Man arrested in Vidor after report of gunshots
Sunday, June 24, Vidor Police were dispatched to the are of the Post Office in the 100 block of S. Archie St., in reference to gunshots being heard. The Vidor PD Street Crimes Unit also responded to the area to assist. The Street Crimes officers were in the 400 block of S. Archie St., when they saw a silver Saturn traveling north from the area where the shots were heard. The vehicle’s registration was expired and a traffic stop was conducted.
Officers approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as 26 year old Jimmy Thomas Adcock. Adcock was observed to be very nervous, breathing heavily and was placing his hands out of the officers sight, between the seats.
For the safety of the officers, the man was asked to exit the vehicle, and when he did the officers began a “pat down” of the man. He didn’t want to comply with the officers during the search, and a small blue baggie was seen to fall to the ground from the Adcock‘s person. The baggie contained a clear crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine.
At this point, Adcock began to resist, and after a struggle he was taken into custody, and secured in a police car. In a search of the vehicle, police found a counterfeit $100 bill lying in the seat.
Adcock was transported to the Orange County Jail and released to jail staff. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, forgery, resisting arrest and a parole board violation warrant. His bonds total $12,000.
Vidor Police Chief, Dave Shows, said “The street crimes unit has been effective in targeting those with criminal intentions in our community. We will continue to pursue those individuals involved in criminal activity in our neighborhoods”