Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday accidents leave one dead, one injured
A Tucson, Ariz., woman died Sunday morning in a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 10 near Balmorhea, one of two major accidents in the area investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Sunday.
Javon Grigsby Leon, 47, was pronounced dead by Dr. Garvin Smith at Pecos County Memorial Hospital after being taken there by Balmorhea EMS personnel following the 8:10 a.m. accident. According to the report filed by DPS trooper Robert Orr, Leon was driving a 1996 Honda four-door when her vehicle left the highway while eastbound on I-10, about 1 1/2 miles west of Balmorhea.
Orr said Leon left the highway from the left lane, overcorrected to the right, and then back to the left before her vehicle went into the center median, then across the westbound lanes of the interstate and rolled over several times. Leon was trapped inside the Honda and had to be cut out by the Jaws of Life before being transported to Fort Stockton.
Orr said Leon was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. After she was pronounced dead, her body was taken to Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Stockton.
In the second accident, also investigated by Orr, one person was transported to Reeves County Hospital for treatment of injuries following an accident on Interstate 20 near the 39 mile marker, just west of the Industrial Boulevard overpass on the west side of Pecos.
Orr said a Ford Explorer, driven by Christopher Ellerson, was on its way from Arkansas to Fort Bliss in El Paso, pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with household items, when the accident occurred. “He said a passing car hauler caused turbulence that made the trailer sway a little bit, and then he just lost control of it,” the trooper said.
The trailer jackknifed, causing it and the Explorer to roll over in the right lane on the westbound side of I-20. Contents from the trailer also spilled onto the left lane, causing a backup to the Highway 17 exit and forcing traffic to detour onto Highway 17 for about 30 minutes until the left lane could be reopened.
One of two passengers in the vehicle with Ellerson was transported by Pecos EMS to Reeves County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Stephens faces federal hearing on sex charge
A hearing has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Pecos for Randall Lee Stephens on a sex offender registry violation, while police look to complete their investigation into murders of the owners of D.J.’s Round-Up on West Third Street that Stephens reportedly provided details on the murders after being arrested last month in Alabama.
Stephens, 50, was returned to Pecos on Thursday, five weeks after his arrest in southern Alabama on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offender following his release from a halfway house in El Paso last September. Tuesday’s hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Dwight Goains will be on that charge only, while police finish up work on the double-homicide investigation before presenting it to 143rd District Attorney Randy Reynolds.
Stephens is being investigated in connection with the May 6 murders of Rick and A.J. Cherry, owners of D.J.’s Round-up on West Third Street. A warrant issued by police on the sex offender charge two days after the murders allowed Loxley, Ala., police to arrest Stephens on June 3 and detain him until he could be questioned by Pecos law enforcement officers. That local charge was later dropped and replaced by the federal sex offender charge, following a June 9 indictment returned by federal grand jurors in Pecos.
The bodies of the Cherrys were found on the afternoon of May 7 by A.J. Cherry’s brother and sister. Preliminary autopsy results showed the couple died from multiple stab wounds, with the deaths believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. and midnight on May 6, which was also Stephens’ 50th birthday.
Stephens grew up in Pecos, but had spent most of the past 30 years in prison, including a 17-year term, which ended with his release from the El Paso halfway house last September. Police believe he stole Cherry’s 1995 Ford F-350 pickup, which was discovered the morning of May 11 by a U.S. Border Patrol agent abandoned on Interstate 25 between Truth or Consequences and Socorro, N.M., about 375 miles northwest of Pecos.
McKinney, along with Police Capt. Kelly Davis, 143rd District Attorney Randy Reynolds and one of his investigators, Gerry Villalobos, flew to Alabama on June 3 and talked with Stephens. “As a result of that interview, it corroborated many details of the investigation, which will lead us once we return to Pecos to seek capital murder charges of Randall Lee Stephens,” McKinney said on June 5, following his return to Pecos
McKinney said he, Davis and Villalobos questioned Stephens about his whereabouts between May 7 and June 3, but did not want to release details of what Stephens said.
Stephens was sentenced to 17 years in prison in 1990 as part of a plea bargain agreement on a 1989 charge of burglary of a habitation. The plea was on an original charge of sexual assault for an October 1989 incident involving a 25-year-old woman, and came after he had been convicted in 23rd District Court in Brazoria County in June of 1986 on a charge of aggravated assault.
Stephens also has had previous arrests locally on vehicle theft charges. Records in 143rd District Court showed Stephens served two years on an April 1978 plea deal for theft over $200 and under $10,000 for stealing a vehicle. At the time of that plea, a 1978 charge of attempted aggravated rape was dismissed in 143rd District Court. In July of 1980, Stephens pled guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, in connection with another vehicle theft.
