A Hood County man whose matter-of-fact confession was “remorseless” and “disturbing, even for a child molester” was sentenced on Jan. 15 to 50 years in prison, District Attorney Rob Christian said.
Robert Aaron Ford, 27, a Sky Harbour resident, confessed to molesting the female victim “three to four times a week” from the time she was 9 until about age 10-1/2, Christian said.… Read the rest
Four felony arrests were made between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.
Vickie Elaine Cooper, 45, Collins Court, Granbury, theft less than $1,500/two or more convictions.
Eric Dwayne Plemons, 34, Watauga, theft less than $1,500/two or more convictions.
Amanda Jane Stanley, 36, Sandy Beach, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram; prohibited substance/item in a correctional facility.… Read the rest
Sometimes, a love for animals becomes something else – something unintended.
Extreme cases of animal hoarding can be as sad as they are shocking.
Scott McCall, one of the veterinarians at the Pet Hospital of Granbury, said the problem used to be referred to as “collecting,” and hoarders were called “animal collectors.” However, he said, that terminology “sugar-coats” the issue.
“The result is more akin to a concentration camp than a cute collection of inanimate objects” such as dolls or baseball cards that might be collected, he said.… Read the rest
Voting for fire chiefs, assistant fire chiefs and annual awards has been completed by all but one of the nine volunteer fire departments in Hood County.
Tolar VFD firefighters on Tuesday night voted Matt Hutsell as chief for the 11th straight year. Cody Watson, who had taken over the assistant chief spot during the year, kept the position. Craig Davis was voted captain.… Read the rest
Nine felony arrests were made between Jan. 9 and Jan. 15. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have been committed outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.
Summer Marie Collins, 27, Bronco Road, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
Tina Renia Garza, 39, Peppertree Road, Granbury, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.… Read the rest
Hood County’s nine volunteer fire departments had an average of 285 calls for service in 2013, according to statistics provided by Fire Marshal Ray Wilson.
The total of 3,424 fire calls included 94 categorized as structure fires. Not all of those were actual full-blown fires at homes or businesses, of course. Some turned out to be minor, with little or no damage.… Read the rest
A 19-year-old Hood County man who was in violation of a local misdemeanor protective order on Thursday was also arrested on an Erath County felony warrant, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
Manuel Alvizo Jr., of the 3500 block of Cherokee Trail in the Comanche Harbor subdivision just south of Granbury, was arrested by a Hood County deputy at about 9:30 p.m.… Read the rest
Action Bail Bonds on Friday afternoon was reinstated after having been suspended from issuing bail bonds in Hood County a week earlier because it had not shown the county treasurer and the bail bond board that it had enough collateral in place.
On Jan. 7, Deeds had said Action Bail Bonds was suspended from issuing bonds until it showed the board proof of having adequate collateral.… Read the rest