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By Chris Edwards
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FRED – The search for a man wanted on warrants in two counties is over, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.

Last Thursday, Weatherford said that the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office received information that Roy F. Kendrick, IV, who was wanted in both Tyler and Hardin counties, was at a residence in Fred off of County Road 4653.

Deputies from both counties’ sheriff’s offices surrounded the residence, and Weatherford said the deputies observed a silver SUV leaving the area. They conducted a traffic stop at the Dollar General store in Fred, and identified the driver as Brandi Nicholle Brown, a 38-year-old Fred woman, and her passenger was Kendrick.

The lawmen took Kendrick into custody immediately, and Brown was searched, which turned up a green container with multiple baggies containing a crystal-like substance, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Two weeks before this incident, Brown was arrested when she was spotted at Kendrick’s residence, when deputies with TCSO were looking for stolen property. Last week, deputies seized two stolen ATVs and a stolen firearm from the residence.

Both Kendrick and Brown were booked into the Tyler County Jail. Kendrick, 31, has several charges, including four charges for burglary of a vehicle; theft of property; burglary of a building; a felony controlled substance possession charge and tampering with identification numbers. Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Tina Self set his bond at $222,000.

Brown was charged with felony hindering apprehension or prosecution of a felon; controlled substance possession (felony level) and firearm tampering (two charges). Judge Self set her bond at $70,000. Both remain in custody.

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