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Police Beat: Thursday, Dec. 19

Dec. 18, 2013 at 10 p.m.

Gregg County Jail

A Gregg County sheriff's deputy arrested three people Monday after spotting them sitting in a truck that had metal posts in its bed identical to those along the road where they were parked.

According to arrest reports, Deputy Danny Craig stopped to check the welfare of three people sitting in a pickup parked along FM 2087.

Driver Todd Dewitt House told the deputy the two steel posts in the truck bed had been found in the nearby Sabine River bottom. Walking the fence line, Craig found indentations where the posts likely had been, and he contacted the property owner who said the trio did not have permission to take the posts.

House, 40, and 51-year-old Penny Joyce Summers, both of the same Gladewater address, were arrested on misdemeanor theft charges enhanced to felony level by two or more previous convictions.

The third truck occupant, a 32-year-old Beckville man, was arrested on the misdemeanor theft charge.

All three remained jailed Wednesday, Summers and House on $10,000 bond and the Beckville man on $1,500 bond.

Danny Frazier Goode, 63, of Kilgore was held Wednesday under $10,000 bond, on a charge of assault on a date, family or household member by strangulation.

Goode was arrested by Kilgore police summoned around 10 p.m. Monday to a Danville Road home where a woman said Goode had become angry at someone else over money and strangled her for about three minutes.

Eric Lynn Johnson, 24, of Kilgore was held Wednesday under bonds totaling $50,750 on charges of forging a financial instrument, stealing or receiving a stolen check, failure to identify as a fugitive, theft and driving without a valid license.

Records show Johnson was jailed at 3:24 p.m. after his arrest by Kilgore police on Peavine Road.

Dana Michelle Phillips, 25, of Longview met a $15,000 bond Wednesday after her arrest the previous night on a warrant accusing her of burglary of a habitation.

According to reports, Phillips was arrested by White Oak police on U.S. 80 shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Online county records indicate the burglary of which she is accused occurred Sept. 9.


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