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Police beat: 2 Marshall residents jailed on drug charges

July 9, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Gregg County Jail

■ Two 29-year-old Marshall residents remained jailed Friday on $5,000 bond each, charged with possession of a controlled substance. Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Brant Smith arrested LaQuita Leanne Hardeman, 29, and Ladungeran Leary, 29, following a traffic stop on Old Gladewater Road at Interstate 20's south access road for having an obscure license plate. Hardeman, the driver, had a traffic warrant from Harrison County, and during a vehicle search, Smith found 11 rocks of crack cocaine in a pill bottle on the passenger's side of the vehicle, according to probable cause affidavits.

■ Walter Kendrick King, 19, of Longview remained jailed Friday on $5,000 bond, charged with injury to a child with the intent of causing bodily injury. Longview police arrested King at his home in the 1,000 block of Thelma Street after finding a 13-year-old boy lying on the ground next to a bed bleeding from the mouth and nose, according to court documents. The boy told police King, who is his roommate, hit him in the face, back and chest several times with a closed fist, causing cuts on the victim's tongue and lower lip, reports showed.

■ Stacy Glen Washburn, 41, of Longview remained jailed Friday on $82,500 bond, facing new charges of drunk driving and failing to identify a fugitive and previous arrest warrants in Gregg and Rusk counties for driving while intoxicated and injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury. Longview police arrested Washburn at 3:25 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Eastman Road. No other details of his Friday arrest were available. Washburn has been jailed in Gregg County six times between 2004 and 2006 - all on charges of drunk driving, public intoxication, fraud or harassment. Authorities have searched for Washburn since September 2006 when Rusk County grand jurors indicted him on DWI and child injury charges, according to online records.

Calls for service

Longview police arrested seven people Thursday, including no juveniles. The department dispatched officers to 223 calls for service.


Find Police Beat and a full list of calls for service by clicking 'police' at <a href= ""></a>. Gregg County Crime Stoppers might pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest or conviction. To report a crime, call (903) 236-STOP.



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