Archive for March, 2016

Collingsworth County Grand Jury Indicts Three

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Grand Jury of Collingsworth County met on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and indicted three persons.

Those indicted are:
1. Calvin DeWayne Brewer for aggravated Assault with DW, Injury to a Child on June 23, 2015.
2. Ruben Ganadoz Jr. for Tampering with Evidence – 3rd degree on Feb. 8, 2016.
3. Rasheeta Moore for Endangering a Child – State Jail Felony on March 1, 2016.

Carson County Grand Jury Indicts Five

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Carson County Grand Jury met on March 24, 2016, and indicted five persons on six charges.

Indicted are:
1. Randy Scott McClelland for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) 3rd or More – 3rd degree on Nov. 14, 2015.
2. William Fletcher Obrecht for Indecency with a Child x2 – 2nd degree on May 1, 2015, and for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child – 1st degree on Dec. 20, 2013.
3. Joe Wayne Talley for DWI 3rd or Move – 3rd degree on Nov. 20, 2015.
4. Eric Gregg Weiss for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle – State Jail Felony (SJF) on July 22, 2015.
5. Anthony Lee Williams for Possession of a Controlled Substance – SJF on Nov. 2, 2014.

Foley Sentenced To TDCJ By 100th Judicial District Court

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Childress– On Thursday, March 24, 2016, two pleas took place in Childress County, Texas.

Staley Heatly, a special prosecutor in these cases for the 100th Judicial District, prosecuted the cases for the State of Texas, with the Honorable Judge Stuart Messer presiding.

1. Jeremy Lee Foley was convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building. Foley of Childress, pleaded guilty and was convicted.
Foley, 35, was arrested in Childress County for the offense that took place on June 23, 2015. Foley was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 11, 2015.
Pursuant to the plea agreement, Foley is required to pay $303 in court costs.

2. Foley was also convicted and sentenced to 14 months in the State Jail Division of TDCJ, for the state jail felony offense of burglary of a building that took place on April 19, 2015. Foley was indicted by a Childress County Grand Jury on Aug. 11, 2015.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Foley is required to pay $303 in court costs.

Childress County Grand Jury Indicts Five

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The Childress County Grand Jury met on March 22, 2016, and indicted five persons.

Indicted are:
1. Dustin Thomas Coursey of Burglary of a Building – State Jail Felony that took place on Dec. 7, 2015.
2. Christopher Dontae Jones of Tampering with a Witness - 3rd Degree that took place on Feb. 2, 2016.
3. Kevin Lee Renfro of Robbery – 2nd degree that took place on Nov. 8, 2015.
4. Joseph Mack Allen Skinner of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm – 3rd degree on June 22, 2015.
5. Benjamin Vitela of Assault Family Violence By Choking – 3rd degree on Jan. 1, 2016.

Rosemary Phillips Melton

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Rosemary Phillips Melton 1928 - 2016

Rosemary Phillips Melton
1928 - 2016

Rosemary Phillips Melton, formerly of Friona, died Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, in Amarillo. She was 87.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church of Friona with Rev. Skip Hodges and Rev. Brett Hoyle officiating. Burial will be in West Park Cemetery in Hereford. Arrangements are by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors.

As a descendant of the early pioneers in Deaf Smith County, Rosemary was born July 23, 1928, in Hereford, the daughter of Earl and Joyce (Corbett) Phillips. Following her graduation from Hereford High School in 1945, she attended Texas Christian University then West Texas State College where she graduated in 1949. She married Freeman Melton, Jr. on Aug. 14, 1949.

Mrs. Melton was an elementary school teacher for more than 30 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Texas Association of Retired Teachers, as well a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Rosemary was a devoted wife and loving mother who will be remembered for her kind spirit.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, David and Wayne Phillips.

Survivors include one sister, Margaret Carnahan of Hereford; two daughters, Julie Winegeart and husband Eddie of Amarillo, and Joyce Vance and husband Frank of Amarillo; two sons, Steve Melton of Amarillo, and Paul Melton and wife Jan of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Heath Haseloff and wife Lori of Dallas, Desirae Hughes and husband Jarred of Amarillo, Shawna Nichols of Amarillo, Jennifer McClellan of San Diego, Calif., Britton Melton of Fort Worth; and six great-grandchildren, Grace, Lexi, and Piper Hughes, Braedon and Cayden Nichols, and Annabelle Rose Haseloff.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Friona and the First Baptist Church of Friona.