LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man who was allegedly found to have 19 videos of him having sex with an underage girl on his phone was indicted by an Angelina County grand jury earlier this month.
East Texas News obtained the list of the grand jury indictments Wednesday.
Michael Wayne Meadows, 28, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Collectively, his bail has been increased to $357,500.
The grand jury indicted meadows on five felony counts of sexual performance of child, a felony sexual assault of a child charge, and a felony possession or promotion of child pornography charge. In addition, the grand jury indicted Meadows for possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent ID.
Meadows was arrested back in July, and he was originally charged with seven counts of sexual assault of a child.
On May 27, Meadows was involved in a vehicle pursuit in Polk County. According to the arrest affidavit, Meadows left his motorcycle and ran away on foot. In order to help identify the suspect, Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies requested a search warrant for the motorcycle.
Four cell phones, each linked back to Meadows, were found on the motorcycle, the affidavit stated. One of the phones allegedly contained sexual images Meadows and a female. The affidavit stated that the girl was later identified as a 16-year-old girl.
The affidavit stated the Polk County Sheriff's office turned over the case to Angelina County since they believed the alleged sexual acts occurred there. Angelina County authorities claim to have recovered approximately 19 videos by Meadows and the victim in various sexual activities.
The affidavit stated authorities met the victim at Harold's House. The report continued saying the victim started to cry when asked about the videos and admitted that she willingly entered into a relationship before her 16th birthday. The victim told authorities she knew the relationship was wrong. The victim also told authorities she was embarrassed by the situation.
Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said the Sheriff's office is working with the FBI to investigate possible child pornography charges.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a child under the age of 17 cannot legally consent to have sex.
Also among those indicted by the Angelina County grand jury was Bryan Lee Fancher, 49, of Lufkin. He was indicted on a felony injury to the elderly charge in connection to allegations that he injured his 68-year-old mother's face by throwing a filled plastic bag through a window in early August.
In addition, the Angelina County grand jury indicted 50-year-old Lufkin man who allegedly slapped a 2-year-old child hard enough to leave a mark after the toddler bit him in March. Capt. Alton Lenderman with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office said that Hubert Leslie Higgins admitted to slapping the child but said he didn't think it was that hard.
Gary Allen Mills, 55, of Lufkin, was indicted for assaulting a public servant and an unrelated possession of a controlled substance. Back in February Mills, allegedly assaulted an ACSO deputy after the man refused to wade into raw sewage with him. According to the ACSO activity report, Mills was angry over someone running raw sewage onto his property.