Motorcycle rider indicted in deadly crash

Motorcycle rider indicted in deadly crash

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A Lubbock grand jury has indicted a man for a crash that killed a woman in December.

Jody Jones, 39, faces a charge of manslaughter in the death of Tracie Scofield, 43. 

Investigators said Jones was riding a motorcycle on the West Loop access road near 41st street. The motorcycle hit a concrete median. The crash threw Scofield. After the crash police said he may have been drunk.

Scofield died a few days after the crash.

Failure to stop and render aid charges

Billy Dean Joyce, 61, is indicted on a charge of failure to stop and render aid causing injury.

A police report shows he crashed his vehicle with another near 34th and Milwaukee on December 21. Joyce did not stop to help the other driver. A responding officer saw Joyce's vehicle being pushed into a parking lot a few blocks from the crash scene.

In a separate incident, on January 1, another man is indicted on a charge of failure to stop and render aid causing injury. 

David Martinez, 26, ran a red light and crashed with another vehicle at Spur 327 and Milwaukee, according to a police report. It states Martinez tried to run from the crash. Officers eventually caught him in a nearby field. His dog riding in his vehicle died in the crash.

Martinez as well as the driver of the other vehicle involved were hurt and taken to the hospital. 

Smoke shop robbery

Brian Jones, 33, is indicted on a robbery charge. Police say he pulled a gun out of his waist band and threatened an employee at Head Hunters Smoke Shop on 34th Street January 11. 

Surveillance video captured the robbery. No one was hurt.

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