New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Jail escapee caught in Houston
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Freedom for Juan Delgado, a Comal County Jail trusty who escaped Nov. 30, lasted only one week.
Delgado was arrested by officers of the Houston Police Fugitive Division early Friday morning. They knew where to go, thanks to an anonymous tip Comal County Sheriff’s Lt. Rudy Rubio had received on Delgado’s whereabouts.
“We put it in the newspaper Wednesday that we were offering a reward, and I got a call from a
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woman that night,” Rubio said. “She’s the one who gave me the Houston address.”
As it turned out, Delgado wasn’t where the woman said he would be. “But he was next door,” Rubio said, “and that was close enough.”
Rubio went to Houston Friday to pick up Delgado, who has now been charged with escape from custody. Peace Justice Harold Krueger set his bond at $20,000.
Delgado had been in jail since Nov. 7 on forgery and aggravated assault charges. He walked away from the Courthouse at about 8:30 p m. on Nov. 30 while taking out the garbage.
Rubio said Delgado told him that he hitchhiked to Houston, but a 20-year-old New Braunfels woman was charged last week with aiding the escape. Diana Trejo of 1855 W. Mill was released from custody Tuesday on a $1,000 bond.
Rubio would not release any specifics on the charge against Trejo. “The charge means she had something to do with transporting him or facilitating his escape,” he said.
The escape incident also prompted Sheriff Walter Fellers to say last week that jail inmates charged with felony offenses can no longer be trusties.
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Haw Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94 - No. 238
December 9, 1984
60 Pages- 5 Sections
'Speed' raid sets record
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Federal, state and Comal County officers confiscated between 28-30 oounds of methamphetamine in an early morning raid on a Bulverde residence Friday, The street value of the controlled substance was estimated at $1 million, making it the biggest speed haul in Comal County history.
Arrested was 28-year-old Steven Allen Pruske, who reportedly had a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in hand when officers raided Ins home at 31722 Bulverde Road about 7 a rn
“It was a pretty hair-raising experience, first search I ve been involved in where shots were fired,” Comal County Sheriff’s Lt. Rudv Rubio said It definitely gets your attention.” Investigator Kermit Kroesche added
Rubio, Kroesche and Investigator Dennis Koepp participated in the raid, along with Department of Public Safety. San Antonio and Universal City police officers. The bust was headed by agents from the US. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“Our involvement really started when the DEA agents asked us to share our knowledge of the area,” Rubio said. "The house was under surveillance for several days. We even had a DPS helicopter flying
above it during the bust, rn case someone tried to escape.”
Rubio said most of the methamphetamine was found in a freezer in the garage, while the laboratory was located in a locked dow nstairs closet. Agents estimated the operation had been at that location about two weeks.
"When we made our entry into the bedroom, we were confronted with a 12-gauge shotgun the suspect had in hand. He ducked under the waterbed. The agents shot four times, and he finally decided to throw the gun onto the bed,” Koepp said.
“He didn’t get a chance, that’s w hat it amounted to,” Kroesche said, “because we later found an arsenal in the same room tucked in-between cubby holes in the headboard There were three handguns, a bolt action rifle, and the rifle he had. and everything was loaded.”
“There was even some of those throwing stars hidden in the headboard like the ones used by martial arts people,” Koepp added.
Ruble said Pruske told the officers he had the shotgun in hand, because someone had shot some of his goats the night before. Other reports indicated there were about 25 dead animals around the residence, including goats, sheep and rabbits. Pruske was charged w ith unlawful
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Passenger on hijacked plane makes plea
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hijackers who have killed four hostages on a Kuwaiti airliner in Tehran threatened Saturday to kill others, and an American passenger pleaded with officials to “prevent further killing’’ by meeting the sky pirates’ demands, Iran’s news agency said.
Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency also said the hijackers released 39 more passengers. The
news agency quoted tilt- hijackers as saying those released were "innocent.” but it gave no further information.
Eighteen people, including the four hijackers, remained on tile plane, IBN A said.
