Category: Courthouse News

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.   Remote Recovery On the evening of July 2, Val Verde County game wardens responded to a call for help on a medical emergency from canoers that were paddling the Devils River. The group of 12 paddlers was reporting a death of one of the group along a very remote section of the river. The wardens coordinated with State Parks personnel to get the County Sheriff’s Evidence/Crime Scene Unit and the justice of the peace to the location. Due to the remote area of the incident, the coordination for extraction of the deceased, the 11 remaining paddlers, their equipment and canoes and transport of all personnel turned into a 12 hour operation. The 25-year-old victim had died of natural causes.   Running from the Law Game wardens were checking bank fishermen in Delta County when they encountered a subject whom they had arrested recently on drug possession and weapons charges. During a pat down search of the subject, drug paraphernalia was found in his pants pocket. When the wardens attempted to arrest the subject, he violently resisted and assaulted both wardens. The wardens were able to subdue the suspect and take him into custody. However, while waiting for a transport unit from the Greenville Police Department to arrive, the subject fled on foot while...

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County Allocates Funds to Libraries

Freestone County Commissioners unanimously voted to give $5,000 each to the Fairfield and Teague Public Libraries during a regularly scheduled meeting held Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Money for these donations come from the annual Capital Credits, funds received for right-of-way usage on County owned easements by various utility companies.  There are strict rules on how these funds may be used or distributed, and Commissioner, Pct. 2, Craig Oakes, believes the local libraries should benefit this year. Bill Madding was selected as the Local Rabies Control Authority for the county. This does not mean that he has taken over animal control duties. He will only be investigating cases where an animal bite has occurred. Also at this meeting, Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the following: –Accept bids for the 2018 Fiscal Year on road material, bulk fuel, and solid waste –Renew TAC Insurance Coverage effective October 1, 2017 for Auto Liability & Physical Damage, General Liability, Public Officials Liability, and Law Enforcement Liability –Leave the burn ban off for the time being –Lower the Private Exchange Plan Options for employee medical insurance from ten plan options, down to five; using the five that employees are currently utilizing. Ridding of the five plans not being used will save the county money. Regularly scheduled Commissioners Court meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m....

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Freestone Co. Sheriff’s Office Six-Month Report

“The Freestone County Sheriff’s Office has been very diligent in honoring our oath to protect and serve the citizens of Freestone County,” says Sheriff Jeremy Shipley. “And we want to say Thank You for the overwhelming support from our citizens and commissioners that we have received during this time.” The following is a brief summary of statistics from the months of January through June 2017, the first six months of his time in office. –Dispatchers handled 6,147 total calls involving Freestone County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), Fairfield PD, Teague PD, Wortham PD, Fire Departments, and EMS –Deputies completed 252 written...

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Fairfield Police Report – July 26, 2017

Monday, July 17 10:03 AM-Officer Lawrence on alarm going off, all was ok. 12:21 PM-Officer Lawrence to meet a complainant. Tuesday, July 18 2:12 AM-Officer Markham on suspicious vehicle. 3:15 AM-Officer Markham and Alexander on alarm going off. 6:37 PM-Officer Alexander assist Deputy on traffic stop. 8:47 PM-Officer Markham to PD to meet a complainant. 11:45 PM-Officer Alexander on report of vehicle broke down in the roadway. Wednesday, July 19 4:00 AM-Officer Markham on report of subjects in yard trying to take callers bicycle. 8:23 AM-Officer Gallegos and Scarrow on report of subject sitting on suitcases at the edge...

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Grand Jury Indictments

–Maciel Mora, 31, H/M, Mesquite, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than 1 Gram, IN JAIL, Date of Offense: 04-09-17 –Wesley Womble, 41, W/M, Canton, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 07-14-16 –Moustafa Eldaly, 33, W/M, Porter, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2, less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 04-27-17 –Luz Olivo, Jr., 29, W/M, Nevade, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 1 Gram > 4 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 04-26-17 –Christopher Clem, 27, W/M, Teague, Prohibited Substance in Correctional Facility & Criminal Conspiracy, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 05-12-17 –Keith Bonner, 36, W/M, Fairfield, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 03-15-17 –Darion Scott, 24, B/M, Buffalo, Tampering With Evidence x2, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 06-03-17 –Billy Bain, 39, W/M, Fairfield, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, 1 Gram > 4 Grams, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 04-01-17 –Adrianna Taylor, 26, B/F, Baytown, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, less than 1 Gram, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 03-09-17 –Fernando Gardea, Jr., 19, H/M, Mexia, Tampering, BONDED OUT, Date of Offense: 03-01-17 –Gabrielle Greer, 22, B/F, Mexia, Tampering & Manufacturing/Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, less than 28 Grams & Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group...

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