An attempt to serve a warrant at a Van Sickle Street apartment complex reportedly resulted in not one but two arrests, according to police reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott went at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 9 to the apartment complex, where 27-year-old Darien Tre Sims was reported to be staying, to serve him with one felony and two traffic warrants. When patrol officers attempted to contact him, 27-year-old Trinay Deshawn Robinson allegedly refused to open the door at the address, Estes and Scott alleged in arrest reports. Upon finally making contact with someone there, they had Sims walk out of the apartment, according to arrest reports.
Sims allegedly refused officers commands and was placed onto the ground using “the least amount of force possible to make the arrest.” Sims was placed into handcuffs and officers checked the residence.
Police reportedly saw suspected marijuana in plain view on and around the toilet. They also allegedly found some inside the toilet and baggies beside of it. Sims was taken to jail, where he allegedly admitted the marijuana was his and that he was trying to destroy it by flushing it down the toilet, the SCU officers alleged in arrest reports.
Robinson reportedly claimed she got scared and hid in a closet. She too admitted she knew Sims was trying to flush and destroy the marijuana, the SCU officers alleged.
Sims was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation, which he was on for a burglary of a habitation, as well as warrants for speeding and no driver’s license. He also was arrested for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail Thursday morning, Oct. 10. His bond on the tampering with evidence charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.
Robinson was arrested for hindering apprehension, a third-degree felony offense, according to arrest reports. She remained in the county jail Thursday morning, Oct. 10, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the charge, according to jail reports.