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Seneca Road activity being watched closely by Law Enforcement

Tyler County Booster

by Hale Hughes

Tyler County Sheriff 's Office has been investigating several burglaries, criminal trespass and arson cases on County Road 4260, known as Seneca Road, located just south of Woodville. Throughout the course of the investigation, deputies were made aware of several names and locations which led to increased patrols in specific areas of the county. As reported in last week's Tyler County Booster, deputies observed a 4-wheeler pulling a small trailer traveling in the south bound lane of Highway 69 in Hillister. Upon investigation into the 4-wheeler and utility trailer, Jennifer Harvey was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle after the all-terrain vehicle was discovered stolen from a residence off Seneca Road. While inventorying the contents of the utility trailer, deputies located numerous items with the owner's name which lead to the discovery of a residence off Seneca Road that had been burglarized. As a result, Harvey was charged with two counts Burglary of a Habitation, eight counts of Burglaries of a Building, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana. The evidence obtained from the ongoing investigation led deputies to obtain a search warrant for two additional residences located in the Hillister area. On April 28, the Tyler County Sheriff's Office, with cooperation from officers from the Woodville Police Department and Tyler County Constables Office simultaneously executed two search warrants of homes in the Hillister area. These searches resulted in officers discovering 18 grams of methamphetamines and several stolen items from burglaries off Seneca Road. Deputies obtained an additional search warrant for a digital video surveillance system from inside one of the homes. The Tyler County Sheriff's Office is currently and diligently working on this evidence which will most likely lead to more arrests. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is now assisting the Sheriff's Office in these cases. Jimmy Johnson III is currently being sought for his arrest on drug, burglary and weapons charges. The Tyler County Sheriff would like to invite those who are on the digital video recorder to the Tyler County Sheriff 's Office for discussion. The Tyler County Sheriff recognizes the hazards in speaking with law enforcement officers about crimes committed or about to be committed. Please know that those persons on the recorder that are in fear of retaliation should immediately notify law enforcement of any possible threats.

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