Lufkin Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Major Gang-Related Arrest
According to a post on the Lufkin Police Department's Facebook Page, the last “Jaccboyworld” affiliate tied to a 2020 indictment for engaging in organized criminal activity has been taken into custody.
Tuesday night (January 18), Avante “King Tado” Nicholson, 20, of Lufkin, was arrested following a traffic stop that began with a Crime Stoppers tip. Lufkin Police report that Nicholson is one of 13 “Jaccboyworld” affiliates indicted in connection to numerous 2020 gang-related incidents including multiple shootings.
Officers reported that at around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday evening, police initiated a traffic stop on the white Dodge Charger Nicholson was driving. Nicholson complied with the traffic stop but stumbled over his words when asked his name and birthdate. He identified himself as “Jaquavous Williams.”
As one officer went to check on Williams’ information, another officer noticed a semi-automatic rifle sticking out from under a blanket in the backseat. Williams was then detained. Officers found that the rifle was loaded with one round in the chamber.
A further search of the vehicle uncovered 120 rounds of rifle ammo, a loaded 9mm pistol, 50 rounds of pistol ammo, an additional pistol magazine, and a large bag of latex gloves. When Williams’ information came back without a return, officers asked him again for his name, and this time he admitted he was Nicholson.
Nicholson was then taken into custody on the first-degree felony warrant, as well as failure to identify and unlawful carrying of a weapon. He also had a warrant for assault/family violence causing bodily injury.
He remains in the Angelina County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
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