Accused P.T. Cole Park Murderer’s Trial Set for May
TYLER — One of the men accused of murdering a young Tyler mother at a public park in July 2013 is set to go on trial May 12. KETK reports Dennis Bendy appeared in Smith County’s 241st Judicial Court Tuesday morning. Bendy is accused of shooting and killing Briana Young, 20, at Tyler’s P.T. Cole Park last July 30. Pre-trial is slated to begin on May 8. Judge Jack Skeen ordered a DNA/forensic test to be submitted for the case. Rakheem Goldstein’s attorney asked for a continuance on Monday, and he will appear in court along with Bendy on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Bendy and Goldstein were indicted for the crime in November 2013, and their bonds were set at $1,000,000 each.
According to officials, Young had brought her three-year-old son to the park when she was later caught in cross-fire and shot. Elisha Williams, who is also charged with murder, was granted a continuance until August, and Ke’Avier Jarrod Wilson-Hurd was no-billed.
Accused Wife Killer Gets Court-Appointed Lawyer
TYLER — A Smith County man who police say shot and killed his wife has been granted a court-appointed lawyer. KETK reports Adrian Mata, 29, was in court Tuesday, and was given a lawyer by the state. The suspect is accused of fatally shooting Jennifer Mata, 30, in the head on Tuesday, February 25, at their home on County Road 333.
When authorities responded to the scene of the shooting, Adrian Mata had fled in his car. He was arrested at a home in The Villages subdivision located on Serenity Lane near Lake Palestine. One homeowner said Adrian Mata was inside her home. According to the other homeowner, Adrian Mata worked for them and at one point during their discussion the suspect put a gun to the homeowner’s head. A pistol was also recovered during Mata’s arrest near Lake Palestine. It is not clear at this time whether this weapon was the one used in the murder of Jennifer Mata. It is currently being analyzed in Texas Department of Public Safety lab. Mata is currently being held in the Smith County Jail on $1,000,000 bond.
Robbery Suspect Killed by Longview Police Identified
LONGVIEW — The Texas Rangers are continuing the investigation of a Longview shooting in which a robbery suspect was shot and killed by police. The suspect has been identified as Justin Aguilar, 15, of Longview, seen here in his Facebook picture. It started around 6:00 Sunday night at the New Way convenience store in the 1300 block of South Green Street. Police say the station was robbed by a suspect who fled the scene. Based upon a description provided by the store employee, officers were able to locate the juvenile a short distance away. When they tried to arrest him, there was an exchange of gunfire. Aguilar, A student at Forest Park Middle School, was killed.
According to the Longview News-Journal, Police first encountered Aguilar on Edgefield Avenue, and he ran to Avalon Avenue. Shots were fired shortly after 6:00. Aguilar is said to have shot out the rear passenger window of a police vehicle. Investigators say when the teen kept firing a semiautomatic pistol, officers returned the fire, fatally wounding Aguilar
The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
Armed Robbery Suspect Caught by Tyler Police
TYLER – Authorities have arrested the man believed responsible for a robbery Tuesday morning at a Tyler business. KETK reports the suspect was caught at the Village at the U Apartments on the 3000 block of Old Omen Road. He has been identified as Jaylon Takory Rutherford, 19, of Texarkana. Officials say Rutherford was found hiding in an apartment by a resident of that unit. According to authorities, Rutherford was unwilling to leave, and the resident contacted police around 9:42 Tuesday morning. Rutherford allegedly held up the Food Fast gas station in the 4000 block of University Boulevard around 2:00 a.m. He was transported to the Smith County Jail and charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, and possession of marijuana.
Three in Custody after Home Burglary on CR 168
TYLER – Three males, two adults and one juvenile, are in custody in connection with a residential burglary in the 12900 block of Smith County Road 168. Authorities say at 9:30 Tuesday morning, a Smith County deputy responded to an alarm call at the residence and discovered three males exiting the home and getting into a vehicle that was later found to have stolen property from the home. According to a news release, the men tried fleeing in the vehicle through a fence but became stuck in the fence. The deputy took all three men into custody and transported them to the Smith County Jail. They face charges of burglary of a habitation and perhaps additional charges. The homeowner was notified and the property will be returned according to officials, who say additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Human Remains Found in Van Zandt County
WILLS POINT — The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of partial human remains, found Friday night off County Road 3529 near Wills Point. They are believed to be the remains of John Richard Hannon, 59, who had been reported missing to the Van Zandt County Pct. 3 Constable’s Office in late February.
