Archive - Jul 20, 2011
Carlos Rico, who allegedly tried to strangle his four-year-old son, Angel Flores and left him on Interstate 20 covered in cactus spines, was indicted on three charges by a Nolan County Grand Jury on Tuesday. Rico was indicted for attempted capital murder, injury to a child and endangering a child. The attempted capital murder charge is a first degree felony and possible punishment includes 5-99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Volunteers from Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater and First Baptist Church in Stamford came together for the second Blitz Week to remodel the lower floor of the education building at Trinity Baptist Church. Members from both churches are pictured carrying sheet rock and insulation into the building. Walls, carpets and electrical wiring are among the many things being replaced and upgraded at the church.
Six people entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Mercedes Lopez Randolph pled guilty to injury to a disabled individual, a state jail felony. Randolph was sentenced to four years of community supervision. She is also responsible for paying a $1,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $500 in court-appointed attorney's fees. She will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.
Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 18, 2011, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on July 18, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of E. 3rd.
â€˘ 400 block of Sam Houston.
â€˘ 600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of E. Arkansas.
â€˘ False alarm/report â€”Â 500 block of Pine.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 500 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.