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Over the Memorial holiday weekend, Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men, took two juveniles into custody and responded to numerous calls

by on May 31, 2012

MAY 30, 2012.


Over the Memorial holiday weekend, Parker County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two men, took two juveniles into custody and responded to numerous calls. Dispatchers and deputies received 334 calls for service from Friday through Monday.

In an incident on Friday, May 25, 2012, deputies conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the arrest of a Granbury man. Deputies observed the passenger, identified as Daniel Chavarria, 49, to be extremely nervous. Deputies asked Chavarria if he had any contraband. At first, Chavarria stated he did not, but later recanted and admitting to possessing marijuana. Deputies discovered approximately one pound of suspected marijuana under Chavarria’s passenger seat and a useable amount of suspected marijuana in a cigarette box. Chavarria was taken to the Parker County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana 4 ounces to 5 pounds, a state jail felony. The case will be forwarded to the Parker County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of prosecution.

In an unrelated incident, deputies responded to a structure fire in the 9900 block ofMineral Wells Highway, Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 12:51 a.m. The occupant of the home, identified as James Logan Huffman, 30, was arrested after deputies observed him drive behind a fire truck nearly striking it with his truck, over a hose line and came to rest 10 yards from the rear of the fire truck in the ditch “nose-first.”

Huffman admitted he had been drinking and was found to be driving while intoxicated.

Deputies attempted to identify Huffman, who stated his identification was located inside his vehicle. As deputies went to retrieve Huffman’s ID, he attempted to flee from them by climbing a wire fence, disregarding deputies’ commands to halt. Huffman was quickly apprehended, telling deputies, “Now I’m on private property.” He was escorted back to the scene, attempting to pull away from the deputy.

Deputies did not locate Huffman’s ID inside the truck, but did discover a cold and half-empty beer can along with a partial case of beer. Huffman’s identification was found on his person.

Texas Department of Public Safety was called to transport and book Huffman into jail. He was charged with driving while intoxicated with previous conviction. His bond was set at $2,000. He was released later that same evening after posting bond.

The residential fire is currently under investigation by the Parker County Fire Marshal’s Office, which is considering possible charges against Huffman for driving over the fire hose.

In a third unrelated case, deputies observed a church van speeding and driving erratically shortly after 3 a.m., Monday onMidway Roadand turn onto Highway 199 east in Springtown.

Deputies followed the van ontoJay Bird Cut-Off Roadand southbound on FM 2257 and back again onto Highway 199, stopping at theVirginiaPlace intersection. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the passenger fled on foot after observing the deputy’s patrol vehicle then returned to the van. The vehicle then proceeded north with the deputy’s patrol unit following it with emergency lights activated, but shortly stopped again in the 300 block of Virginia Place.

Deputies discovered the driver was a 14-year-old juvenile male and the passenger was identified as a 13-year-old male. The duo stated they were walking around 1:30 a.m. and discovered the unlocked van fromFirstBaptistChurch,Cottondale,Texas, with the keys in side the vehicle. The pair decided to listen to music and “got an idea to go joy-riding,” thinking it would be fun. The juveniles admitted they did not know who owned the van, nor did they have permission to drive it.

The driver told deputies he noticed the vehicle behind him and became “scared,” also noting he observed the emergency lights and panicked, so he kept driving because he did not want to be in any more trouble.

Drug paraphernalia was discovered inside the van, in which the driver claimed as his property. The owner of the van was contacted and the vehicle was released. Both suspects’ parents were contacted. Both suspects were detained and taken to a juvenile detention facility.

The case will be filed with the Parker County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of prosecution.


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