LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers made two drug arrests Tuesday in separate traffic stops.
The first came at 1:30 a.m., when an officer observed Gerald Jermaine Mack, 37, of Lufkin parked on the wrong side of the road on the 100 block of Kelley Street. According to the report, Mack saw the patrol officer and got out of the car and fled on foot. The officer caught him in the back yard of a residence on the 700 block of Moore Street and apprehended him.
The report states the officer searched his vehicle and found suspected marijuana and cocaine.
After the officer took Mack to the jail, he was treated for minor cuts and scratches from having jumped over shrubbery and a barb-wired fence, the report stated.
Mack was booked out of the jail on a $4,000 bond. He is charged with evading arrest, a misdemeanor drug charge and traffic warrants. The evading arrest charge is enhanced as he has a previous conviction for the same crime.
An officer stopped Nakisha Lorraine Thompson, 32, of Lufkin at 3:58 p.m. after she turned without signaling on Kelley Street. According to the report, it was discovered she had a suspended driver's license. The officer told Thompson he would be arresting her and she gave him permission to search her purse.
"What probably happened is the officer advised her that if she had any drugs in her purse while she was being booked into the jail, she would be charged with possession in a correctional facility," Det. J.B. Smith said.
The report states the officer found suspected cocaine, Xanex and PCP in her purse and in the car.
Thompson is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of PCP and possession of a dangerous drug. She is being held in the Angelina County Jail and awaiting a bond hearing.