SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis has been charged with
driving while intoxicated.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Travis was being jailed without bond
Wednesday pending an appearance before a judge in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas.
Sgt. Rickey Wheeler says Travis also faces a charge of retaliation or obstruction. Wheeler had no details on that count. Wheeler says a Texas trooper arrested Travis around midnight Tuesday near Tioga, where the entertainer
A Travis representative did not immediately reply to a message Wednesday from The Associated Press.
Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told AP that
a Pontiac Trans Am registered to Travis, 53, had driven off a road west of
Tioga, striking several barricades in a construction zone. " Travis had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication," reads a statement from the sheriff's office. "While Travis was being transported, Travis made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case." The out-of-control behavior earned him a "retaliation and obstruction" booking in addition to the DWI he now faces.
Its being reported that Travis was naked in the road when police arrived. It's not his first drunken exchange with police. In February, Travis was arrested in front of a Baptist church for public intoxication.
Travis in February was charged with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, about 20 miles from Tioga.
(Las Cruces-Deming) The verdict is in for a Deming family accused of selling guns to a Mexican Drug Cartel member.
KOB-TV is reporting that the parents and two sons, owners of local Deming business New Deal Shooting Sports, have been found not guilty of gun smuggling charges.
Rick Reese, his wife Terri Reese and their two sons Ryin and Remington Reese were charged for selling weapons and ammunition from the family gun store in Deming. One of the sons, Remington Reese has been acquitted on all charges.
However, Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese were found guilty on much lesser charges including making false statements. But again the family has been found NOT guilty on the most serious gun smuggling charges. Additional information will follow.
*photos from Luna County Detention Center - Las Cruces Sun News
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(Deming) – If you stop by the Deming Elks Lodge on a Friday, you’re bound to see a lot of red – red shirts that is, worn in support of our fighting men and women.
The red-shirt effort, spearheaded by member Martha Johnson, is a reminder that Elks members support our brave troops stationed in harms’ way.
In fact, the special red shirts worn by at least 70 local Elks members, sport the patriotic language: “Land of the Free Because of the Brave.”
The Red-Shirt Friday idea is patterned after a V-F-W post in Show Low, Arizona.
Proceeds from the sale of the red shirts go to the New Mexico Elks Wounded Warriors Project.
The local lodge presented a nearly 400-dollar check to Elks State President Roger Hamman of Roswell during his recent visit.
More shirts have been ordered.
(Deming) – Deming Public Schools Transportation Department officials have sent most students’ bus schedules home by mail.
Parents who have not received their student’s bus pass by next Tuesday, August 7th, are asked to stop by the transportation office or call.
The transportation department will hold pre-registration next week for all eligible bus students, including students new to the district, students attending a new school or students who have had a change of address.
Bus passes will be issued for these students Tuesday through Thursday of next week – August 7th through the 9th – at the transportation office, 501 West Florida, just west of the Hofacket building.
To be eligible to be transported by school bus, elementary and intermediate school students must live more than a mile from
their home school… 7th through 9th grade students must live more than a mile and half from school… and sophomores, juniors and seniors must live more than two miles from school.
Ray Trejo will be John Krehbiel's guest intervew on Monday August 6th at 7:30am on KOTS and KDEM radio. Mr. Trejo will be talking about the transportation issues concerning DPS. Contact transportation officials at 546-8841 for more information.
Mimbres Valley Escrow 507 S. Gold Deming.
(Deming) – The state is taking over Mimbres Valley Escrow.
Orders for declaratory judgment and permanent injunctive relief were filed Friday against Mimbres Valley Escrow Services and owners Anna and Jesus Delgado.
The orders, filed in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, state that Mimbres Valley Escrow has been conducting its business in an unsafe and injurious manner… has been conducting its business in violation of the Escrow Company Act and accompanying regulations… that the assets or capital of the business are impaired… and that irreparable harm has occurred within the business.
The permanent injunction means the Delgados and their family members or agents are prohibited from entering Mimbres Valley
Escrow at 507 South Gold, removing documents from the business, or conducting business transactions as Mimbres Valley Escrow.
The order also states that the New Mexico Financial Institutions Division will oversee business management, auditing and
day-to-day business transactions for Mimbres Valley Escrow. The state was granted immediate access.
Mimbres Valley Escrow Services customers with questions about their accounts should call the state Financial Institutions
Division at 505-476-4692 or visit the website rld.state.nm.us/financialinstitutions.
