Three search warrants served Tuesday morning by federal and local law enforcement officials involved "Internet crime," and federal authorities took one person into custody later Tuesday, Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said Wednesday.
Grubbs did not release other details on the search warrants. Grubbs also did not reveal the identity of the person arrested by federal authorities or the charge. Grubbs had said Tuesday morning no one was arrested, and, Grubbs said, no one had been arrested when he made that statement.
Another person, Debra Noll, 40, who was at a site where one of the search warrants was served, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Grubbs said. He said the charge was "incidental to the search warrant."
About 30 federal and local law enforcement officials executed three search warrants one in the county and two in Brownwood beginning around 6 a.m., Grubbs said earlier.
Grubbs has said he can disclose little about the search warrants or the investigation that led to the warrants, but said they did not involve firearms.
The Department of Homeland Security was the lead agency, and sheriff's deputies assisted in serving the warrants, Grubbs said. Officials with the U.S. Marshal's Service were also present.
In other incidents:
Deputy Shade Tidwell was dispatched Monday to an undisclosed location on County Road 203 on an animal cruelty report. Tidwell located five horses and two donkeys that seemed malnourished. Tidwell made a report for cruelty to animals.
Deputy Brandon Arnold was dispatched Monday to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, where a man said he was assaulted by three unknown males while he was at Lake Brownwood State Park with his girlfriend and her children.
Deputy Jim Cornelius took a report from a woman who said her husband has violated a protective order by phoning and texting her.
Deputy Terry Sliter was dispatched Monday to an undisclosed location on County Road 261, where a bull had been found on property where he didn't belong.
Brownwood officer Brandon Johnson took a report from a man Tuesday who said someone used his social security number to buy merchandise.
Officer Brandon Miller was dispatched Tuesday to the the 2100 block of Commerce on a report of an accident. One of the drivers fled before Miller arrived. The driver was located and admitted his involvement.
Officer Doug Hurt was dispatched Tuesday to the 4200 block of the Brady Highway, where someone had signed a contract to buy a car. The person did not make payments and prevented the car from being repossessed.
Officer Bruce Spruill was dispatched Tuesday to the 2800 bock of Fourth on a report that a man assaulted a woman and was driving away from the scene. Spruill made a report for assault by strangulation, theft and criminal mischief.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday were:
Thomas Aulmann, 58, Brownwood, motion to revoke for theft by check.
Victor Bastardo Jr., 32, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Robert Danner, 62, Cross Plains, public intoxication.
Joseph Hight Jr., 38, Brownwood, possession of marijuana.
Anthony Lumpkin, 20, Brownwood, bond withdrawal for theft.