Drugs, firearm, stolen credit card found, forgery suspect arrested again

Raymond Bradley Roach. Photo Source: Longview PD
Raymond Bradley Roach. Photo Source: Longview PD

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Police Department:

LONGVIEW, TX - On July 12, 2010 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Longview Officers were dispatched to the Hampton Inn and Suites at 3044 North Eastman Road for a report of suspicious activity.

Hotel employees informed officers that a man had used several different types of fraudulent identification to rent a room and then paid for the room with a credit card that was possibly stolen. Officers located the man outside of the hotel and he initially tried to flee from officers. He was apprehended and identified as Raymond Bradley Roach, who is known to officers from previous forgery cases.

Inside the room rented by Roach, Officers discovered a handgun, six grams of methamphetamine, a credit card believed to be stolen and a small amount of marijuana. Roach's vehicle yielded a passport, various identification cards and equipment used to manufacture fraudulent identification cards. None of the identification cards located were in Raymond Roach's name.

Roach was booked into the Gregg County Jail for credit card abuse (State jail felony), possession of a controlled substance (2nd degree felony), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (Class A misdemeanor), possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor) and an outstanding warrant for forgery.