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SWAT TAKES DOWN “BASEBALL RICK”

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A Blue Warrant was issued for Rickey Lynn Putman Jr., 32, of Conroe by the Texas Department of Pardons and Parole after he violated his parole. Just after 1 pm Friday DPS undercover officers attempted to take him into custody from a home on Magnolia Bend in the Magnolia Bend Subdivision south of Conroe. Putman refused to exit the home and the Montgomery County SWAT Team was activated since he has been known to have weapons.

As deputies waited the arrival of SWAT a vehicle pulled up to the scene, the friend of the suspect was identified and found to have open warrants. He was arrested.

As deputies closed off the road the SWAT members got into position. Several times they announced over the loudspeaker of their armored vehicle, “Ricky Putman, this is the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, come out with your hands up.” With still no response SWAT breeched the door and located Putman hiding in a closet. He was taken into custody.

Putman lettered for head coach Alan Sapp at Caney Creek High School where he was a pitcher, along with a first and third baseman. He was an all an All-district, All-Montgomery County honoree. He also played basketball at Caney Creek and competed in the high jump on the track team.

Putman went on to Panola College, playing baseball he moved on to the University of Houston. after pitching some in the 2004 season he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 20th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from U of H.

In 2004 he played for the Arizona League/Giants, in 2005 he played for the Northwest League/Salem-Keizer-Volcanoes and in 2006 after going to the Frontier League with the Chillicothe Paints which he did not complete.

Along with his baseball career was the start of his criminal career when he was arrested in 2002 by Conroe Police with a small amount of marijuana for which he completed one year on probation.

He was then arrested by DPS in 2007 for almost five pounds of marijuana for which he was sentenced to 3 years deferred probation.

One month after his arrest by DPS he was arrested in Wharton County for possession of marijuana and given one year probation.

But in 2007 he moved to a harder drug when he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance by Harris County Sheriffs Office. In addition he was arrested for possession with intent to deliver in Montgomery County.  On the Montgomery County charge he was given deferred probation but with the Harris County case, He was sentenced to two years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice by a Harris County District Judge.

On September 28, 2010 he was out of prison and once again arrested for possession of a controlled substance. That case was dismissed and his 2007 deferred case was adjudicated.

In 2011 he was arrested by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for DWI and was sentenced to twenty days in the Harris County Jail.

On May 17, 2012 he was arrested in Montgomery County on a Blue Warrant after violating his parole from the 2007 charge.

Then on October 23, 2012 he was arrested in Montgomery County for falsification of a drug test and was sentenced to thirty days in the Montgomery County Jail.

On January 3, 2013 he was once again arrested in Montgomery County for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance after Montgomery County SIU arrested him with 44 grams of meth in the Sam Houston National Forest along with a firearm which he was not allowed to have being a convicted felon.  For that he was sentenced to eight years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Just sixteen months later he was paroled from TDC until January 2020.

He is now being booked into the Montgomery County Jail for the Blue Warrant.

 

 

 

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