In a statement to Bigcountryhomepage.com's Andrew Carlson, Billie admitted lying to police about the whereabouts of Shawn Adkins. She didn't want to explain why. She said Shawn was at her house because he wanted to talk to her about something, but she didn't specify what.
The drug charge against her is bogus, she said, because while her name wasn't on the label, it was her own prescription.
Friday, 1:45 p.m. Update:
Billie Dunn has bonded out of jail. She did not have any comments as she left the Mitchell County Detention Center.
Friday, Noon Update:
The mother of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn is being held on a $6,500 bond this morning after being arrested Thursday while law enforcement attempted to carry out a search warrant. (click here to view exclusive video of Billie Dunn inside the law enforcement center).
Billie Dunn was arraigned this morning; informed of her charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution, false report to a police officer, and possession of dangerous drugs. A judge set her bonds at $1,500 for the false report charge and $2,500 each for the two other charges.
She was escorted in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit by Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs (video in player).
The Mitchell County District Attorney's Office says they went to Billie Dunn's Colorado City home to carry out a search warrant on her longtime boyfriend, Shawn Adkins. During the search, law enforcement said Dunn lied to them. She was taken into custody and interrogated at the Mitchell County Law Enforcement Center Thursday evening.
We're told the drugs in question were prescription drugs without a proper prescription.
The search warrant that originally brought law enforcement to Dunn's home came from Howard County. The warrant was for a search of Shawn Adkins' body.
"On Thursday, March 17, Judge John Hyde authorized an evidentiary search warrant for Howard County law enforcement officers in connection with an existing criminal investigation," court coordinator City Hall said in a statement. "The search warrant is in the possession of Howard County officers at this time and Judge Hyde declines to release any information regarding an ongoing criminal investigation."
Scurry County also served a search warrant Thursday at the home of Adkins' grandmother's in Dunn, Texas.
The arrests don't seem to have any connection with Hailey's disappearance and don't immediately bring law enforcement any closer to finding the missing girl.
Billie Dunn and Shawn Adkins have both been named "persons of interest" in Hailey disappearance. Adkins is the only named suspect in the case.
Earlier this year, law enforcement revealed child pornography was discovered in connection with the case. Pornography was found in the Big Spring home of Adkins' mother as well as one a jump drive in Dunn's home. Authorities say there was child porn on a computer seized in Big Spring. Billie Dunn says investigators told her there was no child pornography discovered on the jump drive taken from her home.
Hailey reportedly disappeared from her Colorado City home on December 27, 2010.
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