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Loud "boom" leads to an Arjay man's arrest

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

Johnny Michael Collett - BCDC

On Monday afternoon December 30, 2019, at 2:42pm Deputies Edward Dray and Frank Foster were dispatched to a residence on Albert Durham Road in Arjay in response to a loud "boom" heard by local/neighboring residents within the area.


Upon arrival, Deputy Dray states he observed a wooden shed on the premises, with the door open and the resident, identified as 52 year old Johnny Michael Collett, standing within the shed acting very nervous after seeing the deputies.


After being giving identifying information from Collett, Deputy Dray was advised by Bell County Dispatch that he had several outstanding arrest warrants, some of which were probation/parole warrants. Collett was then placed under arrest.


Within plain view, the deputies found a glass pipe containing a substance which was believed to be Methamphetamine laying on the floor next to Collett. A search of the immediate area revealed an additional glass pipe containing a substance believed to be Methamphetamine, a clear baggie containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana, two small clear/yellow plastic bags containing a crystal substance believed to be Methamphetamine, and a black .38 caliber Taurus revolver, loaded with two rounds. All of the items were within arms reach of Collett.


The investigation revealed that Collett had been convicted of a felony for arson in 1996.


Johnny Michael Collett was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), possession of Marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and he was served three outstanding bench warrants.

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