A gang member who started a riot at the Lubbock County Jail last month was sentenced today to more than 21 years in federal prison for a drug crime, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
Investigators have worked with a facial reconstruction artist to create a drawing of what the 15-30-year-old white or Hispanic male is believed to have looked like. He also had a partial upper denture and wore a large gold-colored ring.
he man who allegedly shot and killed a SWAT officer during a standoff in Levelland, Texas earlier this month has been charged with assaulting a federal officer who responded to the scene, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
A Muleshoe, Texas man who sexually exploited an 11-year-old girl was sentenced today to 30 years in federal prison for child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
Most residents of the Levelland neighborhood surrounding the site of Thursday’s SWAT standoff were told to evacuate as the situation escalated, but some stayed behind, not realizing how serious things were until it was too late.
The suspect was taken into custody just before midnight on Thursday, July 15, 2021. He was transported to a Lubbock hospital to be treated for his injuries. Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe said robots were used to get him out of the house. The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Omar Soto-Chavira.