Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Slack officially quits Red Bluff board position
Red Bluff Water Power Control District board members accepted the resignation of Richard C. Slack from the board last Tuesday, as the result of Slack’s assumption of the position of Reeves County Attorney.
Slack, who represented Reeves County Water Improvement District No. 2 on the Red Bluff board for the past decade, was named county attorney in November, replacing Luis Carrasco, after an investigation began into Carrasco’s misuse of public and private funds while serving as county attorney.
Following that move, Slack was told by Reeves County WID 2 board member Allen Zeman that he could no longer serve as it’s representative on the Red Bluff board, under the Texas Constitution.
“I was unaware that the Texas Constitution prevented me from serving on more than one board that provided remuneration for both positions until Allen Zeman brought me an Attorney General opinion establishing that fact,” Slack wrote in a letter to the board.
Slack said that while the attorney for Reeves County WID 2 stated that the law called for his immediate resignation, an opinion he received from another Austin attorney stated that he did not have to resign until a replacement was selected.
“The question is mute since the constitution is clear on the prohibition, and the question of how and when is for the Attorney General to decide, which will probably be slow in forthcoming,” he wrote. “Therefore, I have decided to shorten the process.”
“The Red Bluff Board is of the opinion that they are the ones to appoint the replacement until such time as an election is held. I am reasonably sure that the board and membership of the Reeves County District #2 is of a contrary opinion. I leave that decision to a competent legal opinion,” Slack said.
Board members decided that with the normal election time for district member set for May, they would schedule an election for May 13 to select a replacement. A special election already had been set for that day to fill the seat on the board held by Tom Nance, who was elected in 2004 as Ward County Water Irrigation District No. 1 representative. Nance was only able to attend meetings as a non-voting observer due to a legal dispute between the district and the board over voting eligibility, after Ward 1 changed from a water improvement to a water irrigation district.
The matter was settled last year after Red Bluff declined to appeal the reversal of the original decision in favor of the board, but Nance has not attended any meetings since the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling allowed Ward 1 and Ward 3 representatives to regain their voting rights on the board. Their action was supported by members of the Reeves County WID 2 board.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time of service on the Red Bluff Board and wish both Red Bluff and District #2 the best of luck and success,” Slack concluded in his letter.
Slack is currently running for election to the unexpired term as Reeves County Attorney, a position he helped create while serving in the Texas Legislature from 1953 through 1980. He previously served as Reeves County Judge from 1949 through 1952.
High turnout caused runoff ballot shortage
Higher-than-expected turnout for last Tuesday’s Democratic primary runoff election was to blame for the shortage of ballots on Election Day, according to the county’s Democratic Party chairman. But he said no voters were forced to wait to cast ballots as the result of the shortage.
Emergency ballots were used during the April 11 runoff election, due to a lack of regular ballots. Voters cast ballots in three local elections, for Reeves County Judge, and for the Precinct 2 and Precinct 4 county commissioner’s races.
Reeves County Democratic Party Chairman Bobby Dean said that there needs to be specific ballots for specific precincts.
“We have to have the exact number of ballots for each precinct and what I did, is I went by what we had during the last election,” he explained.
Dean said that there had been a bigger turnout for early voting and the mail-out ballots than they had anticipated.
“What happened was that I wasn’t anticipating that the number of early ballots by personal appearance would be that many and the mail-out ballots were also more,” said Dean.
Last Tuesday’s election was only the second using the new optical scanner ballots.
Federal law forced Reeves County to abandon its punch card system of ballots in favor of the new ballots, due to problems with the punch cards during the 2000 presidential election in Florida.
Dean said that when the regular ballots ran out for the optical scanners, which had the names on the ballot according to precinct, they had used “emergency” ballots and sent them out like regular ballots.
Over 2,250 people cast ballots in the April 11 election. In the race for county judge, city finance director Sam Contreras defeated former Pecos Chamber of Commerce President Al Gomez by a 1,162-1,097 margin, while in the commissioner’s races, challenger Gabriel Martinez won the Precinct 2 seat over incumbent Norman Hill by 134 votes, and challenger Ramiro “Ram” Guerra defeated incumbent Gilberto “Hivi” Rayos for the Precinct 4 seat by a 384-135 margin.
“We will canvass the elections on April 20, at 6 p.m. and at 1 p.m., on April 21,” said Dean, after which the election results will be certified.
