Crime

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Kwame Rockwell

For the second time this month, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has halted an execution days before it was set to proceed.

Man involved in police shootout, 2 hour standoff faces up to 45 years

Officials with the Department of Public Safety say 41-year-old Danny Joe Geer faces 35 years in prison after pleading guilty of attempted capital murder of a peace officer that happened 11 months ago. He also faces up to 10 years for evading arrest.

Arrest made in aggravated robbery of Allsup’s in Ralls

Officers with the Ralls Police Department arrested 26-year-old Samuel Andrew Martinez in connection to an armed robbery of the Ralls Allsup’s store.

Man wanted in Washington arrested near Littlefield, TX

According to officials with the Lamb County Sheriff’s Office, a man who escaped custody from the Washington Department of Justice was arrested near Littlefield, TX on Thursday.

Violent Dallas-area pimp sentenced to life in prison

A Dallas-area pimp who preyed on teenage girls was sentenced to life in prison today, according to the United States Department of Justice.

Father located after 2-year-old abandoned on stranger’s doorstep

The boy's father said the incident was "very irresponsible."

Teen accused of Clovis library shooting pleads guilty, filing for case to be moved to juvenile court

Nathaniel Jouett, 17, accused of opening gunfire at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, killing two and wounding four others, has pleaded guilty to all 30 charges as an adult, including two first-degree murder charges.

FBI arrests Amarillo man for NM bank robbery

The FBI in Amarillo has arrested a man wanted for a bank robbery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Burkburnett man arrested for allegedly hitting 12-year-old boy

A Burkburnett man is accused of punching a 12-year-old boy following a phone conversation where the phrase, "your mom" was used, according to court documents.

Wolfforth police asking for help in burglary

Police in Wolfforth are asking the public’s help in identifying someone involved in a car burglary last month outside a hotel along the Brownfield Highway.

Hockley County sheriff searching for Rachel Montes

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Rachel Montes, who has a felony warrant for theft of property.

34-year-old man accused of killing mother because she wouldn’t make him food

Investigators say the suspect was found covered in blood upon their arrival.

Lubbock Police address ‘suspicious white minivan’ reports across city

After requesting information from the Lubbock Police Department, officials have released the following statement about a “suspicious white minivan” which has been reportedly spotted, and reportedly connected to attempted kidnappings in Lubbock.

Clovis officer placed on administrative leave after officer-involved shooting

Clovis officer placed on administrative leave after suspect killed

Driver indicted by grand jury after crashing vehicle into apartment complex

A Lubbock County grand jury has officially charged a man with failure to stop and render aid in a crash that caused injury which happened in May.

Toddler dies from stabbing, cooked in oven in MS; grandmother charged

The sheriff said the girl's body was being sent for an autopsy. The pathologist would determine whether the child was alive before being put in the oven.

Wife suspected of murder claims she tripped and accidentally stabbed husband

Detectives determined the suspect’s explanation of events didn’t make sense, and she was arrested on a charge of second degree murder, according to a press release.

Police: Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting had chainsaw blade

The New Mexico State Police have released more information about the officer-involved shooting in Clovis last week.

Man killed in bar fight was Navy veteran, Army Sergeant

Officials with the Lubbock Police Department are conducting an investigation into the death of 39-year-old Zenon Cano Jr.

Judge rules on release agreement for Coronado H.S. teacher accused of inappropriate relationship

A federal judge has ruled on release conditions for a Scott Riley Hall, the Coronado High School teacher who was arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Hockley County sheriff searching for Terry Richardson

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Terry L. Richardson, who is wanted for credit/debit card abuse with an elderly victim.

Hockley County sheriff dismisses search for Rebecca Garza

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Rebecca Garza who is wanted because of a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Clovis man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 stabbing, rape

A Clovis man will spend life in prison after he was sentenced today for the 2017 stabbing and rape of a woman.

Father, son indicted for North Lubbock murder

The father and son accused of murdering a man inside his home in the 2800 block of Baylor street last month have been indicted for murder.

Texas sheriff’s deputy shot while responding to disturbance

A gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Houston-area home after shooting a sheriff's deputy as the gunman's family was being held inside

New Mexico State Police investigate after Clovis officer shoots, kills man

The New Mexico State Police are instigating a case in which a man was killed early Monday morning after fleeing from a Clovis police officer.

Victim shot while on 911 phone call to report burglary

Fifty-two-year-old Jeff James in recovering in University Medical Center after being shot Monday morning after reporting possible vehicle burglaries in southwest Lubbock.

Seagraves police searching for burglary suspect

Seagraves police are asking for public help identifying a suspect involved in a burglary of a habitation Saturday night around 8 p.m. in the 600 block of 17th Street.

Fleeing driver kills sleeping homeless woman in Texas

Authorities say a fleeing driver killed a sleeping homeless woman when he crashed into a utility box.

Man charged with DWI after crashing into Varsity Jewelers building

19-year-old Simon Rios Hernandez is behind bars, charged with DWI, speeding, and expired registration after crashing into the Varsity Jewelers building at 1311 University Avenue on Friday evening.

Lubbock man in custody after early morning police pursuit

A Lubbock man is in jail, charged with drug possession and fleeing a police officer after an early morning pursuit.

  Man admits to having 140 pounds of marijuana in small plane at Hale County Airport

A pilot is in custody after being caught with more than five duffel bags full of marijuana at the Hale County Airport.

Women accused of stealing $150 worth of sex toys from adult video store

The manager of an adult video store on Slaton Highway is warning business owners about a pair of thieves who he says stole $150 worth of adult toys.

Jury finds Clovis man guilty of 2017 stabbing, rape

A Curry County jury has found a Clovis man guilty of first-degree murder and criminal sexual penetration in connection to a 2017 homicide.

Amarillo police arrest man for escaping custody at hospital, leading police on chase

One man has been arrested after police say he escaped custody from a local hospital, leading police on a chase throughout Amarillo.

TX fugitive comments on wanted Facebook post, gets captured

Fugitives, by definition, typically spend their time trying to stay out of touch with the law. However, for Ahmad Ibrahim, this wasn’t the case.

Coronado High School teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

The FBI has filed charges against a Coronado High School teacher after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. The teacher, 40-year-old Scott Hall is currently in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

Jordan Lawson wanted by Hockley County sheriff

The Hockley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jordan Kay Lawson who currently has two felony warrants out related to drug possession.

Teen accused of mass shooting at Clovis-Carver Public Library pleads guilty

Nathaniel Jouett, the teen accused of opening gunfire at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, killing two and wounded four others, has pleaded guilty.

Man arrested in Lockney armed robbery

A Lockney man has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after being accused of robbing the Lowe’s grocery store in Lockney.

Capital murder trial opens in death of Texas prison guard

Defense attorneys for a Texas prison inmate say he had a sexual relationship with the prison guard he's accused of killing but contend the guard died of cardiac arrest