The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

August 20, 2013

Former NISD trustee indicted

Kincade re-arrested for additional bond, released

PALESTINE — A former Neches Independent School District board member was re-arrested — and already has been released on bond — after being indicted by an Anderson County grand jury last week.

Joshua Jeremaine Kincade, 33, initially was arrested on June 6 for possession of child pornography by Anderson County investigators. He was indicted by an Anderson County grand jury earlier this month.

“The grand jury upped his bond by $5,000 (from $15,000) so he was arrested on Friday until that could be paid,” Taylor said. “He posted bond right away.”

Kincade has been suspended from serving the remainder of his term on the school board. Taylor also reported the NISD Board of Trustees had placed restrictions on Kincade, taking steps to keep him from being anywhere near the school campus or students.

“There is an area in the law that allows the board to do that,” Taylor said. “He is not allowed at the school while under indictment.”

Investigators were led to Kincade while looking into another case, the sheriff reported. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Kincade on June 5, as well as a search warrant for his residence on FM 2267.

During the search at his residence, ACSO investigators were able to obtain some evidence — seizing electronic items that were sent to the lab for evaluation.

“He was in possession of a photograph of a 14-year-old female — on his smart phone,” Taylor said in June. “This is a serious crime and we will continue to investigate it.”

349th State District Judge Pam Foster Fletcher signed the warrants for the suspect’s arrest and search of his residence. ACSO’s Ryan Tolliver is the lead investigator on the case.

According to Herald-Press records, Kincade was elected to the Neches ISD school board in November 2012.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com

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