Man charged with illegal possession of firearm, cocaine evades police

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous articleLaVine scores 35 as Bulls beat Timberwolves 133-126 in OTNext articleNew Ways to Save Money in Your Digital Life Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Raymond Earl Freeman A fight erupted Monday morning at Billy’s Zodiac Club on Dixie Boulevard and one person was reportedly armed with a handgun. The Odessa Police Department was called about a large crowd physically fighting at Billy’s Zodiac Club at about 1:42 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, officers stopped 39-year old Raymond Freeman, who was inside a vehicle. Freeman began running toward a cemetery while officers were speaking with another person, an OPD news release stated. Freeman was detained on the north side of the cemetery and reportedly had a handgun and 4.3 grams of cocaine in his possession. Computer checks on Freeman revealed that he has five prior felony convictions as well as a 2003 evading conviction in Ector County. Freeman was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony, unlawful carrying of a weapon on a premise that sells alcoholic beverages, a third-degree felony, possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and evading arrest and detention with a previous conviction, a state jail felony. He has four bonds totaling $107,500 and remains in custody as of Monday afternoon, jail records show.center_img TAGS  Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Local News Man charged with illegal possession of firearm, cocaine evades policelast_img read more

Board rules on ad appeals

first_imgAn attorney who went to work for a legal aid agency won’t have to pay a late fee for an ad he placed and then tried unsuccessfully to withdraw for his closed private law office, according to the Board of Governors.The Standing Committee on Advertising and the Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, which reviews ethics and advertising appeals for the board, said a strict interpretation of Bar rules required the lawyer to pay both a fee for reviewing the ad and a late fee for not filing it on time.Board members, at their August meeting, said they thought it was better to just drop the matter.BRCPE Chair Louis Kwall said the lawyer arranged to place the ad in the Yellow Pages and was preparing to submit it to the Bar for review. He then decided to close his office and go to work for a legal aid office, but found it was too late to cancel the ad. The ad contained some nonexempt images and language, Kwall said, and since it wound up running, the advertising committee felt the review fee should be paid and also a late fee for failing to file the ad before it ran.Board member Kelly Johnson disagreed, calling the ad moot.“This guy is not practicing any more in his private practice. The phone number [in the ad], if you dial it, is not there,” she said. “It’s not even something that we need to fool with because the phone is disconnected and he’s working somewhere else.”Board member Warren Lindsey agreed. “I think we have to be reasonable with our membership.”Kwall said the review committee felt it had little choice in its recommendation. “Our position on the BRCPE is always a strict interpretation of the rules. We don’t feel it’s our position to bypass the rules. Our feeling is if the board wants to do it, fine,” he said. “This is the quagmire we find ourselves in at every meeting. We don’t necessarily agree with the rules, but we have to act in accordance to the rules.”The board voted unanimously to reject the recommendation and not to impose the review fee. Board rules on ad appeals Board rules on ad appealscenter_img September 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more