A digital memory stick containing images of child pornography was discovered in Billie Dunn and Shawn Adkins? bedroom as law enforcement searched for evidence pertaining to the disappearance of Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn, according to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs.
In addition to the digital images found in their bedroom, more than 100,000 pornographic images were found on a computer that police seized as evidence from Adkins? mother?s residence in Big Spring on Jan. 7.
This information was revealed on a return on warrants to the office of Judge Glen Harrison, 32nd District Court for Fisher, Mitchell and Nolan counties. The judge's office is located in the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
A return on the warrant is information returned to the judge after a previous search warrant was authorized by that judge. Warrants and return information on warrants is a judicial system that protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.
The return on warrant information was received Friday morning by KTXS News after a request was made to the district court judge through a Freedom of Information request.
No arrests had been made in connection with the Hailey Dunn case Friday morning, said Pete Kampfer, city manager of Colorado City.
There was no information available on whether any arrests were pending in connection with the pornographic images discovered. Big Spring is in Howard County, a separate judicial court, than that of Mitchell County, where Colorado City is the county seat.
The return on warrant describes a 2-gigabyte PNY Attache memory stick found in the bottom right-hand drawer of a four-drawer dresser in the master bedroom of the Colorado City residence shared by Billie Dunn and Adkins, her live-in boyfriend. Officials also found a 700-megabyte Memorex CD disc that was also seized as evidence.
The return on warrant indicated that these devices in the Dunn home contained ?approximately 320 images and videos of a pornographic nature.?
The computer seized in Big Spring contained ?approximately 108,498 pictures depicting deviant acts,? according to the document. The computer was described as a Dell Inspiron 530 containing a Western Digital 500-gigabyte hard drive.
City Manager of Colorado City, Pete Kampfer has been close to the investigation from the beginning. He says while these new developments aren't necessarily connected to Hailey's disappearance it could help connect the dots.
"Folks that have arrest warrants against them may make statements or confessions so it may move things along a lot faster," Kampfer said.
The District Attorneys for Mitchell and Howard Counties where the evidence was found could charge both Billie and Shawn in the future.
"It's up to prosecutors whether they want to incorporate that into the investigation as far as where we come on a charge basis," Kamper said.
Clint Dunn, Hailey's father, recently told KTXS he was doubtful of the involvement of the only named suspect in the case, Shawn Adkins.
Today Clint's brother-in-law released a statement on his behalf about the child pornography found today saying, "We acknowledge the new information and are choosing not to comment on it at this time.