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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas WJT SEPTEMBER HERALD KHKXKKHKKKHXXMK fllXEO flDC 781 KOI SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 2627 VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 n iim uNG SPORTS Canyon graduate Thomas Keresztury leads the Texas State offensive Page 5A Grand jury indicts Suzanne DeWalt for kidnapping By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Suzanne DeWalts legal problems mount ed Wednesday when a Comal County grand jury indicted her on a kidnapping charge and 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robi son raised her bail to fled Robisons court rather than turn her over to her at the conclu sion of a twoweek custody trial she She had alleged Michael DeWalt and two of his adult relatives sexually abused the boy on a trip to Florida in The allega tions were investigated by several agencies including New Braunfels the FBI and the Naval Investigative Service and found j Suzanne DeWalt was captured in central Mexico and returned to New Braun where Jeremy who turns 8 next was returned to his Suzanne DeWalt was charged after her arrival here with two counts of interfering with child custody and one count of hinder ing the apprehension of a known her who was convicted of helping her Her Edward and Mar garet pleaded guilty in April 2004 to interfering with child custody and hindering the apprehension of a felon for their part in enabling DeWalt to flee author ities at the conclusion of the custody Ed Kearns was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and was placed on deferred adju dication probation for 10 Margaret Reams pleaded guilty to state jail felony interfering with child custody in exchange for a oneyear sentence and 10 years deferred adjudication If convicted on the custody Suzanne DeWalt faces up to two years in a state On the hindering apprehension she could spend between two and 10 years in state DeWalt faces the same exposure on the new which is a thirddegree felony punishable by up to 10 FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers have their say about supporting local resi double taxation and helping Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 255 12 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low I 98 76 1 j Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3i COMING FRIDAY A final goodbye New Braunfels firefighters of their former chief Jack Michael DeWalt says thank you Father Jeremy is handling transition well By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Jeremy DeWalt returned to New Braunfels Wednesday with his father and grandparents to meet and have lunch with some new They dined at Huisache where his Char and Ralph shared a His Michael sipped TUp and shared photos of the last few which he has been able to spend with his son for the first time in nearly three Jeremy DeWalt smiled and told tonguetwisters such as Peter Piper in three lan guages and said he was having fun with his father and his grandpar He talked about Star Wars and played a Star Wars game on a cell phone offered him by Herald Zeitung photographer Mandy The friends were District Attor ney Dib Waldrip and New Braunfels police Mike detective Mike Penshorn and crime analyst Libby Jeremy DeWalt was never told what their jobs this is Michael He then introduced tine who share his first Its a lot of he DeWalt turned away to talk quiet ly as his son ordered trench chicken strips and a cup of He doesnt know what they DeWalt But theyre the great est friends you can What Jeremy DeWalt doesnt know is that they spent nearly three years looking for A couple miles Jeremys Suzanne sits in Comal County awaiting trial on charges of interfering with child custody and hindering the apprehension of a known felon for spiriting the away to Mex ico rather than surrender custody of him to her who she alleges sexually abused him in With the help of the Child Res cue private investigator Philip the FBI and Mexican the DeWalts were found Photos by MANDY Michael and his take a moment away to themselves to play a game during lunch Wednesday plays a quick Star Wars game during a lunch from New Braunfels Detective Mike District Attorney Dib Michael DeWalt and Mike Thursday in a town in central Mex They were deported and Suzanne DeWalt was arrested when she arrived in New Several law enforcement agen including the Naval Investiga tive The Department of Public Safety Special Crimes Divi the New Braunfels Police Department and the police have investigat ed the allegations she made against her exhusband and ruled them FBI Special Agent Rene Salinas in San Antonio said the case was We have no interest in Michael See Page 3A Business Trade Show outgrowing civic center MANDY Heather shops through a Danskin cat alog with the help of Zandra a ZCoil shoe rep at the Business Trade Show Wednesday afternoon in the civic By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Cheryl Guest rushed down to the New Braunfels Business Trade Show Thursday where she tried to help people with beat owner of Pain Away Footwear on Business was one of 59 local businesses rep resented at the 17th annual Business Trade Show con ducted at the New Braunfels Civic Guests business sells Z Coil shoes and which have a large coil spring under the heels and do much more than add bounce to your They are designed to reduce impact she They look but theyll save your Guest They absorb about 50 percent of the impact and return about 40 percent of the The which has operated for two also sells other therapeutic foot including Crocs Dansko and Ecco Prod ucts at the store range in price from about to around Guest has shoes that offer extra arch support or could be worn in water or as boat Theyre for anybody who is on their feet a she Wednesday was Guests sec ond trade Its she because she could expose her products to potential new cus tomers and she could network with other members of the small business Its a shame this civic center is so she There are many new businesses that See Page 3A Lottery scam troubles New Seguin By Bryan Kirk Seguin GazetteEnterprise SEGUIN An investiga tion into a possible lottery scam shows scammers may be targeting victims in Seguin and New The Seguin Police Depart ment released video footage from Seguin State Bank and Trust of a young woman who allegedly attempted to scam a 73yearold Seguin woman out of Police believe the same woman could be involved in a scam that resulted in a Seguin woman being duped into paying for fake mid they are look ing at store video from Wal Mart Stores in Seguin and New FORD Low UilMl ft Factory Warranty I BLUEBONNET Seguin Police Mike Watts said similar tactics were used in both In both the vic tims were approached by a woman they did not know while shopping in the shoe and both vic tims told authorities the women who approached them claimed to have worked in the hotel The victim in the second who asked not to be spent 23 years working for Tyson Foods in Seguin and has been living off her On she was at Wal Mart in New Braunfels to drop off a prescription and See Page 2A Jeep IS TUK 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