(Deming) – Here’s the area crime report:
Michael Hatcher, 37, was arrested for D-U-I – 3rd offense, having an open container, no interlock as required, accident involving property damage, failing to immediately notify authorities of an accident and negligent use of a firearm…
Ruben Enciso, age 27, was arrested on four Luna County warrants – three for
failure to appear and one for failure to pay fines… Andres Munoz, age 29, was
arrested on a District Court warrant for a probation violation… and Christina
Barron, age 22, was arrested on two Magistrate warrants for failure to pay
fines. Also… a pickup parked off West Ash was scratched and its cab
was set on fire causing $1,500 dollars’ worth of damage… a window valued at $300 dollars was broken on a business off East Pine… and $100 dollars in damage occurred at a gas pump at a station off East Cedar when a customer drove off with the gas pump nozzle still in the car’s gas tank.
(Deming) – The Luna County Commissioners will meet in special session Thursday. Included on the agenda is a resolution approving the final 2012-2013 budget… and a resolution approving the final quarterly financial report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The special commission meeting is set to begin at 9 Thursday morning in the commission chambers, located on the third floor of the Luna County Courthouse.The meeting is open to the public.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peg Perego recalled hundreds of thousands of strollers Tuesday because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. One death has already been reported.
A six-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation in a stroller
in 2004, while a seven-month-old girl from New York was nearly strangled in
2006, according to Peg Perego USA Inc. The company said entrapment and
strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old,
when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can
pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child's
neck and head can become trapped by the tray.
Peg Perego is recalling approximately 223,000 strollers, which include Venezia
and Pliko-P3 strollers in various colors, made between January 2004 and
Only strollers with a child tray and one cup holder are part of the recall. Strollers with a bumper bar in front of the child or a tray with two cup holders are not included in this recall.
The company said the strollers were made before a voluntary industry standard was implemented in January 2008 that addresses the height of the opening between the stroller's tray and the seat bottom. The voluntary standard requires larger stroller openings that prevent
infant entrapment and strangulation hazards. The model numbers are:
The model numbers are:
Pliko-P3 Stroller Model Numbers Venezia
Stroller Model Numbers
IPFR28US34xxxxxxxx IPPF28NA32 IPVA13MU09
IPFT28NA63 IPPF28NA57 IPVA13MU10
IPFT28NA64 IPPF28NA65 IPVA13US09
IPP328MU10 IPPF28NA66 IPVA13US10
IPP328MU09 IPPF28NA67 IPVA13US32
IPP328US09 IPPF28NA68 IPVA13US34
IPP328US10 IPPO28US32 IPVC13NA32
IPP329US10 IPPO28US34 IPVC13NA34
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the strollers and contact Peg Perego for a free repair kit a 1-888-734-6020,
or on its web site, www.PegPeregoUSA.com.
Deming Police Department
(Deming) – The Deming Police Department has been given an “F” when it comes to preventing racial profiling, but Chief Michael Carillo says the grade is unfair.
Deming is listed among the 78% of law enforcement agencies in the state that reportedly have not complied with regulations established by state law to prevent racial profiling, according to a report released Thursday.
The report, published by the NAACP of New Mexico and immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido, revealed that the majority of New Mexico’s departments are not complying with the basic requirements established by the law approved in 2009.
Those requirements make police departments update their rules, publish them and have them available to the public.
Also, departments must keep forms available so people can file complaints if they feel they’ve been the victims of racial
But Carillo said not only has the Deming Police Department had a policy against racial profiling for some time… but that policy was recently updated with the department’s efforts to become accredited by the New Mexico Municipal League.
Carillo said he submitted information and forms on the departments’ process for dealing with complaints about officers in April to the two groups… and told the representative that the Deming department was in the process of revising its policy against racial profiling and he would submit that once completed.
Carillo submitted the completed revised policy by fax on June 6th… and said the grade of “F” is unfair.
Luna County Dispatch 700 S. Silver St. Deming
(Deming) – Misdemeanor charges have been filed on two local dispatchers for allegedly releasing Crime Stoppers information to non-law enforcement
27-year-old Julie Avila and 30-year-old Michelle Flores have been charged under a confidentiality statute that applies to unlawfully and intentionally releasing confidential information gained through a program relating to criminal
The state statute appears to be specifically aimed at maintaining the integrity of anonymous crime prevention and intervention programs such as Crime
A statement of probable cause filed in Luna County Magistrate Court says Avila and Flores released confidential information obtained through the local Crime Stoppers tip line to non-law enforcement personnel.
The Crime Stoppers line – 546-7800 – is billed as being anonymous with calls never recorded or traced. It is set up to allow persons to report crimes without
repercussions, and sometimes with a financial reward incentive.
The two dispatchers reportedly have been let go of their jobs at Central Dispatch.