Crime Central Crime Central en-us Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:04:13 GMT Synapse CMS 10 144 25 Guilty Plea for Double Murder in Rockport Crime Central Thu, 17 Apr 2014 2:50:03 PM Guilty Plea for Double Murder in Rockport

ROCKPORT - A man facing life in prison or the death penalty for killing two men in Rockport has chosen to plead guilty to murder. David White will serve 50 years in prison.

In October 2013, 72-year-old Dennis Barsness and 54-year-old Martin Chadwick were brutally beaten inside their home. Both men died within weeks of the attack.

Based on tips that the attacker was driving a victim's truck, police were able to arrest 32-year-old David White near San Antonio. Investigators said the victims had recently met White.


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Woman Leaves Baby Girl In HEB Crime Central Wed, 16 Apr 2014 5:12:00 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS Woman Leaves Baby Girl In HEB

CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman in her twenties was shopping at the HEB Plus on Saratoga, when store workers noticed her walk out of the store with stolen goods.

An employee approached the woman, who then jumped into a red mustang and sped off, leaving her baby girl behind.

The 8-month-old child was picked up by her grandparents.

Police are still trying to locate the woman this morning. If arrested, she could be charged with shoplifting and child abandonment.


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Burglar Caught On Baby Monitor Crime Central Wed, 16 Apr 2014 3:38:20 AM Burglar Caught On Baby Monitor

HOUSTON- Police in Houston are looking for a burglary suspect who broke into a home.

The family had no idea the thief was even inside their home, until a neighbor found something odd.

What they found next on their home security footage was even scarier.

Surveillance video of a burglar lurking around a baby's bedroom with a flashlight at 5:00 o'clock in the morning.

He even shines the light on the little boy who was soundly sleeping in his crib.

It's unclear what he's looking for, but these chilling images made the child's parents sick to their stomachs.

The scary part is he didn't even know someone had broken into their West Harris County home until the next day.

He and his wife were asleep in the master bedroom when the intruder came in through an unlocked front window.

Surveillance cameras all over the house show the burglar going from room to room looking for things to steal.

Police say he stole a briefcase and a wallet, then went and broke into a house around the block.

When the burglar left that house, he left Lee's items behind.

When that homeowner woke up the next morning, he found Lee's briefcase and wallet.

He called Lee and said check your cameras.

And the burglar is bold. Lee says he knew he was being recorded.

Lee cares and so do investigators. They're now looking for him. They believe he's just a teenager.

The family does have an alarm system, but say in this one particular night, they forgot to set it.


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Three Charged with Store Owner's Killing Crime Central Tue, 15 Apr 2014 2:34:18 PM Three Charged with Store Owner's Killing

CORPUS CHRISTI - The community continues to mourn the loss of a local store owner Benjamin Mustafa shot and killed during a robbery.

The 59-year-old was behind the counter at Tim's Market when police say two masked men entered the store armed with a rifle.

Mustafa was mortally wounded. Police have not released any information on whether he had a weapon to defend himself. Years ago, Mustafa told KRIS 6 News he is a concealed handgun license owner just for the purpose of defending himself in the store.

Within an hour of the shooting police tracked down a red four door car seen leaving the scene. 26-year-olds Del Victoria Cavazos, Arturo Navarro, and Daniel Garcia were arrested and charged with capital murder.

Garcia and Navarro had their bond set at $1.5 million. Cavazos was given a million dollar bond.


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Supremacist ID'd As Suspect In Kansas Attacks Crime Central Mon, 14 Apr 2014 4:28:26 AM Supremacist ID'd As Suspect In Kansas Attacks

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt.

Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.

At a news conference, Overland Park police Chief John Douglass declined to publicly identify the man suspected in the attacks. But an official at the Olathe jail, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case, identified the suspect as 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo.

"Today is a sad and very tragic day," Douglass said at the news conference. "As you might imagine we are only three hours into this investigation. There's a lot of innuendo and a lot of assertions going around. There is really very little hardcore information."

According to police, the attacks happened within minutes of one another. At around 1 p.m. a gunman shot two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks away to a Jewish retirement community, Village Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested him in an elementary school parking lot a short time later.

Police said the attacks at both sites happened outside, and that the gunman never entered any buildings. Douglass said the gunman also shot at two other people during the attacks, but missed.

Authorities declined to release the victims' names pending notification of their relatives, and the identity of the person shot at the retirement community was still unknown early Monday. However, the family of the first two victims put out a statement identifying them as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

They were both Christian, and the family thanked members of their church congregation, among other people, for their support.

