Thursday, February 14, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 293 WOMB F BOX 45i TX Ray indicted for robbery of Quality Inn By DEBBIE DaLOACH County conviction for aggravated robbery with a deadly A San Antonio man suspected of robbing at least 26 motels and convenience stores by gunpoint In this area since last July was Indicted for aggravated robbery Wednesday by a Comal County Grand James Irving ftay was arrested last December by San Antonio police officers on an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery In He was also charged with the armed robbery of Revco on and the Quality Inn on Wednesdays indictment against Ray was only for the Quality Inn but was enhanced by a 1976 Ellis 1ast Police Chief Bumey Boeck indicated d was a suspect in at least 15 armed robberies in San two in two others in New Brauhfels Divine Pood and Drugs on 11 and the Stratford House on and one apiece In Universal City and Ray was among 18 individuals indicted by the Grand Jury possession of subsequent offenses for Driving While Intoxicated forgery and aggravated assault charges dominated the rest of the indictment Harry Godfrey Thompson of 257 Hickory was in dicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon So was Juan Manuel Moreno of 158 E but his indictment was enhanced by a final conviction in Comal County for assault With serious bodily injury in February of Randolph Ben Prochnow of Route Box 3720 and Jesus Garcia of 2136 Interstate 35 East No were each indicted for DWI subsequent Forgery by passing indictments were returned against Ricardo DeLos Santos of 1632 David Edward Dix of Bee Cave Road in and James David Ellis of Route Box New James Michael Chandler and Corinne Chapa both of 634 Canyon were each indicted for possession of marijuana over four while Larry Lee Morton of Route Box Canyon was In dicted for burglary of a nonhabitation in connection with a breakin at Pedernales Electric Cooperative last Two San Antonio men Perry James Friesenhahn of 223 Andrews and Santiago Pacheco of 405 Elvira were indicted for burglary of a habitation in connection with the same offense on Pachecos indictment was enhanced by a Bexar County conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Sep tember Of and a robbery by assault conviction in December of See GRAND Page New Braunfels New Texas 33 Thursday February 25 Cents 22 Pages2 Sections Jury selected Earle happy AUSTIN A IIIPV nf ntaht AUSTIN AP A jury of eight women and four men has been chosen to hear the expected three to fours weeks of testimony in the commercial bribery trial of Attorney General Jim State District Judge Mace Thurman said the state would present the first prosecution witness Friday The trial was in recess today after Wednesdays daylong jury selection In addition to the regular two alternate jurors were one man and one to sit through the trial and be ready in case a regular juror becomes ill Its a good said Roy Mattoxs chief Im said Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Both warned wouldbe jurors the trial would be long and and hightly You are going to hear tapes of him Mattox and other lawyers yelling at each other and using bad language that you wont but your only duty is to decide if Mr is guilty of the charge made in the said Does anyone think the attorney general should be free to bribe anybody Earle asked the Does anyone have any problems with deciding whether the attorney general is telling the truth y He got no Mattox was indicted in September accused of threatening in a telephone call to put the Houston law firm of Fulbright Jaworski out of the municipal bond business unless one of its Tom McDade dropped efforts to question Mattoxs sister in connection with a lawsuit involving the South Texas rancher Clinton Manges and Mobil Oil The suit was settled last McDade will be the first Mattox has denied threatening McDade and says the prosecution has no tape of the telephone About half of the people testifying in this suit are and lawyers dont think they are right they know by God they are said My knees shake at the thought of putting Jim Mattox on the stand because he is a You put McDade and both lawyers in a room together and youll have a terrible Inside Water Watch Canyoninflow Canyon Dam cfs same Edwards Aquifer down Canyon Lake level up Todays Weather Party cloudy and mild weather will continue through the week Todays high is expected to reach with winds from the north at about 15 Winds will decrease tonight as the low drops to about Fridays high will be about as clouds in crease heading into the CANYONLAKE BA Local man critical after accident OB DEAR ByDANASTELL Staff writer A 22yearold New Braunfels man remains in a San Antonio hospital in critical condition today with a head injury and multiple fractures after his motorcycle collided with a truck Mark Moore of 1025 Mission was transported to Methodist Hospital of San Antonio Wednesday from McKenna Memorial He was in surgical intensive care this morning and listed as At