Paul Dodd

Texas County law enforcement authorities report that numerous items suspected of being stolen and other goods related to drug activity were seized June 20 at an elaborate campsite on the Jacks Fork River that was believed to be the hideout of a pair of fugitives captured June 19.

Wanted felons Paul F. Dodd, 41, and Lisa M. Dodd, 51, both of Houston, were apprehended and arrested after a high-speed chase that led officers down a gravel road at speeds in excess of 60 miles per hour and ended in the driveway of a residence on Highway 137 near Willow Springs.

The following day, information was received that led deputies to an Edna Drive location on the Jacks Fork where three tents and other man-made structures had been erected, allegedly by the Dodds. An investigating officer stated in a report that the camp appeared to be more than a recreational set-up and had likely been used as a more permanent dwelling place.

After Lisa Dodd had signed a consent to search, officers looked through the tents and structures and seized numerous items as evidence.

The South Central Drug Task Force was contacted for disposal of some of the drug-related items.

Paul Dodd was wanted on Texas County felony warrants for drug charges from a March 2014 incident and hindering the prosecution of a felony from a May 2013 case. Lisa Dodd was wanted on Texas County warrants for a probation violation from a February 2010 felony theft incident (when she was known as Lisa M. Christ and was charged with stealing more than $500 but less than $25,000) and a misdemeanor warrant for non-support.

A probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking charges of resisting arrest on both fugitives, and of careless and imprudent driving on Paul Dodd.

The two were taken to the Texas County Jail. 

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