Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Media Release 8/18/14

On 08-17-2014 at approx. 1:00am, Officers responded to 1317 Park in reference to a stabbing. On arrival Officers found two males injured. They were identified as Joshua Pierce w/m 10-19-83 and John Sipes w/m 11-27-55. The investigation revealed that several people had been at 1315 Park, Pierce's residence, and were drinking. At some point Sipes was accused of touching Pierce's wife inappropriately. Sipes left the residence and went to his residence next door. Pierce went to talk to Sipes about the incident. Pierce was talking to a third person when Sipes came in the room from behind Pierce and stabbed him twice in the right side. Pierce turned toward his attacker and started punching Sipes in the face. Sipes fell to the floor and was not conscious. Both subjects were taken to the emergency room by ambulance. Sipes was transported to Lubbock later due to serious facial injuries. Pierce was kept in order to surgically remove part of the knife blade that broke off inside him. At the time of this release there have been no updates on their condition. No charges have been filed and the investigation continues. No one else was injured in the fray. No further at this time.

Sgt. Tony Everett
Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams

Media Release 8/14/14

On 08-14-2014 at approx. 4:00 am, Officers responded to the Advantage Inn, 804 W. IH 20, in reference to an aggravated robbery. Officers contacted the victim who advised that he was working the front desk alone when a black male subject wearing a black hoodie entered the office and walked up to the desk. The suspect pulled a handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash and the suspect fled on foot. Officers checked the area and did not locate the suspect. No more information is available at this time and the investigation continues.

Sgt Tony Everett
Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams

Media Release 8/10/14

On the 9th of August 2014 at approximately 8:20PM, Big Spring Police Department Officers and Howard County Sheriffs Office Deputies were dispatched in the area of 704 W. Interstate 20 (TA Truck Stop) in reference to a stolen vehicle. Howard County Sheriffs Office Dispatch received a 911 call from James Ketch W/M DOB 8/22/89 who advised his mother’s vehicle had just been stolen from the TA Truck Stop. Ketch informed Dispatch that he was following the vehicle westbound on the North Service Road of I.H. 20 from the Truck Stop. Ketch then informed Dispatch the vehicle had turned North on Hwy 176 (Andrews Highway) and speeds were reaching 105 mph. It was found the vehicle had come to a stop approximately 1 mile north of County Road 2599 on Hwy 176. The driver of the stolen truck (identified as Bobby Gene Bricker W/M DOB 3/30/72) was shot by Ketch. Upon Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriffs Office and Emergency Medical Services arrival Bricker was found to be deceased and later pronounced by Justice of the Peace Bennie Green. Based upon the investigation and available evidence investigators determined the shooting was not justified by Ketch. Ketch was taken into custody and later charged with Murder. Bricker was a resident of Big Spring and Ketch is not a local resident and was passing through Big Spring at the time of this incident. This investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker will release further details as they become available.

Sheriff Stan Parker
Chief Chad Williams
Lt. Brian Gordon
Sgt. Tony Everett

Media Release 8/4/14

On 08-03-2014 at 2:58am, Officers responded to the 2600 block of S. Monticello in reference to an assault. Officers contacted the complainant and learned that a known subject, Paul Hildreth w/m 06-26-69 had entered her home without consent. The suspect entered the home through an unlocked door. Both the complainant and her 6 year old daughter were sleeping on couches in the same room. The mother was partially awakened by someone touching her. When she fully awoke she saw the suspect kissing her daughter and confronted him. At that point Hildreth left the residence and Police were notified. The complainant advised officers that they know the suspect through a friend. After officers were given a description of the suspect and his vehicle, Officer M. Bryant observed a vehicle that matched the description pass in front of the complainant’s home. Officer Bryant got in his Police unit and attempted to stop the vehicle, a bluish green pickup, but the vehicle attempted to elude the Officer. Bryant was able to stop the vehicle in the 1200 block of S. Monticello. The driver was Hildreth. He was taken into custody and transported to the Detention Center. Hildreth was charged with Burglary of a Habitation with the intent to commit Assault and Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer. Hildreth is a registered sex offender. Hildreth remains in the Howard County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

Paul Hildreth 6/26/69


Chief Chad Williams
Lt. Brian Gordon
Sgt. Tony Everett

Media Release 8/1/14

 Suspect in Sexual Assault and Stabbing









 Above is a Forensic drawing of a suspect in the Sexual Assault and Stabbing of a 84 year old woman. The suspect is believed to be approximately 6' tall and 200 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact.

Crime Stoppers: 432-263-TIPS (8477) or 432-333-tips (8477)

Media Release 7/29/14 Update

Two juveniles previously detained by the Howard County Sheriffs Office have been charged with Arson in connection with the Structure fire in the 8500 Blk. N. Service Rd. in Sand Springs this morning. The juveniles have been turned over to the Howard County Juvenile Dentition Center for processing. No further information at this time.

Media Release 7/29/14

At approximately 6:33 am. Howard County Volunteers and Big Spring Fire Department were dispatched to the 8500 Blk. N. Service Rd. in Sand Springs in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival it was discovered the fire was set intentionally. At this time two juveniles have been detained for questioning but no arrests have been made. The structure was a total loss. This is still an ongoing investigation.

Media Release 7/27/14

On the 26th of July 2014 at approximately 5:40 AM, Big Spring Police Department Sergeant Chris Mahurin was patrolling businesses on the east side of town. Sgt. Mahurin observed movement in the area of Lee’s Rental Storage units located at 1606 E. FM 700 which led Sgt. Mahurin to further investigate. When Sgt. Mahurin approached the business 2 subjects ran across E. FM 700 both carrying their loot. Sgt. Mahurin gave chase observing the subjects drop some of their stolen property. Sgt. Mahurin lost sight of the individuals around the 1800 block of Virginia. A perimeter was set up when Big Spring Police Department Officers arrived on scene. Officers then searched the area on foot finding both Dennis Richardson W/M DOB 9/4/84 and Kody Jackson W/M DOB 11/1/85 hiding. It was found that both Richardson and Jackson had burglarized one of the storage buildings at 1606 E. FM 700. Recovered from the Burglary was approximately $300.00 of miscellaneous household items. Both Richardson and Jackson were charged with Burglary of a Building and Criminal Trespass.





Jackson Jackson           Richardson Richardson

Media Release 7/22/14


On the 21st of July, Officers responded to the 500 block of S. Goliad and took a stolen vehicle report.  The vehicle was a 2000 White Pontiac Montana minivan and was taken from the residence by unknown actor(s) between the 20th of July at approximately 9:00PM and the 21st of July 8:00AM.  Keys had been left inside the vehicle.

Jesse Lopez


Media Release 4/18/14

Child Pedestrian Accident

On the 17th of April 2014 at approximately 8:40PM Big Spring Police Department Officers and Emergency Medical Service personnel were dispatched to the 1200 block of Gregg Street in reference to a small child being struck by a vehicle.  By 8:42 PM EMS and Officers had arrived on scene and the child was immediately transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment.  It was found that the child (2 years of age) was with his elderly grandmother in the parking lot of “Hunan’s restaurant” (1201 S. Gregg) when the “rambunctious” child had ran into the roadway and was struck by a 2005 Red Ford F-150 PK.  The investigation led Officers to believe that the incident was a tragic accident and no charges will be filed as a result.  The child was treated and released from Scenic Mountain Medical Center the night of the 17th of April 2014.  Investigators contacted the child’s mother on this date and found the child is doing well though they are following up with physicians as a precautionary measure.

CID Sergeant Tony Everett
Administrative Lt. Brian Gordon
Chief Chad Williams

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