"We take comfort knowing they are together in Heaven," the family said. It asked for privacy to mourn.

Rebecca Sturtevant, a hospital spokeswoman, said family members told her Corporon had taken his grandson to the community center so that the boy could try out for a singing competition for high school students. Reat was a freshman at Blue Valley High School and an Eagle Scout.

Douglass said the suspect made several statements to police, "but it's too early to tell you what he may or may not have said." He also said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether there was an anti-Semitic motive for the attacks or whether they will be investigated as hate crimes. The Jewish festival of Passover begins Monday.

"We are investigating it as a hate crime. We're investigating it as a criminal act. We haven't ruled out anything. ... Again, we're three hours into it," he said.

Although the suspect was booked under the last name Cross, he is probably better known as Frazier Glenn Miller. A public records search shows he has used both names, but he refers to himself on his website as Glenn Miller and went by the name Frazier Glenn Miller in 2006 and 2010 campaigns for public office.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, said it reached Miller's wife, Marge, by phone and that she said authorities had been to their home and told her that her husband had been arrested in Sunday's attacks. Calls by The Associated Press to a number listed as Miller's on his website were met by a busy signal or rang unanswered.

According to the law center, Miller has been involved in the white supremacist movement for most of his life. He founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its "grand dragon" in the 1980s. The Army veteran and retired truck driver later founded another white supremacist group, the White Patriot Party, the center said.

Miller was the subject of a nationwide manhunt in 1987 for violating the terms of his bond while appealing a North Carolina conviction for operating a paramilitary camp. The search ended after federal agents found Miller and three other men in an Ozark mobile home, which was filled with hand grenades, automatic weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Miller tried running for U.S. House in 2006 and the U.S. Senate in 2010, espousing a white power platform each time.

The attacks rattled Overland Park, a suburb of about 180,000 residents south of Kansas City.

President Barack Obama released a statement expressing his grief over the attack, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vowed to bring those responsible to justice.

"My heart and prayers are with all those who were affected by today's events," Brownback said in a statement. "We will pursue justice aggressively for these victims and criminal charges against the perpetrator or perpetrators to the full extent of the law."

Michael Siegal, chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, also said in an emailed statement that "no community should have to face a moment such as this one."

"Today, on the eve of Pesach, we are left to contemplate how we must continue our work building a world in which all people are free to live their lives without the threat of terror," he said.


Associated Press writer Tim Jacobs in Chicago contributed to this report.

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Crime Stoppers: Auto Theft at Mall Crime Central Thu, 10 Apr 2014 1:02:33 PM Crime Stoppers: Auto Theft at Mall

CORPUS CHRISTI - Auto burglary detectives need tips to track down an auto burglary suspect caught on tape in the La Palmera parking lot.

The crime happened on February 27th. The suspect pulled into the lot in an older model Chevy Silverado. The thief parked right next to the victim's car.

She came out later and noticed her purse was gone.

If you can help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at


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Girlfriend Shot in the Head, Boyfriend Arrested Crime Central Wed, 9 Apr 2014 2:07:59 PM Girlfriend Shot in the Head, Boyfriend Arrested

ALICE - A woman shot in the head was declared brain dead overnight by doctors at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital. Jim Wells County investigators tell us 33-year-old Erica Gonzalez was shot by her boyfriend, 24-year-old Humberto Ynfante.

He's jailed on a charge of murder. Investigators have not released any information on a motive for the shooting.

A 911 call brought police to the Elvira Street home in Rancho Allegre before midnight. 

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Officer Almost Hit By Reckless Driver, Woman Arrested Crime Central Tue, 8 Apr 2014 8:46:55 AM Officer Almost Hit By Reckless Driver, Woman Arrested

CORPUS CHRISTI - A police officer was almost hit by a reckless driver yesterday.

The officer was conducting a traffic stop at the 300 block of Aberdeen Avenue at 10 pm last night. The officer heard spinning tires and saw a blue 2001 Ford Explorer speed by and barely missing the officer.

The officer then jumped in the patrol car and caught up to the Explorer, driven by Joyce Ramirez.

She was arrested for reckless driving as well as resisting arrested.

Ramirez is also facing drug charges, after drug paraphernalia was found during her arrest.


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Men Accused of Stealing Air Conditioning Parts Crime Central Mon, 7 Apr 2014 1:12:00 PM Men Accused of Stealing Air Conditioning Parts

CORPUS CHRISTI - A couple of suspicious men tracked down at the closed Honda dealership on Crosstown Expressway now face charges for stealing air conditioning unit parts.

