In September of this year, a Royse City Police Officer conducting a routine traffic stop was provided computer items that allegedly contained images of child pornography.
Over the course of the next two months investigators with Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, Royse City Police Department and the Greenville Police Department worked together to gather evidence pertaining to this case. The collaborative effort resulted in multiple search warrants on computers and a residence in the 9000 block of County Road 2584. An arrest warrant was issued for Billy Lewis Malone Jr., 52 years of age, who resides in the 9000 block of County Road 2584.
The warrant for Possession of Child Pornography was served on Malone at December 10, 2018, and he is currently in the Hunt County Detention Center where he was arraigned and issued a $100,000 cash bond.
“All the agency’s working together is a great example of the necessary teamwork needed to solve these type of crimes,” said Sheriff Randy Meeks. “I want to commend all the investigators involved on an excellent job”.