Archive - Oct 16, 2013
A Stanton man remains in custody after being charged with murder in the early Monday shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero,
Sean Smith, 22, of 417 N. College in Stanton, is in custody at the Howard County Law Enforcement Center this morning in lieu of $850,000 bond, officials said.
Smith was charged with murder in the shooting death of Guerrero, which occurred shortly after midnight Monday.
Howard County commissioners named Quail Dobbsâ€™ long-time secretary to replace him as justice of the peace for the Sand Springs-Coahoma area.
Linda Halfmann, who has worked in the Coahoma office of Dobbs â€” the incumbent JP for Precinct 2, Place 2 â€” for the past six years, was selected for the position during the commissionersâ€™ regular meeting Tuesday morning.
She will serve the remainder of Dobbsâ€™ term, which runs through Jan. 1, 2015, County Judge Mark Barr said.
Carlos Valario Guerrero, 26, of Big Spring, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., today, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Carlos was born on Dec. 31, 1986, in Big Spring, Texas. He graduated from Synder High School in 2005. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling. He was Catholic.
Larry James, 59, of Big Spring died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.