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Deputies arrest Morton man, seize meth, recover property

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 Captain Nolan Seaton, Tuesday morning, Carey James, Sundown police chief received a call about a person, slumped over in a jeep. The vehicle was 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.

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 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. They took the man 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.

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