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FBI raids compound in Rusk County

Smith County
Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 12:52pm

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at approximately 5:00am, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office in joint with the Federal Bureau of Investigations executed a federal search and arrest warrant. The warrant was executed on property located in the Southern region of Rusk County on County Road 4186.

The federal warrant was the result of an ongoing Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics in joint with Federal Bureau of investigation. Nine residents were entered simultaneously by Rusk County Investigators and Federal Agents. Once all residence was secure a large contingent of Federal Agents and Rusk County Investigators executed the federal search warrant.

Victor Hernandez Hernandez, Jr., 30 yrs old of Henderson, was arrested and taken into custody by Federal Agents.

The seized property as a result of the federal search warrant included multiple firearms. If the stolen property is determined to be stolen, and that property is identified by possible victims, criminal charges will be filed.

Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle wants the general public to know that he will continue his efforts in the best interest of the citizens in Rusk County. Additionally Sheriff Pirtle states, if you are involved in criminal activity within Rusk County. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office will utilize any and all resources needed to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in criminal activity.


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