Large Meth Bust for Wichita County

On Monday October 28, at approximately 2:42 pm, a Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and North 8th Street.  The 45-year-old male driver, Tracy Allen Alvarez, (01-08-74), and a 36-year-old male passenger, Kenny Louis Collazo, (08-26-83), were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and were charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four hundred grams.

Fourteen pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine and three grams of black tar heroin was seized.  Street value of the narcotics was $500,000.00.

Sheriff’s Deputy Celebrating 50 Years in Law Enforcement

Wichita County Deputy Sheriff Ed Daniels is celebrating his 50th year in Law Enforcement today.  Deputy Daniels served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was discharged on September 9, 1969.  He then began his career with the Texas Department of Public Safety on October 21, 1969.  He was promoted to Criminal Intelligence in 1978.  He retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety on April 30, 1995.

He became the Chief Deputy of the Archer County Sheriff’s Office on May 1, 1985 and served for eleven months.  He was appointed as a Special Texas Ranger in 1996.  He served as a Deputy at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office from 1996 to 1999.

He was elected Sheriff of Archer County in 2000.  He retired on December 31, 2008.  He was again appointed as a Special Texas Ranger in 2008.

He then began his career with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office on November 19, 2010 as a transport officer.  He currently is assigned to the Court House Security Division. 

He has been married to his wife Patsy for 52 years.  They have one son, Shane and daughter in law Stephanie.  He has one grandson, Jacob and one granddaughter Zoe.He likes working on his antique pickup and hunting and fishing.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife.

Inmate Roster Software Update

Due to the Wichita County software changeover, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Roster will not be accurate. The software changeover is expected to be complete on Monday, July 15th. We will post when the update is complete and the site is back up and running. Sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding.

Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament

The annual WCSO Citizen’s Academy Alumni Golf Tournament is May 10th at Weeks Park golf course. Registration starts at noon followed by a brief lunch then shotgun start at 1 pm. Enjoy a great day of golf, free food and drink, followed by a bbq dinner and awards ceremony. There will be a huge silent auction, door prizes, closest to the pin, longest drive, and straightest drive contest. All proceeds will benefit the memorial for fallen officers and volunteer firefighters of Wichita County. For questions about registering or becoming a sponsor call Deputy Melvin Joyner at (940)766-8170.

Another Drug Interdiction Bust on Hwy 287

On Wednesday February 20, at approximately 7:04 pm, a Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Loop 11.  The 30-year-old male driver, Ricardo Cabrera, 1-23-89, and a 30-year-old female passenger, Heather L. Vaughn, 4-11-88, were placed under arrest.  They were transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and charged with Possession of Marijuana over fifty pounds under two thousand pounds and Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four grams under four hundred grams. 

92.4 pounds of marijuana and 19 grams of a controlled substance were seized.

Former City View Tax Collector Arrested

On February 5, 2019, the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit began investigating The City View Independent School District Tax Office after an internal audit revealed several significant discrepancies involving large sums of money missing.

On February 19, 2019, Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Judith Ann Heaston, white female, 09-30-1955, the former tax collector for the City View ISD.  Heaston is being charged with Theft over $300.000.00, a First Degree Felony. 

Heaston’s Bond was set at $75,000.00. 00

A Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy makes arrest and Seizes a large amount of Drugs

On Friday February 15, at approximately 6:25 pm, a Wichita County Highway Interdiction Deputy made a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 287 and F.M. 368.  38-year-old male driver, Joshua James Gilbertson, 12-8-80, was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and charged with Possession of Marijuana over fifty pounds under two thousand pounds and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance PG 2 over four hundred grams.  One Hundred Thirty Pounds of Marijuana and One Thousand Eight Grams of THC Wax and Oils were seized.