Daily Crime Brief, August 23, 2017

On Tuesday August 22, at approximately 1:00 pm, Sergeant Sergio Teruel and Deputy Erick Jerrols checked an occupied vehicle at the intersection of F.M. 369 and Haws Road.  The 18-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old male passenger were issued citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday August 22, at approximately 6:30 pm, Lieutenant William Rutledge responded to the 7500 block of Seymour Hwy. in reference to a Forgery in Progress.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a female entered the business and attempted to cash a forged check in the amount of $1,520.23.

On Tuesday August 22, at approximately 5:31 pm, Sergeant Ralph Burdick and Deputy Caleb Myers made a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Pecanway Drive.  The 57-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While License Invalid with Previous Convictions.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 18, 2017

On Thursday August 17, at approximately 9:13 am, Sergeant J.T. Mitchell and Deputy Eric Jerrols responded to the 6300 block of Kovarik Road in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two cows appeared on the property.

On Thursday August 17, at approximately 9:00 pm, Corporal Cole McGarry responded to the 3200 block of Horseshoe Bend Estates in reference to a Suicidal Subject.  Upon arrival, it was learned that the subject had gone to another location and that the Wichita Falls Police Department were investigating.

On Friday August 18, at approximately 2:06 am, Lieutenant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop in the 3100 block of Seymour Hwy.  The 32-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-2nd Offense.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 17, 2017

On Tuesday August 15, at approximately 9:50 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel, Corporal Josh Brown and Deputy Carl Magee responded to the 700 block of West Clara to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival, the 33-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 over four grams under two hundred grams in a Drug Free Zone and four outstanding warrants for Bond Forfeiture-Unlawful Carrying Weapon, Bond Forfeiture-Evading Arrest//Detention, Surety Off Bond-Unlawful Carrying Weapon and Fugitive From Justice-Fail to pay/Possession CDS-Meth.

On Wednesday August 16, at approximately 8:00 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza made a traffic stop at the intersection of Brook and Elizabeth.  A 26-year-old female passenger was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Thursday August 17, at approximately 5:06 am, Corporal Cole McGarry observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed east on Hatton Road.  The vehicle was found in the 3000 block of Hammon Road in a ditch when he caught up to it.  The driver had apparently abandoned the vehicle which was found to have been reported stolen.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 15, 2017

On Sunday August 13, at approximately 11:51 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Hunter Deason made a traffic stop at the intersection of Seymour Hwy. and West Rogers.  The 18-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Monday August 14, at approximately 8:06 am, Corporal Josh Brown stopped an individual that was walking in the 1300 block of 5th Street.  The 31-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Tuesday August 15, at approximately 1:45 am, Deputy Brett Brasher made a traffic stop in the 4800 block of Barnett Road.  The 34-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated-3rd or more Offense and two counts of Abandoning or Endangering a Child.  It was learned during the arrest that the subject had left two juveniles unattended in her residence.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 14, 2017

On Wednesday August 9, at approximately 2:00 pm, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Caleb Myers responded to the 4600 block of Home Road in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, a 21-year-old female was barred from the property.

On Friday August 11, at approximately 5:31 am, Lieutenant Mark Whipple make a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Scott.  The 30-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Failure to Identify/Fugitive from Justice and an outstanding warrant for Bond Forfeiture-Theft of Property over $100.00 under $750.00.

On Friday August 11, at approximately 5:31 am, Corporal Cole McGarry and Deputy Eric Jerrols responded to the 300 block of North Scott to assist with a traffic stop.  A 25-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

On Friday August 11, at approximately 9:45 am, Deputy J.T. Mitchell made a traffic stop in the 300 block of Travis that had been reported stolen.  The 34-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.

On Friday August 11, at approximately 9:40 pm, Corporal Cole McGarry and Deputy Eric Jerrols responded to the 14000 block of Wolf Road in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that two bulls appeared on her property.

On Saturday August 12, at approximately 8:15 am, Corporal Josh Brown made traffic stop in the 2900 block of Kemp Blvd.  The 42-year-old female driver was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Saturday August 12, at approximately 3:22 pm, Deputy Jason Vandygriff responded to the 3800 block of Wranglers Retreat in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival the Reporting Person reported that a black steer was in the roadway and has been running loose for several days.  The animal was impounded.

On Sunday August 13, at approximately 2:22 am, Sergeant Greg Wilson and Deputy J.J. Hernandez made a traffic stop in the 4000 block of Taft.  The 24-year-old male driver was issued citations for No Driver’s License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

On Sunday August 13, at approximately 4:06 pm, Deputy Ivan Galarza responded to the 2300 block of F.M. 368 South in reference to a Disturbance.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that that had been a verbal disturbance at the residence prior to Deputies arrival.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

 The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 11, 2017

On Wednesday August 9, at approximately 2:45 pm, Sergeant Sergio Teruel and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 2800 block of Lebanon to serve an arrest warrant.  Upon arrival the 39-year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with six outstanding warrants for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, two counts of Criminal Trespass, Burglary of a Vehicle, Burglary of a Habitation and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

On Wednesday August 9, at approximately 4:00 pm, Deputy David Stout responded to S.H. 240 and Tica Road in reference to a subject falling out of a moving vehicle.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that the passenger door on the vehicle opened at which time the female fell out.  She was transported to United Regional Health Care by American Medical Response and expired of her injures several hours later.

