News from around East Texas

Cell Phone Abuse

Police say a Lufkin Man used his cell phone to take pornographic pictures of a child. They Arrested 18-year old Alberto Rivera and two juvenile boys and charged them with "sexual perfomrance of a child." Police believe Rivera and the two teenagers gave the 17-year old girl a Xanax pill, took her clothes off and once she passed out from the drug they allegedly used a camera phone to take lewd photos of her. The girl called police after someone showed her the pictures.

Drug Bust

Detectives have arrested a Lufkin Man after finding more than 130 grams of powder and rock cocaine inside his home. Police charged 33-year old Desmond Jones with possession and delivery of a controlled substance. Investigators also seized a drug scale from Jones' home in the 1000 block of Dunlap street. Instruments used to cook cocaine, more than two-thousand dollars in cash, a .22 caliber pistol and a .22 caliber rifle were also discovered.

Pepper Spray Robbery

Tyler police are looking for two robbers who sprayed a man with pepper spray. Police say a woman sprayed the employee of "B & W Finance" on east Erwin street. A man then approached the employee, hit him in the head and stole two bank bags. The female suspect is identified as 22-year old Rebbecca Gray of Maydelle. If you have any infomation on her or the male suspect, call Crime Stoppers or Tyler police.

Deputy Cleared

A civil case is now thrown out against an East Texas sheriff's deputy. Sergeant Jamie Beene was accused of breaking a suspect's ankle during a 2005 arrest in Cherokee County. Criminal charges against Sergeant Beene were dismissed last year.

Pet Food..New Developments

A new turn has developed in that major pet food recall. A dry pet food now joins the list of recalled foods. "Hill's Pet Nutrition" is recalling its "Prescription Diet M-D Feline" dry cat food. They say the food contains wheat fluten from the same suppliers as the "Cuts and Gravy" pet food already under recall. The F-D-A says they have found a chemical used for fertilizer in some of the food. A local veterinarian says your best bet at keeping your pet safe is to feed it name brand pet food, instead of generic brands or even table scraps. "You're better off even with this current situation, you're better off feeding the better brands of commercial food and having a balanced diet, rather than trying to make a home-made diet where you would likely see a nutritional problem or just dietary problems," says Veterinarian David Post with the Alexis Animal Clinic in Tyler. Dr. Post says if your pet is drinking excessively, urinating excessively, or showing signs of fatigue, this might be a sign of kidney failure and you should take your pet in for a check-up