Warrant lays out details behind Lawrence indictment
Following a request of information to the 90th Judicial District Court regarding the August indictment of former Graham Police Department officer Austin Lawrence, The Graham Leader has obtained warrant information regarding the Texas Rangers’ investigation.
On July 7, Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Michael Schraub filed an affidavit for a search warrant for two phones carried by Lawrence. Included in the request was a black LG phone from TracFone Wireless Inc. and a black iPhone 11. The affidavit states that the iPhone was issued to Lawrence for his duties as a police officer.
The affidavit claims both phones contained communications between Lawrence and Pamela Ingram, 33, who was arrested by GPD officer Sergeant Pedro Marrufo June 30. According to Schraub’s review of Ingram’s incident report, Ingram claimed she had been “seeing” Lawrence since “April 22.”
“Sergeant Marrufo contacted Lawrence, who denied Ingram’s claims, but later Sergeant Marrufo observes messages on Ingram’s phone corroborating Ingram’s statements,” Schraub wrote.
According to messages on Ingram’s phone, Lawrence delivered Adderall to Ingram. Lawrence also advised Ingram to drive down the alley behind Lawrence’s residence and throw what was identified in a July 6 interview to be methamphetamine over Lawrence’s fence.
Ingram told Schraub in the July 6 interview that much of her and Lawrence’s relationship was documented on her phone. Ingram also told Schraub that controlled substances containing THC seized by Lawrence during the course of his duties were given to her.
For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 11 edition of The Graham Leader. For the previous story, click here.