Spring Break kept Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputies busy for the week. With units patrolling East Montgomery County day and night they were able to arrest 32 persons on charges of DWI, Selling Alcohol to Underage Persons, Possession of Controlled Substance, evading in addition to clearing several warrants.

On March 15, Deputy Buchanan and Deputy Hosler responded to the Kroger Marketplace Store at Valley Ranch for a suspicious person call. A male and female had been in the Kroger a few days earlier shoplifting. When they arrived the spotted them in a U-Haul truck leaving the Academy in the same shopping center. The male did not have any identification or a drivers license. The female produced a Georgia drivers license from the passenger seat. After checking the female if was found that Ashley Whiteman had an open warrant from Georgia for a probation violation on a drug charge. A Montgomery County K-9 responded to the scene with a portable fingerprint identification unit. It was determined the male had given a false name and date of birth, In fact, James Allen Butler was a wanted felon from Indiana. Deputies searched the U-Haul and found the rear cargo area had been made into a makeshift bedroom, complete with hanging clothes, a mattress, and a mounted television. Deputies also found 5 different items of identification and credit cards. They were also able to find several syringes and black tar heroin. In addition, when the male exited the academy he was carrying a purple bag. It contained -pairs of tennis shoes. Butler complained of chest pains and was transported to Kingwood by MCHD for evaluation. He was then released to deputies and both were transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

BUTLER, JAMES ALLEN , 61 VINTON ST, PROVIDENCE, RI 02911, D435, PCS CS PG1 < 1G, 100000, INSTANTER, CCL5, THEFT>=100<750, 1000, INSTANTER, CCL5, FAIL TO ID FUGITIVE GIVE FALSE INFO, 9/26/1902, 44D011803F6103, OOS, FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE / OUT OF STATE, 0, , INSTANTER[/caption] [caption id="attachment_163588" align="alignleft" width="480"] WHITEMAN, ASHLEY LEANDRA , 536 JUNIPER MILL POND RD, BOX SPRINGS, GA 31801, D435, PCS CS PG1 < 1G, 3000, INSTANTER, D435, FRAUD USE/POSS ID INFO # ITEMS < 5, 3000, , INSTANTER[/caption] Also on March 15, Deputy Aldrich was on SH 99 and FM 1314 when at least 15 high performance cars passed him. Aldrich pulled in behind the last two who were slowing traffic behind them to race. When there was at least 1/4 space the two vehicles began to race, unaware that one of the vehicles they forced to slow behind them was a marked Montgomery County Precinct 4 Patrol Unit. Once they hit speeds of 90mph Aldrich initiated a traffic stop. in a black 2002 Chevrolet Camaro, Ryan Lilly of Kansas and a Chevrolet Corvette driven by John Dixon of Campbell, Texas. Both vehicles were towed and the drivers arrested and charged with racing on a highway. [caption id="attachment_163590" align="alignleft" width="480"] LILLY,


For February Montgomery County Precinct 4 Deputies patrolled a total of 31,000 miles, wrote 101 citations, 383 warnings, made 52 felony arrests, 80 misdemeanor arrests, cleared 30 warrants and served 369 civil papers.

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