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Noteworthy crimes of 2011

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Amarillo, TX- There were several noteworthy crimes in 2011 in the area with everything from murders to suspected road rage incidents.

Those crimes include the murder of 51-year-old Ricky Glen Provence.

Provence was found dead July 5 in his apartment on the 15-hundred block of Jefferson in Amarillo.

Police arrested Leslee Wiseman, Laney Brewer and Brian Childs for the murder.

Wiseman and Brewer remain in jail for murder and aggravated robbery.

Another noteworthy crime is a double homicide out of Clovis.

The shooting deaths of Guadalupe Castaneda and Joe Valero all started with a fist fight according to the Clovis Police Department.

Police were called to the one thousand block of Prince Street after reports of gun shots September 13th.

Castaneda was flown to a Lubbock hospital where she later died.

Valero died at the scene.

Twenty-six-year-old Enrique Deleon is charged with murder and child endangerment in those deaths.

Their deaths were the first and only murders in Clovis this year.

Our next crime remains unsolved.

Thirty-seven-year-old Clay Petersen was found lying dead in a ditch on the 18-hundred block of Smelter Road in Amarillo November 17th.

Police say he had physical wounds on his body so they believe he was assaulted.

If you have any information about Petersen's death, police ask you to call the Special Crimes Unit at 378-9468.

Amarillo police were involved in three shootings within one week in 2011.

The first happened September 19th when officers had to fire shots at Leon Stephens on the 900 block of Tennessee.

Stephens shot and killed his son, then started his home on fire.

Police shot at him after he pointed a gun at an officer.

He later died from burn injuries.

The second happened outside of the Family Dollar on Western when Jerry Etheredge was fighting with a man over a gun.

After pointing the gun at police, an officer shot him.

The next happened when Edward Browne was running from police, he pointed a B-B gun at them and was fatally shot at the scene.

In another unsolved murder out of Amarillo, Dagoberto Blanco was found stabbed to death outside of his Amarillo home on Jason street.

Police say they are still actively investigating the case but no arrests have been made.

After years of being cold, a crime thirteen years in the making was solved in 2011.

Fred Moseley went missing from Canyon in 1998, and now two men are charged in connection to his death.

Moseley's body has never been found but officials say they now have enough information to solve the case.

Mario Campos and Gerald Dooley have been arrested and charged with capital murder for his death.

In June, police investigated what they called a shoot out between people that left one man dead.

Noland Hill Junior was gunned down outside of a home on Center Avenue.

Shemorgan Benard was arrested for the murder of Hill.

Questions are still being asked in the August murder of 84-year-old Tulia resident, Imogene Harris.

An arrest has not been made in Harris' death but investigators have found evidence at the scene linking the murder to a crime from three years ago in Hico, Texas.

If you know anything about Harris' murder call 995-4800.

Suspected road rage led up to one of the most talked about crimes in 2011, when Michael Hart reportedly slammed his car into Angie Chavarria's car, running her off the road.

Officials say Hart yelled at Chavarria after she cut him off at the gas station.

Chavarria suffered life threatening injuries.

Hart was charged with aggravated assault.

The officer involved shooting  that killed 24-year-old Claudio Trujillo quickly grabbed the public's attention.

It happened in downtown Amarillo when officers were called to the 800-block of Polk Street on reports of shots being fired.

Witnesses told police an SUV driven by Trujillo was involved in the shooting.

When officers approached the car and told him to stop.

When he didn't listen, police fired shots.

Investigators say a gun was never found in Trujillo's car.

The four officers involved in the shooting were all cleared by the grand jury.

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