Houston County Courier - Local News
Stories Added - October 2008
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One arrest made, authorities search for man
Houston County Courier - October 2008
By Daphne Hereford
Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a 17-year-old Latexo woman following an incident that occurred on FM 2423 on Friday, Oct. 3.
According to reports, Karlee Knowles was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and transported to the Houston County Sheriff's Office Jail.
According to Houston County Sheriff Darrel Bobbitt the incident began about 10:30 a.m. when a deputy noticed a vehicle parked on the side of the road that fit the description of a felon with outstanding warrants was known to drive.
As the deputy passed the vehicle, he noticed a male subject leave the vehicle and run into the woods.
The deputy recognized the man as 26-year-old John Paul Kennedy and confirmed he was the subject of outstanding warrants.
Tracking dogs were called in from Texas Department of Justice but were unable to locate Kennedy.
Authorities said they are searching for Kennedy as well as pursuing additional felony charges against him.