According to a news release, throughout Thursday evening the Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of Hannon’s property and was joined Friday in the search by the Air Land Emergency Resource Team, Dallas Search One canines, Canton Fire and Rescue, the Van Zandt Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Texas Rangers. Authorities located skeletal remains in nearby fields and a partial skull and jaw near a neighboring residence. The remains appear to be scattered as a result of animals and were transported to the University of North Texas Forensic Center for analysis and positive identification. The investigation is continuing.
School District Offers Counseling after East Texas Boy Is Shot and Killed
MILDRED — The Mildred school district reaches out to a community in Navarro County where police say an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 3-year old cousin, who was visiting from Nacogdoches. The 8-year-old is a student at Mildred Elementary. Bucky Burns, the superintendent of Mildred ISD, says even though it’s spring break, the district offered special services at the school Tuesday for anyone needing to talk about what happened. According to Burns, “We need to offer them a chance to be heard and express any concerns that they have and offer counseling on those issues.” The Navarro County Sheriff’s Office believes it was an accident, but charges could be filed against some adults who were home at the time it happened.
Woman Hit by SUV Dies
PALESTINE — A woman has been struck and killed in an Anderson County accident. It happened shortly after 12:30 Monday afternoon about a half a mile from Palestine. Killed was Cheri Lynn Hope, 46, of Palestine. The Department of Public safety says she was crouching over a dog that had been hit when she was hit by a southbound SUV. It was driven by Geraldine Demar, 61, of Palestine. The accident remains under investigation.
Some Gregg County Prisoners Sickened by Synthetic Marijuana
LONGVIEW — Gregg County authorities are trying to determine how synthetic marijuana was smuggled in the Gregg County Jail. Five inmates had to be briefly hospitalized because of the substance. Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kirk Haddix said four inmates were treated and released from a local hospital, while one had to stay overnight. Investigators believe the substance was handed out by an inmate and not by a jail employee. The suspect has not been identified and the investigation continues.
Flynn Questions Bag Bans
VAN — In a letter to the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Republican State Rep. Dan Flynn of Van questions whether city bans on plastic shopping bags are in compliance with the state’s health and safety laws. A section states that a municipal district may not pass legislative restrictions or charge fees relating to the use of a “container or package” for waste management purposes. Proponents of the ban cite environmental benefits. Although the AG’S opinion is not a legally binding decision, opponents could use it in lawsuits if it’s in their favor, because it would be noticed by the court. At least nine Texas cities ban plastic bags or have adopted fees on replacement bags.
Kilgore Police Seek Hit and Run Suspect
KILGORE — Kilgore police are asking for the public’s help in a recent fatal hit and run accident. It happened around 6:00am on Saturday, March 1st, at the intersection of Highway 31 and Highway 135. Investigators say a motorcyclist suffered fatal injures when hit from behind. The motorist fled the scene without trying to render aid. The suspects vehicle is believed to be a white four door pick-up, an oil field type truck, with possible minor damage to the front end. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Trae Portwood at 903-218-6905. You may also contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP, or text an anonymous tip to 847411 + KILGORE + your tip. You asked to refer to KPD Incident #1403-0022.
Man Shot by Opelika Police was Airman
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The father of an airman shot by an Opelika police officer says his son suffered serious injuries to his stomach and colon and may never fully recover from his injuries. Billy Davidson said his son, 20-year-old Michael Darrett Davidson of Beckville, Texas, was driving on Interstate 85 on his way to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base near Goldsboro, N.C., when the shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is probing the shooting that involved Opelika Officer Phillip Hancock, a seven-year veteran with the department. Hancock, who wasn’t injured, has been placed on administrative leave with pay. Billy Davison tells The Opelika-Auburn News that his son was moved from the ICU at East Alabama Medical Center Monday afternoon.
