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Crime Stopper Tips Lead to two Arrests
Houston County Courier - January 2009
Through a joint investigation between the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, and Regional Organized Crime Information Center, (ROCIC) information was gathered that led to the location of subject wanted out of Houston County on seven outstanding warrants, of which six were felonies.
On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Sheriff Deputies H.D. Gresham, Jr. and Clint Massingill responded to apartments located on Hollister Street in Houston, and verified that the wanted subject, Stephanie Arnell Robbins, age 36, of Crockett, was indeed staying there.
As they were gathering their information, Robbins came into the building and recognized the deputies. Robbins ran from them and was not located on this date.
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, a Crime Stoppers tip came in reporting a new location for Robbins. The tip led deputies Gresham and Massingill back to a location at 290 and Hollister in Houston.
After being allowed into the room where Robbins was supposed to be, deputies found her fully clothed, hiding in the bathtub.
Robbins was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Harris County Court at Law Judge and magistrated before being brought back to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office Jail.
Robbins was booked in on the following charges: fraudulent use or possession of identification information, a state jail felony, with bond set at $5,000; burglary of a habitation/bond forfeiture, a 2nd degree felony, with bond set at $20,000; credit or debit card abuse, a state jail felony, with bond set at $5,000; burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony, a 1st degree felony, with bond set at $10,000; aggravated assault – causes serious bodily injury/FTA, 2nd degree felony, with a no bond set; selling alcoholic beverages to a minor/FTA, class A misdemeanor, with a no bond set; a blue warrant for a aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – 2nd degree felony; and forgery, state jail felony.
Robbins was still incarcerated in the Houston County as press time.
Another tip came in from Crime Stoppers on Wednesday, Jan. 14 that led to the arrest of Ricky Lane Gilmore Sr., age 46, of Crockett for possession of a controlled substance PG 1 with intent to deliver, a 1st degree felony and possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a 3rd degree felony.
Information from the tip reported that Gilmore would be transporting a controlled substance into Houston County via Hwy. 19 south. Deputy Gresham and Deputy Massingill spotted Gilmore about one mile south of Lovelady and knew there were outstanding child support warrants for Gilmore.
A traffic stop was initiated and Gilmore was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrants and taken to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office Jail.
During the booking process, Gilmore was found to have a controlled substance on his person, which tested positive for cocaine and weighed 42.5 grams. Deputies also seized $360 and a 1996 Dodge pickup.
Bond amounts were set at $75,000 for the possession with intent to deliver and $25,000 for the prohibited substance in correctional facility. The child support warrants were set at no bonds.
Gilmore was still incarcerated in the Houston County Jail as of press time Friday.