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TCU star defender arrested in assault

July 25th, 2014 - Comments »

FORT WORTH, Texas – A TCU star defender, who was “separated” from the university this week while police investigated allegations of domestic violence against him, surrendered Thursday afternoon on a misdemeanor assault warrant.

Devonte Fields

Court records show Devonte Fields was immediately processed and released from the Tarrant County Jail on $3,500 bond at 4:50 p.m. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The alleged assault reportedly occurred at a home in the 2700 block of Lubbock Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and involved Field’s ex-girlfriend.

Southeast Amarillo shooting victim arrested

July 25th, 2014 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities said in a news release Thursday that the victim of a late-night shooting Wednesday at an Amarillo apartment complex was arrested after an investigation by officers.

Amarillo police responded about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a shooting at the Amarillo Gardens apartment complex, 1223 South Roberts St. where officers found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg outside on the southwest corner of the complex.

Authorities said the man was shot after he had tried to stop a fight that had broken out during a party at one of the upstairs apartments. He was transferred by ambulance to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Man killed in law firm

July 24th, 2014 - Comments »

LUBBOCK, Texas — A 61-year-old man was found slain in a downtown law office on Wednesday morning.

Jestin Wayne Hooker

Police responded at 2:26 a.m. to a call about a disturbance and found Steve Wallace lying on the floor at 1402 Texas Ave. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Lubbock police arrested Jestin Wayne Hooker, 27, in connection with the death. He was charged with murder after being taken to the Lubbock Police Department for questioning.

Police said the suspect, the victim and a third man lived in the Shackelford, Hawkins & Searcy P.C. law office, which was the crime scene.

Murder suspect shot 2 officers

July 24th, 2014 - Comments »

LA JOYA, Texas — Authorities said a capital murder suspect is “presumed dead” following a standoff and shootout Tuesday evening that left at least two Edinburg police officers wounded.

“The threat has been taken care of and he’s presumed dead at this time,” Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra said about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The sheriff said Joaquin Cibrian, 29, reportedly shot two Edinburg police officers Tuesday afternoon after barricading himself in a home in south La Joya. Guerra said the suspect continued to fire from inside the building, making the removal of the officers difficult.

Group traveled to Austin to rob residents

July 21st, 2014 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas – An arrest affidavit states a group of four people reportedly made a journey from Harker Heights to Austin just to rob two people at gunpoint.

D’carlito Rawlins Lockett, 19, Devin Ray Reed, 17, Brittany Elise Lilly, 22, and Marcus Andrew Pelican, 20, were charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Police reportedly linked them to two alleged robberies: one in Austin and another in Round Rock.

According to the affidavit, Austin police began investigating the robbery of Nicole Akpunku at about 10:30 p.m. on June 25.

Man arrested in robbery; 2 accused in home burglary

July 20th, 2014 - Comments »

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A 20-year-old Brownsville man was arrested Wednesday on a robbery charge after he was accused of robbing a convenience store in June.

Authorities said Angel Israel Vargas was arrested by Brownsville police on a warrant for robbery. The warrant reportedly stemmed from an investigation of a robbery that allegedly happened at the Valero store at the 3200 block of International Boulevard on June 28.

According to police reports, Vargas is the primary suspect in the alleged robbery and that he allegedly entered the store with his hand in his sweater and demanded the clerk give him money from the cash register.

1 hostage, 2 robbers dead in shootout

July 19th, 2014 - Comments »

FRESNO, California – One hostage and two robbers were killed after a bank robbery on Wednesday that led to a police chase and a shootout.

Police in the Northern California City of Stockton reportedly searched Saturday for an accomplice in the bank robbery and that investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists.

Misty Holt Singh

Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department said there are evident similarities between a late-January robbery at the Bank of the West and the Wednesday robbery. Silva said that in both cases, armed robbers made their get-away by stealing a bank employee’s car.

Man found with meth pleads guilty on gun charge

July 19th, 2014 - Comments »

AMARILLO, Texas — An Oklahoma man found with more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine in his rental car during an April Interstate 40 traffic stop reportedly pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal weapons charge.

Karl Kasiner

Reports say Karl Wesley Kasiner, 46, of Eufala, Okla., pleaded guilty in Amarillo’s U.S. District Court to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, a charge that carries a prison term of five years to life imprisonment.

A Potter County deputy reportedly stopped a 2013 Hyundai Elantra about 1 p.m. on April 23, along Interstate 40 on a traffic offense of making an improper lane change.

Man allegedly bludgeoned girlfriend to death

July 17th, 2014 - Comments »

METAIRIE, Louisiana — Authorities said Monday a 43-year-old man who moved recently from Honduras with his girlfriend and their children has been charged in the young woman’s death.

Heidi Monroy, 24, was found bludgeoned in a suburban New Orleans apartment. Jefferson Parish sheriff’s Col. John Fortunato said Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas was arrested early Monday with his three children in a trailer park in Katy, Texas.

“Unless he fights extradition to Jefferson Parish, he will be returned here and face a second-degree murder charge” in the death of Heidi Monroy, 24, according to Fortunato, later adding that he probably won’t know until Tuesday whether Monterroso-Navas will oppose extradition.

Man killed in road rage shooting; 3 teens shot

July 14th, 2014 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A man is dead and another was in the hospital after a Sunday evening shooting involving two moving vehicles in Southeast Side.

Nicholas Leigh Bosmans, 35, was pronounced dead at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Jesus Romero, 29, was treated and released from the same hospital.

Witnesses told police a disturbance had taken place just before 7 p.m. between four people in a black Jeep and people in another gold vehicle, as they drove westward side-by-side in the 2700 block of Southeast Military Drive.