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Accident leads to passenger’s arrest
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TRINITY -- A passenger in a 2005 White Ford Expedition was free on $8,000 bond this week after being charged with tampering with evidence, according to Trinity Police reports. Michael Sessions, 20, of Trinity was arrested in connection with a methamphetamine pipe found near the scene of a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday, Dec. 8. During that incident,. the Expedition, driven by Kyle Lane Webb,18, of Trinity drove through the front of the Super Z Market on South Robb Street (Highway 19). According to the accident report, the Expedition was traveling east on Jefferson Street when it went out of control, crossed Robb Street and crashed through the front of the market. While no injuries were reported as a result of the crash, Webb was believed to have suffered a seizure prior to the incident and was taken to East Texas Medical Center-Trinity for treatment. According to Police Chief Steve Jones, Sessions told investigators that he was riding with Webb when the driver began to twitch and shake before slamming his feet onto both the accelerator and brake. Sessions said when this happened, he jumped from the vehicle as it began to move across Robb Street. Jones said when interviewed by police after the accident, Sessions admitted to having smoked methamphetamines the night before. But when asked about the meth pipe used, he denied any knowledge. However, when officers subsequently checked the video surveillance system located at Super Z, they spotted the suspect near the store’s dumpster shortly after the crash. Upon searching through the trash in that dumpster, Jones found a meth pipe. Based on the recovery of the drug pipe and subsequent statements given to police by Sessions, Jones said he will be seeking to subpoena medical records from ETMC regarding Webb’s treatment. He noted the investigation into the accident is still under way. Cocaine seized A 22-year-old Trinity man was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence after police visited his residence Friday. Jonathan Guerra and two 15-year-old juveniles were taken into custody after officers found marijuana and cocaine in the residence. The juveniles were released into the custody of their parents and the case against them was turned over to the Trinity County Juvenile Probation Office for possible prosecution. Jones said the incident began when Office Larry Barak went to a residence off Caroline Street behind the Trinity County Justice Center. As the officer walked up to talk to a man in the front yard, Jones said the man “made an about face, went into the residence and locked the door.” Barak was joined by Pct. 1 Constable Woody Wallace and as they approached the house, both officers could detect the strong aroma of marijuana, When they knocked on the door and made contact with the occupant of the residence, they also found the two juveniles inside. Jones indicated that all three appeared to have been smoking marijuana. The tampering charge against Guerra was filed because it appeared that an attempt had been made to use a spray deodorizer to mask the smell of the marijuana and the butts of the marijuana cigarettes were found in a trash container. During the subsequent search of the home, a small quantity of cocaine also was found and seized by the officers.


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