“Since this hadn’t happened in a long time, there’s no way I could have gotten an order for more ballots by April 11,” said Dean. “As it was it took two weeks to get the other ballots I had ordered,” he said.
Dean said that despite the shortage, none of the precincts had run out of ballots when the emergency ballots were sent out.
“When I delivered the emergency ballots, they still had the regular ballots on hand, as far as I know, there was no waiting for a ballot,” said Dean.
Dean said that he took temporary ballots to all the voting places, but that at that time, they still had the regular ballots.
“There was no time in between when they didn’t have ballots,” said Dean.
Man jailed on heroin charge following drug raid
A Pecos man was arrested and charged with heroin possession, tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a raid on an east side home on April 10.
According to police, Felix David Hernandez, 48, was arrested after officers raided a home at 617 S. Mesquite St. Investigator Paul Deishler said the arrest came after officers conducted a narcotics search warrant at the home.
Deishler said Lt. Juan Vasquez saw Hernandez throw away an item while trying to exit the north entrance of the home, and during a search of the area around the building, Capt. David Davis located an orange colored balloon that had been rolled into a small ball. A small amount o heroin was allegedly found inside the balloon when it was opened, Deishler said.
Police later found a package of similar balloons inside the home, and Hernandez was then placed under arrest on the charge of possession of a controlled substance (heroin) along with the evidence tampering and drug paraphernalia charges. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Two other persons were also detained at the home at the time the search was conducted, Deishler said. Both those persons were later released, following Hernandez’s arrest.
Former head of area’s FBI office indicted
The former head of the FBI’s West Texas regional office in El Paso was indicted last week by a federal court grand jury in that city, while a career criminal was sentenced to jail time in U.S. District Court in Midland.
United States Attorney Johnny Sutton announced on April 12 that a federal grand jury in El Paso returned an indictment charging Hardrick Crawford, Jr., formerly the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s El Paso Division, with five counts alleging violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001.
Count one alleges the making of a false statement on or about June 6, 2003, in an FBI electronic communication regarding Crawford’s association with a Mexican resident who owned a racetrack in Juarez who hired Crawford’s wife as a consultant. Crawford resigned his position in November of 2003, two weeks before a public announcement was made about the investigation.
Counts three and five allege the false statements in Office of Government Ethics Public Financial Disclosure Reports submitted to the FBI for calendar years 2002 and 2003 regarding gifts allegedly received.
Count four alleges the making of false statement on or about Nov. 5, 2003, to the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General during an agency investigation.
Each count of the indictment is a felony and carries a potential sentence of up to five years confinement and a $250,000 fine.
The Department of Jutice-Office of the Inspector General (Wayne D. Beaman, Special Agent in Charge) is the investigative agency. The FBI referred this matter to the Inspector General and cooperated fully throughout the investigation.
An indictment is an accusation by which cases are initiated and brought to trial. It is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed innocent unless and until sufficient evidence of guilt is presented.
In the Midland case, Sutton said on April 11 that Marquis Daniel Clay faces between 15 years and life in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
During a hearing Tuesday morning before United States Magistrate Judge L. Stuart Platt, the 28-year-old Midland resident pled guilty to the charge and admitted that he had been previously convicted in state court for a variety of crimes including: aggravated assault, delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Because of his criminal history, Judge Platt ruled that Clay was an armed career criminal and as such faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
After the hearing, Sutton said, “Violent criminals like Mr. Clay should be on notice, if you break the law you will be sent to federal prison for a long, long time.”
On Dec. 7, 2005, authorities arrested Clay at an Odessa residence on a state fugitive warrant. At the time of his arrest, Clay was in possession of a loaded Ruger 9mm semi automatic pistol.
This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI West Texas Area Major Offenders Task Force (WAMO) which is comprised of federal agents and local detectives who work together to investigate violent criminals in the Permian Basin area. Assistant United States Attorney GlennRoque-Jackson is prosecuting the case for the government.
Cancer-fighting medications have own problems
By PEGGY MCCRACKEN
It is Good Friday as I sit alone in the Enterprise office, door locked and everything quiet except for the ringing telephone. I pick it up to answer, only to find the right words won’t come. For the moment, I don’t know who or where I am.
Thankfully, it is just Smokey, who understands my memory lapses. I had told him how Arimidex, the hormone suppressant I am taking for breast cancer, has worsened my already fading memory and ability to think.
