The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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July 31, 2013

Iowa man arrested for drugs, weapon in Anderson County

PALESTINE — An Iowa man was arrested Monday for drug and weapon charges following his involvement in a child custody-related disturbance at an Anderson County residence.

According to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor, Deputy Ronnie Howell responded to the disturbance call at the 1600 block of ACR 346 at around 9:15 p.m. Monday.

“Upon his arrival, Howell saw an individual beating on the door of a residence,” Taylor said. “He was there about a child custody issue, but was not supposed to be at that residence.”

When the deputy confronted the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Marcus Herbert Baumhover of Iowa he told the officer that he had a weapon.

“Howell approached the subject and secured his weapon,” the sheriff reported. “He noticed what he thought was the smell of marijuana and gained consent to search the suspect’s vehicle.”

During the search, Howell found 2 grams of marijuana and 2.3 grams of morphine sulfate (a controlled pain medication) and arrested the subject.

Baumhover was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance-PG1, 1-4 grams; Possession of Marijuana-less than 2 ounces; and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Bond was set at $60,000 per charge, the sheriff said, and Baumhover had bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon.

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