Constable Investigation Leads to Location of Illegal Marijuana Growing; Arrest of Two

March 24, 2020 - Shelby County Constable Office Precinct 3 received information on March 10, 2020 regarding illegal marijuana being grown at a residence off State Highway 7. 

Constable Roy Cheatwood advised Zack Warr, Shelby County Constable Precinct 1, of the received information. Multiple agencies conducted an investigation on March 16, driving to the residence of William Doc Caldwell.

Upon arrival, law enforcement officers immediately observed numerous marijuana plants being grown in pots outside of the residence. Due to an open view offense being observed, a search warrant was granted for the residence and property.

William Doc CaldwellAmber Michelle Deason

After executing the search warrant, multiple loaded and unloaded firearms were located in and outside the residence. William Doc Caldwell and Amber Michelle Deason, both residents of the home, were arrested and charged for possession of marijuana and child endangerment.

Caldwell was additionally charged with felon in possession of firearms.

Constable Cheatwood thanks Constable Zack Warr; Jamie Hagler, Constable Precinct 2; Shelby County Sheriff's Department; Texas Department of Public Safety; Shelby County District Attorney Stephen Shires and Shelby County District Judge Jim Payne for their assistance. Constable Cheatwood expresses a special thank you to Distirct Judge LeAnn Kay Rafferty for her help and assistance over the phone the night the arrests were made.