Quitman Police Report, March 1-16


March 1

Officer Corbin Hanner initiated a traffic stop in the area of Tamy St. and Horton St. after witnessing a vehicle with a defective third stop lamp. Hanner noted the strong smell of marijuana. The driver confirmed there was marijuana in the vehicle. A search revealed a marijuana smoking pipe, grinder and small amount of marijuana. The contraband was confiscated and the driver issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 2

Officer Joe Andrade was dispatched to the Lane Street Apartments in reference to a disturbance. A woman advised that her boyfriend was yelling at her and she was afraid he was going to hit her. According to the woman, no violence had yet occurred. After speaking with both parties, it was decided the man would leave for the night. 

March 3

Officer Linda Williams was dispatched to the Texaco station in reference to a man witnessing another man strike a woman in the parking lot. The witness advised the couple were now located in the parking lot of the hospital across the street. Williams made contact with the couple and was told by the woman that no assault had taken place. The male subject was yelling in pain and stated he needed medical attention. Williams summoned medical personnel to help and a wheelchair was brought to the man. He then proceeded to show the three members of the ER staff his groin injury and requested he be allowed to finish his cigarette before going for treatment. 

March 6

Cpl. Austin Milbourn initiated a traffic stop on Paul Street after witnessing a vehicle travel the wrong way on the one-way section of the street. Milbourn noted the man had glassy, bloodshot eyes. There was a strong odor of burned marijuana. The driver admitted there was a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle and claimed it belonged to the back seat passenger. Precinct 2 Constable Kelly Smith and his canine Juma were called to assist. A glass pipe with suspected methamphetamine residue was found under the driver’s seat and metal smoking pipe with suspected burned marijuana residue was found in the back seat. The back seat passenger, Jimmie Charles Grimes, 59, of Hawkins, was found to have an active fraud warrant out of Smith County. The driver, Charles Ray Abbott, 36, of Hawkins, was arrested and charged with driving while license invalid and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were transported to jail.

March 9

Cpl. Milbourn and Lt. Mike Chilson responded to an address on Walker Ave. in response to a call for help from the residence. The officers arrived to find a man, clad only in underwear, who was apparently having a mental health crisis. Witnesses at the scene were unsure if the man had ingested any narcotics but stated that it was possible. An Emergency Detention Warrant was obtained and the man was transported to the hospital.

March 14

Officer Hanner initiated a traffic stop in the area of E. Goode Street after witnessing a vehicle fail to drive in a single lane. Hanner noted the man had bloodshot eyes and severely slurred speech. At the completion of sobriety tests, Jeremy Lynn Jackson, 28, of Gilmer was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

March 15

Officer Hanner initiated a traffic stop on S. Main Street after witnessing a vehicle traveling 12 mph above the posted limit. Hanner noted the man had bloodshot, glassy eyes and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. At the completion of field sobriety tests, Jose Emigdio Perez, 37, of Lindale was arrested for driving while intoxicated, with open container.

March 16

Cpl. Milbourn met with a complainant who advised she felt threatened by comments made in relation to a social media post. Milbourn, along with Lt. Chilson read through the comments and found none that met the criteria for a criminal offense. An incident report was completed for documentation purposes.

Officer Andrade responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Lane St. A woman reported that she had been dragged inside the apartment. Andrade observed injuries to the woman’s legs. Paul Rodriguez, 38, of Quitman, was arrested and charged with assault, family violence, with prior convictions.