When I told my oncologist at my quarterly checkup Thursday that my brain no longer works, and I suspect the Arimidex, he said, “I thought just the opposite. You were a little fuzzy when you first came, but have gotten better.”
Maybe he’s right, but I am concerned about the side effects of all this medication. As a nurse hooked me up for the monthly infusion of the “bone strengthener” Aredia, she asked if anyone had given me information about its side effect of osteonecrosis.
Necrosis means death, so my ears instantly perked up. She said Aredia affects the jawbone, and I should not have any major dental work done.
“Too late,” I said. “I just had a root canal and crown.”
She got that worried look on her face, and said I should monitor it closely and report any discomfort to the dentist. When I read the info sheet she gave me, it had a long list of no-nos, but root canal was not one of them. In fact, it said that a root canal and crown could save a tooth, which is good, because extraction is one of the big no-nos.
I recognized the sheet she gave me as a printout from a web page, so when I got home I did some Internet research of my own. What I learned is disturbing. It was oral surgeons who noticed patients’ jaws not healing following extraction or surgery involving the jawbone. Bones splintered in some cases.
What they discovered was that the jawbone was dead, and they found the common thread in all cases was Aredia or a similar drug made by the same company.
In a search for “osteonecrosis,” I found that the osteoporosis drug Fosamax is also suspected of causing necrosis, and lawyers have jumped on the bandwagon to sue its manufacturer.
If these drugs are causing the jawbone to die, aren’t they doing the same thing to all the bones in the body? I asked myself. Could that be the cause of pain in the head I have suffered for four months?
I blamed it on allergy pills I started taking about the same time the pain started. When I stopped taking the pill, the pain subsided. But now it’s back. And yesterday I found a sore spot on top of my head where the pain is worst.
Now that I’ve vented, let me tell you the good news. Thursday’s lab report shows cancer markers have dropped to 37, which is in the “normal” range. I am no expert, but I think that is good news.
Doc says the drop is probably due to the Arimidex pills. They suppress the hormone estrogen, which feeds breast cancer. Fat cells also hold estrogen, and I suspect if I lost about 30 pounds, it would not only help in the cancer fight, but take a load off my aching joints and overworked heart.
The bad news is that Doc’s scales show that while I was trying so hard to lose weight, I gained five pounds. I thought it might be mostly my weighted breast prosthesis, but I weighed it on my postal scale this morning, and it is exactly 16 ounces.
The good news is that the prosthesis balances me and makes me feel normal. So, one year almost to the day after Dr. Bang cut off the breast with a cancer the size of a duck egg, I am back to making plans for the future. I won’t tell you now what those plans are, but they are big and exciting. Stay tuned.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Peggy McCracken is Enterprise business manager. After cancer surgery in April, 2005, she was told the cancer had spread to the bones and would kill her in about six months without treatment. She chose not to have any treatment for five months, at which time a bone scan showed the cancer had begun a retreat. This she attributes to prayer by family, friends, enemies and strangers. This is the 14th part of a story by McCracken on her diagnosis of cancer and its outcome.
Tarango named officer of month
Billy Tarango as named Correctional Officer of the Month for the month of March.
He has been employed with the Reeves County Detention
Center I/II, since Oct. 11, 2004.
“We would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication,” said Warden Ed Gonzales.
Madrid honored as employee of month
Aidee Madrid was recently honored as Employee of the Month for the month of March at the Reeves County Detention Center I/II.
She has been employed at the detention center since Aug. 22, 1995.
Madrid currently holds the title of Employee Development Specialist.
“We would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication,” said Warden Ed Gonzales.
Hamilton, Warren announce May wedding
Jack and Beverly Hamilton of Giddings are proud to announce the nuptial plans of their daughter, Larissa Michelle, to Devlyn Drew Warren, son of Tom and Cindy Warren of Delta, Colorado and Peggy Warren of Farmington, New Mexico.
A May 20, wedding is planned at Colo-Vista Country Club in Bastrop.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock with a Master of Accounting. She is employed at Ernest and Young Accounting firm in San Antonio. Her fiancé is also a graduate of Texas Tech University and is employed at M7 Aerospace in San Antonio. The couple will reside in New Braunfels.
Larissa is the granddaughter of Elsie Kipp and the late Eddie Kipp of Giddings, Jack and Wilton Hamilton of Pecos, and the late Leta Dell Witte.
