HENDERSON COUNTY–Wanted on three felony warrants, a 39-year-old man was arrested by a team of Henderson County Deputies Nov. 25 and charged with a new felony for possession of methamphetamines.
Jesse Aaron Garner was hauled to the Henderson County Jail after a tipster said the suspect would be at a gas station in the 15000 block of State Highway 198 in the Mabank area of Henderson County. He was wanted for stealing a vehicle, evading arrest with a vehicle, and bond forfeiture.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator William Thornton alerted Deputy Jonathan Barrios who then told Sergeant Patrick Johnson and Deputy Joshua Shoemake about the tip.Just as the informant said, Garner was sitting in the passenger side of an older-model, white, Ford as the driver was getting gas. Three Henderson County units surrounded the vehicle.
Surprised he had three outstanding warrants, the suspect was arrested. During the routine pat down, Deputy Barrios saw an orange syringe tip fall from Garner’s lap. Commonly used to inject meth, the syringe tip led the deputy to ask if Garner was in possession of narcotics.
He said he was not carrying drugs and repeated that claim as he arrived outside of the Jail. Told it was in his best interest to be honest (possession of narcotics in a corrections facility is a felony), Garner confessed to having two plastic baggies with meth hidden in his socks.