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Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office Arrest Update 9-3-13

ANDERSON CO., September 3, 2013—Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor spoke with KYYK's Gary Richards about two important recent arrests.

On September 2, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Howell made a routine traffic stop at Parker and Bridges Streets, in Elkhart. During a search of the vehicle, one of the vehicle’s four occupants fled on foot.

The man, later arrested and identified as Gabriel Enoc Leal, age 21, of Tyler, was wanted on a Robbery warrant out of Hidalgo County, as well on a warrant for credit card/debit abuse out of Smith County.

Leal was taken to the Anderson County Jail and charged with Failure to Identify Fugitive from Justice; Evading Arrest or Detention; Resisting Arrest, Search or Seizure; Criminal Mischief; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2 – 4 – 400 grams.

Leal is being held on $290,000 in bond on multiple charges.

Crime Suspect - Gabriel Enoc Leal

In a separate incident, Justin McCreary, age 18, of Palestine, was arrested on August 30, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

The arrest was the result of an investigation which began on August 29, after a 13 year-old reported being forced to perform sexual acts. The child reported the abuse had been ongoing for several months.

McCreary’s bond has been set at $100,000.

Crime Suspect - Justin Lewis McCreary

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke to Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor about the cases. Click below for details.

An arrest does not mean that the individual or individuals have been convicted of the alleged violation, unless otherwise noted. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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