The following items were submitted by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, Jan. 31

  • While on patrol, Deputy Jacob Samford initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for defective equipment and made contact with the male driver. A record check through dispatch confirmed the subject to have a valid warrant out of another agency. Deputy Samford advised that the subject of the warrant and him exit the vehicle. After the subject admitted to having a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle, Deputy Samford then conducted a search of the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, Deputy Samford located a Ziploc bag containing suspected marjiana, another bag containing suspected Ecstasy pills, as well as a 9 mm handgun. The subject was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Deputy Jeff Martin took a report of theft that occurred on County Road 184. Complainant stated that some unknown actor(s) entered her unlocked storage building and stole a gray stand-up toolbox containing numerous tools. This case is under investigation.

Sunday, Feb. 2

  • While on patrol, Deputy Travis Curry made contact with a vehicle for travelling without headlights. Deputy Curry made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and, while speaking with them, detected the odor of what he believed to be marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Deputy Curry also observed in plain sight a Ziploc bag containing a leafy green substance he believed to be marijuana. Deputy Curry had all occupants exit the vehicle at that time. One of the male subjects inside the vehicle advised Deputy Curry that the marijuana inside the vehicle belonged to him. That subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Panola County Detention Center.
  • Deputy Travis Curry took a report of terroristic threat. Complainant stated that his ex-father-in-law called him demanding to speak with his daughter. Complainant stated that he told the subject that his daughter did not want to speak with him and at that time complainant advised that the subject began threatening to come over and physically harm him. Complainant stated that he has had several issues with the subject and his is fearful that he will hurt him. All information has been forwarded to the DA’s office.

Monday, Feb. 3

Deputy Jared Bailey responded to Private Road 7153 in reference to a burglary that had already occurred. Upon arrival, Deputy Bailey met with the complainant, who stated that some unknown actor(s) broke into her parent’s residence and stole a stainless steel refrigerator and a Nest smart thermostat. Complainant also advised that the actor(s) caused damage to the door jam when gaining entry. This case is under investigation.

Deputy Travis Wilson was dispatched to a residence on County Road 115 in reference to a possible criminal mischief. Upon arrival, Deputy Wilson met with the complainant, who stated that upon arriving home, she noticed a broken side window on her house. Complainant advised that upon further inspection, she discovered two rocks on the inside of the residence by the broken window. This case is being investigated.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

  • While on patrol, Deputy Calahan Malone observed a vehicle he knew to be owned and operated by a subject with an active parole warrant. Deputy Malone initiated a stop on the vehicle, made contact with the driver and advised him of his warrant. Deputy Malone then asked for and received consent to search the vehicle. While searching, Deputy Malone located a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, as well as a clear baggie that contained suspected methamphetamine. Deputy Malone also located numerous items of drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to the Panola County Detention Center.

Deputy Hollie Mojica took a report of credit/debit card abuse. Complainant stated that he receives text notifications every time a transaction is made on his account. Complainant advised that he has received 26 text notifications from his bank for transactions that he has not made, totaling $288. This case is under investigation.