On Friday August 11, at approximately 4:00 pm, Lieutenant Mark Whipple and Deputy David Stout responded to the 1700 block of East Hatton Road in reference to a Robbery.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that she was assaulted by a subject and that he stole her cell phone and motel room key while at the intersection of Hatton Road and McKinney Road.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 9, 2017

On Tuesday August 8, at approximately 11:33 pm, Lieutenant Mark Whipple made a traffic stop at the intersection of Kell and Kemp.  The 30-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with P:ossession of Drug Paraphernalia and three outstanding warrants for Capias Pro Fine-Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Capias Pro Fine-No Drivers License and Capias Pro Fine-Expired Motor Vehicle Registration.

On Tuesday August 8, at approximately 11:38 am, Deputy Kristian Valdez and Deputy Caleb Myers responded to the 8000 block of Headquarters Road in reference to an Animal Complaint.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that a dog appeared on the property.  Animal Control was contacted and upon their arrival, the dog was impounded.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

 THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

 The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 8, 2017

On Monday August 7, at approximately 10:00 am, Lieutenant Patrick McFerrin observed a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Longview that had white shoe polish on it.  Upon talking to the owner of the vehicle, she stated that she paid a subject $90.00 to repair a dent on the vehicle.  The subject put shoe polish over the dent and then left, causing $1,322.06 in damage to the vehicle.

On Tuesday August 8, at approximately 7:45 am, Corporal Josh Brown made a traffic stop at the intersection of Seymour Hwy. and Fairway.  The 50-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 less than one gram.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

 The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 7, 2017

On Thursday August 3, at approximately 7:11 pm, Deputy Brian Koschak responded to the 1900 block of F.M. 171 in reference to an injury accident.  Upon arrival and further investigation, the incident turned out to be an assault.

On Friday August 4, at approximately 11:12 am, Sergeant Sergio Teruel and Deputy Amanda Price responded to the 200 block of Wellington Lane in reference to a check welfare.  Upon arrival, a 20 year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Resisting Arrest, Search or Transportation and Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Friday August 4, at approximately 8:45 am, Deputy J.T. Mitchell and Deputy J.J. Hernandez responded to the 2800 block of Peterson Road South in reference to a mental subject.  Upon arrival, the 48 year-old male was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the North Texas State Hospital and was admitted under a Peace Officers Application for Emergency Detention.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 11:24 am, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal responded to the 100 block of F.M. 369 North in reference to a Burglary of a Vehicle.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that an unknown person(s) entered the property and stole a battery from one vehicle, two tires and wheels from another vehicle and a tire and wheel from a third vehicle that was parked on the property.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 3:00 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck and Deputy Eric Jerrols made a traffic stop in the 1800 block of F.M. 171.  The 19-year-old male driver was issued a citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an 18-year-old female passenger was placed under arrest.  She was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Possession of Marijuana under two ounces.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 2:20 am, Deputy Matthew Schenck and Deputy Erick Jerrols responded to the 1900 block of Pecanway in reference to an Assault.  Upon arrival, the Reporting Person reported that he was threatened by a subject.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 6:32 am, Deputy Carl Magee and Deputy Matthew Schenck responded to the 400 block of F.M. 1177 in reference to a subject laying in a bar ditch.  Upon arrival, a 26-year-old male was found lying in a bar ditch next to the roadway.  He was found to have multiple lacerations to his face and arms.  He reported that he had gotten into an argument with a subject who then assaulted him and ran over him with his vehicle.  The male was transported to United Regional Health Care by American Medical Response Ambulance.  The 21-year-old male suspect was arrested at 11:04 pm.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Aggravated Robbery.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 3:33 am, Deputy Carl Magee located a prescription pill bottle lying on the shoulder of the roadway in the 200 block of Jefferson.  It was placed into found property.

On Saturday August 5, at approximately 12:04 am, Deputy Carl Magee made a traffic stop in the 300 block of Scott.  The 50-year-old male driver was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated with open container and an outstanding warrant for Capias Pro Fine-Driving While License Invalid with Previous Conviction.

On Monday August 8, at approximately 2:29 am, Corporal Cole McGarry responded to the 1000 block of West Louisa to assist the Iowa Park Police Department with a possible Burglary in Progress.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

 The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext. 8678.

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

Daily Crime Brief, August 4, 2017

On Wednesday August 3, at approximately 8:54 pm, Deputy David Stout and Deputy Hunter Deason responded to the 1100 block of Huntington Lane in reference to a Check Welfare.

On Thursday August 4, at approximately 4:23 am, Corporal Cole McGarry and Deputy Eric Jerrols responded to the intersection of F.M. 369 and Kovarik Road in reference to an Occupied Vehicle Check.  Upon arrival, the 29-year-old male occupant was placed under arrest.  He was transported to the Wichita County Detention Center and was charged with Public Intoxication.

THE WICHITA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS NOW HIRING:

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office is now hiring Detention Officers.  If you are interested in a fun and rewarding career, you can pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office located at the Wichita County Courthouse, 900 7th Street or contact the Training Unit at 940-766-8254.

 THE NEXT WICHITA COUNTY SHERIF’S OFFICE CITIZEN’S ACADEMY WILL BE STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 7. 

 The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy will be starting on Thursday September 7.  The fourteen week class is held every Thursday Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  It is a lot of fun and is free of charge.  You will learn all about the inner workings of you Sheriff’s Office.  For further information contact Deputy Melvin Joyner at 766-8100 ext. 8676 or Deputy Brien Conner at 766-8100 ext 8678.

David Duke, Sheriff

Disclaimer:  Wichita County Sheriff Deputies respond to multiple events every day.  This information is just a sampling.  Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds.  Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.  All suspects charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.