Smith County Jail

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Tanya "Lil' Bit" Martin: ETX Woman Facing Felony Charge in Pumpkin Heist

    In our second example of East Texas pumpkin-related mayhem this week, Hair Balls brings you the story of Tanya Lanea "Lil' Bit" Martin, a pint-sized Tyler-area woman in a heap of crap over a $3.99 gourd. Earlier this week, Martin was formally indicted on a felony robbery charge for an October 5 inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Jerry Lewis Barrett: Alleged Gun-Toting, Crack-Dealing Bootlegger Reminds Us of Epic Houston Blues Tale

    Smith County JailJerry Lewis Barrett mugs it up for the camera.​Yesterday afternoon police in Tyler raided the East Locust Street home of 56-year-old Jerry Lewis Barrett. They say they found crack, prescription pills, a short-barrel firearm (possibly a sawed-off shotgun) and evidence of bootle ... More >>

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Absent a Mother

    A judge says Karen Shrader can't see or talk to her children because she's a bad influence. Shrader says any “bad influence” comes from the application of her ex-husband's deep pockets to the East Texas legal system.