CHEROKEE COUNTY (KYTX)- On 03-11-2014 the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation along with the assistance of Rusk Police Department apprehended and arrested four of the seven individuals indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on February 26, 2014.
The remaining three were already incarcerated in the Cherokee County Jail at the time and subsequently served the Federal arrest warrant.
The indictment resulted from a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Jacksonville Police Department.
The defendants on the Federal indictment are:
Eric Scott Smart 30 yoa male
Steven Ray Davis 42 yoa male
Michael Wayne Christopher 52 yoa male
Jimmy Royce Stafford, aka "Jimmy Loven" 28 yoa male
Karl Dwayne Underwood 23 yoa male
Jimmie Chance Guillen 23 yoa male
Darren Michael Massey 20 yoa male
are from a federal grand jury sealed 6-count indictment charging the seven individuals with multiple counts of federal drug and firearms violations.
(Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is not releasing photos of the Federal defendants at this time)
At the time of the Federal arrests, three State level search warrants were prepared and presented to District Judge Bascom Bentley. These search warrants yielded over 100 grams of Methamphetamine, numerous firearms and cash seizures.
During the arrest and search warrants two additional subjects were arrested on State level charges.
Xavier Lang 22 yoa male Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon Felony 3
Bond set at $15,000 - Released on bond
Rachel Myers 17 yoa female Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Misdemeanor C
Fine set at $307.00 – Paid fine and released
Justice of the Peace, Precinct One, Judge Brenda Dominy arraigned both subjects.