liberty county roundup

Thursday, numerous local, state and federal Law Enforcement Officers converged at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.  Four teams of Officers and Agents deployed throughout Liberty County in search of wanted Felons.  This Felony Warrant Round Up lasted for only approximately five hours, however, the results are in and they are higher than expected.

A new addition to the LCSO proved to be a valuable asset to the success of this Operation.  Sheriff Henry Patterson has located and placed into service a new Narcotics K-9 unit.  The K-9 and his partner were able to assist in this Operation by locating a large amount of narcotics and a marijuana growing operation at one of the locations Law Enforcement Officers were serving a Felony Warrant.

At last count, eight Felons were located and captured.  Several of the persons captured had multiple Felony warrants which brought the total amount of Felony warrants cleared as a result of this operation to eleven.

Arrested were Valeman Coleman who had two open warrants out of Humble for operating an unregistered vehicle and no valid motor vehicle inspection. Albert Cecill Jackson III who was arrested for an robbery probation violation. Terrence Morrison was arrested for criminal non-support. Derek Lee Phillips was arrested for theft of property $1500-$20,000. Christopher Morris Tanton was arrested for a probation violation on his driving with license invalid with prior convictions, and a capias. Brandie Lee Vater was arrested for a violating her probation on a possession of controlled substance. Joshua Dalton Zomant was arrested for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, evading arrest on foot and reckless driving.


          Valeman Coleman                    Albert Cecil Jackson III


      Terrence Morrison                               Derek Lee Phillips


  Christopher Morris Tanton                 Brandie Lee Vater


   Joshua Dalton Zomant

Unfortunately, one case of use of force was documented during the course of this Operation.  One individual who did not comply with lawful orders of a  Law Enforcement Officer was affected by this use of force.  No injuries occurred to the individual or to any Law Enforcement Officers as a result of this incident.

The Law Enforcement Agencies which were involved in this Operation were as follows;

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

Liberty Police Department

Cleveland Police Department

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas B.O.P.P.

United States Marshal’s Service

United States B.A.T.F.

United States I.C.E.

Air support, which  was a vital part of this operation, was provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Aircraft Division.

You may remember in recent months a Felony Warrant Round Up Operation has been implemented by Sheriff Patterson.  By coordinating with other Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies a total of Twenty Five Felons are off the streets and roads of Liberty County.  These Operations shall continue and the aggressive patrol efforts shall also continue and even increase in areas where an increase in criminal activity may be present.

Additionally, the LCSO’s web site ( ) has proven to be a success with its Crime Stopper Tip page and the “Top Ten Most Wanted” page.  Everyone is encouraged to help local Law Enforcement make our community safer by providing any information you may have about criminal activity in your community and to the whereabouts of any person(s) listed on the “Top Ten Most Wanted” page.






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