Mother Drops Request for Group Outings
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas mother who drowned her five children in 2001 had dropped her request for permission to participate in group outings with other patients in the psychiatric hospital where she’s under treatment. The Houston Chronicle reports Andrea Yates dropped her request Monday because of the public scrutiny it has drawn. Last month, the 49-year-old woman and her doctors at Kerrville State Hospital had asked for a day pass to participate in supervised outside activities, such as picnics. Her attorney George Parnham says she’s the only Kerrville patient who has never received a group-outing pass. Yates was convicted in 2002 of drowning her five young children, but an appeals court overturned the conviction. In a 2006 retrial, Yates was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Southwest Announces Potential Flights from Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will begin flying next year from Dallas Love Field to Boston; Oakland and San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; and Panama City Beach, Florida. A law banning those flights with large planes like Southwest’s Boeing 737s expires in October. It could announce flights to more cities if it gets two more gates that American Airlines must sell.
UT Orders Feasibility Study for Stadium Expansion
AUSTIN (AP) — The athletics department at the University of Texas at Austin has ordered a feasibility study on expansion of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The expansion would enclose the southern end of the stadium with a multilevel stand. Now, only a relatively small, bleacher-style stand and the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center sit in the stadium’s southern end. The stadium now seats just over 100,000. Any decision on whether to proceed with stadium improvements lies with the university administration and UT System regents.
Kimbell Acquires Dutch Landscape Masterpiece
DALLAS (AP) — The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth has acquired a 17th century work by a Dutch artist considered one of the greatest landscape painters. The museum has announced the purchase of Jacob van Ruisdael’s “Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield” from Oxford University’s Worcester College, which has had the painting since it was donated by an alumnus in 1811. Ruisdael expert Seymour Slive says that the painting is “a world-class masterpiece,” noting it’s unusually large, signed and “almost miraculously well-preserved.” It will go on display at the Kimbell in April.
Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW Conference
AUSTIN (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum as he faces felony charges in the United States. The hour-long conversation was extensive and Snowden touched on a number of issues. He dispensed advice on how U.S. citizens can keep their web-surfing activities more private by using a free service called Tor, which encrypts web traffic. He also called on the technology industry to create more software and services that help guard individual privacy. Snowden appeared to have no regrets about exposing the U.S. government’s surveillance methods.
Stars’ Peverley collapses off ice
Once Rich Peverley collapsed on the Dallas bench, neither the Stars nor the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets felt up to finishing the game.
With the Blue Jackets leading 1-0 early in the first period on Monday night, play was quickly halted when Peverley had a heart problem while on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 in as Peverley was quickly carried down the tunnel. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to a hospital.
“We treated (Peverley) for a cardiac event successfully,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Hospitals. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.
“As soon as we treated him, he regained consciousness. He was able to tell me where he was.”
A hush fell over the crowd during the lengthy delay between the time play was stopped and when the game was called off.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up.
“Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition,” the NHL said in a statement. “As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game is being postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank the fans.”
Peverley’s wife, Nathalie, accompanied him in the ambulance to UT Southwestern St. Paul University Hospital.
The Stars conveyed the message to the Blue Jackets that they weren’t up for finishing the game on Monday.
“They’re shaken and they want to reschedule. We understand that,” John Davidson, the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations, told Fox Sports Ohio. “They were shaken to the core.”
Peverley missed the preseason and the season opener because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical. He made his Stars debut on Oct. 5 against Washington.
“We monitor him closely for a different type of arrhythmia he has,” Dr. Salazar said. “He does have a pre-existing condition, and the condition — a normal quivering of the heart that does not allow him to send blood to places where he needs to, in his brain and heart.”
Peverley sat out last week’s game at Columbus because of an irregular heartbeat. He had felt strange after last Monday’s game and couldn’t fly.
Peverley then played in Dallas’ next two games before Monday.
“There wasn’t any concern,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said regarding Peverley’s return to the lineup. “Our doctors have done a fabulous job monitoring the situation.”
Both teams skated off the ice after Peverley’s collapse. The Stars didn’t go directly through the tunnel next to their bench, but through a door at the south end of the rink.
“I was scared,” Ruff said.
As Ruff turned to seek medical help from the stands, players from both teams tried to attract the officials’ attention by banging their sticks on the boards and the ice.
“If it wasn’t for our doctors and all the members (of the training staff) reacting so quickly, I could be standing here with a different story,” Ruff said. “They were there ASAP. It’s an absolute marvel after what he went through.”
The scene inside the arena was tense before the news of Peverley’s condition improved.
“When he dropped, it was red alert,” Ruff said. “Don’t worry about the game. It was about getting the doctors.
