Crime

Man in custody, charged with assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

One man is in custody charged with assault after police received a call from a business in the 1300 block of 50th Street.

  Former health care worker sentenced after admitting sex with Montford inmate

‘I’ll blow your (expletive) brains out’ great-grandmother said to intruder

Tulia police officer arrested for Lubbock stalking charge

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

Woman shot with BB gun while taking out trash

Wolfforth PD searching for two women wanted for questioning

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Crosby County Sheriff’s Office announces text to 9-1-1 program

Hockley County Sheriff’s Office searching for Joe Lewis Jimenez

VIDEO: Overnight break-in at West Lubbock clothing store

Police think man who tried to kidnap woman will strike again

Suspected cattle thief arrested, attempting to sell $60,000+ in cattle

$12 million worth of meth seized in a shipment of frozen strawberries in TX

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

An autopsy shows the baby died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection. Investigators determined he had been wearing the same diaper for at least 10 days.

Former TTU Library employee indicted for child porn possession

Justin McDonald, the former Texas Tech Library employee arrested for child pornography that had been synced to his university-issued iPad, was indicted by a Lubbock County Grand Jury on Tuesday.

Lubbock teen indicted on organized crime and theft of a firearm

A 17-year-old Lubbock man who was arrested on February 5 has been indicted on the counts of organized crime and theft of a firearm.

Lubbock man indicted on 7 counts of organized crime

Corey Hunter has been indicted on 7 counts of organized crime after being in custody at the Lubbock County Detention Center since Nov. 5, 2018.

Lubbock man indicted for posting intimate photos of ex-girlfriend to Facebook

Donley Co., TX Rangers investigating overnight double homicide

Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

  Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

The girl's parents are accused of attempting to dispose of their daughter's remains using acid after she allegedly drowned while unsupervised.

Lubbock police investigating multiple vandalism incidents from Thursday night

Acts of criminal mischief by vandals in three locations within 1,500 feet of each other Thursday night into Friday morning have police investigating.

Judge sentences Nathaniel Jouett to two life sentences

Nathaniel Jouett, the teen who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library in 2017, has been sentenced.

Prosecutors appealing overturn of former Amarillo doctor’s murder convictions

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Thomas Michael Dixon, a former Amarillo doctor previously convicted of hiring a hitman to kill a romantic rival, have asked a higher court to review a court ruling that sent the case back for another trial.

Severely malnourished dog rescued after living five years chained in mud pit

A Columbus pit bull rescue was contacted about a dog in horrific conditions chained in a pit of mud on Tuesday.

Prison nurse accused of killing husband to marry convicted murderer

The woman allegedly poisoned her husband with antifreeze then set their home on fire to try and cover up the crime.

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured.

Juvenile arrested after shooting in Clovis Road tattoo shop

A juvenile was arrested Wednesday night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon after a shooting in Palomos Custom Tattoos at 2102 Clovis Rd.

Lubbock police searching for suspect who smashed jewelry case, stole from Walmart on 82nd

Lubbock police are searching for a man caught on camera smashing a jewelry case with a sledge hammer and stealing handfuls of jewelry from Walmart at 6315 82nd Street.

Child pornography found on TTU iPad belonging to former library employee

A now former Texas Tech library employee has been arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center after admitting to taking photos of a naked, underage female.

El Chapo likely off to ‘prison of all prisons’ after drug trafficking conviction

The notorious has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.

Suspected Central Lubbock shooter arrested in Ector County

Thirty-two-year-old Courtney Dobbins has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Odessa in connection to a shooting on Wednesday morning in Central Lubbock.

Fleeing bank robber trips in front of police officer; money blows away

Police say the suspect slipped on the ice in a nearby parking lot while running from the scene and dropped both his gun and the cash he allegedly stole.

Ex-boyfriend arrested in connection to death of woman found in suitcase

The 24-year-old suspect is being held without bail on a kidnapping charge. He will be prosecuted by federal authorities because the alleged crime crossed state lines.

