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Investigation into youth's death continues

November 10, 2010

The Department of Family and Protective Services and Brazoria County law enforcement officials have begun an investigation into the death of a Howard County youth who died at a residential treatment center in Manvel Friday.

Michael Keith Owens, 16, died Friday at a Houston-area hospital. The preliminary cause of death, officials said, was believed to be asphyxiation although a final determination is awaiting results of an autopsy. DFPS officials said earlier this week that a preliminary investigation showed evidence of “restraint techniques” being used on Owens prior to his death.

Inmate shooting reported at Flightline Unit

November 10, 2010

Officials are declining comment about a shooting that reportedly occurred at a Geo Group (formerly Cornell Corrections) prison late Tuesday morning.

According to several sources, an inmate was accidentally shot just before noon Tuesday at the Flightline Unit, one of Geo's prison units in this area.

Big Spring Emergency Medical Service units responded to the scene and the prisoner was transported to an area hospital.

The inmate's wound was not believed to be life-threatening.

It is unknown at this time what prompted the incident.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

November 10, 2010

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
• MELANIE DAWN HENDERSON, 27, of 9509 E. Interstate Highway 20 Lot 26, was arrested Tuesday on warrants for driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, , failure to appear, driving while license invalid, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.
• JIM BOB WHITE, 43, of 1305 Lincoln, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.

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