East Texas man sentenced to prison for possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest

HENDERSON COUNTY (KYTX) - Gun Barrel City man was sentenced to 13 years in prison on July 11, 2013 for Possession of a Controlled Substance and 10 years for evading arrest.

William Rickey George, 59, was arrested on March 1, 2013 after failing to stop for officers with the Seven Points Police Department. George, who was riding a red motorcycle, fled from officers by traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour.  Officers were eventually able to arrest George and take him into custody.

George had numerous misdemeanor convictions and a previous felony conviction for Possession of a Deadly Weapon in a Penal Institution.  

Assistant District Attorneys Jenny Palmer and Bridget Bateman prosecuted the case for Scott McKee's District Attorney's Office.


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