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Rap mogul injured in nightclub shooting

August 24th, 2014 - Comments Off

LOS ANGELES, California – A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant said Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was injured in an early Sunday shooting in a packed nightclub.

Marion Knight

Sgt. C. Tatar said Knight, who was expected to survive, was one of three club patrons struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. at 1OAK on West Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.

Two other victims, a man and a woman, were also being treated at local hospitals and were expected to survive.

Authorities continue to search for a suspect and declined to release additional information, citing the ongoing investigation.

Ex-teacher accused in sex abuse of student

August 24th, 2014 - Comments Off

FORT WORTH, Texas – According to an arrest warrant affidavit on Friday, a former first-grade teacher in Fort Worth allegedly abused a student in a classroom or in a bathroom every day until the student told a parent this summer.

The affidavit states the first-grader kept quiet out of fear that the man, Juan Jose Soto Rangel, would retaliate. The affidavit states Rangel, 52, repeatedly denied any wrongdoing to detectives when questioned a few days ago.

Rangel reportedly taught at W.J. Turner Elementary, 3000 Northwest 26th St., and was arrested Aug. 17. He faces a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14.

3 dead, 4 wounded in random shootings

August 24th, 2014 - Comments Off

LOS ANGELES, California —  Police said three people were killed and four others injured in random attacks that may have been carried out by the same gunmen within the span of an hour on Sunday in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles.

According to Sgt. Frank Preciado, a police spokesman, witnesses reportedly spotted two men in a tan- or gold-colored SUV at two of the three crime scenes in the San Fernando Valley area Sunday morning.

The spokesman said investigators determined that the same type of weapon was used in the attacks and the manner of the shootings seems to be similar, although the victims appeared to be randomly targeted.

Elmendorf police chief shot to death

August 23rd, 2014 - Comments Off

ELMENDORF, Texas — Authorities said the Chief of the Elmendorf Police Department was shot to death Saturday during a traffic stop.

Michael Pimentel

Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said Police Chief Michael Pimentel was conducting the traffic stop near South First Avenue and East Ninth Street just before noon when he gunned down.

Pamerleau said authorities have arrested the suspect, identified as Joshua Lopez, 24. He is to face a charge of capital murder of a police officer.

Man charged for trying to grab police gun

August 22nd, 2014 - Comments Off

AMARILLO, Texas — A 24-year-old man arrested last month after a struggle with a police officer in north Amarillo is facing an additional charge.

Tyson Jamal Jackson

Tyson Jamal Jackson was charged Wednesday with attempting to take a weapon away from a peace officer. Jackson was charged in July with evading and resisting arrest in connection with the same incident.

Police said an officer, identified as Daniel Smith in a criminal complaint, attempted to stop a blue Mercury at about 11:50 p.m. on July 20 when the vehicle appeared to be speeding near Northwest Third Avenue and North Monroe Street.

Man gets 4 years for raping teen

August 22nd, 2014 - Comments Off

NAVASOTA, Texas – A news report states a 22-year-old Navasota man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison after being convicted by a Brazos County jury this week of raping a teenager in 2011.

Jacob Andrew Bohannon

Earlier in the week, Jacob Andrew Bohannon was found guilty of sex assault of a child after prosecutors presented evidence that Bohannon had sex with a 14-year-old when the defendant was 19.

The incident reportedly took place after the two had gone to a bar in South Brazos County together where they’d both been drinking.

Ex-police officer indicted on child sex assault

August 21st, 2014 - Comments Off

PHARR, Texas — A grand jury reportedly indicted a former Pharr police officer late last month after being accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl multiple times.

Court records show Erasmo Mata Jr., 25, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 17-year-old girl during work hours on five separate incidents from July to October 2013.

Court records show Mata, whose arraignment is set for Sept. 3, has not yet hired a defense lawyer. He faces between five and 99 years in prison if convicted of the first-degree felony.

4 indicted for aggravated robberies

August 21st, 2014 - Comments Off

BRYAN, Texas — Four people, arrested this summer for allegedly robbing people at gunpoint on the street, were indicted this week in Brazos County.

Two of the men indicted for aggravated robbery, Katrell Dewayne Lindsey, 26, of Brenham, and Deandrea Lavan Phillips, 29, of Bryan, were accused in June of an armed robbery of a 25-year-old man.

Police said the victim reported that his phone, cash and other personal items were stolen by the men, who had stopped to ask him for directions in the 600 block of Commerce Street.

2 arrested after leading police on chase

August 20th, 2014 - Comments Off

AMARILLO, Texas — It has been reported that two people remain in custody following a southwest Amarillo chase that endangered the lives of two children on Sunday, according to police.

Taylor Jajuan Meander

Taylor Jajuan Meander, 23, was arrested and charged with endangering two children and evading arrest or detention. Meander was also wanted on eight traffic warrants.

Estlyn Shakil Reed, 21, was arrested for Potter County warrants on a criminal mischief charge and a probation violation that stemmed from an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon conviction.

Man indicted in Southwest Amarillo stabbing

August 19th, 2014 - Comments Off

AMARILLO, Texas — Potter County grand jurors reportedly indicted a 44-year-old man on an alleged stabbing that took place April 11 in Southwest Amarillo.

Bobby Wayne Shoemaker

It has been reported that Bobby Wayne Shoemaker was indicted Thursday on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge after he allegedly stabbed a teenager with a knife.

He remained in jail Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond for the second-degree felony charge, records show.

According to a report, police responded about 10:15 p.m. on April 11 to the parking lot of Westminster Apartments in the 2415 S. Coulter St., where they found the injured teen.