Bad Mugshot Bonanza: Five Longview Crime All-Stars Netted in Single Drug Bust

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Gregg County Jail
Accused meth dealer George Griffis
An expired inspection sticker led to fresh arrests for five of Longview's most frequently busted miscreants Friday.

Police say that 48-year-old Howard "Cowboy" Perkins and 47-year-old Clifton Ardry were stopped while riding in a pickup near the home of 54-year-old, Biblically bearded George Clifford Griffis. Since the two men told conflicting stories about what they'd been up to and the rest of their Black Friday plans, cops searched them and the truck. Perkins was found to be holding less than a gram of meth and Ardry had three outstanding traffic warrants.

According to information they received on the scene, cops searched the home Griffis apparently shared with 43-year-old Regena Avila and 47-year-old Kimberly Dawn Gill. Inside cops found the mother lode -- suspected cocaine, meth, weed and assorted paraphernalia.

And so were brought at least to a brief hiatus the careers of five of Gregg County's most legendary crime kings and queens.

Here's a brief rundown of their feats of yore...

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Gregg County Jail
Regena Avila, after her arrest last year for assault/family violence.
Avila, charged in this case with second-degree felony possession with intent to deliver, has been booked into Gregg County Jail 14 times in the last nine years, mostly on drug and traffic charges but also including assault/family violence and on a fugitive warrant from Colorado.

When she was picked up for assault late last year, police also found her to have no fewer than 22 open traffic warrants totaling around $13,500 in fines.

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Gregg County Jail
Kimberly Gill in 1999, at age 35.
Four-foot-eleven firecracker Gill has been popped for aggravated assault and assault causing bodily injury, at least two DWIs, dealing weed and three probation violations. In this case, she appears to only be facing an open traffic warrant.

As you can see by the two mugshots we've enclosed (one from 1999 and one from earlier this year), all those years on the lost highway have not been kind.

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Gregg County Jail
Kimberly Gill last week, at age 47.
"Clift" Ardry is in the felony range for DWIs (he did five years in prison for his most recent) and has also been busted for child endangerment, criminal mischief and making terroristic threats. He's a bit of a piker in this crowd.

Husky "Cowboy" Perkins has been jailed for assault/bodily violence, simple assault, prescription fraud, delivery of a dangerous drug, interference with an emergency phone call, terroristic threats, theft and assorted possession charges.

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Gregg County Jail
"Cowboy" Perkins
Big George Griffis's arrest record stretches back to a Watergate-era weed bust, and also includes numerous other drug charges, burglaries, varying degrees of assaults (including at least one with a knife), weapons charges and several citations for failing to remove junk from his property.

In this case, he faces a second-degree felony meth charge, one that could put him away for 20 years.


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Kris Lobrowski
Kris Lobrowski

"rode hard, put away wet, and her side kick, billy bob" uhuh

Waning_star
Waning_star

ooookay I lost track of who ,what and when .I feel like im under the influence now

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

O.K., after I done peed myself several times this mornin' over John's blog … I had to come back for further critique: That-there picture of "Cowboy" looks like it was took while he was tryin' to grunt one out.  Upon further observation, he also has that Slingblade look in his eyes.  P.S., Love the chops … I think that Mr. Rodney Carrington already done wrote a song about Miss Kimberly Dawn Gill … and it goes somethin' like this: "She had a gap b'tween her two front teeth that you could drive a truck through; and breath like a trash-can dumpster, that would kill you. She drove a 1973 Chevy Blazer, and her legs and her armpits never seen a razor. She had curlers in her hair, window rolled down; and a dip of snuff, spit on the ground … and as drunk as I was that woman looked good to me!" George Griffis … pious? Not. Stoic? Not. Perplexed? Perhaps … he looks like he's "probly" wonderin' who's gonna tend to his "winter crop" while he's away. And Regena … you go girl!  I think the folks at Aqua Net ought to compensate ya for field-testin' their product.  However, all that Marlboro Red residue might've held that doo in place … Funny?  Yep and nope; especially when you think about who's payin' for this crystal-meth cowboy saga.  Think about the court-costs, clean-up costs and man-hours spent on just these four folks.  Now magnify it, and think of how widespread this scenario is throughout our great country.  All kiddin' aside … this sh¡t ain't funny.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

I am coming around to the idea that the middle name Dawn is the true female equivalent of Wayne in predicting criminality, even more than Crystal. And if you name your daughter Crystal Dawn, you might as well put a defense lawyer on retainer before you take her home from the hospital.  

redneck
redneck

Kimberly Kimberly that dope just used the hell outta you girlfriend and Regena I always wondered what Lorettas' cousin looked like with a shiner damn ..... and ya just have to be white don't ya damn

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

Wow ... it's the Texas version of The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia!  Wonder if Dickhouse Productions will document these folks!  A few years back, did "Cowboy" play a character in a Tarantino flick that ran a pawn shop in Compton?

MadMac
MadMac

My experience is anyone named Angel or Christian is a bugger-bear of a demon. You're convincing me of Wayne, Crystal and Dawn. I would offer, for your journalistic consideration, Wesley, I've never met one that wasn't some 3utt loadof trouble but then I don't get out much.

Fat Bass Turd
Fat Bass Turd

"Delta-Dawn, what's that flower you have on?"  And I said to myself, I'm gonna marry that-there woman one day ...

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