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Broken power line sparks grass fire near Placedo

Jan. 26, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.


Grass fire

A broken power line caused a grass fire Sunday at the end of Henderson Road in southern Victoria County near Placedo. About 35 acres were consumed before Victoria Fire Department extinguished the fire at 6 p.m.

Sentenced

VICTORIA - Carl Brian White, 28, of Nixon, to an intermediate sanction facility after his sentence was amended in an October 2011 burglary of a building case.

VICTORIA - Jacob James Coffey, 22, of Victoria, to three years probation and 100 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of property between $1,500 and $20,000.

VICTORIA - Jesus Alberto Vasquez, 22, of Victoria, to four years probation and 200 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.

VICTORIA - Derrick Wayne Lee, 22, of Victoria, to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to injury to a child, elderly or disabled person with intent to seriously bodily injure/mental. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution.

VICTORIA - Melissa Ann Jimenez, 36, of Victoria, to four years probation after her sentence was amended Wednesday in a January 2008 theft of property between $1,500 and $20,000 case.

Sentenced

VICTORIA - Geri Lynn Gonzales, 25, of Victoria, to an intensive care facility after her sentence was amended Thursday for a February 2009 injury to a child, elderly or disabled person.

Indicted

Editor's Note: An indictment is not an indication of guilt. It is a finding by a grand jury that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

VICTORIA - A grand jury returned indictments on the following people Thursday:

Russell Eugene Blanton, 52, of Thomaston, on a charge of theft of wire or cable made up of 50 percent of aluminum, bronze or copper valued at less than $20,000. He is charged with stealing insulated copper wire from a business Sept. 19.

Edward Allen Tanner, 46, of Victoria, on a charge of burglary of a habitation Aug. 28.

Dean Frederick Berlin, 33, of Victoria, on a charge of burglary of a habitation Aug 28.

James Washington Barbee Jr., 59, of Elm Grove, La., on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a charge of deadly conduct discharge of a firearm Nov. 14.

Bradford M. Williams, 39, of Victoria, on a charge of assault of a family or household member with a previous conviction. He is charged with hitting the woman he was dating March 9. He was convicted of an offense injuring a person he was dating Oct. 22, 2009.

Paul Trevino, no age available, of Victoria, on a charge of burglary of a habitation and assault of a public servant. He is charged with burglarizing a man's home and striking a police officer's legs and feet when he was being transported after he was arrested Oct. 26.

Richard Angel Castillo, 23, of Victoria, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Ryan Brandon Rivera, 41, of Victoria, on a charge of forgery of a financial instrument Nov. 26, 2012.

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