Nacogdoches constable: Meth suspect caught again but at-large

Travis Bailey mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Travis Bailey mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man out on bond after police said they caught him driving a motorcycle while he was carrying meth is now at-large after a law enforcement officer said they found meth in his apartment.

Constable Jason Bridges said a deputy constable witnessed Travis Austin Bailey, 26, make a meth deal, just a day after he was released on bond.

Bridges said his office served a search warrant at Bailey's apartment on State Highway 21 and seized a gram of meth, five stolen credit cards and three handguns.

Bridges said Bailey had just left the apartment before they arrived. He now has a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and charges of credit card abuse are pending.

Bridges said he is making a motion through district court to have Bailey's bond raised, as it appears he is a habitual offender.

Officers stopped Bailey Monday in the 2600 block of East Main Street, after they caught him racing and without a license plate.

Officers found that he had a suspended license and in possession of meth, enough for a second-degree felony charge.

He was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and driving with an invalid license.

A Nacogdoches County jury found Bailey not guilty in November of a sexual assault charge. He has two previous drug charges pending.

Bridges said he believes Bailey is on the run and is requesting the public's assistance in locating him.

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