March 22nd, 2012
Four indictments were true-billed on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, by a Nolan County Grad Jury. Two of those indictments were sealed.
Fidel Zapata was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment stemmed from an incident on Dec. 4, 2011. Zapata has also been convicted of driving while intoxicated on May 12, 2008, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in Nolan County, on June 26, 2000, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in Nolan County and on Jan. 9, 1995, in the County Court at Law in Nolan County.
His bond was set at $10,000.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made two arrests on March 20, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Emelio Cabrera, 38 â€” Warrants/theft.
â€˘ Jose Garcia, 18 â€” Family violence assault/unlawful restraint/criminal mischief.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on March 20, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Troy Alan Stills, 29, of Abilene â€” Judgment.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€” Austin.
Graveside services for C.W. Head, 87, of Sweetwater, will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Head died on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Sweetwater Health Care Center.
Tracey Marc Daniel, 42, of Sweetwater passed away on March 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 4th and Elm Church of Christ. Mike Crowley will be officiating the services. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation on Friday, March 23, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Wall meet.
Roscoe junior high teams are at Rotan meet.
Highland junior high teams are at Jayton meet.
Blackwell junior high teams are at Jayton meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
Sweetwater varsity teams at Levelland tournament.
Sweetwater varsity girls are at Big Spring meet.
Highland varsity teams are at Jayton meet.
Blackwell varsity teams are at Jayton meet.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
Sweetwater varsity hosts Odessa High, noon.
Sweetwater JV hosts Abilene High JV, 3 p.m.
Pictured here are Ryan Line-baugh (left) and Sam Nemir of Sweetwater, who won their respective weight classes at the regional powerlifting meet at Sundown. They will now compete this Saturday at the state meet in Abilene as will Mateo Gonzales, who placed second in his weight class at regionals in Sundown.
A woman led law enforcement officers through a high speed chase on I-20 spanning three counties Wednesday evening.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. The driver of a black Honda Civic led police on a chase through Abilene and Merkel and ended in Nolan county just past exit 249 near Sweetwater.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office said the driver may have a felony arrest warrant out of Tarrant County.
The driver was arrested for evading arrest or detention using a motor vehicle.
Tracey Marc Daniel, 42, of Sweetwater was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Monday, March 20, 2012, in Nolan County.
Daniel was driving a 2002 Freightliner and towed trailer west bound on County Road 147 in Nolan County, one mile west of Farm Road 1809, around 11:46 p.m. He failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The truck traveled off the roadway to the south and overturned. Daniel was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50 a.m. by Judge Tim Fambrough. His body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Investigators are not saying if there were any clothes found at the scene where human remains were discovered Tuesday afternoon in Big Spring.
They are also still unable to determine the gender of the person whose remains were found near the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, just two miles away from Shawn Adkins' mother's house.
Investigators did say that the remains were located in a dirt and grass area where workers do not go frequently, although they did not say if the remains were in a bag, or what they were found with.
Sweetwater has seen several new businesses in the past months, creating growth for the community and its economy. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored Cornett Computer Repair with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at their office located at 204 E. Broadway. The office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.