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The holidays can be a pretty busy time for East Texas law enforcement because they deal with an increasing number of calls to 9-1-1, traffic-related issues along with diffusing family issues. Their job does not stop. While the holidays are a stressful time for some and a time to celebrate for others, we must all do our part and take control of our situations.

Looking through last week's Inmate Booking Report from the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, there is still a huge problem when it comes to drinking and driving and family violence. Two things that we can control and take responsibility for before driving or taking our anger out on a family member.

KNOW YOUR LIMIT and DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

If you drink at a holiday gathering or party, KNOW YOUR LIMIT and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
Doing so could have tragic results for you, an innocent family, or both. Law enforcement will not hesitate to initiate a traffic stop if you show signs of driving under the influence. If you are caught doing so, you could face severe legal consequences, including:

  • fines
  • license suspension
  • mandatory alcohol education programs
  • community service
  • jail time

In addition, your insurance rates will increase, you'll have a criminal record and in some cases, an ignition interlock device may be placed on your vehicle.

Looking back at previous posts of those facing felony charges in Gregg, Smith and other Texas counties, driving under the influence is still a huge problem in our area and state.

CONTROL YOUR ANGER

Tensions can rise for a wide variety of reasons during the holidays within the family. DO NOT take your anger out on a spouse or a child, instead, be the bigger person and walk away. I know it's easy for me to type those words, but walking away would be the best thing to do. Deep inside you do not want to hurt those you love or live with.

THERE IS HELP

If you feel threatened or unsafe, not just during the holidays, do your best to separate yourself from the situation. There are shelters and places to turn and in extreme cases do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 for assistance if you feel your life is threatened.

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Gregg County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

37 People Arrested During First Week of December In Gregg County (12.12.23)

These 37 individuals were booked into the Gregg County Jail and are facing at least one felony charge and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

47 Felony Arrest Were Made In Gregg County During Halloween Week

These individuals were arrested in Gregg County and are now facing at least one felony charge. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

158 Arrests Were Made In Gregg County Last Week, 50 Were Felonies (ending 10.08.23)

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Gregg County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

49 People Arrested On Felony Charges In Gregg County Last Week (09.25.23)

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Gregg County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

At Least 37 Felony Arrests Have Been Made In Smith County This Month (September 2023)

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Smith County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Smith County Sheriff's Office

43 Felony Arrests Have Been Made In Gregg County Since Labor Day (09.12.23)

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others are waiting for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Gregg County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

An Astounding 63 Felony Arrests Were Made In Gregg County Last Week (08.28.23)

The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Gregg County Jail and received at least one felony charge. These individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Some individuals have posted bail and are out of jail at this time while others wait for a bond hearing or court date. Some of the individuals below were detained by Gregg County deputies and are being held on a US Marshal, Federal, or Immigration detainer. All information was obtained through an open records request and provided by the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Gregg County Sheriff's Office

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