Drug, lewdness charges filed after incident near school

March 2, 2013

A 911 call complaining about suspicious activity inside a vehicle parked in front of Emma Roberson Elementary School on Feb. 21 led to a felony drug arrest of two people who “were engaged in a sexual act,” according to Granbury Police Department Lieutenant Cliff Andrews.

Three officers responded to the complaint call in the 1500 block of Misty Meadow Drive and arrested Steven Wayne Tanner, of Graham, and Opale Marie Williams, a resident of the 700 block of Grove Street in Granbury, Andrews said.

“The vehicle was sitting in front of the school, and the occupants were making a resident in the area nervous and suspicious,” Andrews said. “The occupants, a 40-year-old white female and a 41-year-old white male, were engaged in a sexual act while in the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located methamphetamine totaling 15 grams in weight.”

Both Williams and Tanner were charged with public lewdness, a Class A misdemeanor ($5,000 bond), Andrews said.

Williams also was charged with a state jail felony count of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1 (methamphetamine), plus another Class A misdemeanor, POCS, Penalty Group 3, less than 28 grams (Diazepam pills), Andrews noted. She was released from custody after posting bonds totaling $14,000.

Tanner was charged with a first-degree felony count of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1 (meth), more than 4 grams/less than 200 grams ($15,000 bond). He was still in the Hood County Jail as of press time.

EVADING CHARGE

A 19-year-old Granbury man who was clocked driving 75 mph in a 45-mph zone and led a GPD officer on a short-lived high-speed chase Thursday morning, Feb. 21 was arrested and charged with a state jail felony count of evading arrest with a vehicle, Andrews said.

Brandon Lee Snider, of the 1000 block of Dawn Court, was eastbound driving a Ford pickup in the 1500 block of Highway 377 East when the officer first attempted to stop the vehicle, Andrews said. The pursuit ended just minutes later on Tom Cox Road in the Western Hills Harbor subdivision at about 10:45 a.m., but not before the vehicle “struck an AT&T box at King’s Plaza and Highway 377 East, causing damage, and loss of service to some residents,” Andrews stated. “The suspect was apprehended without injury to any person involved.”

In addition to the felony count ($2,500 bond), Snider was also charged with a Class B misdemeanor – duty upon striking fixture/highway landscaping ($5,000 bond). Snider remained in the Hood County Jail as of press time.

PASSENGER ARRESTED

A 26-year-old Dallas man, Edgar Munoz, a passenger in a vehicle stopped because of traffic violations by the driver last Saturday, was arrested and charged with two drug offenses, including a state jail felony for having cocaine, according to Andrews.

The vehicle was pulled over in the 500 block of West Pearl Street in Granbury after “several traffic violations” were observed by officers, who then “noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and searched based on the odor,” Andrews stated.

“They located hydrocodone pills in the vehicle and cocaine in his wallet,” Andrews said, noting that Munoz was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram, plus possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 3, less than 28 grams. He noted that the driver was released with a citation.

Munoz was released from the Hood County Jail the next day after posting bonds totaling $10,500, according to booking records.

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