“As soon as he came off the ice, I started screaming into the crowd for a doctor. The players don’t want to play, and I don’t want to coach the team right now.”
In 62 games this season before Monday, Peverley had seven goals and 23 assists.
He was acquired last July from Boston with forward Tyler Seguin and defenseman Ryan Button for forwards Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, and defenseman Joe Morrow.
“The first thing (Peverley) asked me was how much time was left in the first period,” Ruff said.
Ruff wouldn’t speculate on whether the Stars might seek to have Tuesday’s game at St. Louis postponed.
“He’s going to be OK,” Ruff said. “The care he’s getting and the care going forward is the most important thing.”
Darvish goes 5 IP, Profar homers as Rangers beat Reds
Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Monday.
Darvish allowed two runs and five hits, striking out one without a walk. Darvish retired the first nine batters he faced before yielding RBI doubles to Jay Bruce in the fourth and Ramon Santiago in the fifth.
“My game plan was to throw a lot of fastballs, two seamers, and let them hit the first pitch,” Darvish said through an interpreter.
Profar homered off Reds starter Homer Bailey in the third and ranks second in the Cactus League with 11 RBIs.
Bailey, , who signed to a six-year, $105 million contract this winter, gave up two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking none.
“Probably a B-plus,” Bailey said of his performance. “The one pitch to Profar he hit out, it was a 3-2 slider and I had to come with a lot of the plate. It’s probably not something we would do a lot in the season, but it’s a good time to do those kinds of things.
The Rangers seized the lead in the fifth on Elvis Andrus’ two-out, two-run single.
Adam Rosales contributed a two-run single in the Rangers’ four-run fourth off Curtis Patch. A throwing error by Zack Cozart started the inning. Both runs off Jeff Francis unearned.
Reds: Bailey threw 39 strikes in 58 pitches.
“We were ahead of a lot of guys it seemed like, so that’s a good time when you can start working on things, your touch on secondary pitches,” Bailey said. “No walks, that’s a big plus,”
Rangers: Darvish averaged just more than 12 pitches an inning against the Reds.
“I want to go more innings this year,” Darvish said. “If I throw my pitches in the strike zone, I’ll think I’ll be able to accomplish it.”
“He was real economical,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “Today he pitched off his fastball. I didn’t see a whole lot of breaking balls. He was getting ahead. They put four pitches in play on the first pitch.
“I hope this is a trend where they put balls into play early,” he added. “That gave him a chance to get through some quick innings. He’s not trying to get weak contact. He’s throwing his game. He’s using the fastball, putting it over the plate and commanding it a little more, which means they are going to be swinging a little quicker.”
Rangers reserve second baseman Kensuke Tanaka broke three teeth when Brayan Pena’s helmet struck his face on a pickoff attempt in the seventh.
“The runner and he got there at the same time,” Washington said. “The ball was down and in a position that left his face vulnerable. And he ended up hitting the guy in the helmet. The runner was Big Head Pena. That’s a big helmet to run into. I don’t know until he came in. He just showed you how tough he is because he stayed in and had an at-bat and then we took him out so he could be taken to the dentist.”
Joakim Soria pitched around two singles and a balk in a scoreless seventh. He has pitched three scoreless innings in his first three appearances.
“He’s doing what he usually do, command the baseball,” Washington said. “The first two hitters he faced, every pitch was a strike.”
Reds: Left-hander David Holmberg (bruised right shin), who has appeared in only one game, is scheduled to throw Tuesday against minor leaguers.
Rangers: Left-hander Matt Harrison (lower back tightness) will start a Tuesday B-game against the Royals.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton struck out to leadoff the game. It was Hamilton’s first strikeout in 21 plate appearances this spring. He has struck out at least 100 times in his past three minor league seasons. Hamilton led off the fourth with a bunt single and scored from first on Bruce’s double.
Gonzalez starts strong, but Astros top Nationals
Gio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 Monday night.
Carlos Corporan followed George Springer’s two-out infield hit, which tipped off of Gonzalez’ glove, with a two-run homer. Gonzalez then gave up a walk, a double and hit a batter to load the bases before escaping on a flyball out.
“That hit over the head stirred the pot,” Gonzalez said.
Up until Springer’s hit, the Nationals’ left-hander looked dominant.
