updated 7:46 PM UTC, Sep 23, 2020

Colmesneil residents arrested on drug charges

by Emily Waldrep

A call to the Tyler County Sheriff's Department claiming that a woman was being held against her will at gunpoint led to the arrest of two Colmesneil residents on January 4.

A family member made a call to the Sheriff's department reporting that

a woman was being held against her will at gunpoint in her home near


Officer Donald Calhoun of the Tyler County Sheriff's Department along with additional officers responded to the scene and gained access to the house. After interviewing residents, Officers determined that the woman, identified as Elizabeth Grey, age 40 of Colmesneil, had not been held against her will. While searching the home for evidence of the gun situation, Officers discovered a joint of marijuana and prescription pills. The second resident in the home, identified as, Ellis Patrick Beshea, age 34 of Colmesneil admitted to officers that the drugs belonged to Grey and himself.

Both Beshea and Grey were charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of marijuana.

Besheas bond is set at $15,000 and Greys bond is set at $12,000.





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