The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

June 7, 2013

Neches ISD board member arrested for possession of child pornography

By MARY RAINWATER
Palestine Herald-Press

— A Neches Independent School District board member remained in the Anderson County Jail Thursday after being arrested for possession of child pornography by Anderson County investigators.

According to Sheriff Greg Taylor, officers obtained an arrest warrant for 33-year-old Joshua Jeremaine Kincade late Wednesday, as well as a search warrant for his residence on FM 2267.

“We arrested him this morning and did a search on the residence today,” Taylor said Thursday. “We were able to obtain some evidence during the search.

“We seized a lot of electronic items that will be sent to the lab for evaluation.”

According to the sheriff, investigators were led to Kincade while looking into another case.

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

Kincade is charged with possession of child pornography and remained in jail on a $15,000 bond. Further charges are possible for the suspect, pending results of lab evaluations.

“We will have to wait and see,” Taylor said.

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.

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