Fugitive arrested in traffic stop in Gregg County

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014 23:34 - Written by From Staff and Wire Reports

A man wanted on a federal warrant was apprehended during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

Gregg County Sheriff’s spokesman Kirk Haddix said the stop was made about 3 a.m. when deputies saw a black Ford truck traveling on Tryon Road with expired registration.

“Upon making a stop on the vehicle, the driver, 44-year-old Larry Shane Sillick, of Tyler, was found to have an outstanding federal warrant for violation of probation,” he said. “Upon Sillick exiting the truck, he dropped a purple colored bag and stepped on it in an attempt to conceal it from deputies.”

Haddix said deputies found the bag contained four baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine, later found to have a total weight of 7.8 grams. A search of the truck revealed a Ruger 9-mm handgun in the console.

Sillick was transported to the Gregg County Jail for the outstanding warrant and possession of a controlled substance, greater than or equal to 4 grams but less than 200 grams. Because of a previous felony conviction, Sillick was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm, and he is being held without bond.