Merle Wayne Scherb of Rhome, Texas, was arrested on March 20, 2014, for allegedly sending child pornography to an individual in Montgomery County, TX. Merle Wayne Scherb allegedly sent four photographs of minor children through the internet. Montgomery County Precinct 1, Investigator Jerry Serratt identified three of the alleged photographs as child pornography.
The Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constables Office, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constables Office, Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables Office, Conroe Police Department, US Marshalls, Texas Rangers, Wise County Sheriff’s Department, Rhome Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office arrested Merle Wayne Scherb at his residence on March 20, 2014. Merle Wayne Scherb is currently charged with three counts of Promotion of Child Pornography.
Merle, who races motorcycles professionally won 18th place in the Rapid City half mile . He was part of the Halls Cycle/Kiesow Racing. He also made several appearances in the Conroe racing circuit, including as an instructor for the Texas Tornado Boot Camp.
Investigators have information that the defendant has possibly been in contact with children in Montgomery County. Investigators are concerned that there may be victims of this defendant in the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Internet Crimes against Children division at 936-760-6910.