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a flafla The l*cvple Of The Hi-Stone Arm Since 1872 all 75 • -*.^ A Day St. Matthew 5:4i--And whosoever shall compel (hee to go a fnile, go with him twain. VOLUME 74 NliMfiKK Zfifi MfcJClA, TfcfcAS - MONtlAV, NOVEMBER 12, Member Al» and SKA lit CENTS 6 PAGES Officer Bell in intensive care Two arrested in Mexia shooting by BILLY I'ATTEHSON News Staff Writer Officer Mike Bell, 23, a member of the Mexia Police Department, remains in serious condition and is in intensive care today in Providence Hospital in Waco following u gunshot wound received in a shoot-out early this morning. Two suspects have been arrested and were to be transferred to the county jail in Groesbeck. Odell Hargrove Hill, 23. from Marlin and Robert-Wayne Johnson, 20, of Dallas, were arrested this morning and wore charged with assault with intent to commit murder. Bond was set at $50,000 on both men by Sam Bonner, Justice of the Peace in Mexia. Hill, arrested near Coolidge, with a gunshot wound in his left hand, was brought in by Chief Walter Van DeWcghe and officer Roger Cotton, Johnson was spotted in Mexia by Cecil Farris and he notified Constable J.H. (RedI Copeland, who made the arrest and took Johnson to the Mexia Police Department. Doctors were remaining at Bell's side this morning at 10, following over five hours of surgery. Bell was struck beneath the right eye with a bullet which was believed to have been fired by a man being held in cusloday. At approximated)}' 12:48 Monday Suspect arrested A man, center, who gave his name as Odell Hargrove Hill, 23, was arrested this morning and faces charges in connection with the shooting of a Mexia Police Officer, Mike Bell. Police Chief Walter Van deWeghe, left, and Officer Roger Cotton escort the suspect from General Mexia Hospital, where he received emergency treatment for a bullet wound in his left hand. (Daily News Staff Photo by Bob Wright) Mike Bell Medical Fund set up today The Mike Bell Medical Fund was set up this morning at the First National Bank. Donations to the fund, toward helping to defray medical expenses of the Police Officer who was shot this morning during an arrest attempt of suspected burglars, can be given to the First National Bank, the Mexia Police Department, The Mexia Daily News or to KBUS radio station. Officer Bell lost his right eye in the tragedy. Two suspects have been arrested. Bell will remain in Providence Hospital, Waco, for two weeks. Following the shooting and after he had radioed for help, Mike never lost consciousness and got the license number of the vehicle and a complete description. morning, the nightwatchman in Groesbeck. Hazel Jennings, reported two black males attempting to break into Coleman's Refrigeration Service in downtown Groesbeck. The two men fled in a 1959 Chevrolet in the direction of Mexia. Jennings was able to get a definite description of the car and the license plate number. The nightwatchman notified Groesbeck Constable C.B. Willard. and he called the Mexia Police Department. A call was sent out for a Mexia unit to stop the vehile and make an arrest of attempted burglars for the'Groesbeck Department. The car, which bore falese license plates, was stopped somewhere in the vicinity of Gauntl's Pontiac. heading north on Highway 14. While making the arrest and placing handcuffs on one of the two men, the other shot Bell beneath the right eye. It was not known whether the officer had relumed the fire, but when the suspect's car was located abandoned two miles north of Worlham. blood was found inside. The officer was able to get back to the patrol car and make a call for assistance. Help was immediately delivered by another unit in Mexia. Bell was given immediate treatment after being taken to General Mexia Hospital by Corley-Porter amublance and was later transferred io Providence Hospital in Waco. Bloodhounds from the Coffield Unit of the Department of Correction were brought in to trace the suspect's trail from the abandoned car near Wortham. A helicopter from the Department of Public Safety in Waco and a helicopter from the Dallas Police Department joined in the search. Department of Public Safety people from Limestone, Freestone, and surrounding counties joined in searching procedures. State's weekend violence shows decline for a change By THK ASSOCIATKI) PRESS Violent deaths took a comparative holiday in Texas during the weekend. Traffic accidents, homicides and other forms of violence often snuff out 30 lives or more in the state between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday. During the second weekend of November, however, The Associated Press tabulated just 12 fatalities, including six on streets and highways. Gloomy and sometimes raw weather which discouraged travel was viewed as a likely factor in the reduced toll. These were among the latest victims: Police said Richard L. Rollings, 23. was shot in the head and killed Sunday during a back porch dice game at a West Dallas residence. They sought a 19-year-old companion. Johannes Van Den Biggerlaar, 30, of Carrollton was killed early Sunday when said Beselka died from inhaling smoke in a fire. Perfeeto Hernandez Baca, 43. died of gunshot wounds late Saturday after an argument at a San Angelo bar. Police held a man for questioning. Investigators said Dan Bradley of Cameron died at his home early Saturday after being shot four times in the head. Police held a 23-year-old man. Lillian Joyce Mock, 11, of Houston was killed by a bullet from a gun held by a 4- year-old boy, police reported. They said the child was playing with his father's loaded pistoK Police held three persons in the fatal stabbing of Andrew John Reiss, 24, of San Angelo. Reiss was found dead on the parking lot of a San Angelo grocery store. Kenneth Wayne Wilers, 25, of Victoria and Earl Keegans, 34, of Port Lavaca were killed near Port Lavaca early Saturday

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  1. The Mexia Daily News,
  2. 12 Nov 1973, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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