Cousin of Holli Jeffcoat hopes senate bill brings awareness to sexual assault

February 10 marked three years since the tragic death of Holli Jeffcoat. The Senate bill a family member introduced last year in her honor is currently being considered.

Grand jury indicts 2 for murder of Jimmy Rodriguez

A Lubbock County grand jury as indicted 19-year-old Anthony Alvarez and 22-year-old Miguel Garza on charges of murder after the shooting death of 41-year-old Jimmy Hernandez Rodriguez on Jan. 16 around the 1500 block of 37th Street.

UPDATE: U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrest Hernandez in Lubbock

The local United State Marshals Fugitive Task Force found Hernandez at the Copper Caboose in the 5600 block of Villa Drive thanks to a tip from a community member.

Hours-old baby girl with umbilical cord still attached found in freezing weather on CA road

The sheriff's office says just before the infant was found, a young woman approached a man walking his dog in the area and asked him to take the baby.

Chase reaches speeds of +100 miles per hour through central Lubbock

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office Deputy tried to pull over 30-year-old Jimmy Rodriguez for speeding 98 miles per hour in a 65 MPH zone when a chase across Lubbock ensued.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Lubbock boutique burglarized

Police are hoping to find the the man who was caught on camera burglarizing a boutique in Lubbock.

Person of interest named in death of homeless military veteran

The Metro Special Crimes Unit is currently searching for 38-year-old Michael Anthony Jimenez who is considered a person of interest in the death of 51-year-old Cristino Gil Ortiz. Ortiz, an Army Veteran, was found deceased in his Lakeview Apartment on February 1, 2019.

Utah boy, 5, forced to call 911 after mother fatally stabbed

A suspect who lived in the same trailer home as the mother and her son was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated murder, domestic violence and child abuse.

Mom charged in disappearance of 3-year-old son more than 30 years ago

Detectives say they found enough evidence to arrest the mother in her 3-year-old’s presumed death after working on the cold case for the last 12 to 18 months.

Minnesota man calls 911 to report killing wife, police say

The suspect was taken into custody without incident, where he is being held on informal second-degree murder charges.

Mother still awaiting trial, 3 years after Holli Jeffcoat murder

It's been three years since police found 18-year-old Jeffcoat dead in her home. She had multiple stab wounds, her throat had been cut and her uterus had been removed.

Gunshot victim brought to UMC, police searching for suspect

Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting near 49th Street and Chicago Avenue on Sunday that left one man hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Kentucky girl, 4, tests positive for cocaine after passing out at school; mother arrested

Investigators say the mother admitted she would let a friend sell cocaine and crack at her home in front of her three children.

Anti-gang task force arrests Top 10 Most Wanted fugitive

James Douglas Betts, 41, who was featured on the ‘TAG Top 10 Most Wanted Gang Fugitives’ list, is now in custody.

Driver charged with money laundering in Nolan County

Ramon Arreola, 52, of El Paso was arrested and charged with money laundering on Feb. 2 in Nolan County. Bundles of cash amounting to more than $388,000 were found in his vehicle.

Lubbock man charged with 5 counts of organized crime, in connection with 5 burglaries

Johnston is now facing six new charges, including another count of felon in possession of a firearm and five counts of organized crime.

Police seeking information on lawn equipment thief

Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department are looking for the person who stole two pieces of lawn care equipment.

D.A. asks Texas Rangers to investigate Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office

The Texas Rangers have been asked by the Lubbock County District Attorney to investigate the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office. This comes after the Texas Medical Board began investigating the medical examiner’s office and the chief medical examiner.

Nearly $600,000 worth of meth recovered during traffic stop in Oldham County

Not signaling a lane change resulted in the arrest of one man on Wednesday, Feb 6 in Vega for having almost $600,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Warrants for Lubbock teen’s arrest stack up while in jail

Seventeen year-old, Isaiah Hernandez, was arrested a little after midnight Jan. 5 and charged with organized crime. More warrants have been released since he was arrested. He is linked to multiple investigations.

Reward offered for information about homeless Army vet’s suspicious death

The Metro Special Crimes Unit is seeking information on the suspicious death of 51-year-old Cristino Gil Ortiz. Crime Line callers with information on his death may now be eligible for a reward up to $10,000.

