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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • MPSO busts meth lab

  • An early morning medical emergency call lands a Bastrop man in jail on drug charges.
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  • The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office received a call in the early hours of Sunday morning regarding someone in need of medical attention at a residence on the Memorial Park Road. When Sgt. Chad Harper arrived on the scene, he found evidence inside the residence of a potential meth lab.
    Present inside was Steven Kendrix, 6829 Memorial Park Rd. A second suspect had fled the home. Narcotics Detective Jeff Philley was called to the scene and began an investigation. Information gathered revealed the second suspect was Timothy Kendrix. Philley placed Steven Kendrix under arrest on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, operation of a clandestine lab and possession of drug paraphernalia. Philley also obtained a warrant for the arrest of Timothy Kendrix.
    Sheriff Mike Tubbs said Monday that the case continues be under investigation and there may be further charges due to the condition of the victim.
    Also, in the ongoing investigation into the 2006 murder of Collinston resident Mattie Williams, another arrest has been made by the Sheriff's Department.
    Tubbs said deputies traveled to Tallahassee, Florida last week, and with the help of the Tallahassee Police Dept. and the U.S. Marshal's Office, arrested John L. Williams, the son of Mattie Williams, on one count of home invasion and one count of obstruction of justice. Once John Williams waived extradition, he was transported to the Morehouse Parish jail.
    "This case continues to be ongoing and there investigators are still conducting interviews and submitting reports to the District Attorney's Office," Tubbs stated. "There is the possibility other arrests will be made in the case."
    Mattie Williams was reported missing on August 28, 2006, when a family member could not get in touch with her and called the sheriff's office. A deputy was dispatched to her home in Collinston and noticed what appeared to be blood on the outside of the residence. When he could not get Williams to answer the door, investigators were called and a search of the home showed there had been a struggle but Williams was not located.
    Sheriff's deputies as well as Collinston residents began a search for Williams, whose body was located the next day in a wooded area approximately four miles from her home.
    In June, 2009, in an effort to gain new information, deputies handed out flyers and spoke to Collinston residents about the case. Some leads were discovered but, nothing panned out, according to Tubbs.
    Renwick Johnson, 6475 Harper Lane, Collinston, was picked up in March of this year and charged with home invasion and obstruction of justice in the case.
     
     
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