“Strange behavior” led to the arrest of a Dallas man for suspicion of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, according to a Durant Police report.
Timothy Derrell Brooks, 42, was charged this week, following his arrest Friday evening by Durant Police Sgt. Jesse Petty, who captured Brooks in a parking garage in the 3700 block of Choctaw Road. According to Petty’s report, a man later identified as Brooks was walking around a GMC Envoy. The man walked back and forth between the vehicle to the elevator shaft door, but he never entered the facility.
Petty approached the man due to his “strange behavior,” the report stated, and told him that he approached him due to criminal activity that can occur in the garage.
Brooks provided his driver’s license and also documentation to prove he owned the vehicle, according to the report, and Petty told Brooks he wanted to have his K-9 sniff the exterior of the vehicle, and Brooks agreed with the request.
The dog alerted to the current or past presence of narcotics, the report, stated, and Petty, upon searching the vehicle, found a container in the center console that had a false bottom. Inside the container was a baggy with white rock-like substances, and there was another rock-type substance wrapped in handcuffs.
Petty questioned Brooks, who said he would rather have his attorney present, so questioning was stopped. Brooks was booked into jail.
In other crimes, two people have been charged with second-degree burglary, following separate investigations by Durant Police. Kelly Don Beshirs, AKA Kelly Don Gibson, 29, Durant, is charged with breaking into a vehicle in the 4700 block of University Boulevard.
The charges are the result of completion of an investigation in May when officers investigated a hit-and-run incident involving Beshirs’ vehicle which had been wrecked and abandoned in the 5200 block of Kimberly Drive. According to an affidavit by Detective Michael Shufeldt, police found items in the vehicle that were believed to have been stolen.
Jared Blake Diviney, 20, Durant is charged with the July burglary of the Country Club Golf Course. According to an affidavit by Detective Shufeldt, someone broke a window to gain entry to the pro shop and then stole money. Business owner Larry Nabors told police he believed it was someone who had knowledge of the business, according to the affidavit, and it was determined that a relative of the suspect was employed there.
Diviney was questioned and according to the affidavit, he admitted to the burglary.
Durant police have investigated two additional burglaries during the past few days. Brady Miller, owner of Miller’s Short Stop, 1503 E. Highway 70, told Officer Jason Colvard Saturday evening that he saw a man carrying a 12 pack of beer in front of the store and that the front-door glass was shattered. Miller yelled at the man, who dropped the beer and ran away.
Officer Travis Dill investigated a burglary Monday at Metts Brothers Inc., 3307 N. Washington Ave. Steve Metts told Dill that the front door had been pried open and tools, plus a 2003 Chevrolet pickup, had been stolen.
Someone broke a drive-thru window at Nichols Dollar Saver, according to a Sunday report by officer Scott Phelps. Hali Cornelison, a pharmacist at the store, said that when she entered the pharmacy, she observed the window broken out. Anyone with information on these crimes is encouraged to call the Durant Crime Tip Line at 924-8845.