By Chris Edwards
IVANHOE – A warrant service call last week resulted in two arrests in Ivanhoe, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.
Weatherford said that on Tuesday, Jan. 3, deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office stopped at a residence in order to serve a felony warrant on Jason James Abernathy, age 41, on two warrants for felony manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and one felony possession of a controlled substance/failure to appear warrant out of Jasper County.
Weatherford said the deputies found and arrested Abernathy, and identified another individual, 42-year-old Brian Demond Bean, of Woodville, inside the residence where they made the arrest. The deputies observed a large amount of a crystal-like substance sitting on a table that field-tested positive for methamphetamines, Weatherford said. There were also other substances present, which were identified as crack cocaine and synthetic marijuana.
Bean was arrested, and both subjects were taken to the Tyler County Jail. In addition to Abernathy’s warrants, he was given two charges for felony possession of a controlled substance (meth, 27 grams) and another felony possession charge for the crack (four grams). Bean was also charged with the two possession charges.
Weatherford said that additional marijuana charges will be filed, pending lab results from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker set a no-bond on Abernathy, and Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set Bean’s bonds at $70,000. Both men remain in custody.