Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 22, 2013

Dallas man arrested here on drug, bond charge

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — A 26-year-old man remained in the Henderson County Jail for narcotics and bond forfeiture charges after a traffic stop on Emma Street on Friday night.

Michael Zachary Compton of Dallas was booked into the Henderson County Jail for possession of a controlled substance (one gram to four grams), and failure to identify himself as a fugitive.

Bond on those charges was set at $10,000. An additional $500,000 bond was set on the bond forfeiture that stems from to a previous possession charge.

Compton was also held without bond on two motion to revoke community supervision charges, stemming from previous drug possession arrests.

Compton pled guilty to manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Dallas in May, 2005 and was sentenced to eight years confinement and eight years probation.

According to APD reports, Officer Jonathan Hutchison stopped Compton at 9:40 p.m. on Emma Street. A run of Compton’s identification revealed that he was wanted on warrants from Henderson County and Dallas County. He was transported to the Henderson County Justice Center for booking.

APD also logged an arrest following a disturbance call from  the New Haven Apartments on Jonathan Street at 1:37 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. An unknown female contacted APD and reported that a man wearing blue jeans was beating a vehicle with a bat. Police learned that Kody Burden had been seen running from Jonathan Street.

Sgt. Jason McEntire responded to the area of the apartments, along with Cpl. Dana Dykes and Officer Marshall Passons.

Officers located and arrested Burden, who was charged with criminal mischief $1,500 to $20,000 and evading arrest with previous convictions.

Burden remained in jail on Monday, with bond set at $9,000.