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As of Monday, April 16, the publication of Grayson County's Most Wanted list has led to the arrest of four individuals.

So far, 42-year-old Chad M. Dennis, 39-year-old Mark Dennis, 25-year-old Dustin T. Stinnett, and 51-year-old Timothy Ray Tomes have been apprehended, according to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

Chad Dennis was apprehended Sunday night, April 15 by Grayson County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Newman on a warrant for the charge of Failure to Appear.

Mark Dennis was taken into custody on the charges of Failure to Appear; Resisting Arrest; Menacing; Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine); Drug Paraphernalia -- Buy/Possess; and Possession of Marijuana.

Stinnett was arrested in March for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), as well as a bench warrant for a drug violation.

And Tomes was recovered by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office for Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense -- (Less Than 2 Grams of Methamphetamine); and Persistent Felony Offender I.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) is currently seeking the remaining six individuals, listed on the county's Most Wanted list (which can be viewed on www.gcsheriff.net).

Those individuals are:

•Lonnie Wayne Campbell, 63, who is wanted for two Probation Violation warrants, as well as for Failure to Appear, and Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 2nd offense.

Campbell's total bond amount is set at $60,500.

•Greg Embry, 55, who is wanted on an indictment warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Greg Embry's bond was set at $10,000 cash.

•Nathan W. Embry, 26, who is wanted on a warrant for Robbery, 2nd degree.

His bond has been set at $10,000 cash.

•Edward O. Heflin, 44, who is wanted on an indictment warrant for Manufacturing Methamphetamine; Possession of Methamphetamine; Possession of Marijuana; Persistent Felony Offender; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Heflin's bond was set at $10,000 cash.

•Brian Keown, 41, who is wanted on a bench warrant for Failure to Appear; Possession of Heroin; Operating on Suspended License; and No Registration Plates.

Keown's bond was set at $10,000 cash.

•Billy Ray Whobrey, 29, who is wanted on a Bench Warrant for Flagrant Non-Support.

Whobrey's bond was set at $10,000 cash.

Chaffins said GCSO Lieutenant Sonny Poteet first recommended the idea for establishing a Grayson County's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Chaffins approved, and Poteet went through the list of warrants to find those with the highest bonds and developed the Top 10 list to send to the IT department for publication on the GCSO website.

Chaffins said that, when the list began getting publicized, his office immediately began receiving tips from people out of state who had seen individuals on the list, as well as from local people who may have seen them in public.

"It's been successful," Chaffins said.

Out-of-state tips are particularly helpful.

Chaffins said that, often, individuals with warrants will move out of state or hide out of state because their offenses are non-extraditable.

"These are people who need to be held accountable," said Chaffins, adding that the 10 most wanted are the ones "we're going to aggressively pursue."

"We don't want them to think there's a safe place for them," he said.

Chaffins said that, for as long as he has been sheriff, he has operated under the belief that his position cannot be done alone.

"We need the help of the public," he said.

Anyone with information regarding an individual or individuals on the Grayson County's Top 10 Most Wanted list is encouraged to contact the GCSO by phone at 270-259-3024 or by submitting an anonymous tip through www.gcsheriff.net.

"Any tip we get we're going to follow up on," said Chaffins, who added that the list will be updated as suspects are apprehended.