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Man gets probation in sexual assault case

October 6, 2012
Man gets probation in sexual assault case

A Hood County jury gave a 23-year-old man 10 years’ probation and a $1,000 fine on Sept. 28, one day after convicting him of sexual assault of a child, District Attorney Rob Christian said.

Federico “Freddy” Cruz, 23, of the Whippoorwill Bay subdivision north of Granbury, was convicted in connection with an incident last summer when the female victim was 14 or 15 years old, Christian said.Read the rest

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New sheriff’s deputies in place

October 6, 2012

The four new slots for patrol deputies have been filled by Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds, and the next move is to hire two Animal Control officers.

Deeds said four male reserve deputies were switched to full-time status and began to work into the patrol rotation as of Monday, Oct. 1. Read the rest

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Gathering at the flagpole

October 6, 2012
Gathering at the flagpole

John Knox, minister of the Granbury Church of Christ, speaks to those who gathered Thursday morning by the flagpole in front of Lake Granbury Medical Center for an “Emergency Partners’ Community Event” in support of the three CareFlite air ambulance crew members injured in a crash in Eastland County. Knox recited “The Medic’s Prayer” while addressing the crowd of co-workers, friends and other well-wishers.Read the rest

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Traffic stop yields arrests

October 6, 2012
Traffic stop yields arrests

A Sept. 29 traffic stop by Hood County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought on the arrest of a man and a woman on multiple felony charges, including methamphetamine and heroin possession, according to Lieutenant Johnny Rose.

Jeremy Shawn French, 32, of Leonard, and Dorrie Miranda Rae Million, 32, of Sand Springs, Okla., were in the vehicle that was pulled over at about 3 a.m.Read the rest

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Felony Arrests, Oct. 6

October 6, 2012

Three felony arrests were made between Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Suspects were arrested here, but their alleged crimes may have occurred outside the county. They have not been convicted of the charges listed.

Jeremy Shawn French, 32, Leonard, unlawful possession of firearm by felon; possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram (two counts). Read the rest

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Candidate filing busy on first day

December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The first day of filing for the 2012 elections was lively, with a dozen candidates filing at Republican and Democratic headquarters for county seats.

Twelve offices will be on the ballot for the spring primaries.

Only one of the candidates who filed Monday is a Democrat. He is Nick Cangiamilla, and he filed for the new Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace position, according to party chair Joyce Carver.Read the rest

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