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March 22nd, 2012
Forensic anthropologist William Stevens says the amount of time it could take for a positive identification to be made on the body found in Big Spring depends on the condition of the remains.
"If a body is mummified like that usually I think we'd rely more on X-rays to look at growth and development to predict the age of a person. Positive ID would depend entirely on what is available for the suspective person, you know, X-rays or dental records which tend to be the easier route," Stevens said.
Sweetwater is getting another "good neighbor" as State Farm has introduced another agent to the area, Doug Sitter.
A native of the Midwest, Sitter graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Communications and pursued his post-graduate degree in Business at Webster University. Prior to joining State Farm, he worked for three years in Europe, including England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland.
Nolan County 4-H is selling chances to win a framed un-authenticated Railroad savings bond. Chances are $1 each and those interested are encouraged to stop by Tractor Supply on Saturday, March 24, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase chances for the drawing. The drawing will be Monday, April 9. For more information, contact Tasha Baxter at 235- 3184. After Saturday chances can be bought at the Nolan County Extension office. The funds raised will go to help restore Freddie the Fire Truck.
Lone Star Ag Credit hosted a Chamber After Hours event on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at their office located at 400 E. Third Street. Shown above are hosts (front, from left to right) Wilma Jo Brown, Trevor Thompson, (back, from left to right) Tim Weldon, Stacy Dove and Tommy Keith.
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.
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.