WALKER COUNTY, TX– On Monday, Walker County Sheriff’s Office Deputy D. Arce saw two women who were known to have active warrants exiting a green passenger car in the 3000 block of Hwy 19. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle, Deputy Arce noticed a green pipe and an abundance of mail covering the floorboard of the back and passenger side of the vehicle. After confirming their identities, dispatch said both women had active warrants out of Trinity County.
While searching the vehicle, mail belonging to approximately 57 different addresses was found. A small brown bag was also found with five checks written with different names and addresses.
Chastity Stanley, 24, and 25-year-old Haley Johnson were placed in custody and transported to the Walker County Jail.
Stanley is being held for Theft- Mail, more than 30 Addresses (third-degree felony); Endanger Child / imminent Danger Bodily Injury (second-degree felony) warrant out of Trinity County, with a bond total of $50,000.
Johnson is being held for Theft-Mail, more than 30 Addresses (third-degree felony); Criminal Mischief, more than $750, but less than $ 2,500; five warrants out of Trinity County listed as follows: Hinder Apprehension or Prosecution Known Felon (third-degree felony); Abandon/Endanger Child Imminent Danger Bodily Injury (second-degree felony), Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon (third-degree felony); Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams (third-degree felony); Theft-Mail, more than 10, but less than 30 Addresses (state jail felony) with a bond total of $90,000.
Sheriff Clint McRae would like to thank the deputies for being so observant, and for their proactive patrol in Walker County.
Walker County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the United States Postal Services inspector in regard to this matter.
Detectives have been contacting all mail theft victims. Anyone concerned that they may be a victim of this crime should contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at 936-435-2400.