Hood County Sheriff

A 46-year-old man wanted on a sex offender warrant out of Tarrant was arrested Tuesday by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance, according to Lt. Johnny Rose.

Bobby Salinas, who told deputies that he is homeless, was taken into custody at about 6 p.m. as a result of a drug investigation by the Hood County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit. Salinas was booked into the Hood County Jail on a third-degree felony drug (methamphetamine) charge, according to Rose.

“The charge stems from Salinas possessing over 7 grams of meth and having a failed to register as a sex offender warrant out of Tarrant County,” Rose stated, adding that Salinas won’t be transferred to Tarrant County custody until he answers to the Hood County charge.

Bond for Salinas is set at $15,000 on the controlled substance charge, and $10,000 on the failure to register count, which also ranks as a third-degree felony, Rose noted.