The search of a home in Navasota leads to the arrest of a man on parole for murder.
According to a press release, authorities with Brazos County received information a wanted man might be staying at a home in the 1300 block of Harlan Road in the Navasota city limits. They were met by the homeowner, who gave them consent to search the home.
The wanted individual was not found at the home. However, during their search, deputies found drugs in plain sight. The homeowner gave consent for authorities to search a safe, and eventually the property. In the safe, they found a loaded revolver and a small bag of methamphetamine. In another bedroom and in a trailer, they found another two rifles, a shotgun and additional small bags of methamphetamine.
In all, deputies collected five firearms and 5.4 grams of methamphetamine at the property.
The homeowner was arrested and identified as 61 year old Charles Ray Craddock of Navasota. He was booked into the Brazos County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and a parole violation.
Craddock was released on parole in March 2014 for the charge of murder. This was Craddock’s 7th arrest in 30 years, as he violated parole in 2017 as well.