5 Arrested When Dectectives Find Narcotics and Small Kids, ONALASKA, November 4, 2021 - On November 3, 2021, The Polk County Sheriffs Office received a call of a young child that had been observed walking down US-190 West in the Onalaska area alone. A deputy was dispatched and the child was brought up to the Sheriff’s Office while detectives worked to find out who the child’s parents or guardian(s) were and where they could be located.
A short time later narcotics detectives were able to find out where the child lived with his parents and two other siblings in the cedar point subdivision near Onalaska. Detectives quickly responded to the residence to check on the welfare of the other two children and to further investigate the matter.
Detectives located the other two siblings at the residence and verified that they were accounted for. Also located at the residence was their mother, Brittany Jade Dykes, 34, of Livingston, and three other subjects identified as Bradlee Allen Scott, 46, of Waxahachie, Joel Alan Gilmore, 37, of New Caney and Elizabeth Mccelvey, 44, of Letexo. The childrens' father, Nolen Ray Dykes, 35, of Crockett, had just left the residence prior to the arrival of detectives on his way up to the Sheriff’s Office in an attempt to pick up his child.
Nolan Ray Dykes, 35, of Crockett
Brittany Jade Dykes, 34, of Livingston
While on scene detectives obtained probable cause to apply for a search warrant of the residence and property.
During the search narcotics detectives located and seized numerous different illegal narcotics including methamphetamine and the items used to distribute the illegal substance.
All four subjects were arrested on scene. Brittany Dykes was charged with possession of a controlled substance and abandon/endangering of a child.
Joel Gilmore was charged with possession of controlled substance and prohibited substance in a correctional facility after having a syringe with illegal substance found on his person once taken to the jail.
Both Elizabeth Mccelvey and Bradlee Scott were charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Mccelvey was also charged with tampering with physical evidence after it was found that she had attempted to conceal the methamphetamine and items to distribute from detectives.
Nolen Dykes was interviewed at the Sheriff’s Office where he was placed under arrest and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance and abandon/endangering of a child. Found in his vehicle that he had driven up to the Sheriff’s Office in was a large amount of methamphetamine. Dykes was also charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility and no license plate.
Child Protective Services were contacted and all three children were turned over to their care.
Bradlee Allen Scott, 46, of Waxahachie
Elizabeth Mccelvey, 44, of Letexo
Joel Alan Gilmore, 37, of New Caney
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