TENAHA, TX (KTRE) - Agents with the FBI, ATF and Texas Rangers conducted a federal search warrant Monday afternoon at a residence located on West Drive, about a block off Highway 59 in Tenaha.
According to Shelby County Sheriff Newton Johnson, it is the home of Roderrete "Rodney" McClure. Officers were seen removing computer equipment from the house, searching a car, and an outdoor shed on the property. McClure is known as a computer guru in town. He operates a computer clinic and was a former city employee, until it was discovered he is also a registered sex offender.
McClure is said to be a suspect at the center of an ongoing investigation concerning alleged bugging devices found on city property, including the Tenaha Police Department.
Last week, KTRE confirmed Texas Rangers and the FBI searched Tenaha City Hall for bugging devices. Mayor George Bowers said that search turned up nothing.
City Marshall Tom Reader acknowledged the searches, but would not confirm or deny the results.
We are told at least two individuals were interviewed, including a former city employee and an elected law enforcement officer.
Monday's search warrant at McClure's home appears to be connected to last week's search.
Plain-clothed agents handcuffed McClure, placed him into an unmarked car, then transported to the Angelina County Jail where he is expected to face federal charges. However, no charges have been named at this time.