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Man charged with assaulting officer during DWI stop

Posted on April 30th, 2010 No Comments

A Houston police officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital on Tuesday night after an assault from a man during a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle was headed in the wrong direction on Wayside when it was pulled over by police. When the officer attempted to cite the driver for DWI, one of the people in the car attacked the officer. The officer’s partner then used a Taser gun to subdue the assault. Although all five people in the car were arrested, only oen 25-year-old man is being charged in the assault.

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Drug Kingpin Sentenced to Life

Posted on April 20th, 2010 No Comments

The reputed leader of a multimillion dollar drug dealing operation that distributed cocaine and marijuana was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Authorities say 58 year-old Miguel Zamora was sentenced Monday in federal court in Houston to life in prison, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana. He was also sentenced to 20 years in prison for laundering money connected to the illicit operation.

Zamora’s stepdughter, 33 year-old Olivia del Carmen Rodriguez, was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison for her role in the money laundering.

Zamora is a Mexican national who had been deported from the United States in 2004 after serving five years in prison for a prior federal drug offense. Rodriquez is a naturalized United States citizen from El Salvador.

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Charges against murder suspect dropped

Posted on April 16th, 2010 No Comments

Circuit Court Judge Larry Anderson today dismissed murder charges against a Dothan man who allegedly shot another man in the back of the head during a drive-by shooting.

The 26-year-old defendant was arrested in late 2008 in connection with the Christmas Day 2005 shooting of 41-year-old Gene Nichols.

His capital murder trial was slated to begin next week but the judge unexpectedtly granted a request from the proseuction that the murder charges be dropped. Doug Valeska, the Houston County District Attorney, said that the charges had become much more difficult to prove following the two eye witnesses to the shooting recanting their stories.

While the murder charges were dismissed, the defendant will still be serving a 12 year minimum sentence for an unrelated drug distribution conviction.

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Houston Woman to be Charged in SUV Crash at Post Office

Posted on April 8th, 2010 No Comments

A woman in Houston will face criminal charges after she drove an SUV into a post office, injuring five people.

According to officials with the Houston Police Department, the accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. at a post office in the 3000 block of W. Fuqua near Almeda. Police say tire tracks could be seen heading from the parking lot, across the sidewalk, through the lawn, and into the building. Authorities believe the vehicle jumped the curb, collided with a group of newspaper dispensers, and crashed through a large window to the right of the front entrance.

“We was standing in line, and we just heard a big ‘boosh!’ And we all just tried to get to where we could get to,” witness Randy Johnson said.

Two office workers and three customers were injured in the crash. Two victims were transported to Ben Taub Hospital for treatment. The other three were treated at the scene.

The 64 year-old female driver of the SUV was not injured in the crash, police say. Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash, but say the woman will face serious criminal charges and fines.

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Texas Father, Daughter Facing Felonies for Fuel Tax Fraud

Posted on April 1st, 2010 No Comments

A man from Milam County and his daughter are facing felony charges after being arrested Monday.

According to officials at the Texas Comptroller’s Office, Don H. Roddam was arrested with his daughter, 50 year-old Sandi Roddam Richter, for felony motor fuel tax fraud.

The father-daughter team was indicted by a Travis County grand jury, following an investigation by the Texas Comptroller’s Office into the Cam-Rock Oil company, a motor fuel distribution company. The indictments contend that Roddam, Richter and the Cam-Rock Oil Company intentionally did not remit motor fuels taxes they collected on fuel sales. Richter faces two additional charges of falsifying fuel tax reports and failing to retain documents as required by law.

The cases are being prosecuted by the Motor Fuels Tax Fraud Division, a state-funded unit of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

All charges against Roddam and Richter are second-degree felonies. If convicted, both could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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