By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – A pair of recent, separate arrests by the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office resulted in new charges for a registered sex offender and a wanted man.
According to Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford, TCSO deputies made an arrest on Saturday, Nov. 23 of Norman Douglas Garrison, 59, of Warren. Garrison was arrested for a criminal trespass violation, but during an interview with TCSO Sergeant Ricky Coker, who oversees the county’s sex offender registration program, it was discovered that Garrison failed to report an address change.
By statute, registered sex offenders are required to report any address change within seven days. Garrison remains in custody in the Tyler County Jail, charged with failure to comply with registration requirements as well as the criminal trespass charge. Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Ken Jobe set a $10,500 bond on Garrison.
Failure to comply charges can result in revocation of probation, a fine of up to $10,000 and two to 20 years in state prison, according to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.
On Sunday, Nov. 24, TCSO deputies made a traffic stop south of Woodville and discovered that the driver had an outstanding warrant.
Deputies instigated the stop for a traffic violation, and identified the driver as Jose L. Miranda, 27, of Woodville. They learned Miranda had an outstanding warrant for abandon/endangerment of a child.
During a search of Miranda’s vehicle, the deputies discovered a .45 caliber Glock handgun, which was wedged between the center console and passenger seat, Weatherford said. The gun was reported as stolen from an individual in Hardin County. Jobe set a $15,000 bond and a no bond on Miranda, and he remains in the custody of the county jail with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and a motion to revoke warrant.