Before they released the passengers, die hijackers told die airport control tower in Tehran that they intended to start killing more hostages if Kuwait did not meet their demands, the news agency said
Rezoning requests on council agenda
City Council will consider the first readnng of three re-zoning ordinances, including a controversial change asked for by developer John Thomas, at its Monday night meeting.
Thomas wants commercial zoning on a piece of l^oop 337 land on which he wants to build a small shopping mall and office park.
Planning and Zoning Commission approved his request, with a special use permit attached, at its Nov. 13 meeting after a two-hour public hearing. Neighbors were concerned about a shopping center behind their property.
Thomas apppeared before the Commission several months ago with plans for the tract at the southwest corner of Loop 337 and Texas 46
They did not indicate when they would carry out the threat.
The hijackers, who have said they killed two Americans and two Kuwaitis, on Friday named another American and three Kuwaitis as their next victims if Kuwait did not release 17 prisoners convicted of bombing French and U.S. embassies last December.
Kuwait has refused the demand.
The hijackers said they planned to put all of the Americans on board on
trial, but did not elaborate.
A White House spokesman said Friday that two Americans had been slain and that four other Americans remained aboard the plane
The hijackers seized the Kuwait Airways Airbus A-300 Tuesday on a flight from Kuwait to Pakistan, with a stopover in Dubai, and forced it to land in Tehran with 161 people aboard.
The Iranian news agency said the American, speaking over the jet s
radio, introduced himself as Charles Kipper and said: "Please meet their demands because they are serious. Please prevent further killing.”
An earlier statement by hijackers had named a Charles Kipper, “an American CIA member of the Agency for International Development AID),” as among the four passengers who would be killed next, IRNA said The I S State IVpart-
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North. Neighbor opposition ut that time caused him to withdraw and resubmit his request last month At that time he came with two plans for the property — one a residential area with two-story duplexes, and the other a one-level shopping mall and office park There were about five stipulations included in the special permit issued by Planning and Zoning, including that he must plant a row of trees along the back eight-foot masonry fence.
Other zone changes recommended to Council by Planning and Zoning: a 42.59 acre tract bounded by RI 35 West, EM 1044, South Mesquite Avenue and Green Meadows to C-l
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Duplissey cause of death undetermined, Krueger rules
Peace Justice Harold Krueger has ruled the Sept. 19 death of Robert Paul Duplissey, a victim of acute cyanide poisoning, w as not homicide, suicide or accidental.
“On the death certificate, there are four choices: accidental, suicide, homicide or pending investigation,’ which is the current reading." Krueger said at an inquest into Duplissey’s death Friday. ‘“Pending investigation’ will mm tx1 amended to read undetermined.’
“Suicide and homicide have to be proven, but nothing here changed this case in any way. Accidential, I think, was ruled out completely, so I have left it as undetermined,” Krueger added.
Duplissey, 33, was found slumped over the toilet by his wife, Claudia, when she came home from work about 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. She testified Friday his body was still warm then, but her efforts to revive him were futile. “I could never get a pulse,”
Travis County Medical Examiner Dr Roberto Bayardo performed an autopsy on Duplissey on Sept 20. but it took toxicology tests to determine the cause of death as acute cyanide poisoning. Bayardo said Friday he found cyanide residue in all tissue samples he examined from Duplissey s body.
Bayardo testified the cy anide appeared to have been taken by mouth, and that Duplissey had died in three to five minutes. He had also been drinking at least an hour before his death to reach a blood alcohol level of 08.
State law defines intoxication as a blood alcohol level of .10.
Hours before his death, a Comal County Grand Jury had indicted Duplissey for aggravated kid-
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New Braunfels Unicorn players charge out of the dressing room through a corridor of Unicorn fans for the second
half of Friday's quarterfinal contest with Gregory Portland in San Marcos It turned out to be their last half of the
season, as the Wildcats withstood a furious New Braunfels rally to win, 21 17. Details in Sports