Warrants Executed in City of Hardin
HARDIN, July 28, 2015 – At approximately 2:40pm this evening, a confidential informant call to Deputy Constable Mark Davison of Pct. 3 regarding an unknown female sitting in a reported stolen vehicle at 11132 Hwy. 146North in the Hardin, Texas area escalated into the Liberty County Sheriff’s dispatcher sending two units to back up Constable Davison and the eventual arrest of three people for outstanding warrants.
Constable Davison had received information that a stolen vehicle was sitting at the Hwy. 146 north location but when he arrived and ran the license plate of the lone vehicle sitting there the unoccupied vehicle came back as not stolen. Continuing the investigation, the Constable went to the front door which was answered by a woman who lived there. When ask if she was there alone the woman assured Constable Davison she was alone and when ask about the report of a stolen car in front of her house, she told the Constable he could come in and assure himself that nobody else was there as she knew nothing of a stolen vehicle.
Just as Constable Davison entered the house, Becky Lee Vining stepped into the room from the kitchen area. At this point and after being told that nobody else was in the house, Constable Davison ask the home owner if he could look through the rest of the house to assure his own safety. Permission was given and upon the Constables entry to a bedroom, he could see a subject, later identified as Michael Craig Nelson, hiding in a closet with only his feet showing. At this point, the Constable requested “back up” and the dispatcher sent Sheriff’s Sgt. Tommy Koen and Deputy James McQueen to the scene.
A records check on the three subjects quickly confirmed that Becky Vining was wanted on a warrant for Bond Forfeture. Nelson was wanted on a Parole Violation warrant and Edwards was wanted on six (6) misdemeanor traffic warrants out of Liberty County.
Arrested and placed in the Liberty County jail on all their respective warrants were Becky Lee Vining, age 28, Michael Craig Nelson, age 31 and Randy Jermaine Edwards, age 33.