HENDERSON COUNTY–A busy day and night for Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s office ended with three suspects – two of them wanted men – in the Henderson County Jail on charges ranging from dealing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of loaded handgun, and possession of contraband.
“Thanks to our new K-9 Deputy, Kan, our deputies and the Mabank Police Department,” Sheriff Hillhouse said “we got three of these folks off the streets and behind bars.”
Shortly after 1 a.m. Jan. 25, Deputy David Robertson stopped a vehicle for a moving violation in the Cherokee Shores subdivision of Cedar Creek Lake.
The driver, Landon Wyrick, 36, of Gun Barrel City, was wanted on a parole violation for delivery of narcotics.
When he refused to allow the deputy to search his vehicle, Robertson called on his partner, K-9 Deputy Kan.The dog hit on the scent of narcotics in the vehicle, and the deputy discovered a hidden compartment under the center console which contained a substantial amount of methamphetamines and a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
As Wyrick was arrested, another vehicle stopped at the scene. A team of Narcotics Investigators was able to detain the uncooperative driver – Shelbi Sadler, 20, also from Gun Barrel City.
When K-9 Kan alerted the deputies to the smell of narcotics in Sadler’s vehicle, the deputies found another stash of methamphetamines and a digital scale.
Wyrick went to jail for his outstanding parole warrant, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and Manufacture or Delivery of a controlled substance.
Sadler was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Hours earlier, Randy Lynn Reynolds, 31, of Athens was arrested by Henderson County Deputies and the Mabank Police Department.
Reynolds was wanted by police for an outstanding burglary of a building warrant. When he was found in the 400 block of Anchor Lane in Gun Barrel City, HC Narcotics Investigators were called in because drugs were spotted by the officers.
Investigators Wayne Nutt, Kenneth Slaton, and Gabriel Shue arrested the suspect for possession of methamphetamines and he was also jailed for the outstanding burglary warrant.
As of press time, all three individuals remain in Henderson County Jail.
Wyrick’s bond was set at $20,000, Reynolds on a combination of bonds totaling $43,500 and Sadler on $8,500 bond.