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Chester man declares run for U.S. Presidency

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Presidential candidate – Floyd N. Petri, of Chester, and his wife Barbara.  Photo courtesy of Floyd PetriPresidential candidate – Floyd N. Petri, of Chester, and his wife Barbara. Photo courtesy of Floyd Petri

By Chris Edwards
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CHESTER – Floyd N. Petri, of Chester, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 22 that he officially registered as a candidate for President of the United States.

Petri, who formerly served as mayor of the City of Chester, registered his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and announced his candidacy in the 2024 United States Presidential Election.

“I support the Second Amendment, and as mayor, made the City of Chester a sanctuary for the Second Amendment, guns, hunters and Christians,” Petri said. “I also made Chester exempt from Red Flag laws.”

Under Petri’s leadership, Chester was the first city in Texas to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary City and was honored by the state legislature with a resolution (HR 1040) honoring Petri and his accomplishments in the last legislative session.

“I support America First and Americans first, before anyone. I support veterans, law enforcement, the military, Medicare and building the wall. I also have about 45 other things that I support,” Petri said.

Prior to his experience in city leadership, Petri had a lifelong career in the military and in law enforcement and achieved many honors while serving.

 

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Warren man given 50 year sentence for child porn

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By Chris Edwards
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NoblesNoblesWOODVILLEA Warren man was handed a 50-year prison sentence last week by District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker on two felony child pornography charges.

In the State of Texas vs. Jeremy Nobles, Nobles, a 47-year-old Warren resident, was charged with possession with intent to promote, as well as a possession of child porn, charges, a second and third-degree felony, respectively. Tyler County District Attorney Lucas Babin said that “justice was served,” and added that Nobles had refused a plea offer.

“Refusing a plea offer may cost them a lot more at a jury trial. A few years ago, criminals did not feel this pressure,” he said.

Nobles, who was represented by Timothy R. McDonough, was found guilty last Tuesday and handed the sentence. Babin said that promotion of child pornography carries with it a maximum punishment range of 20 years, and in preparing for the trial, he and first assistant DA Pat “Hawk” Hardy made it clear they would seek multiple enhanced sentences.

Nobles was arrested in 2021 when deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office along with state officials executed a search warrant of his home regarding the possession and distribution of child pornography. According to the Attorney General’s office, the Child Exploitation Unit began the investigation when a CyberTipline report was received, and in the raid on Nobles’s residence, multiple devices were seized for examination by the AG’s Digital Forensics Unit.

Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said that law enforcement working the case were able to recover evidence “involving an individual uploading and sharing an image of child pornography utilizing a social media application.”

The alert came from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which determined the geographic location where the upload had occurred and forwarded the information to the AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children division, which resulted in the search warrant.

“I’d like to thank the Attorney General’s office, Internet Crimes Against Children division. Without their efforts, this would not have been possible,” Babin said.

According to data available from the DPS Sex Offender Registry, Nobles was convicted in 2011 for Indecency with a Child/Sexual Contact, with the victims being a 6-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl.

Nobles remains in custody of Tyler County while awaiting transfer to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.

 

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Deputies arrest knife-waving man

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By Chris Edwards
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AdamsAdamsDOUCETTE – Deputies with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office made a recent arrest in the Doucette area of a man who was reportedly seen walking down the road screaming and waving a knife.

According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, deputies responded to a call referencing the subject and his behavior, on CR 2770, at 10 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 24. The deputies were able to make contact with the individual, whom they identified as 42-year-old Anthony Ray Adams, of Woodville.

Adams was, according to Weatherford, “extremely intoxicated and talking to himself,” and he “appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic drug.”

During a search of Adams, the deputies located a knife and a clear plastic baggie containing a crystalline substance, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

He was arrested and transported to the Tyler County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set Adams’s bond at $5,000. He has bonded out since then.

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Crime Stoppers tip leads to arrest

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By Chris Edwards
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MoucheronMoucheronSPURGER – A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of a Fred man in connection with a theft that occurred last December at a business in Spurger.

According to Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, Devon Ray Moucheron, a 27-year-old Fred resident, was arrested in Hardin County on Jan. 27, after surveillance footage taken from a theft incident at the Spurger Family Dollar store fingered Moucheron as the suspect.

The theft occurred on Dec. 19 of 2022. TCSO deputies responded to the report of theft at the store, and recovered the footage, which showed a white male taking multiple electronics items from the employees’ office of the store.

The TCSO investigators submitted the footage to Crime Stoppers for assistance, Weatherford said, and received multiple tips identifying Moucheron as the suspect. Weatherford said that other individuals were seen on the footage, as well, and identified, which led the investigators to locate witnesses who confirmed the suspect’s identity.

Moucheron is still in the Hardin County Jail on multiple theft charges with bonds totaling $10,000. The theft charge from Tyler County is for the greater than $100/less than $750 threshold, with a $5,000 bond amount set.

Weatherford said that the tipster who positively identified Moucheron was paid a reward by Crime Stoppers.

“The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to submit tips on suspects, wanted individuals and unreported crimes,” Weatherford said.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for anonymous information that leads to arrests and can be reached by calling 936-639-TIPS or through the organization’s website at www.639TIPS.com.

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Sunday wreck shuts down bridge

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By Chris Edwards
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DAM B – A three-vehicle wreck that occurred on Sunday evening on the Dam B bridge resulted in injuries of three people.

The crash involved an 18-wheeled tractor trailer truck and two passenger cars, according to a report from the Beech Grove Volunteer Fire Department (BGVFD). Personnel from BGVFD were called to assist the Dam B Volunteer Fire Department and several other agencies that were on the scene of the crash, which occurred at 8:56 p.m.

The crash occurred on the two-lane section of the highway, and according to the report from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), one of the vehicles, a 2015 Toyota car, was headed west at the same time the Mack tractor trailer truck was headed east, followed by a 2009 Lexus automobile.

From the DPS report, it is believed at this point that the Toyota crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane and struck the trailer, which caused it to strike the superstructure of the bridge.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as 30-year-old Raven Williams, of Beaumont, was taken via PHI Air Medical Med 11 helicopter to a Conroe hospital, where, at press time, she was still undergoing treatment.

All of the injured persons on the scene were treated by Allegiance Mobile Health and Allegiance Mobile Health – Jasper EMS.

The driver of the trucks, 39-year-old Douglas Lee, of Vidor and the driver of the Lexus, 23-year-old Damarcus Rawls, of Jasper, were treated at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Firemen said that if Lee had not had a seat belt on, he would have most likely fallen out of the truck and into the river. They said the door had been torn off the rig when it came to a stop on top of the bridge railing.

The stretch of US 190 remained closed for 2.5 hours to all traffic, east and westbound, and opened at 11:30 p.m.

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