TCSO busy with recent arrests
By Chris Edwards
TYLER COUNTY – The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office made several arrests last week, according to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford.
Patrols in the Dam B, Spurger and Warren areas netted some felony-level drug charges and assorted other charges of individuals in separate incidents. One incident occurred on the early morning of last Thursday, when TCSO deputies in Dam B stopped a truck for a traffic violation and identified a passenger in the vehicle as Keiosha Rowinsky, a 30-year-old woman from the Dam B/Spurger area. Weatherford said the deputies knew her from previous encounters.
“While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, deputies learned that Rowinsky had two active arrest warrants issued in Hardin County,” Weatherford said. She was taken into custody and transported to the Tyler County Jail; charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of a prohibited substance inside a correctional facility. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ken Jobe set Rowinsky’s bond at $40,0000. In another incident, in Spurger, on the night of Friday, July 22, TCSO deputies made an arrest of a Warren man, 63-year-old Ernest Hayes, Jr., on a narcotics charge.
The deputies stopped Hayes for a traffic violation on FM 92, and while speaking with him, after instigating a stop, observed a small, clear plastic baggie appearing to contain a crystal-like substance, according to Weatherford.
“As Hayes exited the vehicle, deputies retrieved the baggie that was laying partially visible under Hayes’ leg,” Weatherford said.
A search revealed four additional baggies, containing a crystalline substance, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Hayes was arrested and transported to the county jail.
His bond was set by Jobe at $7,500.
Another arrest was made in the Warren area of a suspected burglar, on the night of last Wednesday, July 27. TCSO deputies patrolling around Warren were made aware of a suspect trespassing on a property located on FM 1943 west.
When deputies made contact with the suspect, whom they identified as a 35-year-old man, Oseas Castro, whose last known address was in Tyler, they learned he’d been in the area for a few days and working for a roofing company.
He was recently fired from the roofing job, Weatherford said. Deputies had responded to another call earlier that day about a burglary, three miles from where they found Castro.
That burglary occurred at a camphouse in the Hickory Creek Hunting Club, and water, food and ammunition were stolen. Video camera footage identified Castro as the suspect who entered the camphouse, Weatherford said.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Tyler County Jail, and charged with burglary of a habitation.
Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford set his bond at $10,000.
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