KTRE 9 News in Lufkin is reporting that three residents of Tyler County have been charged with crimes ranging from child endangerment to drug offenses after a man was accused of abandoning children in a vehicle when he fled from officers over the weekend.
The report said that Christopher Dashawn Montoya, 25, of Woodville, had felony warrants when he fled on foot from a traffic stop in Woodville on Sunday.
According to the report, deputies in Polk County later went to a house there where they found Montoya, along with Portia Rashawn Winston, 30, also of Woodville, Kimberly I-Kea Tysha Foster, 19, of Hillister, and five children in the residence.
Also in the house deputies said they discovered more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine, ecstasy, fentanyl pills, marijuana, and 3 guns, all of which deputies noted were within reach of the children.
The three were later charged with 3 felony counts of manufacture and delivery of controlled substance and 5 felony counts of abandoning or endangering a child, with additional felony probation violation warrants against Montoya.
Montoya’s bond was set at $470,000.00, while a $275,000.00 bond was set for Winston and Foster.