Feds want meth cook back in jail until sentencing

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Federal prosecutors want a Lufkin man under house arrest and guilty of cooking meth back in custody until his sentencing.

Prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke defendant's conditions of release for David Arthur Dunman Jr., 52. Dunman pleaded guilty in October to federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture and possession of listed chemicals.

Prosecuting attorney Reynaldo Morin argues that federal law requires a defendant be detained when found guilty of a crime in the Controlled Substance Act which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years or more.

Dunman's attorney, Al Charanza, is opposing the motion.

No hearing on the motion has been scheduled, according to the federal courts' website.

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