Daily Crime Brief, January 17, 2018

On January 14, 2018 at approximately 10:22 p.m., Deputy Brett Brasher conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lincoln Street and Scott Street. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a controlled substance and a weapon. The 36 year old driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County Detention Center. He is being charged with Unlawful Carry of a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 less than 1g.

On January 16, 2018 at approximately 7:47 p.m., Deputy Carl Magee and Lieutenant Greg Wilson responded to the 3000 block of Rogers Road in reference to the theft of a vehicle. Upon arrival, the reporting party stated a white 2008 Ford Pickup was missing from the property. The vehicle was valued at approximately $7400. At 10:39 p.m., Corporal Jeff Lee observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle in the area of Scott Avenue and 2nd Street. Lee attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but it failed to stop and attempted to evade the pursuing deputies. The subject vehicle crashed in the area of 2nd Street and Michigan Street. The driver fled on foot and was unable to be located. The stolen vehicle was impounded as evidence and the investigation is ongoing.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers. If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

Disclaimer: Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day. This information is just a sampling. Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged. All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.