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Florida man held in Brownwood on DUI manslaughter warrant

Florida man held in Brownwood on DUI manslaughter warrant

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:12 pm | Updated: 6:06 pm, Mon Feb 3, 2014.

By STEVE NASH steve.nash@brownwoodbulletin.com

A Florida man remained Monday in the Brown County Jail on a warrant for DUI manslaughter in connection with a fatal traffic accident that occurred in 2012 in the Tampa, Fla. area.

Daniel Luckett, 25, was arrested Thursday in Brownwood by the U.S. Marshal's Office and is awaiting extradition to Florida, according to jail records and Florida media outlets.

Marshals tracked down Luckett in Brownwood, Bay News 9 TV of Tampa reported on its website.

It was not immediately clear why Luckett was in Brownwood.

On Nov. 1, 2012, Luckett was driving a car in with a passenger, a 22-year-old man, the Tampa Tribune reported Friday in its online edition.

Luckett was driving too fast and failed to negotiate a curve, and his car veered off the road and hit a tree, the newspaper reported. The passenger died from his injuries.

A warrant for Luckett's arrest was issued in August 2013, according to the newspaper.

In unrelated incidents, traffic stops led to drug arrests of several suspects and a Brownwood Middle School student was taken into custody for allegedly possessing marijuana and a controlled substance.

Those arrests were among incidents described in law enforcement reports released Monday.

According to reports:

• Sheriff's Sgt. John Fincher made a traffic stop Friday night and obtained consent to search the vehicle. Fincher found items including marijuana, K-2, hashish oil and prescription pills. Fincher arrested Justin Gregg, 19, of Marble Falls, on three charges of possession of a controlled substance and on a possession of marijuana charge. Fincher arrested Jonathan Sharp, 18, of Spicewood, on a possession of marijuana charge.

Both suspects told Fincher a third occupant of the vehicle didn't know about the contraband and had been getting a ride home from school with the pair. That person was released.

• Deputy Joe Thomas made a traffic stop Saturday and arrested Victor Lemons II, 18, of Belton, and Brian Wiggins, 18, of Rogers, on charges of possession of marijuana.

• Brownwood police took a middle school student into custody after school staff said the student had displayed a baggie of marijuana to other students. The juvenile also had two unspecified types of a controlled substance.

• Police arrested Sharon Shaffer, 43, and Mark Sain, 54, both of Brownwood, on charges of possession of marijuana after a traffic stop. Sain was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

"Good People Do Get Arrested"

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