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William Gene Phelps, 33, of Longview, was held Thursday on bonds totaling $5,000 on a charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance and bond forfeiture on a charge of deadly conduct. Phelps was arrested by Kilgore police at about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday on Houston Street and Higginbotham Road.

Joe Carlton Wilkerson Jr., 40, of Longview, was held Thursday on a $3,500 bond on a charge of possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance. Wilkerson was arrested by Longview police at about 6:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Myrle Avenue.

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Courtney Stern is a public safety reporter covering a wide range of topics. She grew up in Baltimore and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Miami. Stern moved to East Texas from Iowa with her husband and two dogs, Pebbles and Bam Bam.