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Standoff suspect on parole for human smuggling
by Jason Collins
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BEEVILLE – A 20-year-old man arrested Tuesday during a standoff with federal and local law enforcement officers is being held on a federal parole violation. Details of that violation were not included in the federal record of Jeremiah Arredondo. However, conditions of his release after a six-month stint in prison earlier this year say that he is not to own weapons or ammunition, and that he must submit to the regular stipulations such as gaining employment, working on earning a GED and reporting to a probation officer. District Judge B. Janice Ellington ordered Wednesday that Arredondo remain in jail after Tuesday’s arrest. The government requested this “due to risk of flight and danger to the community.” His federal charge stems from an incident that occurred back in August 2013. Border patrol agents were working State Highway 359 when they received a report of illegal immigrants walking inside a ranch near Bruni. The agents tracked down five of the people — three from Mexico, one from El Salvador and another being an American. The American, the agents would soon learn, was Arredondo, according to an affidavit attached to the human smuggling charge. He told the agents that he was merely guiding the others through the area for money. Arredondo, who was born in Beeville, was to guide the immigrants from Oilton through the brush to their next pickup point in Bruni. His pay was $200 per person, according to the affidavit. The immigrants, who were also questioned, said that family had paid a significant amount for them to cross the border. According to the one from El Salvador, identified as Reynaldo, his aunt paid $1,500 for him to cross at Laredo and would then pay an additional $3,000 once he arrived in San Antonio. His journey would take time as once he was across the river, he would move from house to house on a daily basis. “He stated that they arrived at an abandoned house and were told to walk into the nearby brush where a man would be waiting,” according to the affidavit. One of the Mexican citizens, identified as Asuncion, told agents that his initial fee was $1,000. Once in Dallas, his brother would have to pay an additional $3,000. His story of the travel was similar to Reynaldo. While Arredondo was charged with three counts of smuggling, it was only the instance involving Asuncion to which he pleaded guilty, according to federal court records. The remaining two counts were dismissed as part of a plea bargain. However, included in that plea bargain was the stipulation that he assist law enforcement. Under the agreement, Arredondo must “fully cooperate” with law enforcement. Included in this is the condition that he agree to testify if asked before a grand jury, attend interviews with law enforcement when asked and provide any documents when asked. Arredondo was expected to appear again Friday in federal court for another hearing. Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5221, or at editor@mySouTex.com.
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Goodloe, Lohse to wed in August
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Brianna Goodloe and Kevin Lohse
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Mr. and Mrs. Rob Goodloe, from Artesia, New Mexico, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Dawn Goodloe, to Kevin Clark Lohse, son of Carroll Wayne Lohse of Skidmore and the late Tamara Clark Lohse. The bride-elect is a graduate of Goddard High School in Roswell, New Mexico. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in communication from McMurry University in Abilene in 2007. She is currently working on her MBA from Grand Canyon University and will finish in the spring of 2015. She currently works as the communications specialist for Bandera Electric Cooperative in Bandera. The prospective groom received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University in College Station in 2004. He currently works for South Texas Implement in Floresville. He is the grandson of Delia Lohse of Skidmore and the late Henry Lohse and the late Rex and Thelma Clark. The San Antonio couple have an Aug. 30 wedding planned at the Rio Cibolo Ranch in Marion.
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Sheriff, police chief defend handler of missing dog
by Gary Kent
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BEEVILLE — Sheriff Carlos Carrizales Jr. and Police Chief Joe Treviño were defending Beeville Police Department canine handler Sgt. Jason Alvarez this week. A recent story broadcast by a Corpus Christi television station reported that the disappearance of a BPD dog from Alvarez’s back yard was not the first police canine to escape from that yard. Treviño said he refused to confirm the disappearance of a dog named Amoc from the yard five years ago when Alvarez was handling that dog for the Bee County Sheriff’s Office. Yet the TV station reported that the chief had confirmed the story. “I don’t know what happened when he was working for the sheriff’s office,” Treviño said. “I’m in no position to confirm or deny what happened five years ago.” Carrizales said he always has had faith in Alvarez’s ability. He said Amoc was a typical dog and like any dog he would escape a yard if he got a chance. Not long after Amoc disappeared from the yard his body was found and investigators determined that Amoc probably had been hit by a car. Police dogs are smart, highly trained and in excellent health. Carrizales hinted that if a dog of that caliber wants to get out of a yard badly enough, not much can stop him. Treviño said he plans to take steps to see that the BPD’s dogs are kept in a more secure location. Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers organization now is able to offer a $6,000 reward for the recovery of Irk and the arrest of anyone who might be keeping him. The chief said Irk was last seen in the vicinity of a cemetery on East Kennedy Street on Aug. 8. Anyone who knows of a strange German shepherd penned up could possibly claim that $6,000 reward by calling the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers organization at 877-362-0206 or online at coastalbendcrimestoppers.com.
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Animal shelter benefit
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Contributed photo.In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
Contributed photo.In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
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In early July, A Place For Paws held an open house and a raffle, where all proceeds went to the Beeville Animal Shelter. Danielle Gamez, of A Place For Paws, hands a $200 check to Beeville Animal Shelter Supervisor Lupe Valdez. If interested in adopting an animal, or looking for more information, check out the City of Beeville Animal Shelter on Facebook.
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GHS Class of 1964 holding reunion Oct. 4
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GOLIAD – The Goliad High School Class of 1964 will be holding its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 4 at La Bahia Restaurant. Information for the reunion was sent out Friday, Aug. 22. Those who did not receive information can call Don Seiler at 573-2639, Billy Stehling at 652-7582 or Rita Ara at 550-4254.
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