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Morton man arrested, held on $100,000 bond

Photo Courtesy of Hockley County Sheriff’s Department

Photo Courtesy of Hockley County Sheriff’s Department

By Kati Walker

Trey Kimbrell, 25, of Morton was arrested Tuesday by the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with six felonies and is being held at the Hockley County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

According to Hockley County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tuesday morning, Sundown police chief, Carey James, received a call about a person, slumped over in a jeep, parked on the side of the road in the 3400 block of Oxbow Road.

The chief made contact with the driver and asked for Hockley County deputies to respond.

Upon making contact with the driver, the chief believed the man was about to run because he was acting nervous and talked about taking off.

Deputy Jeremy Ross and Deputy Isaac Garza arrived. After interviewing Kimbrell, they determined he was not intoxicated. However, Garza noticed a plastic bag between the man’s legs.

Garza asked for consent to search the vehicle, which was denied. Deputy Garza then asked the man what was in the bag he was attempting to conceal.

The man began to resist and Deputy Ross explained if he didn’t turn over the bag, he would be tased. Kimbrell continued to resist, resulting in him being tased.

The deputies obtained the bag and discovered it was a quantity of methamphetamine that later was weighed at 6.4 grams.

Kimbrell began attempting to exit the vehicle on the passenger side. He had a sharp object, according to deputies. The Sundown police chief said the man was trying to stab him, causing in the man being tackled and taken to the ground.

At that time, Kimbrell was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, and three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Deputy Garza noticed the registration on the vehicle did not match the license plate.

Upon running the information through dispatch, Deputy Garza learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Lubbock. He further charged Kimbrell with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

While doing inventory on the vehicle, Deputy Ross learned the items in the vehicle had also been reported stolen from a Lone Star storage unit on Highway 114.

The amount of property was estimated to be approximately $3,400. The property was cleared and returned to the owner.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Kimbrell was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance more than four grams less than 200 grams, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary of a building.

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