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September 2, 2010

Man, woman arrested in drug bust at local bar

MINERAL WELLS — Gary Ross Nickols, 56, of Mineral Wells, and Elise Nichole Dalton, 25, of Millsap, were arrested Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. at a bar in the 1600 block of South Oak after Mineral Wells police assisted the City-County Narcotics Unit, reportedly acting on information obtained by CCNU.  

Nickols was charged with possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams, with intent to deliver after methamphetamine was reportedly found in his possession after police reportedly found he had two traffic warrants, three dog-at-large warrants, two unvaccinated animal warrants and a failure to appear warrant.  

Dalton was charged with possession of a controlled substance, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams.  

Car reported stolen, recovered wrecked

A car parked in the driveway of a residence in the 700 block of N.E. 1st Street with the keys in the ignition was reportedly stolen Saturday by a family member after a party at the house, according to a police report. The vehicle was reported stolen Monday after the person did not return it.  

The vehicle was found wrecked Tuesday after a hit and run, according to police.

Mineral Wells police did not provide other basic details such as the car involved or where the wreck occurred and the vehicle recovered.

Guitar stolen

A $700 guitar that went missing from a residence in the 1300 block of S.W. 13th Avenue but belonged to the resident's friend was reported stolen Monday after an alleged burglary a week ago, according to a police report.


Mineral Wells police reported making the following arrests:

• James Michael Austin, 47, of Mineral Wells, was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance, less than 28 grams, after he was stopped for a traffic violation and hydrocodone, morphine and another substance were allegedly found in his possession.  

• Guinevere Lynlee Abbitt-Howard, 29, of Weatherford, was arrested Monday on a Tarrant County warrant for theft, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.

• Ricky Lynn Starr, 20, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Tuesday on two traffic warrants and a warrant for open container.

• Roderick Dean Horneck, 33, of Santo, was arrested Tuesday for possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces.

• Joseph Edward Forsyth, 18, of Weatherford, was arrested Tuesday for Parker County warrant for theft, more than $50, less than $500, and warrants for driving without a license and failure to appear.

• Rolando Donoso, 31, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Friday for simple assault and on an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hold.

• Lorna Jo Tatino, 44, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Friday open container of alcohol, two traffic warrants and two warrants for open container.  

• Candace Marie Wilson, 18, of Perrin, was arrested Saturday for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, less than 28 grams, and running a red light.

• William Paul Taylor, 47, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Saturday for public intoxication and evading arrest or detention. Police were called to the 100 block of S.E. 19th Street around 3 a.m. for a report of a man with a rifle. Taylor reportedly disobeyed commands and ran into his apartment when police arrived but police said they did not find the gun and witnesses gave conflicting stories.  

• Michael Lee Taylor, 24, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for assault – family violence.

• Teodlo Perez Saucedo, 38, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Sunday on an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement hold.

• Tony Merle Johnson, 31, of Mineral Wells, was arrested Sunday on three traffic warrants.

• A 13-year-old girl and 14-year-old girl were arrested Monday morning for criminal mischief, more than $1,500, less than $20,000.  The girls were allegedly caught on video surveillance breaking windows at Mineral Wells Junior High School over the weekend.

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