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Warrant roundup a week away

February 20, 2013

If you have unresolved warrants in the Crossroads area, you have plenty to fear in the coming weeks, as law enforcement agencies in Howard County and the surrounding areas get ready to conduct a warrant roundup.

Part of a statewide effort to help municipalities and other government agencies tackle the growing number of arrest warrants being issued, Big Spring Municipal Judge Tim Green said every effort has been made to contact those with warrants and get the matters cleared up before the handcuffs get slapped on March 2.

Lyte gets 25 years for sexual assault of a child

February 20, 2013

A 72-year-old Big Spring man who served as youth minister at a local church pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 118th District Court last week and accepted a 25-year sentence in a state jail facility.

Samuel Lee Lyte, 72, formerly of 1811 S. Lancaster, was indicted in November on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child (first-degree felony), aggravated sexual abuse of a child (first-degree felony), indecency with a child (two counts, both second-degree felonies) and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence (third-degree felony).

Sheriff/EMS 2-20

February 20, 2013

The Howard County Sheriff's Office reported the following activity (74 prisoners are currently housed in the county jail):
• ANDREA ANCISCO, 31, was jailed on warrants charging assault-family violence, child safety seat violation and driving while license invalid.
• COREY DALE CHAMBERS, 43, was jailed on a charge of tampering with governmental records-insurance document.
• VIRGINIA L. FRANCO, 47, was jailed on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

The Big Spring Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service reported the following activity:

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