The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on December 15, 1983 · Page 38
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 38

San Bernardino, California
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Thursday, December 15, 1983
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Q-10 THE SUN Thur., Dc. 15, 1983 Confessed killers linked to several murders in California SACRAMENTO (AP) Confessed killers Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole, who authorities say have admitted scores of murders nationwide, have been linked to as many as 20 in California. Jerry Clemmons, assistant director of the state attorney general's law enforcement division, said this week that Toole and Lucas "are firmly linked to six murders" in Riverside, Davis, San Luis Obispo, San Diego, Humboldt and Imperial counties. Clemmons said California investigators have also linked Toole and Lucas to 14 other killings in the state since 1975. He did not elaborate. Clemmons made the statements at a gathering of 150 law enforcement officials from nearly 100 agencies, who convened in Sacramento for an unprecedented two-day seminar on Lucas and Toole. Lucas, 47, and Toole, 36, have been linked to scores of killings in the United States, Clemmons said. Lucas, a one-eyed drifter with a long prison record, is currently In custody in Texas, awaiting trial on murder charges there, while Toole is being held in Florida on separate murder charges. Lucas is a suspect in at least 77 murders across the country, and his onetime companion, Toole, is believed to be responsible for 66 killings, authorities said. Clemmons said the pair has acknowledged involvement in numerous slayings, but was unable to give a precise number. "The estimates keep changing," as the two talk to more investigators, Clemmons said. Davis police investigator Mark Safford said Lucas has been tied to the 1977 knife slaying of Elizabeth Mary Wolfe, 27, whose body was found in her Davis apartment two days before she was to have begun teaching at a Woodland school for deaf children. Safford said much of the law enforcement officials conference focused on Lucas, w ho underwent extensive interrogation in Texas. Sacramento Sheriff's Lt Ray Biondi also said Lucas was linked to an April 1982 killing of Lo riano Cuevas in Sacramento, whose body was discovered in a burned-out van. Tehama County authorities believe Lucas was involved in the slaying last March of 14-year-old Rashell Lee Ward, who was kidnapped five blocks away from her home on her way to church. Tehama County Sheriff's Capt. Bill Cash-dollar refused to comment on details of the investigation. On Dec. 7, investigators from Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida and Texas gathered in Austin, Texas, to trade information about the alleged Lucas-Toole killings. Jim Adams, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said then that Lucas has admitted involvement in 12 slayings in 23 states. Lucas was originally sentenced to 20 to 40 years in a Texas prison in 1960 for the murder of his mother. He was freed 10 years later, and in 1971 he went back to prison for judgments Ontario Superior Court Nov.l BURGLARY Robert E. Anderson, 20, address unknown. Charged with first-degree burglary. Pleaded guilty as charged. Sentenced to four years in prison with credit for 186 days served. Judge Allen. ASSAULT Jesse C. Zepeda, 21, 175 S. Second Ave., Upland. Charged with two counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury with great bodily injury allegation on one count Pleaded guilty to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. Ordered to serve 365 days in jail with credit for 19 days served and placed on three years probation. Judge Allen. Nov. PETTY THEFT Robert D. Beck, 19, 946 E. Plaza Serena, Ontario. Charged with burglary. Pleaded guilty to petty theft with a prior conviction of petty theft. Ordered to serve 270 days in jail with credit for five days served and placed on three years probation. Judge Allen. GRAND THEFT Chris Nunez, 25, 1129 N. Virginia, Ontario. Charged with robbery. Pleaded guilty to grand theft Sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 62 days served. Judge Allen. VEHICLE THEFT Vincent L. Del-gado, 22, 1057 E. Elms, Ontario. Charged with unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and possession of a deadly weapon. Pleaded guilty as charged. Sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 44 days served. Judge Allen. BAD CHECKS Lynore A. Selock, 21, 9121 Heather St., Alta Loma. Charged with 10 counts issuing checks without sufficient funds. Pleaded guilty to four counts as charged. Ordered to serve 189 days in jail with credit for 189 days served. Placed on three years probation. Judge Allen. Nov. 3 BURGLARY Michael E. Young, 32, 244 Alpine, Upland. Charged with second-degree burglary. Pleaded guilty as charged. Sentenced to two years in prison with credit for 25 days served. Judge Allen. ILLEGAL FIRE David R. Sanchez, 23, 11183 Kadota, Pomona. Charged with unlawfully causing a fire that caused an inhabited structure to burn. Pleaded guilty as charged. Ordered to serve 180 days in jail with credit for 74 days served and placed on three years probation. Judge Allen. Nov. 4 ROBBERY Raymond Jaco, 21, 4762 Wilson, Chino. Charged with robbery and second-degree burglary. Pleaded guilty to robbery of an inhabited dwelling. Sentenced to four years in prison with credit for 100 days served. Judge Allen. CONSPIRACY James D. Ressler, 18, address unknown. Charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. Pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit grand theft Ordered to serve 77 days in jail with credit for 77 days served. Placed on three years probation. Judge Allen. PCP Lee D. Johnson, 41, 382 N. Palomares, Ontario. Charged with transportation of phencyclidine (PCP); possession of PCP; and possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, a misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty to possession of PCP. Sentenced to two years in state prison with credit for 150 days served. Judge Garner. More judgments B-16 1d8 Untied Feature Syndicate. Inc. 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