By BARBARA GREEN
Bowie Police on Tuesday continued its investigation into a Monday assault that led to a brief manhunt and put the high school campus in “lockdown,” uncertain of the suspect’s location.
It was a pair of unclear, yet possible threats that sent Montague County law enforcement scrambling across the area Monday following up on two separate incidents.
Bowie Police Chief Guy Green said the two incidents were triggered almost at the same time shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday.
Police received an emergency call from a female driver saying she was being assaulted in her vehicle at 2:52 p.m. The dispatcher also received a call from a truck driver who reported he had seen a woman being attacked in a vehicle and he had stopped to try and assist when the male suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled.
Green said the driver of the 2008 Dodge pickup, Crystal Martinez, 41, Bowie, met with Sgt. James Bohannon at southbound U.S. Highway 287 south of the Farm-to-Market 1125 exit. Two truck drivers also had stopped and were witnesses.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.
Primary election day is tomorrow, March 5
- The election polls will be open at the following locations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. See sample ballots at the polling location or at the county website co.montague.tx.us.
- VOTING LOCATIONS
- Montague County Annex Community
Room, 11339 State Hwy. 59
- H.J. Justin Building, 100 Clay, Nocona
- Saint Jo Civic Center,
101 E. Boggess
- Bowie Senior Citizens Center,
- Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum,
1522 U.S. Hwy. 82E
- Bowie Public Library, 301 Walnut
- Forestburg Community Center,
16617 FM 455
- Sunset City Hall, 119 FM 1749
- Ringgold Fire Hall,
17832 U.S. Hwy. 81N
- Valley View Baptist Church,
6159 FM 103
Primary election day on Tuesday
Party primary election day is finally here on March 5 as Texas voters select national, state and local leaders, who will in turn face off against any party opposition in November.
Many voters will be happy to see the end of candidate calls, fliers and tv commercials come to an end. Area political forums also have seen the sparks fly among the prospects. However, campaigning will fire back up as runoffs get underway.
Early voting was coming to an end on Friday with 1,841 voting early as of 1 p.m.
Early balloting was different this year with expanded hours including weekend voting last Saturday and Sunday, and extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the last week.
In the party primaries a voter must select a party in which to cast a ballot. In the event of a runoff, the voter can only vote in that party’s runoffs.
Locations for voting on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. will be as follows: Montague County Courthouse annex in Montague, H.J. Justin Building in Nocona, Saint Jo Civic Center, Bowie Senior Citizens Center, Tales ‘N’ Trails Museum, Bowie Public Library, Forestburg Community Center, Sunset City Hall, Ringgold Fire Hall and Valley View Baptist Church. For specific addresses see the adjacent chart.
See more on the election in the weekend Bowie News.
Looney given guilty verdict by jury on meth charge
On Wednesday afternoon a Montague County Grand Jury found James Bruce Looney guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
The jury deliberated about 20 minutes before returning the verdict on the 64-year-old Nocona man. Looney was arrested after a traffic stop on Feb. 4, 2023 by Montague Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Carter.
During an inventory of the vehicle officers found about 160 grams of methamphetamine, along with packaging materials and a firearm.
Casey Hall, 97th District Attorney and lead prosecutor on this case said, “I am extremely proud of the efforts of the deputies who worked so hard on this case. Because of their efforts, 160 grams of meth as taken off of the streets.”
Looney faces up to life in prison for committing this crime. He was set for sentencing by District Judge Trish Byars on Friday, but she took it under advisement resetting it to 4:30 p.m. March 7.
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