Dorwald, Tina Geries

Tina Geries Dorwald Services: Have been held. Tina Geries Dorwald, 43, of Elmendorf, Texas, a social worker, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1961, in Dallas, Texas, to Herman and Alta Norton Geries. She graduated from Texico High School in 1979 and Western Illinois University in […]

Standoff in Friona ends with gunfire, suspect’s death

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By Michelle Seeber Robby Lynn Vaughn, 37, of Muleshoe, was shot and killed Sunday by a Lubbock SWAT team member’s bullet after taking hostage a Baptist minister and his family in their Friona home. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries, who led negotiations with Vaughn, said he died about 2:30 p.m. Sunday after about a 19-hour […]

Inmate found dead in cell

By Darrell Todd Maurina Parmer County Sheriff: Reason for death remains a mystery. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said he doesn’t know what he could have done differently to prevent the Feb. 22 hanging death of one of his jail inmates. Phillip Morris Griggs Jr., 22, of Bovina was found hanging that afternoon in a […]

Police, deputies search for subject

CNJ STAFF Bovina police and Parmer County deputies spent much of Tuesday evening hunting for a man who fled police for unknown reasons, according to Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries. “The (Bovina) chief of police was dispatched to some disturbance; he was talking with a bunch of kids and was outnumbered quite a bit, so […]

New Parmer County jail scheduled to open soon

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Joaquin Alarez, an employee with ISI Detention Contracting Inc. in San Antonio, Texas, installs a door stop Tuesday in the corridor near Vestibule M3 while working in the Parmer County Law Enforcement Center in Farwell. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber FARWELL — The new Parmer County Law Enforcement Center, nearing completion at […]

Farwell begins construction for new county jail

By Darrell Todd Maurina Builders broke ground last week on the new Parmer County jail. County Sheriff Randy Geries said replacing the existing 18-bed jail is critical. “We are constantly fighting capacity issues,” Geries said. “In our current little bitty jail we run out of room real quick.” Parmer County’s problems aren’t limited to the […]

Man indicted in death of Friona cop

By Darrell Todd Maurina A Parmer County grand jury handed down a capital murder indictment Tuesday in what Sheriff Randy Geries believes is the county’s first capital murder case in at least 40 years. Jose Adam Gomez, 38, of Dumas, Texas, faces either the death penalty or life in prison if convicted of the April […]