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Deputies investigate marijuana in jail, high speed chase, smoke
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING – A female visiting an inmate in the San Jacinto County Jail is under investigation for allegedly bringing marijuana into the jail for the person she was visiting on March 6. According to the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department the female, whose name is being withheld pending arrest, handed over a sealed envelope and asked the jailer to give it to an inmate. The female visited the inmate and then left the building wit an unidentifi ed male. When the jailer opened the envelope to confi rm the contents, she found pictures, notebook paper and a plastic bag containing marijuana. Charges are currently pending in the case for prohibited substance in a correctional facility which is a third degree felony. High speed chase In a separate incident, San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Yaw was on patrol in the area of FM 2666 and FM 2025 when he observed a white four-door Mercedes speeding. Yaw activated his emergency lights to make the traffi c stoop but the vehicle continued traveling and turned onto Red Road, then began accelerating to speeds up to 80 miles per hour. Yaw called in the pursuit to San Jacinto County dispatchers and several units within the county headed to the Shepherd are to assist. The vehicle continued to fl ee, running a stop sign at Red Road and Highway 59, where patrol units were waiting. Deputies recognized the driver as David Wayne Caddie who resides on Wonderland Drive in Shepherd and was currently wanted on a felony warrant for evading arrest and detention with a vehicle out of San Jacinto County from a previous pursuit. The pursuit went through the Cherry Creek subdivision, sometimes reaching speeds up to 80 miles per hour and was fi nally brought to an end inside Liberty County on CR 2176A. When the vehicle came to a stop, Caddie exited and began to run but was caught by Yaw and placed in custody. The female passenger, Misty Walker, of Anahuac, was also arrested and charged with public intoxication. Caddie was transported to the San Jacinto County Jail where he was charged with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle – with prior convictions, which is a third degree felony. Smoke investigated On Feb. 28, at about 9:20 p.m. San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department jailers evacuated the detention center when several jailers and dispatchers smelled a strong odor of smoke coming out of the air vents. Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department was called and arrived at the jail within a few minutes. The fire department was able to determine that all the smoke had blown over to the jail, but had come from an incinerator at another location on Hwy. 150, across from the sheriff’s Department. The fire department also stated that all the air conditioner intakes had taken in the smoke and spread it throughout the building.