VIDEO: Whitehouse man arrested on five felony probation warrants

Published on Thursday, 27 March 2014 23:51 - Written by From Staff Reports

The love of gaming machines proved to be the downfall Thursday for a man wanted by police.

Tyler officers caught Steven Brightwell, 50, of Whitehouse, about 1 p.m. as he played online poker at the Tyler Travel Center on Loop 323 near Farm-to-Market Road 14.

Brightwell was wanted on five felony probation warrants, Tyler police spokesman Don Martin said. 

Police were dispatched to the same location earlier in the day when they believed Brightwell was in the business only to learn he had left. 

However, a few hours later a phone call to police indicated the wanted man was back inside the store.

He was being held in the Smith County Jail on no bond.