Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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ALVORD PHARMACY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT – A Cottondale man is in Wise County Jail after robbing S&J Pharmacy in Alvord yesterday. Sheriff David Walker said Tyler Chapman, 20, was arrested for aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana. About 3 p.m. Tuesday Chapman entered the pharmacy wearing a hoodie and instructed the pharmacy staff to give him money. He raised his shirt, showing the staff a handgun. The pharmacist instructed staff to get out of the building, and they left through a back entrance. At the same time the suspect left through the front of the building. A witness saw him leave the property and go to a house in Alvord where he was later arrested. Walker said the incident is still under investigation, and more information will be posted as it’s available.

CASE GOES TO JURY – Testimony in the drug possession trial of Alberto Jose Meza concluded Tuesday afternoon in 271st District Court in Decatur. Meza is charged with possession of a controlled substance (4-200 grams) – a second-degree felony – in connection with his July 17, 2012, arrest after a traffic stop in Rhome. Officer Brody Brown, who now works for the Boyd Police Department, testified Tuesday along with Rhome Officer Chance Garrett and DPS chemist Raymond Waller Jr. The state called only three witnesses, and the defense called none. After closing statements and the judge’s charge, the jury was to begin deliberating Wednesday morning.

COUNTRY CLUB BREAK-IN – The Decatur Country Club was broken into Monday night. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said golf clubs and money was stolen, but the total value of stolen items was not available as Update went to press. Hoskins said it appeared the thief entered the building through a broken window. There are no suspects at this time, but it is under investigation.

RECEPTION – The public is invited to a reception 5 to 7 tonight at DATCU in Decatur to honor Terry Everett. Everett has been with the credit union for 30 years. She was the first branch manager of the Decatur location and currently oversees business development.

SNAKE ENCOUNTERS – Daryl Sprout with Snake Encounters will introduce his creepy reptilian friends to the Bridgeport Public Library’s summer readers at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the community center, 1102 Lawdwin Ave. The program is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 940-683-3450.

LIBRARY PROGRAM – The Rhome library will host story time and crafts for children at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 7. Daniabelle Hromanik will provide stories in English and Spanish for children up to age 11. Young children must be accompanied by a parent.

FUNERALS – Mass of Christian burial for Alfredo Inguanzo, 59, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with a rosary at 7 p.m.

FUNERAL for Stephen Doyle Ince, 22, of Lake Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Pentecost in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Bob V. Castleberry, 67, is 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Mound Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Arrangements are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore, Okla.

MEMORIAL service for Doris Ann Crawley Culpepper, 83, is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

MEMORIAL service for Gurtha Louside (Craft) Wilson, 87, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.

NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for Clifton Garland Linthicum, 83, of White Settlement.

NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for Millie Rutter, 71, of Bridgeport.

NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for Sharlene Howerton, 67, of Decatur.

PRIVATE memorial service for Roger Parrish, 65, of Runaway Bay will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Jones Family Funeral Home.

SERVICE for Roy A. O’Neal, 84, of Fort Worth is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.

SERVICE for Thelton D. Sanders, 77, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home.

SERVICES for Betty Whetsell, 86, of Sunset and Sharon Murphy, 69, of Paradise are pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.

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