His actions clearly showed that it is not always about making an arrest……”. (end quote). One can recognize his seasoned response when he was ask what he felt was his most memorable call or case. Without hesitation he quickly said that every call he responds to is the most important and memorable because he knows that regardless of the type of call that, at that particular time, the call is the most important thing for the citizen who is asking for his help. This type of response represents two of the most important characteristics that a professional Officer must possess…. Strong ethics and heart-felt compassion for those he or she serves. Married and with grown adult children of whom he spends most of his time with leaves little spare time for sports or hobbies but he does spend a great deal of time attending as many police related schools as possible because he now holds an Advanced Certification in law enforcement and is only a short way away from earning his Masters rating. With well over 1000 hours of such training his goal is certainly on the horizon. Interestingly his most sought after future goal in law enforcement is to someday become the oldest active law enforcement Officer in Texas. Once again, this only displays his deep seated love for his chosen profession and what it represents. When ask where he would like to see the Sheriff’s Office in 10 years, he said he would like to see it still “… in the reins of Sheriff Rader because he believes in training more than anyone I have ever met…”. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has many such dedicated deputies serving the community but it is this type of seasoned experience that can only come with time and extraordinary in-sight into the many factors that encompasses police work. It is for these reasons that the supervisors and co-workers of Deputy Charles Daigle ask that the public join in saluting the well-deserved honor of being selected as the Employee of the Month for April, 2018. (END) Capt. Ken DeFoor Public Information Officer Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (Off) (936) 336-4535 (Cell) (936) 334-4083