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Navasota man with murder conviction arrested after being found with guns, drugs

Charles Craddock was convicted of murder back in 1990. Deputies said they found drugs and guns in his possession in Brazos County.
Charles Craddock, 51, of Navasota, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and parole violation. Brazos County sheriff's deputies said they found Craddock in possession of several guns and drugs.

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — A convicted murderer out on parole has been arrested in Brazos County after deputies said they found him to be in possession of drugs and several guns.

Charles Craddock, 61, of Navasota, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and a parole violation. Craddock was convicted of murder in 1990 in Brazos County.

Deputies went to a home on the 1300 block of Harlan Road in Brazos County after it was believed a wanted person may be there. According to authorities, Craddock lives at the home and was there when deputies arrived at the scene.

The deputies said Craddock allowed them to search the area for the wanted person and upon their search, they found drug paraphernalia in open view. They asked Craddock to open a safe also found in the home. Authorities said they found methamphetamine on top of the safe and a revolver locked inside the safe. Deputies said they found other baggies of methamphetamine, a rifle and a shotgun.

While searching the property, deputies found a trailer parked behind the home. They said Craddock admitted he owned the trailer and deputies said he allowed them to search it. Near the trailer, deputies said they found another rifle, bringing the total number of firearms they recovered to five. They said they found more than four grams of methamphetamine. The deputies did not find the wanted person on the property.

Craddock was released on parole in 2014, according to court documents. At last check, he was in the Brazos County Jail without bond.

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