Bouton teen arrested at taser point on alleged drugs charges

Brendan Robert James, 19, of Bouton arrested Friday night on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Bouton teenager was arrested at taser point about 10:45 p.m. Friday in Bouton after failing to comply with directions issued by a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Brendan Robert James, 19, of 111 Jefferson St., Bouton, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court records, the deputy deployed the taser after James “would not comply with his orders to keep his hands out of his pockets.”

A search of James disclosed “a clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance.”

James is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance Saturday in Dallas County District Court.

James pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree harassment in 2018 in Dallas County District Court. According to court records, James told his father that “he was going to strike him in the head with a hammer.”

At the time of the 2018 arrest, the father told law enforcement officers that his son was “abusing methamphetamine, and it has caused Brendan to have erratic behavior.” will update this story as information becomes available.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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