On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a call, from a county resident, concerned that they may have been the victim of an identity theft scam. The caller reported that they received a call, from a man named “David,” who claimed to work for the IRS however, they can use any name. He called from a phone number which showed on the victim’s caller ID to be from New York State. The Nolan County resident was told by “David” that they owed many years of back taxes; they don’t owe years of back taxes. However, under threat of immediate arrest, they provided “David” with a copy of their driver license and their social security card. They did not, thankfully, send “David” any money, or bank account information.
We want to remind everyone that no official law enforcement agency is EVER going to call you and request personal information over the phone, nor are they going to request that you email any personal information, either. If anyone calls you and claims that you owe back taxes, have outstanding parking or speeding tickets, or have warrants for your arrest, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY! Then, contact your local law enforcement agency and report the phone call.
These people want your personal information, so they can use it to obtain credit, in your name, for their use. Sometimes, they even want you to send money. These scammers are usually located in a foreign country and call with “spoofed” telephone numbers; sometimes these numbers are even “from your town.” And normally, the email address they want you to send the information to is not an official government email address, but from a Google or Yahoo email address.
Call us anytime if you have questions!
Your Nolan County Sheriff’s Office
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, a Nolan County deputy stopped a black Toyota Sequoia in the 100 block of Crane Street for a minor traffic infraction. Contact was then made with the driver, of Sweetwater who was accompanied by Chad Eugene Parsons, also of Sweetwater.
During a roadside investigation, the deputy detected indicators of criminal activity which led to the search of the vehicle, and subsequently the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, and paraphernalia used in its consumption.
Parsons was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County jail where he was charged with the felony offense of Possession of Controlled Substance. This case will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Nolan County deputies stopped a red Mazda 6 in the 100 block of McCauley for minor traffic infractions. Contact was then made with the driver, of Sweetwater who was accompanied by two passengers, one being Torionno Terrell Taylor, also of Sweetwater.
While speaking with the driver, indicators of criminal activity were detected, and a roadside investigation ensued which led to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine, and paraphernalia used in its consumption.
Taylor was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County jail where he was charged with the felony offense of Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance. This case will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
On Friday, January 12, 2018, a Nolan County deputy observed a brown Chevrolet S-10 pickup that was driven by Pete Perez Gonzales, of Sweetwater, a person who the deputy knew had outstanding warrants. After activating emergency equipment, Gonzales refused to stop, fled the area in the pickup and a pursuit ensued. Gonzales led the deputy through several city streets before finally stopping at his residence located in the 1200 block of Campbell Street.
The Texas State Technical College Chief of Police and a Sergeant with the Sweetwater Police Department assisted the deputy in this incident.
Gonzales was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County jail where he was processed on the outstanding warrants, and charged with the felony offense of evading arrest/vehicle. This case will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, a Nolan County deputy responded to a report of Criminal Mischief located at the end of Bitter Creek Road. It was reported that sometime between Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30 A.M., an unknown person drove a vehicle into a heavy steel pipe bump gate, damaging it beyond repair. The gate is valued at approximately $1,000.00.
If you have information regarding this crime or any other unsolved crime, call the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office at 325.235.5471, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 325.235.TIPS (8477) or click here to submit a tip online. Nolan County Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest and filing of charges against the person responsible for this crime, and a reward of up to $1,000.00 for any other unsolved felony crime. Remember, Crime Stoppers wants your INFORMATION not your name.
On Saturday, January 6, 2018, a Nolan County deputy arrived at a residence in the 700 block of Hill Street, Sweetwater to conduct an investigation regarding a civil problem. After making contact with the homeowner, the deputy was allowed to check the back of the residence for an involved person. During this time, the deputy was overwhelmed by the strong odor of burnt marijuana.
After observing a white male inside a shed located behind the residence, the deputy instructed him to exit. The male was identified as Chad Eugene Parsons, of Sweetwater. As the investigation continued, two juveniles were also located inside the shed. A probable cause search was then conducted that led to the discovery of counterfeit money, suspected methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and paraphernalia used in the distribution and consumption of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.
Officers with the Sweetwater Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety arrived and assisted in securing the scene.
Parsons was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County jail where he was charged with the felony offense of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Parsons was also charged with the felony offense of endangering a child. This case will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.