July 2nd, 2011
The Nolan County Commissioners Court called a special meeting on Friday, July 1, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.
If youâre a driver who has had too much to drink at a Fourth of July barbecue, or youâre a party host, restaurant or bar owner whoâs concerned about a guest thatâs overindulged and you want to make sure that person gets home safely, AAA Texas is offering members and non-members alike our Tipsy Tow program to make sure everyone who needs a ride home gets home safely.
Motorists who believe they have had too much to drink will be provided a free tow and ride home beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011.
Roscoe âÂ Saturday, July 2
The City Entertainment Committee in Roscoe approved the overall plan for Roscoeâs Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2.Â
Pictured from left to right are Gina Torres, assistant manager; Lia Gunter, assistant manager; Melissa Castillo, assistant manager; Imelda Herrera, first assistant; Shannyn Taggart, general manager; and Linda Kite with the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department. Kite presented an appreciation plaque to McDonald's Restaurant for their support through the years providing a free ice cone couponÂ to children that receive immunizations at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department.
Jesse Lee Sturdivant was found not guilty by a jury on the charge of injury to a child on Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2011 in the 32nd Judicial District Court. The two-day trial was presided over by Judge Glen Harrison.
The trial, which started on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, stemmed from a visit made by Child Protective Services (CPS) nearly two years ago on June 25, 2009, to the home of Sturdivant's girlfriend, Jennifer Bates, on 815 Circle Drive. Sturdivant lived with Bates and her children for approximately three months.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on June 29, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief âÂ 400 block of Alexander.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 800 block of Bluff.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on June 29, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ J. Santos Beltran, 24 of Breckenridge âÂ Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal trespass âÂ Hickory, Roscoe.
Sweetwater faced Snyder in three separate District 5 Little League all-star tournament games on Thursday and managed just one win.
The 9-10 year-old all-stars were the lone winner as they beat Snyder, 11-5, to stay alive in the tournament. They will play Clyde in Clyde at 8 p.m. today. If Sweetwater wins, the team will play either Cisco or Abilene Dixie on Saturday.
Clint Dunn has been arrested on two failure to appear warrants: one for possession of marijuana, and one driving while license invalid.
He was scheduled to be at Mitchell County Court at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, and was arrested around 10:15 p.m. the same day.
According to the Sheriff's office, Dunn said he didn't know he was supposed to be there.
He is being held at the Mitchell County Jail on a total of $5000 bonds, and if he can't come up with the money he must stay until his court date, which could be up to 90 days.
The driver of the vehicle involved in a pursuit this morning in Callahan County near Baird, Texas has been identified as Adrian Alberto Garcia. His last known address was in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a Hispanic male standing at 5'7'' and weighing approximately 145 pounds.
The pursuit ended near mile marker 342 in Eastland County.Â Garcia abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.Â At present, tracking dogs, helicopters and several police agencies are searching the area.Â DPS advises citizens to be on the look out, and do not offer this suspect a ride.
UPDATE: According to Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley, Carlos Rico has been booked into Nolan County Jail charged with attempted capital murder. His bond has been set at $500,000. The charge is a first degree felony and possible punishment includes 5-99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
After a press conference given by Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, new details emerged about Sweetwater's Angel and his ordeal.