56 People Were Booked Into The Smith County Jail On A Felony Charge
There were quite a few fun and unique activities happening all across East Texas this past weekend that keep us all busy. There was the Strawberry Festival in Arp the Texas Hot Link Festival in Pittsburg and lots of shopping in Canton, Texas. If those activities weren't enough, we might have been inside watching the NFL Draft and celebrating those East Texans getting drafted into the NFL with hopes of making a team for a rookie year.
While we had all of these 'distractions' going for us last week and weekend, law enforcement agencies across the Smith County area kept their focus. Focus on keeping our streets safe and putting those that jeopardize the lives of others by continuing to sell and distribute drugs or those that continue to drink and drive behind bars.
Throughout the final week of April, employees of the Smith County Jail processed more than 190 people through the jail. Many of them were charged with misdemeanor offenses, but quite a few face at least one felony charge, if not several felony charges.
As far as some of the felony offenses that popped up while people were being processed into jail include:
- driving while intoxicated 3x - this seems to be increasing
- prohibited substances or items being brought into a correctional facility
- trafficking of a person
- exploitation of a child/elderly
- terroristic threat to a family
- aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
Of course, there were many charged with a drug felony too.
The following people were booked into the Smith County Jail on at least one felony count. They are awaiting their day in court and may have posted bond and are free. These people are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.