Henderson County Deputy Offers Woman Ride Home, She Goes to Jail Instead

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HENDERSON COUNTY -- A Henderson County deputy found a woman walking in the middle of the road Sunday night; the deputy stopped to check on the woman and offered her a ride home.

But before allowing her in his vehicle, the deputy asked the woman, 28-year-old Lacey Davenport, if she had any weapons or anything else he needed to know about, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Davenport gave the deputy a small pocket knife, a glass pipe, and a container that appeared to be filled with meth.

So instead of giving her a ride home, the deputy took Davenport to the Henderson County Jail. She was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

In a news release, the deputy's sheriff said, "One of my deputies was doing the right and honorable thing -- helping a person he knew needed help."