Constables Arrest Timpson Man on Drug, Firearms Charges


May 6, 2021 - A Timpson man has been arrested on drug and firearms violations following the discovery of illegal narcotics and stolen firearms.

Shelby County Constables, assisted by Sheriff's Department and Texas Department of Public Safety personnel initiated a warrant at a residence on Prairie Street in Timpson Thursday, May 6, 2021.

According to Josh Tipton, Constable Precinct 5, he has had infomation on the residence where the arrest took place, through investigation and complaints from Timpson citizens.

Tipton requested the assistance of other agencies including Constable Precinct 4 Taylor Fanguy, Constable Precinct 3 Roy Cheatwood, Sheriff's Deputies and DPS. After speaking with the homeowner, written consent from the homeowner was acquired to search the home.

During the search a significant amount of methamphetamine, pipes, needles, several plastic baggies used for distribution, and a stolen gun out of Angelina County were located.

Clayton Russell, Jr., 33, of Timpson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, felony 3; and possession of a stolen firearm, state jail felony.

"I've got several complaints from it up here, and it was just time to do something," said Constable Tipton.

Constable Tipton expressed appreciation to all of the agencies who assisted in the arrest.