“I feel like I went out there and attacked the strike zone,” he said after his second start. “(I am) right where I want to be. My arm felt great. Take away that one hit, I think the game would have been a little bit different.”
Of perhaps more concern to the Nationals is that closer Rafael Soriano had his second rough outing, giving up five runs on five hits in just 2/3 of an inning.
In his previous outing, Soriano gave up two runs on three hits in an inning. His spring ERA is now 37.80.
“Right now, I’m concerned about how he feels, not necessarily the results,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “He’s going to get a few outings this spring and I want him to progress arm strength-wise every time.”
From that standpoint, the outing was positive.
“When I asked him how he felt today, he said, `That’s the only good part of today,” Williams said. “He’s fine.”
Houston starter Lucas Harrell allowed one run and recorded 10 groundball outs in four innings.
Astros: Harrell threw 49 pitches over four innings, then went to the bullpen and threw 10 more just to stretch his arm out just a little more.
The Astros right-hander gave up a run on two hits and recorded 10 of 12 outs on groundballs. Six of those grounders went to second baseman Gregorio Petit.
“He was everywhere,” Harrell said of Petit. “Every time they hit the ball, I felt like it didn’t matter if it was on the third base side, he was going to go get it.
Nationals: RHP Doug Fister (elbow inflammation) is expected to start a throwing program Tuesday. He will play catch on flat ground and then be evaluated before the team makes further plans. Fister felt discomfort in his elbow after making his first spring start on March 2.
“We’ve got to make sure he’s good to go with every step,” Williams said. “That’s the first one.”
Right-handers Ross Ohlendorf (back spasms) and Ryan Matheus (chest inflammation) are also throwing on flat ground and are working their way back toward game action.
Astros: center fielder Dexter Fowler was hit by a pitch in the second inning and was in noticeable pain on his way to first. Fowler said the ball hit him on his left foot.
“It should be fine,” Fowler said. “It’s a little sore, a little tight. Hopefully, it won’t swell up too much.”
The Astros made their second round of cuts this spring, optioning left-hander Luis Cruz, right David Martinez, outfielder Domingo Santana and catcher Matt Stassi to minor league camp. The team now has 52 players remaining in its big league camp.
Left-hander Michael Gonzalez, recently signed to a minor league contract, threw his first bullpen session on Sunday and will throw in a minor league game Tuesday before cycling into the Nationals relief rotation.
Sources: Ware decision could come quickly
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com
IRVING, Texas — The working relationship between the Dallas Cowboys and DeMarcus Ware could be decided by the time free agency begins Tuesday, according to sources.
According to a source, the Cowboys have been negotiating with Ware on a reworked contract after the team let the seven-time Pro Bowler know last week they want him back in 2014, but not at the $12.25 million base salary.
The free-agent market opens at 3 p.m. CT Tuesday. Teams and agents have been able to talk about interest and parameters since Saturday, but players have not been able to talk directly to clubs or set up visits.
Whether the Cowboys release Ware or reach an agreement on a new contract, they will gain salary-cap space. By cutting Ware, the Cowboys would gain $7.4 million in cap space.
But the Cowboys do not need to cut Ware to get under the cap. After restructuring three deals (Tony Romo, Sean Lee, Orlando Scandrick), reducing one (Mackenzy Bernadeau) and releasing Phil Costa last week, the Cowboys are roughly $2 million under the cap.
While that is enough to sign a player to a reasonable deal, it is not enough to help fill multiple holes on a defense that finished last in the NFL in 2013. It would not be enough to keep last year’s sack leader, Jason Hatcher, who is expected to receive heavy interest from teams in free agency.
Ware’s camp would like a quick decision so that if he is cut, he would be able to hit the open market when teams have the most money to spend.
Ware’s 117 career sacks are the most in franchise history, and he earned Pro Bowl honors from 2006 to 2012, but posted a career-low six sacks in 2013. Ware, who turns 32 in July, missed three games with a quadriceps strain and was bothered by a nerve issue in his elbow that required surgery after the season.
At the NFL scouting combine, executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys would be efficient spenders in free agency. In the past, they have set the markets on players — like cornerback Brandon Carr, who received a five-year, $50 million deal in 2012 — only to not get enough payoff on the deals.
With Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith nearing the end of their contracts, the Cowboys want to have enough cap room to keep their two young Pro Bowl performers.
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