Dimmit County Sheriff arrested by Rangers
Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd was arrested by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Boyd grew up in Big Wells, and took office as sheriff in 2013, with his office based in Carrizo Springs. At this time, the reason for the investigation into Boyd is unknown. “As this is […]uvaldeleadernews.com
Gov. Greg Abbott draws criticism for ordering state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants, saying it will stem COVID-19 risk
The executive order allows DPS troopers to reroute vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry. Critics say citing the coronavirus as justification is hypocritical since the governor won't let local officials require masks in public.
Texas deputy expected to recover after shot in traffic stop
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. BIG WELLS, Texas – A South Texas deputy was expected to make a full recovery after he was shot during a traffic stop, according to authorities. Dimmit County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joshua Garcia was questioning Rocky Carrizales during a traffic stop near Big Wells Tuesday evening when the suspect began firing at the officer, Sheriff Marion Boyd said in a Facebook post. Boyd said the deputy was hit in the lower abdomen but was in stable condition at a hospital in San Antonio, which is located about 100 miles northeast of Big Wells. He was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.
Suspect in custody after Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot near Big Wells
BIG WELLS, Texas – A shooter is in custody after a Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot near Big Wells. The shooting happened Tuesday night near Highway 85 and FM 1867, according to Precinct 6 Uvalde County Constable Emmanuel Zamora. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said the deputy, who has not been identified, is in stable condition as of early Wednesday morning. “Thank you all for the prayers and support.”The Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office has the vicinity of HWY 85 & FM 1867 (Big Wells) CLOSED for a shooting investigation.... Posted by Constable Emmanuel Zamora, Uvalde County Pct. 6 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021Zamora confirmed that the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting in the investigation.
Suspected Human Smuggler Leads Cops on 2-Hour Chase That Ends in San Antonio
click to enlarge ShutterstockPolice arrested a suspected human smuggler in San Antonio after a two-hour car chase that started in Dimmit County near the U.S.-Mexico border.Six suspected undocumented immigrants were also taken into custody.The chase began when Dimmit County deputies tried to pull over the driver who refused to stop, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office told KABB-TV The pursuit continued up Interstate 35 toward San Antonio, before the suspect crashed near New Laredo Highway and Cassin Road in Southwest Bexar County, according to the report.The driver leapt from the vehicle and tried to make a run. However, deputies stopped him with a stun gun. That suspect now faces charges of human smuggling and evading arrest, KABB reports.The six suspected undocumented immigrants were taken into custody at the scene.sacurrent.com
Cotton fire smokes Batesville
Judge blames trash burn for runaway blazeJulye KeebleStaff writerMultiple fire departments, including crews from La Pryor, Batesville, Crystal City, Dimmit County and Uvalde, were dispatched Tuesday to extinguish a fire at the Winter Garden Co-op Cotton Gin in Batesville along U.S. Highway 57. Zavala County Judge Joe Luna said preliminary investigations have suggested the fire was caused by employees burning trash. The fire started at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the Zavala County Sheriffs Office closed U.S. Highway 83 briefly. U.S. Highway 57 was also closed, and traffic was re-routed to Farm-to-Market Road 117 into Uvalde. Though U.S. Highway 57 remained closed Tuesday night, at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt.uvaldeleadernews.com