Dev is the grandson of Helen Warren and the late Leo Warren of Farmington, New Mexico and Arley and Wanda Myers also of Farmington.
143rd District Court
(Ward, Reeves & Loving Counties)
Judge Bob Parks, Judge Presiding
March 1 through March 21
New Civil Cases Filed:
State of Texas vs. 1993 White GMC Suburban, notice of seizure and intended forfeiture suit filed 3-1-2006.
Joanna Dominguez Fuentes et al vs. Diana Gomez Yniguez, et al, injury - damages with vehicle suit filed 3-7-06.
There were five new family suits filed in this time period: two were petitions to establish parent-child relationship; one was a petition affecting parent-child relationship; one was a child support review order; and one was confirmation of a non-agreed child support review order.
State of Texas vs. Raul Dominguez Gabaldon, judgment nisi suit filed 3-10-06.
MBNA America Bank, N.A. vs. Roy V. Guerra, account-note-contract suit filed 3-13-06.
State of Texas vs. 2000 Tan GMC Yukon, et al, notice of seizure and intended forfeiture suit filed 3-20-06.
One family case was reactivated on a Motion to Modify.
One family case was reactivated on a Motion to Enforce and Suspend License.
One family case was reactivated on a Motion to Revoke and Suspend License.
Three family cases were reactivated on a Motion to Enforce Child Support.
One family case was reactivated on a Motion to Revoke.
One family case as reactivated on a Motion to Modify and Confirm.
Civil Cases Disposed:
One family case was disposed by an agreed child support review order.
One family case which was a petition affecting parent-child relationship was disposed by the granting of a non-suit.
One family case was disposed by a judgment entered 3-21-06 on a petition for confirmation of non-agreed child support review order.
One family case was disposed by order on a Motion to Enforce and partition filed 3-10-06.
State of Texas vs. 1999 Silver Honda Accord, et al, notice of seizure and intended forfeiture case; Final Judgment of Forfeiture filed 3-17-06 wherein the vehicle was found to be contraband and subject to forfeiture; that the vehicle is forfeited to the State of Texas, namely the Reeves Co. Sheriff’s Office which is authorized to use, maintain, and dispose of said property in accordance with law.
State of Texas vs. 1988 White Chevrolet C-1500 Pickup, et al, notice of seizure and intended forfeiture case; Final Judgment of Forfeiture filed 3-17-06 wherein the vehicle was found to be contraband and subject to forfeiture; that the vehicle is forfeited to the State of Texas, namely the Reeves Co. Sherifff’s Office which is authorized to use, maintain and dispose of said property in accordance with law.
One new criminal case was filed by Information during this time period:
State of Texas vs. John Robert Cravey; offense; misappropriation of fiduciary property; an Order of Deferred Adjudication; Community Supervision was entered with Defendant receiving a sentence of two years deferred adjudication of guilt; a $750 fine and order to pay court costs of $227.25. Restitution was previously paid in full by Defendant.
One application for Writ Habeas Corpus was filed by Jesus Martinez who has charges of burglary pending and wherein Applicant requests a bond reduction or personal recognizance bond.
Five criminal cases were reactivated on Motion to Adjudicate Guilt or Motion to Revoke Community Supervision:
State of Texas vs. Annette Ybarra; offense: Theft (NOT ARRESTED).
State of Texas vs. Maria Senada Mendoza, offense: Forgery (NOT ARRESTED.
State of Texas vs. Moises Salcido, offense: Drug Possession (NOT ARRESTED).
State of Texas vs. Casey Daniel Martin, offense: Aggravated Assault (NOT ARRESTED).
State of Texas vs. Joe Arthur Salas, offense: Possession of certain chemicals with intent to manufacture controlled substance (NOT ARRESTED).
State of Texas vs. Kenneth Wayne Duncan - motion for nunc pro tunc judgment filed requesting correction of flat time credit.
State of Texas vs. Jesus Gonzales; offense: Aggravated Assault; order of deferred adjudication entered sentencing Defendant to five years deferred adjudication, a $1,500 fine and ordering him to pay court costs of $227.25.
State of Texas vs. Michael Munoz; offense: Burglary of a Building; order of deferred adjudication entered sentencing Defendant to three years deferred adjudication, a $1,500 fine and ordering him to pay court costs of $227.25.
