Harley Mullenix has been killed in a car crash on FM 774. She was 21 and from Plantersville. Harley was also a volunteer junior firefighter. The date of the accident was Saturday, January 24, 2015.
To see a video and get more details on Mullenix’s wreck, you can go to ABC13.com.
Jonathan Coppinger and Jessica Coppinger have died in a car accident in Houston County, Texas. It was on State Highway 7, on Friday, January 23, 2015. The victims lived in Marion. They had a head-on collision with an unidentified teen.
Check KSAT for a video and more information on this crash.
Tony Brezinski, 79 and from Weslaco, has died in a two-vehicle accident. It was on Friday, January 23, 2015. The incident was in Weslaco, and there were no other victims. Brezinski was originally from Canada, according to KRGV. Visit their site for a video report and more details. No one else was reportedly injured.
Randal Dygert has been struck and killed by a shuttle bus in Dallas, Texas. It was on Harry Hines Boulevard, on the morning of Friday, January 23, 2015. Dygert was a nurse. Another unidentified nurse was injured. Visit the Dallas Morning News to learn more about Dygert’s crash.
Michael Branch was a truck driver who was killed when helping some crash victims as a Good Samaritan. This was on Interstate 37, close to Rand Morgan. It was in the area of Corpus Christi, Texas. KIII has more information on Branch’s pedestrian accident.
Police in Arlington, Texas, are saying that a man shot and killed Maria Ojeda, who was 46. The suspect then killed himself.
This happened on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Ojeda worked as a hairdresser and was killed outside Lily’s Salon. This was on Abrams Street.
Police say the suspect is Ojeda’s estranged husband. They have apparently had a lot of problems with their relationship. Hector Acosta is 50.
Police say Acosta shot himself after shooting Maria outside Lily’s. He had initially gone inside the beauty shop and then chased the victim outside.
As to the motive, police believe this was a domestic situation.
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Killed-In-Arlington-Domestic-Shooting-268812001.html (no video report, but some pictures are posted)
Diana Marie Juarez has been killed in a car crash in Northwest Austin, Texas. This was on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Juarez was a passenger. Police allege that the driver crashed the Dodge Neon after running a red light. If proven, this would show possible negligence on that driver’s part. Texas allows tort suits against a driver when a passenger in the same car is injured or killed. This is true whether or not the same car or driver has no-fault PIP insurance.
This happened at South Lakeline Boulevard and a US 183 service road.
The Neon was hit by a pickup truck.
Two kids in the Neon were hurt, but no one else was injured.
http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/woman-killed-in-nw-austin-crash-on-sunday-identifi/ngp6k/ (video unavailable)
Operation Coyote has been taking place in South Texas, as a means of trying to cut down on both drug and human smuggling emanating from Mexico and coming across the border to the United States.
DHS has announced that there have been 192 arrests so far, and money allegedly associated with criminal activity was also seized, in the amount of $625,000. These numbers have been racked up in less than one month.
Several hundred illegal immigrants were also rounded up as a result of Operation Coyote, although that is obviously not the main purpose of the operation.
At least one Honduran victim of human smuggling was rescued.
It was not reported how long Operation Coyoto was expected to last.
http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/41951?c=border_security (one photo provided, but no video)
This shooting was in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. It was about 5:30 a.m.
Victim Faisal Hussien was apparently shot during a robbery attempt. He was 50.
The incident was close to Hussien’s home, in a driveway on Pagewood.
Police believe two men approached, robbed the victim, and shot him.
Hussien died at the crime scene.
There is no description of the robbery and murder suspects. They left the scene after the shooting. Presumably, the motive here was robbery. But why someone would shoot Hussien is the part that I never get about robbers. I don’t believe there is any such thing as a robbery gone bad. If you didn’t want to shoot someone, you would at least use a fake gun to make sure you didn’t kill someone.
A man from Shreveport, Louisiana, has been arrested in Texas on drug charges. He was taken into custody in Nacogdoches County.
The suspect is Billy Joe Williams. He is 29 and from Shreveport.
Williams was still in jail on a $22,500 bond.
A Texas DPS officer reportedly stopped Williams for allegedly violating some traffic law. The trooper then said that he found 3 pounds of marijuana and 3 ounces of cocaine.
That is a rather large amount of drugs and far more than would be expected for personal use.
This is about an arrest in Ennis, Texas. Leevantwone King is facing drug charges, and an allegedly stolen gun was also found during a search. King is 25.
The house is in the 1800 block of NE Main Street. This happened on Thursday, July 24, 2014. It was about 10 in the morning.
Authorities say they found marijuana and Xanax.
Charges don’t sound particularly serious. One is for possession of marijuana over four ounces but under five pounds. The other is for possession of a controlled substance. It isn’t clear why the warrant would be served before getting evidence for more serious charges. As it is, those charges seem almost pointless.
24 people are facing drug charges after arrests made in Galveston County, Texas. Actually, 14 were arrested. The Sheriff’s Office is looking for the others. Charges were made on Friday, July 25, 2014.
One of those charged is Alex Paige. He is 38 and accused of both manufacturing and selling drugs.
Much of the alleged activity was at 2812 Avenue B, in Dickinson, Texas. The investigation also led to 2804 24th Street.
Paige allegedly had crack cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana.
21-year-old Dwight Gaines was also charged with manufacturing and dealing in drugs.
In separate incidents, the following people are also charged with manufacturing and delivery of drugs:
Brian Lott, Cynthia Jones, Nyberia Nunez, Tyrone Johnson, Marcziavour Dickerson, Alvin Perry Jones, Henry Junior Nunez, Theodore Clay, Undra Levin Cox, Shanequia McCall, and Joseph Nunn.
Ira Hill was found after having already been charged with narcotics trafficking by federal authorities.
Victim: Candace Williams – 26 years old
Suspect: Phillip Deckard – 24 years old
City, State: Houston, Texas
Address: Berry, close to McGallion
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time: around 2 in the morning
This is a suspected murder-suicide. The victim is Candace Williams, who was married to suspect Phillip Deckard. Williams’s 7-year-old daughter found the victims after the shooting.
After investigating, police believe that Deckard shot and killed Candace, and then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide. While the exact motive is not clear, this sort of suspected crime is usually related to some sort of domestic dispute. The report says they got into an argument.
Williams and Deckard had been married for 4 months when this suspected murder-suicide occurred.
Link to Article:
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Candlelight-vigil-held-for-mother-of-3-killed-in-murder-suicide-267853751.html (video included)
One woman was killed in this 3-vehicle crash. Two other victims were injured seriously enough to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Time: About 1:30 in the afternoon
City / County / State: Odessa, Texas
Address: Intersection of Faudree Road and Highway 191 South service road
1. Guadalupe Hernandez was 49 years old. She lived in Midland, Texas.
1. Kimberly Christian is 42 and from Midland.
2. Samantha Meza is 22 and from Midland.
Police say they are having difficulty determining what caused this crash. There are multiple witnesses, but they gave the cops conflicting information.
Kimberly Chrstian was driving a Cadillac SRX. Meza was driving a Plymouth Neon, and Hernandez was a passenger in the Neon. George Michael Collins, who was uninjured, was driving a Honda Odyssey. He is 55 and from League City, Texas.
There are no charges at this time.
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