FBI agents serve warrant in Marlin

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MARLIN, Texas – Ray Bledsoe remains in custody after being arrested by Marlin PD on Monday.

It all happened on the 300 block of Chambers Street.

The Falls County Sheriff’s Office tells FOX44 the 43-year-old Marlin veteran was arrested for having prohibited items in a correctional facility, which is a third-degree felony.

The sheriff says he smuggled a cell phone into the jail during a previous arrest for contempt of court.

Falls County sheriff deputies, Marlin PD, and FBI agents were all located at the home where Bledsoe was arrested several hours after he was taken into custody executing a federal search warrant.

“This operative is a secondary for what happened this morning. This was already in play, if you will, and they already planned on doing this operation that was done by the FBI this afternoon,” says Sheriff Ricky Scaman.

Scaman says he suspects federal charges will come up after the FBI conducts a thorough investigation.

“This has been an ongoing investigation for the FBI for quite some time. There was some things that were uncovered. I can’t speak for them. I can only guess that they’re going to have more investigation before they close this case out,” Scaman says.

While it appeared to be a busy scene on Monday afternoon, officials say there was no public threat.

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The FBI tells FOX44 News that agents served a federal warrant Monday at a house on Chambers Street.

Members of the Marin Police Department and Falls County Sheriff’s Office took part in the operation as well.

FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee would not discuss the nature of the warrant or give the name of the person or persons involved. She did say that there is no threat to the public.

FOX44 did learn that Marlin Police did arrest one person on a state warrant, but no one would say how or if that person is connected to the federal investigation.

We will bring you more information as soon as it is available.

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