Officials hoping to make progress in Hale Center bomb scare case - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Officials hoping to make progress in Hale Center bomb scare case

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – KCBD NewsChannel 11 continues looking for details in the May 27th bomb scare in Hale Center that led to the evacuation of a nearby elementary school.

The Hale County District Attorney's office says that nothing has changed since late May. However, that could be a different story in the next week. Investigator Jess Barrera with the District Attorney's office says he is working with Texas Rangers and hopes to have new developments soon.

Meanwhile, no charges have been filed, and while KCBD NewsChannel 11 learned back in late May that the victim was former Lubbock DJ Charles Joslin, even that information has officially been kept under wraps.

Lubbock police arrested Joslin on May 18th and was charged with two counts of theft between $1,500 and $20,000. He is accused of scamming radio listeners out of $18,000. Police say 38-year-old Charles "Chuck Dakota" Joslin told his fans on Stars 97.3 a sob story about a single mother raising a child with cancer, after his father was killed in Iraq. The money began pouring in.

Those who donated money would be entered into multiple drawings for various items, such as trips or Super Bowl tickets. According to the arrest warrant, the scam took place between January 11th and February 1st.

The search continues for two men that could be involved in the Hale Center bomb scare; the first is a white man about 6-feet tall. He has a salt and pepper beard and bald head. Investigators tell us he also has swastika tattoo on his left forearm. The second suspect is an Hispanic man, 5'5" to 5'8" tall, clean shaven with black, clipped back hair. Both men were seen riding in an older model, dark colored pickup.

If you have any information about these suspects, you are urged to call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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