Copperas Cove Leader-Press (Copperas Cove, Tex.), Vol. 119, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, December 20, 2013 Page: 1 of 16
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The church has produced
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the transient community and will
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Vol. 119, No. 23
2210 E. Hwy. 190 • Suite 1
Copperas Cove, Texas
Cove man pleads guilty to aggravated robbery
Frank Muns received,
25 years for involve-
ment in Curtis Shed
By CORRISA JACKSON_
Copperas Cove resident Frank
James Muns pled guilty to aggravat-
ed robbery Friday morning in con-
nection with the January death of
another Copperas Cove resident, 43-
year-old Charles Shed.
Muns, 31, was sentenced
to 25 years in prison in the
Texas Department of Crimi-
Larry Allison, Lampasas
county attorney, said plead-
ing guilty made sense as the
case had received a lot of
exposure in the area and
Muns had a previous robbery
conviction in the state of
‘‘His punishment could
have been extreme so that’s a
reason,” Allison said.
Aggravated robbery is the
same felony degree as
murder, he added.
Muns was initially
indicted with three
charges; murder, robbery
and aggravated robbery.
With the plea, the prose-
cution decided to waive
the murder charge and the
robbery charge, Allison
The range of punish-
ment for aggravated
assault is five to 99 years
to life, as there are facts
and circumstances that
differ in every case, Allison added.
“It’s a factual issue; it all
depends on the facts of the case and
the criminal,” he said. “You have to
look at a lot of things, there are a lot
of things to consider when looking at
a proper punishment.”
From here, the district attorney’s
clerk has to put together a package
of papers before Muns is sent to
serve his time, Allison said.
The case had been postponed
several times as Lampasas County
only has one judge for once a month,
See MUNS, Page 5A
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The sixth annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing took place at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center
Tuesday night. ABOVE: A volunteer holds up two flags to let other serves know that a table is ready
to be served. BELOW: Students from Timber Ridge Elementary School performed holiday songs
for the attendees of the Feast of Sharing,
Feast of Sharing
serves Central Texas
By CORRISA JACKSON_
The sixth annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing got
underway at the Killeen Civic and Conference
Tuesday evening, drawing nearly 5,000 people
from the Central Texas communities of Copperas
Cove, Killeen and Harker Heights.
See FEAST, Page 5B
The doors of Fong’s Seafood were open
again Wednesday. The store was closed ear-
lier in the fall after the store was robbed and
the owner, Fong McCaffrey, suffered injuries
from the incident.
building for sale
By CORRISA JACKSON_
After being closed down for about two months,
the doors of Fong’s Seafood were opened again on
Fong McCaffrey, owner of Fong’s Seafood,
opened the doors of her business after it was closed
for two months, but the building is still up for sale.
In mid-September, Fong’s Seafood was robbed
and McCaffrey was assaulted. After spending time in
the hospital healing from her injuries, McCaffrey
said she wanted to sell the building and stop work-
The sale of Fong’s Seafood is being facilitated
by John Reider Properties. McCaffrey said the offers
she has received have been below what she is asking
“I opened because I am waiting for (the) sale,”
McCaffrey said she has owned her seafood store
for 15 years. Many customers have called her and
said they are happy she has reopened the store.
After the robbery in September, McCaffrey said
her views on life changed. She still wants to sell the
business because she is getting older, but she doesn’t
care if the man that robbed her has been caught.
“I just want him to not do it again,” she said.
Two suspects ID’d in donation theft
By CORRISA JACKSON_
One suspect has been arrested and
another one has a warrant for his arrest in
the theft of a donation jar from a conven-
ience store last month.
Mitchell Alan Martin was arrested
last Thursday on the 300 block of South
Main Street and transported to the Coryell
County Sheriff’s Office, wrote Sgt. Julie
Lehmann, public information officer for
the Copperas Cove Police Department.
Timothy Sedric Martin Blackwell has
a warrant out for his arrest and
Both Martin and Blackwell are 21
years old, Lehmann added.
A third suspect has been identified
and the detective working the case has
prepared a complaint. If a judge accepts
the complaint, a warrant will be issued for
this arrest, Lehmann said.
The Copperas Cove Police Depart-
ment is still investigating the case and ask-
ing for information from the public,
according to a press release Lehmann sent
out Monday afternoon.
Background on the Case
Around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, three
men stole a donation jar at CC Food Mart
located on F.M. 116. The donation jar was
for funds that would go to the memorial of
Malcolm Williams, a Copperas Cove resi-
dent and musical artist who died that pre-
There was more than $80 in the jar at
the time of the, said Williams’ girlfriend
Video captured from the store securi-
See THEFT, Page 7
Alan Sedric Martin
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