On Monday, May 14, 2018, around 10:30pm, Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling Thealka Park when they noticed a vehicle had an extension cord coming from inside the vehicle that was plugged into the shelter outlet. The subject in the driver’s seat was identified as 40-year-old Jessie Ward, who is a registered sex offender. Deputies noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and delayed responses. When asked by deputies if there was anything illegal in the car, Ward and his passenger, Ella Colvin, said no. A search of the vehicle found drugs and paraphernalia. Ward said the two were living in their vehicle and admitted they were told by another deputy they couldn’t stay at the park past 10pm. They were arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.