Man arrested after failing to appear for arraignment

A New Orleans man who failed to show up for his arraignment in a negligent homicide case in December 2021 is back in the Ector County jail.

Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Anthony Gallow, 37, Tuesday on outstanding warrants issued by Ector County Judge John Shrode. He is now being held without bond.

According to an OPD report, Gallow was driving an 18-wheeler on Aug. 23, 2021 when he tried to turn left from Mercer Road onto Highway 385. Police said Gallow stopped in the median, leaving his trailer blocking the northbound lanes.

A Chevrolet Silverado and a Grand Cherokee collided with the trailer and the driver of the Silverado, James Everett, 80, of Odessa, was killed, the report stated.

An investigation revealed the trailer lights to the International weren’t plugged in and the trailer’s left tail lamp also wasn’t lit at the time of the crash, according to OPD.

Officers found methamphetamine and a fake urine kit in the truck, the report said.

Gallow posted $14,000 in surety bonds and was released from jail Aug. 26, 2021. He was indicted Nov. 15, 2021 on three charges – negligent homicide, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug test falsification device. Shrode issued warrants for his arrest when he failed to appear at his arraignment hearing Dec. 2, 2021.