Breckenridge Texan

Sheriff arrests two following traffic stop

Sheriff arrests two following traffic stop
December 20
11:20 2018

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, Stephens County Sheriff Will Holt pulled over a car on U.S. Highway 183 North and subsequently arrested both the driver and passenger.

Skyler Eades

According to the complaint filed by Holt, the passenger, Skyler Eades, 27, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, less than 1 gram. The driver, a 28-year-old woman, was arrested on charges of driving the vehicle with no insurance. They were transported to the Stephens County Jail.

Both were arraigned by Stephens County Justice of the Peace Michael Roach on Wednesday.  Eades’ bond was set at $10,000 for the charge. However, according to the Sheriff’s Office, while he was in custody, he was served with another warrant, an insufficient bond order for an earlier charge for possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1, more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, which is a second degree felony. Bond on that charge was set at $30,000; Eades’ bonds total $40,000.

In his report, Holt describes Eades as being nervous and trying to conceal something that was later determined to be a glass meth pipe and a small bag containing methamphetamine.

Deputy Wayne McMullen arrived on the scene to assist Holt. Eades and the driver were arrested and placed in separate patrol vehicles. Then, Holt and McMullen searched the car.

According to the “Complaint and Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest,” the investigation turned up a needle syringe, a digital scale, loose marijuana in a grinder and several other items, in addition to 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and the glass pipe.

According to the Texas Controlled Substances Act, some of the controlled substances in penalty group 1 include methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone and other opiates and opioids.

Eades remained in the Stephens County Jail on Thursday morning, Dec. 20

The driver of the vehicle was charged with a class C misdemeanor. At the arraignment, she was allowed to make a plea and released.

 

Story by Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Stephens County Deputy Wayne McMullen and Sheriff Will Holt search a vehicle that Holt stopped on U.S. Highway 183 North on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The passenger was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and the driver was arrested for no insurance. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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