Saturday night events planned as part of Night in Old Pecos
Food, fun, games and entertainment are some of the things that will be happening Saturday, during “Night in Old Pecos” in downtown Pecos.
Activities for the annual event will began at 6 p.m. and continue until midnight in the downtown area. Vendors will be set up around the Windmill Square and on Oak Street, behind the West of the Pecos Museum.
“We have a lot of booths, but we can make room for two or three more, if anybody wants one,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Gholson.
Gholson said that the booths will be set up along Oak and down Second Street. “We hope the weather cooperates and everybody comes out and joins us for fun and food,” said Gholson.
The Folklorico Dancers will be performing that evening, along with the a new dance group. Oscar Ornelas Jr. will be the D.J. for the evening and the Roman Brothers will perform.
Bikes will be on display for photo opportunities; a train that will accommodate both children and adults will be on hand and a Cake Walk will take place that evening.
Some of the “goodies” that will be available during the night include: funnel cake, curly fries, caramel apples, roasted corn, hamburgers, brisket, sausage on a stick, hot dogs, fresh lemonade, nachos, cokes, water, turkey legs and a variety of other food items.
Novelties, toys, fad jewelry, wallets, purses, hand fans lighted and glow items and many more will be for sale at the different booths located in Downtown Pecos.
“We hope to have a big turnout and want to invite everyone to come out and just enjoy themselves,” said Gholson.
PEDC OKs deal for new home construction
Pecos Economic Development Corp. members approved an agreement Monday with a contractor to build the first two of up to 19 new homes on lots between the 800 blocks of Washington and Adams streets.
PEDC members approved a site development agreement with Antonio Briones for the two starter homes, on land originally planned for 20 low-income homes as part of a 2002 agreement with the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Only one of the 20 homes was ever built, and the city still owes ORCA $350,000 for repayment of the infrastructure loan.
The agreement will pay the city $2,500 per lot, with Briones to build two homes within six months and with an option to build on seven of the 17 other lots at the site. He would also have first right of refusal on the other 10 lots, located between the 700 blocks of Washington and Adams streets.
“This is probably one of the most exciting things in Pecos for a long time,” said PEDC President Robert Tobias, who has been looking for builders to help relieve the city’s severe housing shortage.”
Tobias said the proposal is for “starter homes”, ranging from 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. He said they would be similar to some homes built by Briones in Seminole, minus a few amenities to keep the prices down.
“If we get qualified people, once we get the framing going up and other people want to buy homes, they’ll have the opportunity to get different types of floors and counters,” Briones told board members.
“The only thing the builders asked of me is to get the interest of property owners where he could build some high-end homes,” Tobias said.
City officials have been seeking to build new housing for the past three years, since the current energy boom left usable homes in the city in short supply. Reeves County Judge Sam Contreras said county workers alone were in need of about 150 new homes, but Briones said other builders he has talked to are reluctant to invest in Pecos.
“Everybody I talked to among the other builders is scared to come here,” said Briones, who was at the noon meeting at City Hall along with two of his financial backers, Haley Brookshire and Kerry Mills. “The market looks good, but they are a little concerned.”
“I plan to build two real quick and see what happens,” he said of the Pecos lots.
Briones said he would like to get started next month and could finish a home in 90 days, which led to a discussion among board members both about the time frame to start and complete the homes, and how to parcel out the lots after the initial two are sold to Briones.
Board member Paul Hinojos suggested withholding the other 10 lots on the site, in case another builder decides to come into the area while Briones is late in completing his homes. Board member Bill Oglesby suggested allowing him to have first right of refusal on the 10 lots, while Tobias said the city owns other lots in the area that could be used for new homes.
“I want to have first chose to build in that area or another area provided by the city,” Briones said. In the end, the PEDC board agreed to the first right of refusal option, with the initial agreement to only cover the lots where the first two homes will be built.
The contract still has to be approved by the Town of Pecos City Council, which has the item on its agenda for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
“I’m looking at building six more homes in Seminole and 10 in Andrews,” Briones said. “I think I’m one of the only guys around offering the smaller homes. Some of the other guys don’t want to.”
He added he’s also talked with local businessman Randy Taylor about building other homes in the area. “We’d see about building both at the same time,” Briones said.
Tobias said he checked with title company officials on the price of lots in the area, and that the $2,500 offer was reasonable. “I talked to Valera Gatewood, and she said $2,000 was a good price for a lot, so we’re getting a little above market value.”
