Local mugshots: From Abilene, the Big Country (356 photos)

POSTED: 12:24 PM Jul 27 2011   UPDATED: 1:55 PM Apr 27 2012

Here are mugshots of area people who have run afoul of the law recently.

Melissa G. Garza
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Three teens were arrested during January 2013 after allegedly using a BB gun to rob a juvenile who, police said, had been asked by a 36-year-old Abilene woman to buy drugs. Police originally thought a woman had been robbed near Wylie Intermediate School, but investigators later determined the woman who originally claimed to have been the victim – 36-year-old Melissa G. Garza – had falsely reported what happened. The investigation revealed Garza never had her purse stolen and that the “true victim” was a juvenile who had been directed by Garza to “purchase illicit narcotics from the suspects at the street corner,” according to an Abilene Police Department news release.

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