On yesterday, August, 18th, 2011 at approximately 5 p.m. Deputies with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Suppression Unit, went to a known narcotics trafficking location on C.R. 389 in the Pebble Creek area of Liberty County.
Many of you may remember, just a few days ago, the LCSO Crime Suppression Unit, responding to numerous complaints from residents in the area, conducted an operation which netted the arrest of multiple persons, stolen firearms, motor vehicles, four wheelers and even a “LAW’s” shoulder fired rocket launcher.
To show the sheer tenacity of some criminals here in Liberty County, once released on bond, Cook, Allen Bart and many others returned to the same location, conducting the same criminal activity. Many citizens in the area were outraged at the flagrant disrespect for the Law which was being exhibited by these individuals.
Absolutely fed up with the rising crime rate, many good people here in Liberty County are calling, emailing and writing in on the LCSO web-site www.libertytxsheriff.com and reporting suspicious / criminal activity in record numbers. Many are “demanding” something be done. This case is a prime example of these efforts. The good people in the Pebble Creek neighborhood, many of whom not only called, but, put in writing their complaints as to the almost immediate return of this criminal activity in their neighborhood appealed for the Sheriff’s Office to return and put an end to the reoccurring criminal activity.
Responding to those complaints, Sheriff Patterson forwarded the information to Captain Rex Evans who directs all Field Operations including the LCSO Crime Suppression Unit. Captain Evans coordinated an effort with Sgt. Ronnie Alexander of the C.S.U. Through Investigative measures, a Search Warrant was obtained. The C.S.U. went to the location and executed said Search Warrant, locating, for a second time, methamphetamine, supplies for manufacturing methamphetamine, marijuana and stolen property. A total of five criminal arrests were made as a result of the second operation against this location.
Those individuals arrested (Possession of a Controlled Substance) are as follows;
1. Cook, Allen Bart
2. Cook, Charles William (Son)
3. Lawson, Michael
4. Henry, Jana
5. Burden, Desira
This incident should serve as an example to everyone, by working together, good people of Liberty County along with men and women of the LCSO can make a direct impact on crime in our community. Together, we can make a difference in our community for our families and friends. The LCSO wants to remind everyone, your phone calls, your e-mails, your tips count. The information you provide is an key element of any Law Enforcement Operation.
Additionally, the LCSO Crime Suppression Unit continues to make progress throughout all of Liberty County. This unit has made to date, in excess of 30 Felony arrest and served over 35 Felony Arrest Warrants, seized in excess of $25, 000.00, closed down over 10 Methamphetamine labs, some of which were actually in progress of manufacturing Methamphetamine at the time of their arrival.
This unit is not a “stealth” or “super-secret” unit. In fact, each member operates a marked LCSO Tahoe, wears a highly visible tan colored LCSO uniform and works together in a cohesive unit, including a K-9, concentrating on specific locations where high criminal activity has been reported. This unit also tracks down all Felony Warrants throughout Liberty County and has had success in working with other Law Enforcement Agencies in other Counties locating several Felons bringing those individuals back to Liberty County to face the criminal charges brought against them in a Court of Law.