Four Arrested on Monday
HARDIN February 18, 2015 – On Monday, February 9, 2015, at approximately 6:00 PM, the Daisetta Police Department and Pct #2 Constable's Office received information concerning the possible whereabouts of 38-year-old Daniel Ray Burch of Hull, Texas. Burch was wanted on outstanding Liberty County Pct #2 Contable's Office warrants for the offenses of Posession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Methamphetamine) greater than 1 gram and less than 4 grams (Third Degree Felony) and Tampering with Evidence (Third Degree Felony). Burch, also known as "Short Fuse" is an admitted high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood and was recently arrested by the same two agencies while operating a stolen vehicle which was taken from the City of Liberty.
The officers examined the information and decided to wait until the following morning to look for Burch. "Persons of this caliber are more likely to be found in the early morning hours after daybreak because that's when the vast majority are home sleeping until late in the day. We felt that if we made an attempt at locating Burch at the time the information was received then, if Burch was indeed staying at this residence, we'd most likely miss him," said Daisetta Police Chief Mike Parrish.
On Tueday morning, February 11, 2015 at approximately 9:00 AM, Chief Parrish and Daisetta Police Officer Terry Cosgrove met with Liberty County Pct #2 Constable Les Hulsey along with Deputy Constables Chris Dryer and Chad Langdon at the Hardin Grocery to discuss the best scenerio for taking Burch into custody if he was indeed found to be there. Parrish and Dryer were familiar with the residence after having visited it approximately 60 days prior in an attempt to located a wanted Hardin County burglary suspect.
Upon arrival at 454 CR 2360 in Hardin, Dryer, Langdon and Cosgrove were allowed entry while Hulsey and Parrish covered possible rear exits. Consent was obtained to search for Burch. During the search, a small amount of methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe was located in plain view in one of the bedrooms. The suspected methamphetamine was contained inside a small clear plastic baggie which had been placed inside the cellophane of an open package of Marlboro Special Blend 100's cigarettes. Parrish secured the evidence by placing an officer in the room then went to speak to the six occupants of the home when Burch was not found. The occupants stated that he had left the residence approximately three days prior to this incident but confirmed that Burch had indeed been staying there.
One of the occupants of the residence was identified as being 36-year-old W/F Audrey Gail Burton. Burton asked if she could retrieve a cigarette then walked into the bedroom, picked up the cigarette package, removed a cigarette and walked out while officers watched. It was then determined that this particular bedroom was shared by Burton and 27-year-old W/M Albert Cecil Jackson III. Burton stated that the suspected methamphetamine was hers and later pointed out places on her hand where she self-injects the narcotics with a syringe.
23-year-old W/M Cody Dwayne Jackson and 22-year-old W/F Chelsea Lane Gover were also identified at the scene.
It was determined that Albert Jackson was wanted out of the City of Daisetta Municipal Court with warrants issued for the offense of Disregarding a Stop Sign and Violation of Promise to Appear. It was discovered that Cody Jackson also was wanted out of the City of Daisetta with warrants issued for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Violation of Promise to Appear. Chelsea Glover was also found to be wanted with warrants issued out of the City of Daisetta Municipal Court for the offenses of Disorderly Conduct, Assault by Threat and Violation of Promise to Appear.
The warrants were confirmed then both Jacksons and Glover were arrested.
Audrey Gail Burton was arrested on a Daisetta PD charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (Methamphetamine) less than 1 gram.
All subjects were transported to the Liberty County Jail where they were released to the jail staff for booking.
Albert Jackson, Cody Jackson and Chelsea Glover were released on February 13, 2015 after having served three days in jail on the Class C Misdemeanor offenses. Audrey Burton remains incarcerated with a bond set at $10,000 for the State Jail Felony offense.