City manager Joseph Torres said Briones would also have the right to set up a yard in the area to keep building materials, along with RV trailers for crew members. Tobias said Briones and his partners have already bought a storage building on West Third Street, and Brookshire said while they would be looking at local contractors, Briones has crew members from out-of-town who would be brought in as needed to work on the project.
Natividad helping others despite disability
Everybody loves Raymond.
Ramon Mendoza Natividad was not always lovable. In fact, he ducked under a pew one Sunday to hide from a sermon that seemed aimed directly at him.
Since the age of 15, Natividad had “lived for the devil,” and God had given him notice in a dream that he had just two chances to get his life back on the strait and narrow.
Natividad, a polio victim who accepted Jesus as his savior at age 13, knew his life of drinking, smoking an occasional marijuana cigarette and “going places and doing things I shouldn’t” was not pleasing to his Lord.
So at the age of 37, he went to the altar, confessing his sins to God and apologizing to his parents for the pain he had caused them. Now he is 65 and still serving God through Iglesia Primera Bautista, God’s Army, and the North Temple Baptist Church food bank. With others, he holds church services at the county prisons.
Despite paralysis on his right side, Natividad can drive, and he uses his car to take those less fortunate to the doctor and other places they need to go.
Last year, he was overcome with gratitude when evangelists he worked with at the prison gave him a used car after the one he was driving wore out.
“It was just a pile of junk,” he said.
Natividad was only eight months old when polio, then called “infantile paralysis,” almost took his life and left him crippled. Over the next 14 years, he would have three surgeries at a hospital in Shrevesport, La. to straighten his right leg and make it possible to walk almost normally.
He attended school, but dropped out one year shy of graduation. Working as a dishwasher for Toby Hannah, as janitor for the Taylor’s and occasional yard jobs, Natividad supported himself until he qualified for Social Security disability benefits.
Now he lives with is twin sister, Consuelo Natividad, and they help each other.
“She takes care of me more than I do of her,” said the humble and quiet-spoken Natividad. Her son, Paul, lives with them. Lisa, Sylvia and Jacob are grown and out of the nest.
They have an older brother, Uvaldo, who lives in Del Rio. Their eldest brother, Robert, died at age 13.
“I never knew him,” said Natividad.
He never married, although, “I got close once, but I didn’t go through with it. It was my fault; I didn’t propose and she married somebody else.”
Natividad has an ear for music, and he leads singing at Primera. When they have a special program or meal, he is there to help any way he can.
“It is a wonderful life,” he said, “serving the Lord and helping people and witnessing to others.”
Grady wins first pro fight with knock-out punch
Cale Grady had his first pro MMA fight Friday night July 18, at the Horseshoe Casino in Shreveport Louisiana against Ryan Chavarria.
Grady won his first pro fight with a knock-out punch in the first two seconds of the fight.
Grady’s first amateur fight was in Waco against Jason Yerrington from San Antonio, another first round knock-out. He was 19 years old when he started training for MMA fighting, he is now 22 and officially gone pro.
Grady said his inspiration to become a pro MMA fighter was jut his competitive nature, getting paid to do something he loves there is nothing better. He said he was a little nervous about the transition from amateur to pro, because the talent was a big step up, but it didn’t worry him too much.
His next fight will be sometime in October, but he said he is not sure who he will be fighting, but he will be ready.
Grady is the son of Eddie Grady and Amber Grady (formerly of Pecos) and the brother of Cody, Crysta, Casey and Collin Grady.
His grandmother and aunt still live in Pecos, Audrey Hill and Patsy Rogers.
Grady has been with his girlfriend Nicole for four years and they have a son, named Caden Blaine Grady.
Davis receives Centenarian Award, visits Pecos
Ora Mae Davis, 102 years old, and her son, Jim Davis of Kermit had the opportunity to see the 125th West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade.
The two were guests of Bill and Sib Higginbotham of Pecos.
Ora Mae is the sister of the late Annie B. Hollis of Pecos.
Her 102nd birthday was June 22 and she received a Centenarian 2008 Award from the Office of the Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission in May 2008.
Davis was born June 22, 1906, in Stanton, the daughter of an early Jal homesteader, J.H. and Bessie Medlin.
She attended a teachers’ college or normal school, and started teaching in a two-room school in Jal.
Davis taught all grades and all subjects.
In 1930, she married George Davis, who died in 1993 at the age of 98.
She ended her teaching career to raise a family of four boys, the oldest three of whom attended Jal schools.
The family lived in Jal until 1949, when they moved to Cisco, where they purchased and operated a motel.
