Joint East Texas Task Force sweep results in 7 felony arrests

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Law enforcement officers from numerous different city, county, state, and national agencies took part in a Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force operation headed up by the U.S. Marshal Service Friday that resulted in the arrests of seven felony suspects.

According to a press release from the Lufkin Police Department, the operation included the LPD, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Office of the Inspector General.

The warrant round up started at 5 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m. Friday.

"The Task Force focused on persons wanted for felony offenses, such as burglary, aggravated assault, parole violations, and narcotics, but served all active warrants and filed new charges as appropriate," the press release stated.

The operation resulted in the arrests of seven wanted people, numerous investigations and warrants being cleared, the recovery of stolen property, and the seizure of narcotics.

Jerry Jeffery,  40, of Lufkin, was arrested for a parole warrant, five Lufkin Municipal Court warrants, and possession of a controlled substance.

Stewart Willis Jr., 26, was arrested for a burglary of a habitation warrant.

Robert Roberson, 41, of Lufkin, was arrested for two theft warrants and four Lufkin Municipal Court warrants.

Shawn Cahill, 41, of Lufkin, was arrested for a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury to another and a warrant for false report to a peace officer.

Brian Jackson, 30, was arrested for an aggravated assault warrant and an assault (family violence involving strangulation) warrant.

Joseph Tubbs, 22, of Lufkin, was arrested for an aggravated assault warrant.

Jerry Franklin Wall, 28, of Lufkin, was arrested for multiple burglary warrants.

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