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AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Unit made a noteworthy arrest last week. In Smith County, on June 3, Brandon Lee Mon Johnson, 25, of Tyler was arrested for Continuous Trafficking of a Person. Johnson was taken into custody after he was found with a minor who was believed to be a victim of domestic sex trafficking. The investigation confirmed that Johnson had been sex trafficking the minor, and Johnson was transported to the Smith County Jail. This arrest was made while working with the United States Marshal’s […]

 AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made one noteworthy arrests last week In Bexar County, Brandon Garza, 22, of San Antonio, was arrested for two counts of Promotion of Child Pornography and one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child on May 12. This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of child pornography to an online account, with a possible live victim.  During an interview, Garza confessed to owning the online account, […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In San Augustine County, Christopher Scott Tyre was arrested in San Augustine on one count of Promotion of Child Pornography on May 4. This case was received as a NCMEC CyberTipline report involving the upload of an image of child pornography to a social media platform. Investigators seized several items for examination by the Digital Forensics Unit from Tyre’s home. Tyre was booked into the San Augustine […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Harris County, Christopher Michael Roth was arrested in Houston on April 28.  Roth, who was on parole for two separate convictions of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child in 2008 and 2011, violated the terms of parole and a corresponding Parole Violation warrant was issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. In Dallas County, Tamarion Stewart was arrested in Dallas on April 28. Stewart had an outstanding […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Jefferson County, Alan Wayne Kay, 52, was arrested for five counts of Promotion of Child Pornography. This case was referred as a NCMEC CyberTipline Report involving the upload of files of child pornography to a social media account. Investigators executed a search warrant at Kay’s residence, and numerous devices were seized for examination by the Digital Forensic Unit. Kay was transported to the Jefferson County Jail without incident. The […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Child Exploitation Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Bexar County, Paul Wayne Eakes was arrested on April 13 in San Antonio. Eakes had 5 outstanding warrants for Possession of Child Pornography out of Coryell County. The unit received this case as a NCMEC CyberTipline report in 2016 involving the upload of child pornography to an online video blogging service. In July 2017, CEU investigators executed a search warrant at a residence where the […]

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Round Up

Ken Paxton

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week.  In Galveston County, Todd Francis Swartz was arrested in Galveston on March 19. Swartz had an outstanding warrant for Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child, issued by the Galveston County Justice of the Peace (Precinct 2). Swartz attempted to flee the state to avoid prosecution at the time of his arrest. The Unit made the arrest while working with the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force. In Smith County, Tomas DeJesus Cardona […]

AG Paxton: Federal Interference in State Election Law Violates the Constitution

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a letter warning United States House and Senate leaders of Constitutional deficiencies within H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which unfortunately passed the House recently. Under both the Elections Clause of Article I of the Constitution and the Electors Clause of Article II, States have principal responsibility to safeguard elections. The Act would invert that structure, commandeer state resources, muddle election procedure, and erode faith in our elections. “This […]

Texas Lawsuit Results in Court Upholding Federal Law, Halts Biden Administration’s Unlawful Freeze of Deportations

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas for granting a nationwide temporary restraining order halting implementation of the Biden Administration’s unlawful order to the Department of Homeland Security to freeze virtually all deportations of illegal aliens. “The Court’s decision to stop the Biden Administration from casting aside congressionally enacted immigration laws is a much-needed remedy for DHS’s unlawful action. A near-complete suspension of deportations would […]

AG Paxton Announces Appointment of Judd Stone to Solicitor General and Departure of Kyle Hawkins

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the departure of Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins and the appointment of Judd Stone to fill this vital role within the Office of the Attorney General. “Kyle Hawkins fought for Texans’ rights every step of the way – including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the unconstitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. His dedication to safeguarding rights is very much appreciated,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “I look […]