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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 1114 FBI agent says drifters wanted to leave ranch KERRV1LLE AP Workers At a Milt Country ranch north of hew told an FBI agent they wanted to leave the spread when officers came to investigate allegations of forced the agent FBI agent Fritz Bohne of San Antonio said in a preliminary hearing Tuesday that one of the workers told him a fellow employee had died at the owned by Walter Ellebracht and his son and daughterin Walter Ellebracht and the letters are charged with organized crime in connection with the March 3 torture slaying of drifter Anthony Judge orders store to obey blue law HOUSTON AP A state district judge has ordered a clothing store to obey Texas Blue but another store went to federal court to avoid the Acting at the request of the Houston Retail Merchants State District Judge Michael OBrien on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against SockItTo located in a shopping The injunction was granted without arguments from the attorney for the Karen the lawyer for said her client in structed her not to continue arguments because the cost for continuing litigation against the Sunday closing law was too Officials with SockItToMe did not return telephone calls attorneys for Textile Outlets of joined at least two other stores that have moved their cases to federal Herbert an attorney for Textile said his client requested the change to avoid being closed while competitors remained My client felt that if he was going to be closed then other retailers should come under the same um Lackshin The Blue more than a century prevents retailers from selling 42 selected categories of items on consecutive Saturdays and An attorney for the Merchants Tom said merchants were requesting the move to federal court because theyre seeing the handwriting on the Its the legal equivalent of time Conner said outside the courtroom Were an ticipating filing some more suits pretty Textile Outlets requested the move to federal court so that all the Blue Law cases could be tried Crosby wins drugweapons case on appeal DALLAS AP Musician David who last week was ordered to a drug rehabilitation has won an appeal of his 1983 convictions for possession of cocaine and carrying a his attorneys The Dallas County Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday said police had engaged in an illegal search of Crosbys dressing room in a Dallas nightclub and issued in structions to a trial court that he be the lawyers Crosby was sentenced in August 1983 to five years in state prison after being convicted of possessing cocaine and carrying a automatic pistol into a Northwest Dallas nightclub where he was of Stills has been free on an appeal bond in that On State District Judge Patrick McDowell ordered Crosby to pay another on that bond because of a recent arrest in California on similar The judge also ordered the singer into a drug rehabilitation Tom an attorney for called Tuesdays decision a victory for the He said the ruling was made on the grounds that Dallas police acted illegally when they entered Crosbys dressing room at the nightclub in The court believed their actions in entering Davids private dressing room were beyond the scope of the law and constituted an illegal search and Glenn Glenn said Dallas police were operating under provisions of the Texas alcoholic beverage code that allows them to enter a liquor to look for Warren Prosecutors say like other was lured to the ranch with the promise of then forced to Statements from witnesses have indicated Bates was tortured to death with an electric cattle then his body doused with gasoline and The Ellebrachts are charged with six other drifters under an organized crime in dictment in connection with Bates Attorneys for the Ellebrachts are seeking to suppress including charred bone a cattle cassette of alleged torture and various The lawyers claim the evidence was illegally Bohne said officers first visited the ranch April 5 and told the elder Ellebracht allegations had been made that people were being held there against their Ellebracht agreed to let Bohne and other officers interview six All except one returned to Kerrville with Bohne They asked to leave with The agent also said one of the workers told him a fellow employee had died at the Bohne also told the court he seized two pairs of handcuffs from a pickup truck at the ranch that even though he did not have a search agent said he spotted the handcuffs ifi the truck while the younger Ellebracht was in Me said he noticed Ellebracht covering the handcuffs with a piece of The yourtger Ellebracht told Bohne he was heading to the store at the but the agent asked him to get out of the Ellebracht Bohne said he took the handcuffs because we were investigating an allegation of involuntary servitude and torture and that handcuffs and chains were used and Ellebracht had denied their Then t see two pair of handcuffs in i tfitek a boutto disappear off the Bohne said he based his decision ii Mite the handcuffs on a 1925 court ease that ruled officers could search autos for contraband because the vehicles can be The agent also testified one of the workers at the Paul Harvey told him he had been directed by two attorneys remove certain evidence from a Vehicle It the The Richard Mosty and were representing the Ellebrachts when the investigation FREE Gift Wrapping with each purchase Girls Fall and Winter Sleepwear save 25 Values to Sweet dreams for your little with 25 savings for you Our charming sleepwear is cuddly polyester with pretty Assorted styles and sizes 24T and Satin Robes for Women Dress Slacks for Men sale 1497 own dress slacks for men have the ease of polyester with quality Sizes 32 42 in or to Your Choice 14 sale to A very special gift idea for satin robes in rich colors Choose from 3 luxurious styles in a machine washable blend of 80 Arnel Triacetate and 20 nylon the toneontone lace trim wrap robe in or blue the solid satin eyelet trim 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