Possible Robbery Complaint At Auto Zone Resulted In Two Controlled Substance Arrests

A call that started out as a possible robbery complaint at AutoZone resulted in two controlled substance arrests early Sunday morning.

No HCSO jail photos available for Terryl Lane Webb Jr. or Christopher Alexander Graves

Sulphur Springs Police officers responded at AutoZone to a report of a possible robbery in progress around 8:15 a.m. July 26, 2020. Officers contacted a 31-year-old Santa Fe, New Mexico man who claimed a man inside the store had a weapon and was trying to kill him. The man was identified by SSPD Officer Francisco Castro and Sgt. Brandon Mayes in arrest reports as Christopher Alexander Graves.

Officers entered the store and contacted what appeared to be the sole customer. No firearm was located on the 30-year-old Wills Point man, according to arrest reports. The Wills Point man, identified by Mayes and Lt. Pat Leber as Terryl Lane Webb Jr., also allegedly denied having any weapons in the Honda Accord parked in front of the business, but refused officers’ request to search inside of the car.

Police reported walking around the vehicle and saw in plain sight, through the windows, a small plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance the officers believed to be methamphetamine. The substance was obtained and field-tested positive for meth. Both Webb and Graves were placed into custody just before 8:40 a.m. July 26, 2020. The substance, including packaging, reportedly weighed more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams, resulting in both being jailed on a third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance charge, according to arrest reports.

Graves remained in Hopkins County jail Monday, July 27, on the possession of more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance; bond on the charge was set at $10,000, according to jail reports.

Webb was released from Hopkins County jail later Sunday, July 26, on $10,000 bond on the possession of 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance charge, according to jail reports.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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