Archive - Mar 2013 - News Article
LUBBOCK, Texas â€” Big Spring resident Jordan Weston Hamilton has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of false information and hoaxes, stemming from a bomb threat he made in December 2012.
The 24-year-old Hamilton, who remains in custody, faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered a presentence investigation report with a sentencing date to be set after the completion of that report. The announcement was made Friday by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaÃ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€¢ MATTHEW MENDOZA, 33, 1104 Blackmon, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid, possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and failure to identify giving false/fictitious information.
â€¢ LUIS ALBERTO GARFIAS, 24, 1300 S. Johnson, was arrested on warrants for speeding, no driver's license (three counts), driving while license invalid and failure to appear (eight counts).
â€¢ ROSA MARIA OVALLE, 25, 1802 State, was arrested on a warrant for driving while license invalid.
Time is running out for residents with arrest warrants and fines to avoid a trip to the slammer, as local law enforcement and courts get ready to participate in a warrant roundup Saturday.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ FRANKIE LOPEZ JUAREZ, 43, of 1008 N.W. Second St., was arrested Thursday on a warrant for criminal mischief.
â€¢ NAOMI RENEE VILLA, 25, of 2508 Langley, was arrested Thursday on a warrant for assault by contact.
â€¢ JOHN QUINN TIDWELL, 60, of 1800 S. Lancaster, was arrested Thursday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ MARCUS MENDEZ III, 19, of 1511 Johnson, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to control speed and public intoxication by a minor.