Woman, 25, attacked here in crime spree

February 9-12, 1960 A charge of rape was filed here today against a 23-year-old Roscoe man, Adame Rios, as the result of a wild spree that kept West Texas officers busy for many hours Thursday night. The officers were looking for Rios after three members of the Borden County family had been shot to death about 8 p.m. Thursday. The victim here was a 25-year-old San Antonio divorced mother of four children. Driving along and en route to Big Spring, she had run out of gas about five miles west of Brady on U.S. Hwy. 87. After she started walking down the highway about 11 p.m., a car drove up and a man with a pistol got out and demanded that she get in his car. Hitting her in the head with the pistol, he threw her in the car and headed for Brady. “I’ve already killed three people tonight and I’d just as soon kill you, too,” she said the man warned her. The woman later escaped when he drove up at Young’s Oil Company on the San Angelo highway. She screamed for someone to call the police, and the man, after getting his gas tank refilled, hurriedly drove off. Attendants at the station at first thought it was only a case of “family trouble.” Brady officers earlier had been notified of the scuffle on the highway by two soldiers who had offered the woman a ride. She refused and as they were driving off the second car drove up, the man forcing her to get in. Brought here to the police station after her escape, the woman gave a description of the man and the license number of the car. When the report went on the police radio, officers elsewhere heard it and reported that the same car was wanted in connection with the Borden County slayings. Friday morning Rios surrendered to officers in Karnes City. Brady officers questioned him and took a statement from him as he was being returned to Borden County. Sheriff Luke Vogel said Rios will be tried here, of course, only after he stands trial for three murder counts in Borden County. Relatives of the San Antonio woman came here Friday and took her and her car back to San Antonio. Shot in Borden County were three of Rios’ in-laws. After the shooting, he fled with his baby, leaving the baby later with relatives near Roscoe. * * * Brady Cagers win district title’ first yet Brady’s Bulldog cagers out-scored the Badgers in Lampasas Tuesday night and won their first clear district basketball championship in the history of the school. The Bulldogs won, 47-38’by the same 9-point margin they had beaten Lampasas the first time (62-53). Last year Brady and Lampasas were co-champs in basketball, but Lampasas won the playoff and represented the district in the state race. Brady still has one game to play, in Fredericksburg Friday night. But even a loss to the Billies wouldn’t take their district title away. In the state playoffs the Bulldogs will meet an old familiar gridiron foe, the Belton Tigers, a team always strong in basketball and just as strong this year. Last week Belton whipped Lampasas, 91-46. No date or place has been set for the Brady-Belton playoff, but Bulldog coach Ed Whiteley said it probably will come on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Belton went to the finals of the regional tournament last year. Tuesday night’s hot, humid dust storm sapped the boys’ energy and made playing conditions miserable. The dust probably was responsible for the low scores: 47-38 in the A game, 44-31 in the B game and 43-38 in the girls game, Brady making a clean sweep. In the championship game the Bulldogs quickly built a 9-2 lead but then couldn’t move. The Badgers went ahead 10-9 and stayed in front until the middle of the third period. Brady took over then, 31-30, and was never behind again. Herbie Penn was high scorer with 18 points. * * * Kittle honored at Rotary-Ann meet The Brady Rotary Club and Rotary Anns met jointly at the First Methodist Church Tuesday night, with one of the highlights of the program, “emceed” by Hardin Jones, being the presentation of an award to Glen Kittle for “Outstanding Service” during the past year. Dr. Jimmy Francks, Rotary Club president, gave the award. Rex Van, Karl K. Steffens and Mrs. Hilma Stockstill entertained the group, and advertised the ‘Variety Show’ being sponsored here next Monday and Tuesday nights by the Lions Club. Special Rotary guests included the widows of a trio of former Rotarians, Mrs. H.R. Hodges, Mrs. Hugo Lehman and Mrs. Evans J. Adkins. * * * Daughter born to Dennards Mr. and Mrs. George Dennard of Odessa are the proud parents of a daughter, Jeanna Dawn, born Feb. 9. The little Miss arrived on her father’s birthday and her brother Derrick’s first birthday. She weighed seven pounds and two ounces at birth. Mrs. Dennard is the former Helen Taylor, daughter of Mrs. Girlene Taylor of Brady. The other grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dennard, also of Brady.

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