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Traffic stop ends with cocaine arrest
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TRINITY – A 46-year-old Trinity man was free on an $8,000 bond this week after being charged with felony possession of crack cocaine on Sunday. Alfred Oneal King of Trinity was charged with possession of a controlled substance and was released Monday on a bond set by Municipal Judge Howard Kinsel. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, the arrest occurred when Officer Justin Sikes was on patrol and saw a car approaching at a high rate of speed on Sabine Street. After the car passed him, Sikes turned his patrol car around and saw the suspect vehicle pull into a driveway. “When the officer approached the vehicle, his suspicions were raised because the driver of the car appeared to be extremely nervous,” Jones said. Jones said the officer suspected that the man may have been in possession of some type of illegal drug and that he might have tried to get rid of it when he stopped the vehicle. When the officer looked under the suspect’s vehicle, he found a bag containing crack cocaine valued at $100 to $120. A single rock of crack also was subsequently found inside the vehicle. Jones said the drug charge was filed as a third degree felony but indicated it could be elevated to a second degree charge after formal laboratory analysis determines the exact weight of the crack cocaine. Assault charge filed A 31-year-old Trinity woman also was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault on Sunday in connection with an incident in which very hot water was thrown into the face of a 61-year-old man. Jonell Durst was free on an $8,000 bond set by Kinsel after being charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury. Jones said investigators believe Durst was upset with the man because he had allegedly been “spreading rumors” about her. The two reportedly had arranged to meet in front of the Trinity Post Office to discuss the matter but Durst is believed to have stopped at a local convenience store on the way to purchase a cup of steaming, hot water. Upon arriving at the post office, the suspect is accused of throwing the water into the victim’s face, causing burn injuries to his face and lips.