A witness called 911 around sunset on Sunday to report the two suspects on the property. Police say 45-year-old Raymond Dubberke took off running once he noticed an officer in the area. A second officer was able to get Dubberke in custody. He's charged with theft, tampering with evidence, and evading arrest.

His alleged accomplice, 43-year-old James Murray, is also charged with theft.

Police estimate the damage to the air conditioning units at $25,000.


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Meth Arrest at 3 a.m. in the Laundry Room Crime Central Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:40:21 AM Meth Arrest at 3 a.m. in the Laundry Room

CORPUS CHRISTI - An officer keeping a eye out for a woman stealing from coin machines ended up arresting a woman for drug possession.

The recent string of burglaries involving washing machines had the officer making extra patrols at the Wharf Apartments. The management has surveillance videos of the break-ins.

Around 3 a.m. the officer noticed a woman in the laundry room. 32-year-old Isabel Vasquez was asked what she was doing there because she does not live at the complex.

She's not charged with any break-ins, but is facing charges for possession of methamphetamine.


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Crime Stoppers: Michaud Wanted for Sex Assault of Child Crime Central Fri, 4 Apr 2014 3:01:30 PM Crime Stoppers: Michaud Wanted for Sex Assault of Child

CORPUS CHRISTI - U.S. Marshals still need help tracking down a Corpus Christi man accused of  sexually assaulting a child and kidnapping his wife.

A warrant was issued on Tuesday for the arrest of 38-year-old John Michaud on a charge of continuous sexual assault of a child. The next day, his wife called 911 in Rockport claiming she was kidnapped.

She told officers Michaud drove her to the Key Allegro neighborhood, but for some unknown reason, jumped out of the car and left her alone.

Authorities say Michaud has no known connections to the Rockport area and they believe he is now back in Corpus Christi.

He should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not try to apprehend him. Call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at


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Young Man Stabbed While Protecting His Girlfriend Crime Central Thu, 3 Apr 2014 5:03:30 AM Miranda Leah - @MirandaLeahKRIS Young Man Stabbed While Protecting His Girlfriend

CORPUS CHRISTI - A young man is stabbed multiple times while defending his girlfriend this morning.

The victim's older brother saw the whole thing happen. "Sad thing is, we know the guy, really well," said the brother.

The victim said 24-year-old Gilbert Gomez started threatening his girlfriend. "He was saying he was going to slap her," said the victim. "I stepped up to protect her, he pulled out the knife and just attacked me."

Police said they were able to locate Gomez very quickly. "They told us where this male had been staying," said CCPD Lieutenant James Gray. "Officers were able to find the house and arrest him."

The victim was released from the hospital with stab wounds all over his body. He said he's in serious pain, but the safety of his girlfriend is his first concern.

The family is grateful that he's alive, but they want to see his attacker behind bars. "We want justice to be served," said a family member.

Gomez is in jail, facing a charge of aggravated assault.

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Naked Robber Caught On Tape Crime Central Wed, 2 Apr 2014 4:30:57 AM Naked Robber Caught On Tape

GEORGIA - Police say a man was arrested after breaking into a home while wearing nothing but a cowboy hat in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Cori Davenport heard her daughter scream.

And when she came downstairs, she found Ashton Gibbs in her kitchen in his birthday suit.

Police say he tried to steal a motorcycle from their driveway before coming inside.

The family's surveillance cameras caught the whole thing.

But that was just the end of his day.

Police say his alleged crime spree started when he stole a car Monday morning and it just got weirder from there.

Gibbs didn't waste any time getting comfortable in Johns Creek.

Lt. Chris Byers, Johns Creek PIO, said, "in one of the houses he did break in to, he did consume a beer while he was there and he made himself a meal and watched baseball on their television."

Gibbs wouldn't tell police why he took his clothes off, or even how he got so far wearing so little.

The charges Gibbs is facing including burglary, criminal trespass and a count of impersonating a police officer.


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Teen Arrested For Using Thousands Deposited In Bank Account Crime Central Tue, 1 Apr 2014 3:39:20 AM Teen Arrested For Using Thousands Deposited In Bank Account

GEORGIA - An 18-year-old Georgia man turned himself in Friday after being charged with stealing thousands that was mistakenly deposited into his bank account.

According to a release from the Madison County Sheriff, Steven Fields withdrew or made purchases totaling nearly $25,000 after a bank teller mistakenly deposited $31,000 into his account.

The money was actually for an account of another man with the same name.