Eventually, they moved to Kermit in 1976.
The boys are George, of Gainesville, Leland E. of St. Cloud, Minn.; Jim of Kermit, and Glenn of Hartford, Conn.
She has seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
She is still active, going to church, the Senior Citizen’s Centers and other events in Kermit and Jal.
Going to the West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade is one of her favorite annual traditions.
Keese named P-B-T’s new D.A.R.E. officer
Working with children has always been a dream for one Pecos woman, who will start a new career doing something she loves when school resumes in late August.
Olga Keese, will began working as the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD D.A.R.E., a program that was recently reintroduced to the school district.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.
“I’m very excited about my new position and looking forward to it,” said Keese, who had worked for TransPecos Banks for 10 years.
She began her law enforcement career by joining the Citizen’s Police Academy in Pecos. Now she is a certified police officer and has been working as a reserve since March of 2004.
“I always wanted to be a police officer and started attending the Odessa College Police Academy, after I became involved with the citizen’s academy,” said Keese.
“We do a lot of patrol, work at the games and do security at special events and especially during the rodeo,” said Keese. “All the reserves try to go out and help the officers, they need all the help they can get.”
She said that she always wanted to be a police officer and never had the opportunity until recently and now she is glad she went through the training.
“I love working with children and this will be the perfect way to help them and guide them,” said Keese.
Keese will be going to more training as the new D.A.R.E. officer in Douglas, Wyo., for two weeks in mid-August.
“I’ll be teaching kids about peer pressure, getting involved in gangs and drugs, but this training will offer me programs and ways to implement and work on thins for the kids,” she said.
Keese will have her own patrol unit and the Pecos Police Department will be providing all the equipment that she will need for her new job.
“I’m excited to learn and will be going to training on Aug. 18 and will be back on Sept. 1,” said Keese. “Then, I’ll began my new job.”
“We as the community need a program like this,” she said.
The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime.
D.A.R.E. goes beyond traditional drug abuse and violence prevention programs. It gives children the skills needed to recognize and resist the subtle and overt pressure that cause them to experiment with drugs or become involved in gangs or violent activities.
Police seek tips on vandalism, thefts
Information is being sought on several crimes that occurred in the community recently and rewards are being offered to solve these occurrences.
Pecos Valley Crime Stoppers and the Pecos Police Department need help in solving these crimes.
Sometime between 8 p.m., Saturday, June 28 and 8:30 a.m., Sunday, June 29, subject (or subjects) gained entry without consent to the Pecos High School Football field through locked gates. The individuals then rode what appeared to be a bike on the freshly applied track causing several thousands of dollars worth of damage to the track.
On Friday, July 4, at 10:06 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Lone Star Storage complex in reference to a storage unit that was broken in to and the lock replaced with the an unknown lock. Items taken were two chop saws; black diamond plate tool box; two jack stands; welding hood; LT 23585 R16 Firestone Tans Force H/T; one round air sander; one rectangle air sander; chipping hammer; two magnetic squares; two regular squares; two skill saws; two boxes of welding rods; welding gloves; welding vest; set of body dollies; slide hammer; a bucket of tire mounting compound; exhaust system for a 2007 Harley Ultra Classic; 50 feet of black air hose, and a 20-ton air over hydraulic jack.
On Wednesday, July 9, at 8:45 a.m., another storage unit at Lone Star Storage was discovered broken in to and the lock replaced on it. Items taken were four Eagle Alloy chrome wheels valued at $400.
If anyone has any information about these crimes or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 445-9898 or leave a Secure Web-Tip at HYPERLINK "http://www.crimestoppersweb.com/pecos" www.crimestoppersweb.com/pecos.
As always the informant will remain anonymous and Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 cash reward if it leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved in the crimes.
There is no caller I.D. on this line and the department tanks everyone for their help.
Esparza graduates from training in Army
Army Spec. Paul Esparza has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.
During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area.
Esparza is a 2001 graduate of Pecos High School.
Hidalgo’s welcome new baby
Robert and April Hidalgo are proud to announce the birth of their son, Robert Hidalgo Jr.
Robert was born on Monday, June 23, at 5:54 a.m., at Odessa Regional Hospital.
He weighed six pounds, six ounces and was 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Raul and Irene Hidalgo of Pecos and Lee and Wanda Ryan of Barstow.
Great grandparents are Ava Williams of Pecos and Ronnie Ryan of Barstow.
Marriages and Divorces
Editor’s Note: Marriage and divorce records are public record and may be accessed by anyone. All marriage records are kept in the Reeves County Clerk’s office, while divorce records can be located in the District Clerk’s Office located on the second floor of the courthouse.
