Home Crime Restroom Refuge leads to Bathroom Bust

Restroom Refuge leads to Bathroom Bust

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By Will Johnson

Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – While a bathroom/bathtub might be a place to seek shelter from a tornado, a Crockett man recently learned it’s not a good location to hide from the Crockett Police Department.

At approximately 8:40 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 6, CPD officers traveled to a residence in the 200 block of Lincoln Street to serve an arrest warrant on 38-year-old Justin Bruce Davenport.

The officers received consent to search the residence where they found Davenport hiding out in the back master bedroom bathroom. From there, things only got worse for Davenport.

Davenport was transported to the Houston County Jail and before he was taken into the facility, he was asked if he had any type of illegal contraband on his person. Davenport said he did not, according to an affidavit of probable cause. 

“After getting Davenport booked into the jail, the jail staff proceeded to do a strip search where what appeared to be methamphetamine was found in the right fifth pocket,” the affidavit stated.

In addition to the warrant and with the discovery of the suspected illegal narcotic, Davenport was charged with possession of a controlled substance, along with bringing a prohibited item into a correctional facility, both third degree felonies.

According to Section 12.34 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 10 years or less than two years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”

As of press time, Davenport was still held at the Houston County Jail.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.