Fields made several ATM withdrawals and made purchases at a car dealer, big box retailer, grocery store and fast food restaurant before the bank realized the error.

The bank tried to make arrangements with Fields to repay the money, but when he couldn't, the bank pressed charges.

Fields bonded out of Madison County Jail.

Stacey Sorrow, who said she's like a mother to Fields, believes that the bank teller is the one who should have to pay back the money. She said Fields will hire an attorney and fight the charges.


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DWI and Weapons Charges for Man Who Drove Through Construction Site Crime Central Mon, 31 Mar 2014 6:17:35 PM DWI and Weapons Charges for Man Who Drove Through Construction Site

CORPUS CHRISTI - A drunk driving suspect was hit with more charges after police found some hidden weapons on him.

Police were called to Shoreline Boulevard just after midnight for a Jeep that crashed through a construction barricade.

Officers didn't see a driver in the Jeep, but noticed a man walking in a parking lot nearby.

The man was questioned because police suspected he was under the influence of alcohol. It turns out he is the owner of the Jeep.

24-year-old Brian Heyz II was arrested for DWI and for weapons possession. Police say they found a dagger and a pistol in the vehicle.


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Stolen Suburban Found in Parking Lot Crime Central Mon, 31 Mar 2014 4:12:34 PM Stolen Suburban Found in Parking Lot

CORPUS CHRISTI - A suspected car thief was busted in a Walmart parking lot roughly two hours after a woman noticed her Suburban was missing.

The call for the stolen Chevy came in around midnight from the Baypoint Apartments. An officer on patrol noticed the 1998 Suburban at the Parkdale shopping center and checked out the driver.

34-year-old James Duvall is facing a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The charge carries a sentence up to 2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, if convicted.


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Woman Found Dead at Windrush Apartments Crime Central Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:15:40 PM Woman Found Dead at Windrush Apartments

CORPUS CHRISTI - The death of a woman found this morning at the Windrush Apartments is being handled as a homicide investigation by the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Investigators detained a man for questioning after officers found the 50-year-old woman at the complex on Kostoryz near Horne Road.

The Nueces County Sheriff's Office requested police check on the woman's welfare this morning. According to police, the victim's wounds appear to be from blunt force trauma. 

If you have any information call detectives at 886-2841.


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Customer Cut Off by Bartender, Throws Cue Ball at Another Customer Crime Central Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:34:34 PM Customer Cut Off by Bartender, Throws Cue Ball at Another Customer

CORPUS CHRISTI - A customer accused of starting a lot of trouble when he was cut off by a bartender was later found passed out in his backyard.

Witnesses tell police 48-year-old Eric Rollins grabbed a pool stick to show his anger inside the Keg Room before midnight Tuesday. Another customer got the stick away from Rollins, but he chucked a cue ball at the man's face, according to police.

By the time police got to the bar, Rollins had locked himself in the driver's seat of his truck with the engine running. Officers watched as Rollins sped off down Alameda where he lost them in a neighborhood.

However, the license plate on the truck came back to a nearby home. Sure enough, police found Rollins' truck in the driveway. Officers reported Rollins' wife answered the door and told police to check the backyard for her passed out husband.

He's charged with evading arrest and driving while intoxicated.


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Deputy Constable Dies from Injuries Crime Central Tue, 25 Mar 2014 4:30:25 PM Deputy Constable Dies from Injuries

CORPUS CHRISTI - A deputy constable visiting from Eagle Pass died a day after he was robbed in downtown Corpus Christi. CCPD just released the information this afternoon, one week after Jose Blanco passed away. 

According to police, officers went out to 600 Water Street on Sunday the 16th for a man who had a serious head injury. Blanco was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital where he died the next day. We're told Blanco told officers he was robbed.

Police are not sure what happened to Blanco. The case is not considered a homicide as of today.

Blanco worked for the Maverick County Constable's Office.

If you have any information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS, or submit a tip online at


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Police Officer's Cruiser Rear-Ended Crime Central Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:43:23 AM Police Officer's Cruiser Rear-Ended

CORPUS CHRISTI - A 40-year-old woman is charged with driving while intoxicated for crashing into the back of a police car early this morning on Saratoga.

A Corpus Christi police officer and an ambulance had stopped along the road to help someone who had suffered a medical emergency around 2 a.m.

As soon as a Chevy Camaro hit the back of the police car, officers checked on Jennifer Medellin Alanis and had her taken to the hospital to be checked out for injuries. Staff also collected a blood specimen to be tested for alcohol or drugs.

No one else was injured. Alanis is now in the Nueces County Jail.


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