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Zavalla woman who allegedly smoked meth in kids' playroom indicted

Daphne Crenshaw (Source: Angelina County Jail) Daphne Crenshaw (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Bobby Smith (Source: Angelina County Jail) Bobby Smith (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Rosa Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail) Rosa Garcia (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Whitney Menefee (Source: Angelina County Jail) Whitney Menefee (Source: Angelina County Jail)
James Ryan (Source: Angelina County Jail) James Ryan (Source: Angelina County Jail)

A 35-year-old Zavalla woman who allegedly smoked meth with her ex-husband in her kids' playroom was among the 50 people indicted by an Angelina County grand jury earlier this month.

East Texas News obtained the list of grand jury indictments on Thursday.

In addition to a felony endangering a child charge from the Zavalla Police Department, Daphne Diane Crenshaw was also indicted on two felony burglary of a building charges from the Huntington Police Department.

Crenshaw was arrested on the endangering a child charge back in November of 2014.

According to the arrest affidavit, Zavalla and Huntington Police officers went to serve a felony arrest warrant for another charge at Crenshaw's residence in the 200 E. Main Street, and they discovered clear baggies “known to be packaging for illegal substances” and a syringe on top of a desk in the bedroom.

In addition, there were open medicine bottles on the desk as well, the affidavit stated.

Crenshaw allegedly denied having any medical problems requiring syringes. She gave the Zavalla PD officers consent to take the baggies that contained methamphetamine. The affidavit also stated she told them a loaded syringe was in a clothes drawer, other syringes were in the desk drawer, and two baggies containing meth behind the mattress.

According to the affidavit, Crenshaw told the police officers that she was a good mother, and she didn't want to lose her kids. She told the police that she was trying to be honest with them.

The affidavit stated that Crenshaw had been lying on a bed with her one-year-old son and that the two baggies with meth and drug paraphernalia were within easy reach of the child.

Crenshaw's mother was contacted, and she took custody of the children at the scene. In addition, Child Protective Services was contacted.

On Nov. 4, 2014, the Zavalla Police Department received word from a CPS investigator that Crenshaw's one-year-old son had tested positive for over 9,500 units of meth, the affidavit stated.

This number is in the highest range of meth use and puts the child in category of "constant use," Drumm said.

The Zavalla Police Department obtained the endangering a child warrant on Nov. 5, 2014.

In addition, the Angelina County grand jury indicted Bobby Wayne Smith, 28, of Lufkin, on a felony burglary of a habitation charge.

Smith was arrested in July of 2014 after he allegedly broke into his mother's house via a window and started breaking things before he forced his way into his mother's bedroom and threatened to hit her with a television.

According to a previous East Texas News story, Smith ran out of the home's back door when Lufkin Police officers arrived on the scene. He was later found hiding in a nearby wooded area.

The LPD officers also learned that Smith had been involved in past family violence incidents with the most recent one being the previous night. In addition, Smith had a criminal trespass warning for the residence and entered the home without permission, according to Sgt. David Casper with the Lufkin Police Department.

Because Smith entered the home without permission in an attempt to commit a felony, he was charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony, Casper said.

Smith's arrest record dates back to April 2005, according to the Angelina County Jail Website.

A 43-year-old Hudson woman was also among the people indicted by the Angelina County grand jury. Rosa Isiela Garcia, who was arrested back in April of 2014 after she allegedly left her 9-year-old son home alone sick with padlocks on both the front and back doors of her home, was indicted for child abandonment.

Whitney Lashay Menefee, 27, of Lufkin, was indicted for driving while intoxicated with a child. Menefee was arrested for DWI with a child in October of 2013 after she backed into a Polk's Pick It Up store in the 1900 block of Timberland with her 2-year-old child in the car with her.

The grand jury also indicted James Derek Ryan, 34, of Pollok, on a burglary of a habitation charge. He was arrested in November 2014 in connection to a string of home and vehicle burglaries where guns, computers, TVs, money, and jewelry were allegedly taken by Ryan and other suspects.

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