East Texas Man Charged with Stealing Government Property
A federal grand jury in Tyler has returned several indictments, including a charge of theft of government property.
According to the indictment, David Anthony, 51, of Texarkana, is alleged to have stolen brass that belonged to the Department of the Army at the Red River Army Depot.
The resulting loss to the government was more than $1,000 and if convicted Anthony faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
In a separate case, Thomas Rochelle, III, 34, of Texarkana, was indicted on charges of theft of personal property within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction. If convicted, he faces up to one year in federal prison.
According to the indictment, on Mar. 19, 2012, Rochelle is alleged to have stolen an iPhone which belonged to another person while he was in the jurisdiction of the United States at the Red River Army Depot
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Body Found in Marshall Identified
Marshall- Harrison County Investigators along with Marshall PD investigators have identified the body of the deceased person that was discovered on April 30, 2012. The body has been identified as Selonia Fay Rivers, 45, and detectives say the cause of death has been ruled a homicide.
Marshall Police received a missing person report on Ms. Rivers on April 23, 2012 from the daughter of the victim. She reported that her mother had gotten into a vehicle with an unidentified male on April 20, 2012, and did not return home.
Positive identification through forensic fingerprints confirmed the body to be that of Ms. Rivers. The clothing that was found at the location was similar to the clothing that was listed in the missing persons report.
Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery in Jacksonville
Jacksonville – Police are looking for a woman who robbed the Cashmax Store Wednesday morning.
Jacksonville Police Detective Greg Compton says the suspect was armed with a handgun and entered the store located on Jackson Street shortly before 11 a.m. The suspect was wearing a jacket and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash .Police are in the process of gathering more information from witnesses for a more detailed description of the suspect.
No injuries were reported.
Stolen Credit Cards Being used in Longview
On April 23, 2012 at 4:16 p.m., Longview Police received a report of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the 3000 Block of Good Shepherd Way. The victim told police that on April 22, 2012 between 2-3 p.m. someone had entered his vehicle and removed several credit cards from his wallet. The victim’s credit cards were used at various locations on that same date.
The suspect is believed to be of Hispanic, Asian, or Middle Eastern decent, black hair, approximately 35-40 years of age, and with an athletic build. The suspect was wearing sunglasses, a longsleeved button up shirt, with a white undershirt, and light-colored slacks. Video was obtained at one of stores where the cards were used. When the subject left the store, he was seen entering a dark colored, late model four-door Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The driver of the vehicle, who accompanied the suspect inside the store is described as a younger, male, with a thin build and may be possibly of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or Asian descent.
If anyone has information regarding the identity of this individual, they are asked to contact Detective Melissa Dobbs at 903-237-1199. If the tipster wishes to remain anonymous they can also contact Gregg County Crimestoppers at 903-236-STOP(7867) or submit a tip online at www.greggcountycrimestoppers.org.
Longview Police again urge people to lock their vehicles and take their valuables with them.