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June 25, 1996

Reward offered in hunt

for missing drug dealer

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Staff Writer
PECOS, June 25, 1996 - A reward is currently being offered for
information leading to the arrest of a Pecos man who is facing a
probation revocation charge.

The office of 143rd District Attorney John Stickels is offering a $500
reward to anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hector Brito
Pando, 43, of 2301 Sandia Road.

Pando pled guilty to the charge of delivery of a controlled substance,
rendered in March, four months after an investigation by the local
narcotics task force and the Permian Basin Drug Task Force lead to the
discovery of more than $60,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at his
residence. He was given 10 years probation with deferred adjudication as
a result of the two-month-long Task Force operation.

Pando fled Pecos after his urine specimen tested positive for opiates on
May 16, thus violating the terms of his probated judgment.

Anyone with information pertaining to Pando's whereabouts can call the
Reeves County Sheriff's Office, which is currently holding his arrest
warrant, at 445-5901; the Pecos Police Department at 445-4911 or John
Stickels' law office in Monahans, at 915-943-2755.

Federal jurors to hear civil, criminal cases

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Staff Writer
Senior Judge Lucius Bunton whipped through a criminal and civil docket
this morning, picking two juries, hearing eight guilty pleas and one
motion to suppress evidence.

Two defendants were to be sentenced at noon.

In the civil case, three former inmates of the Reeves County Law
Enforcement Center are suing Reeves County and numerous detention center

One of the plaintiffs, Adebayo Yaya, is in Africa with his sick mother.
Judge Bunton severed his complaint and dismissed it without prejudice to
file again.

Olu Akhigbe, another Nigerian, was in Dallas today but expected to
arrive this afternoon, his attorney said. That trial is set for

The three black men claim they were beaten by about 20 Hispanic inmates
on July 19, 1994.

Testimony was to begin this afternoon in the drug possession case
against Larry Robinson.

Robinson, 35, of Columbus, Ga., is charged with possession with intent
to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine on March 23.


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Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch

FORT DAVIS, June 25, 1996 - Firefighters and emergency medical service
held a disaster drill in Davis Mountains Resort June 9, with a simulated
airplane crash. After all teams completed their assignments, they
reassembled to critique their performance. They agreed the drill went
extremely well except for problems with radio communications. This
problem will hopefully be alleviated by the installation of a radio
repeater on Apache Mountain.

The Big Bend Sentinel

MARFA, June 25, 1996 - The principal owners of the First Presidio Bank
plan to acquire controlling interest in the Marfa National Bank. Richard
C. "Dick" Slack of Pecos and his son, Clay Slack of Dallas, are the
principals. Clay Slack is a Marfa bank director and both father and son
are Presidio bank directors. They started the Presidio bank about 20
years ago. Dick Slack said they have had stock in the Marfa bank for a
number of years and recently got the opportunity to acquire more stock.
"Our motive and intentions are only to enhance the bank and Marfa,"
Slack said. Both banks will have more lending capacity and should help
Marfa grow.

The Alpine Avalanche

Alpine ISD superintendent Wayne Milligan told school trustees Tuesday
night that the new middle school should be ready for occupancy by July
8, five days early. The board authorized Milligan to purchase some
property adjacent to the middle school.

The International, Presidio Paper

PRESIDIO, June 25, 1996 - A 20-year-old Ojinaga, Mex. man shot in the
face by a Presidio County deputy sheriff during a vehicle chase has been
charged with attempted capital murder. Jose Gonzalez Pinion tried to run
over the deputy, Oscar Gallegos, after running a roadblock on U.S. 67
north of Presidio on May 28. When Gallegos overtook the fleeing suspect
and tried to pass to set up another roadblock, Pinion attempted to ram
his vehicle. At the new roadblock, Pinion attempted to strike Gallegos
with his van, the complaint alleges. Pinion remains in Big Bend Regional
Medical Center in Alpine recovering from a shotgun wound to the face.

The Monahans News

MONAHANS, June 25, 1996 - Ward Memorial Hospital's board of managers
heard a plan Tuesday to affiliate with Winkler County Hospital in
Kermit. Administrator David Keith said the alliance would benefit both
hospitals, and that both would retain their identity. By sharing
facilities, each could cut costs and improve the quality of service, he

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