The following criminal cases were dismissed:
State of Texas vs. Jesus Hernandez Quintero; offense: drug possession (State to pursue further charges on Defendant).
State of Texas vs. Jesus Hernandez Quintero; offense: drug possession (State to pursue further charges on Defendant).
State of Texas vs. Angel Demetrio Bernal; offense: drug possession (Dismissed based on facts and officers suggestion of dismissal so State exercised its prosecutorial discretion in dismissing the case).
State of Texas vs. Leonel Gonzales-Juarez; offense: drug possession (Dismissed as case has been referred to federal authorities for federal prosecution).
State of Texas vs. Gerad Raymond Sandate; offense: drug possession (State exercising its prosecutorial discretion and not proceeding to trial on this defendant at this time).
State of Texas vs. Fernando Villareal; offense: drug possession;. Jury trial verdict; Defendant found guilty by jury and sentenced to 11 years in prison with a $10,000 fine.
State of Texas vs. Tomas Delgado; offense: possession of marijuana; a report of community supervision violation was filed and Defendant’s terms and conditions of community supervision were amended including extending his term of community supervision one year to expire on March 13, 2007, to give defendant time to complete his court-ordered obligations and his monthly community supervision fee was raised to $60 per month.
State of Texas vs. Becky Lee Jamison; offense: Forgery; Order entered overruling Defendant’s Motion for Reduction of State Jail Sentence.
State of Texas vs. Raymond Rivera Avila; offense: unlawfully carrying a weapon in a prohibited place; his probation was revoked and Defendant was sentenced to eight years in TDCJ with a $2,000 fine and ordered to pay court costs of $227.25.
State of Texas vs. Alfredo Rivera; offense: criminal mischief - graffiti; his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 12 months state jail with a $1,500 fine, $13,500 restitution and court costs of $227.25.
Church sets building fund benefit
St. James Baptist Church will be sponsoring a Building Fund Benefit Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner (and all the trimmings and dessert).
Dates for the fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, April 21, and from noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Reeves County Sheriff’s Posse Barn.
Individuals can dine- in or carry-out and deliveries will be made on five or more orders.
Plates will be $5 each.
Police academy alumni sets meeting
The Pecos Citizens Police Academy Alumni will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20, at the Pecos Police Department.
All members are urged to attend.
The Pecos Citizens Police Academy Class 7 will begin on May 4.
Applications along with shirt size need to be returned to Mike Balog at the Police Department as soon as possible.
For more information call Mike Balog at 445-4911 or Laura Teal at 447-2552.
Sul Ross plans camp for 7th graders
All 7th graders and their parents or guardians are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 20, at Crockett Middle School in the cafeteria.
This meeting is for individuals to sign up for the Gear Up Sul Ross State University Summer Camp which will be held July 23-28, on the Sul Ross Campus.
Sul Ross personnel will be on to provide everyone with all the information and will have the sign-up papers available. The deadline for sign-up is May 5.
There is no charge for this camp and transportation will be provided.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County Sheriff’s Office, or other officers of those agencies. The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.
Elder James Hinojos, 20, of Kent, was arrested by police on April 16 on a charge of driving without a headlight and resisting arrest. Police said a 2001 GMC truck driven by Hinojos was stopped in the 600 block of South Eddy Street because one headlight was out, and a search revealed two 12-packs of Bud Light in the back seat floorboard, one of which was open. Hinojos then refused to get out of the vehicle when he was charged with driving with the defective headlight, and had to be forced out of the truck. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Calixto Villanueva Hinojos, 45, of Kent, was arrested on April 16 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said Hinojos was a passenger in a vehicle coming from a wedding celebration at Saragosa Hall, which was stopped in the 800 block of South Eddy Street, and the arrest came after the driver of the vehicle was arrested on separate charges. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Juan Villalobos Serrano, 35, 1309 S. Willow St., was arrested on April 16 on a charge of driving while intoxicated with one prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor; and failing to stop after striking an unattended vehicle, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Serrano’s 2005 Chevrolet pick-up was stopped at the intersection of Walthall and Cherry streets after he reportedly struck a 2000 Chrysler van, which was parked at La Nortena Tortilla Factory, in the 200 block of East Third Street. The DWI charge was added after officers conducted a field sobriety test. Serrano was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Ciro Mata, Jr., 23, 2209 Country Club Dr., was arrested by police on April 16 on charges of furnishing alcohol to minors and unlawfully carrying a prohibited weapon. Police said they were called to 1403 S. Oak St. in reference to a loud noise complaint and found several people standing around a Toyota pickup, with loud music coming from the vehicle. Several cans of beer were found inside the bed of the pick-up, officers said, and Mata, the only adult in the group, was placed under arrest. A body search later turned up a set of knuckles in his pocket. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center, while the five teens in the group were released.
