Parolee arrested on new charges


The search Monday night for a man wanted on a parole warrant led to additional charges being requested against him, police report.

Derek Allen Esteb, 26, of Norman was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and driving while suspended with a prior unrelated violation, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Esteb was arrested after officers Rick Meyer, Jeff Walters and Jesse Hutchinson went to a home at 1904 W. State Road 258 to serve a parole warrant on him.

As officers were arriving, a motorist in a red Dodge truck left and headed east on State Road 258, police said.

From information Walters had earlier obtained, police had reason to believe Esteb was driving the truck, so Walters followed it until it pulled into a driveway, police reported.

Esteb was found to be driving the vehicle and was arrested by Walters.

Meyer said before going to the residence to find Esteb, police had asked Columbus Officer Branch Schrader to come to the area with his dog, Argo.

While walking around the truck Esteb had been driving, Argo alerted to possible drugs, Meyer said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of four small baggies of white powder, later tested and found to be methamphetamine, between the driver’s seat and the center seat. Meyer said police also found green plant material, later determined to be marijuana, in the same area.

Meyer said he also found a clear pipe under the center arm rest.

Esteb was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 10:50 p.m. Monday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing in Jackson Circuit Court.

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