What started as an attempt to serve arrest and search warrants ended up in the brush and cactus Friday morning.
Reagan County deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant for William Schneemann at his house west of Big Lake off Lone Wolf Road.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, once on scene, deputies witnessed Schneemann exit a side door of the home and run into a field behind the house.
Schneemann refused commands by Deputy Justin Ruiz to stop running and headed into thick mesquite and cactus where he was tackled according to Chief Deputy Destin Wilha.
Wilha said Deputy Ruiz noticed Schneemann had something in his hand when he exited the house.
A baggy of methamphetamine was recovered from under a cactus and Schneemann denied throwing anything according to the affidavit.
During the search of the property a quantity of white crystal substance which tested positive for meth was recovered.
The total weight for the recovered substance was 6.68 grams.
Multiple empty baggies were located inside the home as well according to the affidavit.
Deanna Kleinertz was inside the home at the time of the search.
Both Schneemann and Kleinertz were charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Grade 1, Between 4 Grams and 200 Grams, which is a 1st Degree Felony.
Schneemann was also charged with the original arrest warrant charge of Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Grade 1, Between 1 Gram and 4 Grams. A 2nd Degree Felony.
That charge stems from a controlled buy conducted by the Reagan County Sheriff’s Department and a cooperating individual.
According to the affidavit, a Reagan County officer witnessed William Schneemann sell a substance which tested positive for methamphetamine to the cooperating individual.
Along with the two drug charges, Schneemann was also charged with Evading Arrest/Detention, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair an Investigation, a 3rd Degree Felony.
As with all criminal cases, both Schneemann and Kleinertz are considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.