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By Sheriff Michael (Mike) Pigg
CHILDRESS – On the evening of Jan. 30, Deputy Branson responded to a three-vehicle crash along with Childress Fire, EMS and the Texas Highway Patrol (THP) on U.S. 287 near County Road 24. The vehicles driven by John Asha of Houston, Ashley Castro of Quanah and Crystal Rainbolt collided with cattle that had wandered on the highway. It is fortunate that no one was injured, but all three vehicles had to be towed.
Just before midnight on Feb. 7, Deputy Jolly stopped a car for speeding 88 miles per hour in a 75 miles per hour zone on U.S. 287 near County Road 16. When he contacted the driver, who was identified as Brett Ross, age 22, of Baton Rouge, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. A probable cause search was conducted, and he found approximately 351 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products along with just over two ounces of marijuana concealed in the car. Ross, along with his passenger John Gaubert, age 24, of Thibodaux, La., were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
On Feb. 8, Deputy Branson arrested Steven Myers, age 44, of Quitaque, at the sheriff’s office. Myers was wanted by Lubbock County for violating his misdemeanor probation.
On Feb. 9, Deputy Branson was dispatched to a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 287 four miles east of Childress. Childress Fire, EMS and THP also responded. When he arrived, he found a compact car driven by Justine Andreychuk of Vashon, Wash. had collided with a wild hog that was on the roadway. The car was totally destroyed, but no one was injured.
Well, that is all from your Childress Office of the Sheriff; as always, my door is always open for your complaints, suggestions or comments.