a private sanitation truck from Guadalupe County slowed down to make a left turn from the northbound lane of Texas 46 The traffic was slowing down behind said New Braunfels Police patrolman Russell And the motorcycle passed them Bell said Moore crossed the double yellow center stripe and struck the rear left portion of the truck as it turned left onto Mary The 1980 Honda 400 left 50foot skid marks on the pavement and was traveling at about 50 Bell Both the motorcycle and Moore hit the He bashed up his head pretty Bell adding that Moore was not wearing a Moores right leg was broken in two Bell No one was cited in the an earlymorning accident this morning at the in tersection of Castell and Nacogdoches became the second accident there this A school bus collided with a car at this intersection on 24 when the driver of the southbound on allegedly pulled out in front of the which was headed east on At this a 1979 Thunderbird driven by Victoria Garcia of New Braunfels was See Page 12A Valentine spirit in air By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Couples flocked to wedding chapels along the Las Vegas strip today seeking to tie a Valentine while a Massachusetts justice of the peace planned to give away free weddings on the 15th anniversary of his own Valentines Day As a YWCA in upstate New York prepared to stage its third annual charity Michigan remained in the grip of a violent storm that seemed certain to delay many of the estimated 60 million roses the nations lovers hoped to receive school children in 45 states were marking the day named for the Roman martyr Valentine by spreading messages of Valentines Day cheer from the heart to underprivileged children Page UA Oiftvc Guns recovered by police detectives The cars llSlll KHltWAIOl HiHAI Local faces new charge By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Jewelry found in San Antonio pawn shops has slapped another house burglary charge on a 27 yearold New Braunfels James Claxton was arrested on 7 at his Camp Willow Road residence by New Braunfels police for the 24 burglary of 310 On he was charged with a burglary at 19 Overlook on Jan As of presstime Claxton was in custody in the Comal County Jail on bond for each Detective Mario Guerrero said about in stolen property has been recovered from pawn shops in Austin and San linking Claxton to both We do periodic pawn shop and his name popped Guerrero Five rifles valued at were stolen from the Lakeview and were still in the pawn shops when police discovered the Claxton con So was jewelry stolen from the residence on which included a gold ring with pearls and another gold ring with the initials in and a pair of The local investigation on Claxton was spearheaded by Ray Douglas with the New Braunfels Police Criminal Investigation Felix Roque said at the time of his Claxton had a newspaper copy of Zunkers funeral notice in his Then he had the and the date and time of the funeral on a separate piece of and a star by his We arrested him at and the funeral was at 2 So I think we may have prevented another burglary with a timely Roque Questions raised over constables units BY LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal constables have traveled different routes in trying to obtain patrol and one of those routes may have been a violation of the Texas Open Meetings Newlyelected constables Danny Scheel Precinct 2 and Fidel Tamez Precinct 4 both needed Scheels 1976 model has miles on it the speedometer on Tamezs Precinct 4 1980 model car had broken at While Tamez was publicly con fronting commissioners on his budget requests which included a newer Scheel discussed with Sheriff Walter Fellers about getting one of the cars that would be retired after the latest shipment of new patrol cars But he later dropped that Because the sheriff has added three or four new people that needed the only ones they had to let loose of were old cars with over miles on So I would not have been a heck of a lot better Scheel Then Scheel spotted a public notice for bids on a game wardens The car belongs to the state of See Page 12A SA man arrested in rape case A 24yearold San Antonio man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the rape and stabbing of a 20 yearold New Braunfels woman last Arthur Rangel of 815 San was charged with aggravated kidnapping for purposes of sexual He was arrested at a relatives home on Everest Avenue around 4 Wednesday by Comal County Sheriffs Rudy Rubio and Investigator Dennis with assistance from San Antonio Detective Ronnie Peace Justice Harold Krueger recommended a which was accepted by a judge in Bexar Rangel chose to remain in the county he was arrested Rubio But if he doesnt make bail in 24 he will be tran sferred to the Comal County The victim was released from Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio late Saturday following treatment for a stab wound to her Her car was forced off U S Highway 281 around that morning by a small driven by a Latin male in his The man See Page 1U