Press Release

The Narcotics Division had several successful arrests, beginning with 2201 S. 18th. Three were arrested, and agents seized 39 grams of methamphetamine.

Jerome McQuerter B/M DOB 01/30/55 - 1F Man/Del Controlled Subs Meth

Jennifer Tijerina H/F DOB 09/27/78 - 1F Man/Del Controlled Subs Meth

Edy Farley W/F 09/29/94 - Fail to ID B/M, Poss. Marijuana B/M and a Warrant

Next they hit 2418 Westmoreland, where they arrested three more people and seized 74 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of marijuana, and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Antonio Moreno H/M DOB 12/16/81 - 1F Man/Del Cont. Sub Meth, 3F Felon in possession of Firearm

Elias Tonche H/M DOB 08/26/63 - 1F Man/Del Cont. Sub Meth, 3F Felon in possession of Firearm; BM Poss of Marijuana

Jacqueline Tonche H/F DOB 06/23/91 – 1F Man/Del Cont. Sub Meth, BM Poss of Marijuana

One of their final warrants was served at 1441 Mesquite. This area has been historically known as an open-air drug market. Agents seized 3.6 grams of crack cocaine and a gram of marijuana.

Tyrone Collier B/M DOB 05/13/83 – 2F Man/Del Controlled Sub Crack Cocaine

A/M Evading Arrests

Antonio Atkins B/M DOB 04/08/95 – 2F Man/Del Controlled Sub Crack Cocaine

A/M Evading Arrests

B/M Poss Marijuana

We continue to have stolen guns from vehicles. Please remove your guns from your vehicles. They should never be stored in a vehicle overnight, and especially long-term.

Today our Fraud Unit arrested Randy Payne for Tampering with Evidence. Many of you will remember that we arrested the retired Dyess Assistant Fire Chief, Floyd Jones, for Online Solicitation of a Minor. Apparently Randy Payne is an Information Technology employee at Dyess who is a civilian. Randy allegedly warned Floyd Jones of his pending arrest, and early information suggests the warning allowed Floyd Jones to destroy evidence. Floyd has also been charged with Tampering. These offenses are 3rd degree felonies.

Now this case is a blast from the past. Some of you will remember that in 2014 Brandon Green fired numerous shots at a victim inside IHOP. A jury convicted him of Aggravated Assault, and he was given (10) years probation. In July 2015, the Street Crimes Unit investigated an Aggravated Robbery where Green and two females took another female’s purse during an assault. Green was in possession of a firearm and threatened the victim. A warrant was issued, and he was arrested in July 2017. I am happy to report that he has now been sentenced to (10) years in prison.