Shallowater man charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child

According to an arrest warrant filed on February 4, 2019, 53-year-old Robert Alan Cook has been arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

Homeless man arrested after medical equipment damaged at Covenant Medical Southwest

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Lubbock police officers were called to the Covenant Medical Southwest Campus located at 98th and Slide Road for reports of a man causing a disturbance inside the building and refusing to leave.

Deadly E. Lubbock fire is considered arson

According to officials with Lubbock Fire Rescue, 62-year-old Charles Ruth was the man who died in a fire early Monday morning and is the lone suspect in its cause.

Suspect in Wisconsin teen’s abduction ordered to stand trial

A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, telling his family, “I love you,” moments after he was ordered to stand trial.

Man charged with kidnapping after woman jumps from moving vehicle to escape

A Lubbock man has been indicted by a Lubbock County grand jury on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

Daycare workers in Portales hot car death found guilty

The two women accused of leaving two children in a hot car for nearly three hours in July of 2017 have been found guilty, according to the Eastern New Mexico News.

Texas Tech police find weed rice crispy treats in dorm room fridge

When asked about the rice crispy treats, Alvarez said his girlfriend made them and he was keeping them in the refrigerator because they contained marshmallows.

Mother accused of burning 1-year-old daughter with hot bathtub water, biting her

Police began investigating after a nurse reported suspected physical abuse when the mother took the 1-year-old to the hospital for treatment of second-degree burns.

College student terrified after finding strange man wearing her clothes in apartment closet

Property managers at the apartment complex say they are still investigating how the suspect and two other intruders in December got inside.

Closing arguments to be given for Portales hot car death trial

The trial of Mary and Sandi Taylor, the women accuse of leaving two children in a hot car for nearly three hours in July of 2017, will continue tomorrow with closing arguments.

Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested, charged with domestic assault

A Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested early this morning and charged with domestic assault.

Littlefield police searching for man wanted on multiple charges

The Littlefield Police Department is asking for your help in locating 34-year-old Bennie Ladell Bean.

Man sentenced to 30 years for biting police officer during arrest

36 year-old Angel Hernandez was arrested in March of 2018 after a fight with a police officer, now a Lubbock judge has sentenced him 30 years in prison.

Littlefield police searching for woman wanted for burglary

The Littlefield Police Department is asking for your help in locating 50-year-old Linda Estrada.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

Lubbock TAG investigators arrest 12 in drug and weapons bust

A Texas anti-gang operation in Lubbock led to the arrest of 12, including one of TAG's Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives.

Police searching for driver of truck who crashed into Billiards Plus

The owner of Billiards Plus is asking for public help to identify a truck that crashed into the building Saturday morning around 2 a.m.

Lubbock Police asking public’s help in death investigation

Just before 9 a.m. on Friday, February 1, the Lubbock Police Department received a call about a possible body at Lakeview Apartments at 2102 38th Street.

Man arrested on federal drug hold following Tuesday night shooting

The Lubbock man who says he shot 25-year-old Chance Chavez late Tuesday night in self defense is now in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a U. S. Marshal’s hold.

Littlefield man arrested, charged with sexual assault of minor

The Littlefield Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Jason Andrew Cavazos, who is suspected of assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Cavazos has been booked in the Lamb County Jail and charged on two felony counts.

Wedding planned between felon serving life sentence, East Texas juror who handed down guilty verdict

An East Texas man serving a life sentence without parole is scheduled to marry a woman who helped convict him of capital murder. The relationship is between Lester Butcher of Chandler and Mary Martin, who lives in Nacogdoches. Both are 56 years old.

Fmr. Seminole police officer indicted, charged with striking child with a shoe

Former Seminole police officer, Matthew Arguello, 28, was indicted Thursday of last week after being accused of striking a child with a shoe on Nov. 30.

Man wanted for exploitation of a child could be in Lubbock

The FBI is asking the public’s help in finding 31-year-old Robert Shouse of Richmond, who is thought to hide out in College Station or Lubbock. Shouse is wanted for exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.