Marriages for April 2008, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk’s Office.
Jesus M. Vasquez and Lorena Lujan.
Mario Dolores Solis and Carmen Lujan Prieto.
Orlando Mendoza and Casey Dawn Castillo.
Marriages for May 2008, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk’s Office.
Sal Reyes Nichols and Syra Alexandra Mendoza.
Keven Warren Winkles and Veronica P. Miller.
Higinio Garcia Jr. and Ganell Martinez Gamboa.
Dario Mendoza Marquez and Catarina V. Gonzales.
Ubaldo Moreno Rodriguez and Armida N. Mireles.
Mario Cuevas Alvarez and Dianna Saucedo Carmona.
Rene Inostroza and Corina Jaquez.
Jose N. Ortega and Alicia Munoz Chavez.
Martin Anaya Porras and Dephanie Ortega Rodriguez.
Richard Prieto Natividad and Delilah Kay Soto.
Ruben L. Ramirez and Priscilla M. Sotelo.
Sabina Flores Mendoza and Janet L. Archuleta.
Marriages for June 2008, as filed with the Reeves County Clerk’s Office.
Hunberto H. Carrillo and Celina I. Rodriguez.
Ernest Isais Mata and Rozzana Mendoza Salcido.
Roy Lynn Foster and Sofia Ortega.
Jacob A. Sanchez and Laura T. Iniguez.
Michael A. Lucero and Melissa Ann Montenegro.
Sergio Alvarez-Cuevas and Marcela Evaro Garcia.
Divorces for April 2008, as filed with the Reeves County District Clerk’s Office.
Alfredo G. Herrera and Lorenza G. Herrera.
Hilda Q. Garcia and Jose I. Garcia.
Richard Natividad and Lila Lee Natividad.
Divorces for May 2008, as filed with the Reeves County District Clerk’s Office.
Estrella Gonzalez Rodriguez and Dagoberto Ortega Rodriguez.
Melinda Salgado Ramiez and Sylvester Rayos Ramirez, Jr.
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.
Gerald Thompson, 46, was arrested by police on July 7 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said the arrest was made at 10:21 p.m. in the 100 block of South Oak Street, and Thompson was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Elaine Ornelas, 39, 1216 S. Elm St., and Maria Elisa Carrera, 40, 1104 E. Seventh St., were arrested by police on July 15 on charges of public intoxication. Police said the arrests occurred at 2:15 a.m. in the 300 block of South Sycamore Street, and Ornelas and Carrera were then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Bryan J. Bartlett, 48, of Mesa, Ariz., was arrested by police on July 14 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said the arrest was made at 9:48 p.m. in the 800 block of West Palmer Street. Bartlett was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Gregory Acosta, 37, 209 N. Pecan St., was arrested by police on July 13 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said the arrest occurred at 3:06 a.m. at 401 S. Alberta St., and Acosta was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Ciro Mata, 47, 2209 Country Club Dr., was arrested by police on July 14 on a charge of assault by contact under the Family Violence Act, a Class C misdemeanor. Police said the arrested occurred at 12:14 a.m., after they were called to Mata’s home after he allegedly assaulted his spouse. He was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Salvador Mata, 57, of Andrews, was arrested by police on July 11 on a charge of public intoxication. Police said the arrest was made at Allsup’s, 708 S. Cedar St., and Mata was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Araseli Archuleta, 37, 214 N. Oak St., was arrested by police on July 11 on a warrant for failure to pay a fine on an early charge of speeding. Police said the arrest was made at Allsup’s, 708 S. Cedar St., and Archuleta was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Tony Earl McGrew Jr., 21, of Lubbock, was arrested by police on July 3 on charges of public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class C misdemeanors. Police said the arrest was made in the 800 block of South Cedar Street, and McGrew was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Andreas Heckman, 37, of 802 Daggett St., Apt. 23, was arrested by police on July 2 on a charge of simple assault under the Family Violence Act, a Class C misdemeanor. Police said the arrest occurred following a call at 9:20 p.m. of a disturbance at Heckman’s home, and he was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Manuel Balderama Ramirez, 45, 810 S. Orange St., was arrested by police on July 17 on a charge of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor. Police said the arrest took place at 10:41 p.m. in the 800 block of South Orange Street, and Ramirez was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
Krista Nicole Diaz, 24, of Midland, was arrested by police on July 17 on a warrant out of Ector County charging her with theft by check, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said the arrest was made in the 1800 block of South Eddy Street and Diaz was then transported to the Pecos Criminal Justice Center.
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