Source: Waco Tribune
Daniel Hare, who had hoped to oppose Republican Barry Johnson in November for McLennan County district attorney, ended his campaign as an independent candidate Tuesday because of a filing error he discovered earlier this month.
Hare, 40, director of employer relations and engagement at Baylor University Law School, announced his decision Tuesday morning on Facebook.
Hare reported earlier this month that he mistakenly filed his intent to run for office as an independent candidate with McLennan County Judge Scott Felton’s office instead of the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.
The error appeared to leave Hare with the option of running as a write-in candidate. However, Hare said in his announcement he did not consider that a viable option to defeat Johnson, the Republican nominee who beat incumbent District Attorney Abel Reyna by 20 percentage points.
Waco attorney Seth Sutton filed to run for DA as a Democrat, but since has suspended his candidacy.
Hare has not practiced law, but has worked as a college athletics director and an NCAA compliance officer.
Hare’s campaign was in the process of trying to secure the required 500 signatures on petitions from registered voters who did not vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries when he discovered the error. His campaign had collected 415 signatures, Hare said in mid-May.
WOONSOCKET, RI — Dozens of people were charged in connection to the drug and gun trafficking which biker gangs allegedly were running. State police raided 29 addresses on Wednesday. Here are more of the accused and the charges. Information comes from the Rhode Island Judicial Portal. Patch will update this story with more defendants.
Emmanuel Alvarez, 30, was arraigned in district court on Thursday on two felony charges:
- conspiracy felony greater than 5 to 10 years; and
- conspiracy drug felony greater than 5 years to life.
Both charges are associated with Jan. 19. His bail hearing set for June 7 in Superior Court. He has an extensive criminal record.
Jason Elias, 38, was arraigned on Thursday on these charges:
- possession of a firearm by person convicted of a crime of violence/fugitive from justice. (10 counts)
- sale to persons under 21 or under 11-47, various sections. (2 counts)
- conspiracy, Felony less than 5 years; (6 counts)
- illegal sale of concealable weapon (2 counts)
- soliciting another to commit a crime.
All 21 felonies are connected to July 21, 2017. No plea was entered. His bail hearing in Superior Court is set for June 5.
He is also being charged with felony Possession of a Schedule I to V Controlled substance, first offense. That offense was reported May 23, and he will be arraigned in district court on May 30.
He also has an extensive criminal record.
Ashley Cullerton, 27, was charged with four felonies. She was arraigned on Thursday for these three offenses.
- conspiracy drug felony greater than 5 years to life;
- conspiracy felony greater than 5 years to life; and
- receiving stolen goods greater than $10,000.
- manufacturing, delivering and possession with intent to manufacture and deliver (Schedule I/II) controlled substances, first offense.
Her bail hearing is set for June 5 in Superior Court. She has not been previously charged with any crimes.
Source: The Area News
Griffith was the gathering point for members of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) on the weekend, which prompted police to conduct a high-visibility operation to uphold community safety.
Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District and the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor conducted the operation between Thursday and Sunday, as members of the Bandidos OMCG made their way to and from Griffith for the annual state meeting and poker run.
The operation included vehicle checks, targeted drug and alcohol testing, and monitoring for anti-social and criminal behaviour to minimise the impact of the event on the community.
Police stopped 28 motorcycles and three cars, and issued 54 traffic infringement notices (TINs), searched 30 people/vehicles, laid eight charges for criminal and traffic offences, and defected 16 vehicles during the course of the operation.
In addition, police issued dozens of consorting warnings.
Strike Force Raptor also conducted four Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) searches at homes in the local area, where they seized a variety of illicit weapons, Bandidos colours for various ranks, and Bandidos paraphernalia.
Following consultation with police, senior members of the Bandidos OMCG cancelled the planned events.
Murrumbidgee Police District Crime Manager Detective Inspector Tim Attwood said the operation was a significant one for the local area.
“We will continue targeting OMCG activity in the Murrumbidgee through a combination of local and specialist resources.
“OMCG members who break the law, from traffic offences through to the possession of illegal weapons and other serious crimes, can expect to come to the attention of police.