Jorge A. Miranda, 18, 1424 S. Ash St., was arrested by police on April 15 on a warrant charging him with theft, a Class C misdemeanor. Police said the arrested was made after they were called to 2322 Sage St., Apt. B, on a report of a disturbance, and a records check revealed the outstanding warrant. Miranda Calixto Villanueva Hinojos, 45, of Kent, was arrested on April 16 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said Hinojos was a passenger in a vehicle coming from a wedding celebration at Saragosa Hall, which was stopped in the 800 block of South Eddy Street, and the arrest came after the driver of the vehicle was arrested on separate charges. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Xochitl Armendariz, 28, of Odessa, was arrested by police on April 16 on warrants charging her with no driver’s license and violation of a promise to appear. Police said the arrest was made after Armendariz was seen at the Suavacito Club, 900 S. Cedar St., and a records check revealed the outstanding warrants. She was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Pablo Hernandez, 501 S. Eddy St., was arrested by police on April 15 and charged with public intoxication. Police said the arrest took place at 10:20 p.m. at 900 W. Fourth St. Hernandez was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
James Lee Pena, 31, of El Paso, was arrested by police on April 14 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said the arrest took place at the Greyhound bus stop at the Kwik Stop in the 900 block of West Third Street, when Pena was seen with his shirt off and attempting to fight with another passenger. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Hector Manuel Garcia, 28, 2011 Scott St., was arrested by police on April 14 and charged with public intoxication. Police said the arrest was made after they received a report of a disturbance in the 2000 block of Scott Street. Garcia was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Joel Garcia, Conejo, 39, 423 Alberta St., was arrested at his home on April 17 and charged with assault under the Family Violence Act. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Michael Herrera, 18, 1221 S. Plum St., was arrested by police on April 15 and charged with public intoxication. Police said the arrest was made after they received a report that a subject was attempting to enter a residence at 402 S. Hickory St. through the bedroom window. Herrera was located, and then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Jeffrey E. Ephraim, 34, 1005 S. Locust St., was arrested by police on April 11 on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of assault under the Family Violence Act. Police said the warrant was served while Ephraim already was in the Reeves County Jail.
Maria Senada Mendoza, 31, 124 N. Willow St., was arrested by police on April 11 on warrants charging her with failure to appear on a charge of no driver’s license. Police said the warrant was served while Mendoza already was in custody at Reeves County Jail.
Patricia Hernandez Munoz, 33, 1101 S. Elm St., was arrested by police on April 11 on warrants charging her with failure to appear on charges of possession of an open container of alcohol and two charges of theft under $50. Police said the warrants were served while Munoz already was in custody at Reeves County Jail.
Ruben Anaya Mendoza, 35, 2401 Madera Rd., was arrested by police on April 11 on warrants charging him with expired license plate and open containter of alcohol. Police said the arrest was made in the 700 block of South Eddy Street. Mendoza was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Willie Glenn Ephraim, 36, 714 S. Hackberry St., was arrested by police on April 111 on warrants for assault causing bodily injury and for failure to appear on a charge of failure to identify and giving fictitious information on a charge out of Ector County. Police said the arrest occurred at 9:09 p.m. in the 400 block of East 13th Street, and Ephraim was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Xavier Romo Acosta, 22, 2044 Rhodes St., was arrested by police on April 10 on a warrant charging him with non-payment of child support. Police said the arrest was made as the result of a records check following a traffic stop in the 2100 block of South Hackberry Street.
Eloy Jimenez, 21, 310 S. Elm St., was arrested by police on April 8 on warrants charging him with deadly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor. Police said the arrest was made at Cedar Street and Raul Florez Boulevard, and Jimenez was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Salvador Marruffo, 47, 1107 S. Cypress St., was arrested by police on April 8 on a warrant for failure to maintain financial responsibility. Police said the arrest took place at the Suavacito Club, 900 S. Cedar St. Marruffo was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
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