Green thumb lands suspect in county jail
Houston County Courier
By Lynda Jones Managing Editor
A Crockett man’s apparent green thumb and other factors resulted in a stay at the Houston County Jail Tuesday, June 26. Armed with information about illegal drugs, Houston County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers went to a residence located at 729 SH 7 West to investigate. Narcotics officers made contact with the resident, Michael Greg Marshall, 41, as he came out in the yard to meet with the officers, according to the HCSO. “After a brief discussion, he ran back into the house and a brief stand-off ensued. Deputies were able to talk Marshall into surrendering,” HCSO officials stated. “Inside the house, an elaborate in-door marijuana growing system was discovered with several large plants. “The system and marijuana were seized, along with several firearms,” HCSO reported Friday, June 29. Marshall, a parolee, was arrested on scene and taken to the Houston County Jai where he was booked in on the following charges: •Possession of Marijuana – 4oz<5lbs, a state jail felony, with bond set at $15,000; •Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a third degree felony, with bond set at $8,000; •Tampering or fabricating physical evidence, a third degree felony with bond set at $20,000; •Evading arrest/detention, a Class A misdemeanor, with bond set at $8,000. •A blue warrant has also been issued by Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Marshall remains incarcerated as of presstime Friday, June 29.