The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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July 24, 2013

Anderson County man jailed for parole violation warrant, drugs

PALESTINE — An Anderson County man remained in jail on Tuesday following his early morning arrest at a county residence for a parole violation warrant and drug charges.

According to reports, ACSO Deputies Lloyd Giles and Johnny Gorden arrived at a residence on Private Road 6002 (located near the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility) at about 12:54 a.m. Tuesday to serve an arrest warrant to Travis Dow Brotherton, 56, for Violation of Parole.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a resident of the house, who told officers that Brotherton was staying in the house and was in a back bedroom.

“Deputies entered the room and found Brotherton hiding in the closet behind some clothes,” Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Troy Black reported. “The suspect was taken Into custody without incident.”

While Brotherton was retrieving cash from a night stand, deputies saw a glass pipe commonly used for smoking illegal narcotics that contained a crystal substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.

“Deputy Gorden questioned Brotherton about the possibility of any other illegal drugs in the room that might be accessible to children,” Black said. “The suspect  showed officers where he had hidden a pill bottle containing methamphetamine.”

Brotherton was booked into the Anderson County Jail for Violation of Parole warrant, no bond; Possession of Control Substance-PG1 1-4 grams, $15,000 bond; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $300 bond.

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