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8A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, Nov. 5, 1981 @ say: By JOHN H. COX snd 8C0 ELLIOTT TOOL -- Was the death of a M-year- old Tool man simply the result of a car accident here Sunday morning or were there extenuating circumstances in- volving an earlier altercation with a police officer?. That puzzle will be the cornerstone of statement concerning the events which took place prior to the Tool chief arriving at the scene. The following is McSwain's account of Clark's statement: "Clark said Billy was cussing and was mad before I got there. Clark said Billy was asking, 'What the h-- is this going to coet me?' and told Clark, 'I'm not going to pay anything. I'm Just an investigation by the Henderson going to your (expletives deleted) head County Sheriff's Office into the death of off.' I could hear somebody cussing Aubrey E. McClintock, a former over the radio when Clark caned me. Malakoff Independent School District "Clark said Billy pushed him before I trustee, got there and knocked his ticket book WJusticellUanm off the Peace William and flashl ht into Mr. McCUntock's Murchison pronounced face. Mr. McClintock's none started Aubrey E. Mcclintock dead on arrival bleeding then. But as far as I could tell, at the Henderson County Memorial Mr. McClintock was not injured when Hospttal after CareFllte ambulance he left the scone in his truck. We talked had transported the man from his 1977 with Mr. Clintock six or seven minutes before he left, and he seemed okay.The By JOHN H. COX offense; troversial backgrounds ... nothing famfl] . The elder Mcclintock attempted felonious, but what might be considered I've got quite a driver's TOOL -- The father of a well-known to bring call to the situation, marginal with regards to law abiding, and he has a family here was buried Monday and The major question still unanswered "Channel 4 News in Dallas did a story a traffic accident now his survivors are publiclyis how the deceased received an ap- on Clark not long after he moved here and Arthur Ray Blood. It acknowledging there is "more than one parent blow to the nose. Unconfirmed from Dallas. He had been a member of was a friend of the side" to the somewhat bizarre details reports offer the following alternative the Dallas police force, then left the beat up Blood because surrounding the earlySunday death. "There is another side to the story, answers: force to go into business. When he A heavy-duty flashlight, allegedly moved here he opened a pawn shop. Justice of the Peace and you will get it," Mike McClintock, knocked from Clark's hand by Bill "On the side, he and a partner in Bill Mccllntock with one of the late Aubrey E. McClintock's Mccllntock, flew through the air and Dallas were dealing in used cars. Some officer, said McSwain. sons, said Tuesday morning, struck the elder Mcclintock; of the cars, I believe two, were proved 'Tll probably call him He added, "R/ght now we're going , Clark used the flashlight to strike to have had their speedometers rolled tomorrow morning and over the alternatives; we want to think the M-year-old former Malakoff school back. It seems the partner was found to come in and make bond." with a clear head.There's a possibility trustee when he (the elder Mcclintock) have been guilty of the rc!l.back, but Meanwhile, HCSO we'll need legal counsel and if we do, we attempted to enter into the con- anyway the customers were given new external want to make sure we obtain the best. " versation regarding the traffic cars or something like that," McSwaln Attorney (' The other brother, Bill, who was with violation, related. Handorf ponders over the late McClintock at the time of his According to McSwain, both Clark Regarding Bill McClintock, the tall, relent evidence is or will be death, was unavailable for comment, and McCllntock have somewhat con- Tool chief said, "I've known the to take before a grand JurY. Speaking for him, Mike declared in Chevrolet pickup, which had veered into a bar ditch alongside Willwhite Road West shortly before mldn/ght, according to Tool Police Chief Dewey McSwaln. In an interview Monday morning, McSwain related his version of an in- cident involving himself, Assistant Chief Bill Clark, reserve officer Rusty Baker, McClintock and his son, Billy, that occurred minutes before the fatal accident. The following is McSwain's first time Billy shoved Clark, Clark said reference to statements attributed to he told Billy he'd forget that incident, Bill published in another East Texas but Clark said when he shoved him a m . md time, ho was going to get Dewey newspaper Tuesday mormng down there. Clark said Billy replled, 'Go ahead and get Dewey down here... the more the batter." Clark's injuries McSwaln said he has pictures showing Clark's injuries that he suf- fered in the altercation. "He had "Everything but one small statement they (the other paper) printed was never said by Bill. I know, for I was standing right next to him as he talked to their reporter." Many contradictory and sometimes non-verifiable facts, including account: multiple cuts and bruises, but Billy "Bill (Clark) pulled Billy McCllntock didn't have any cuts. Clark was trying and his father over for driving their to resist a fight all the time I was on the truck with tall lights out sometime scene. before 11:15. Clark radioed me for "Bothofthem(TheMcclintocks)had backup help around 11:15, and we (McSwaln and Baker) arrived on the scene four minut later. "We saw three men (Clark and the McCUntocks) arguing, standing behind Clark's patrol car. Just as I was about to radio the dispatcher that we'd arrived on the scene, I saw Billy Mc- Clintock shove Clark onto the hood of my patrol car and he was choking him. fumpod out of my car and pulled Billy him. Billy hit me in the chin.., with his shoulder or something, dazing me momentarily. "Billy was yelling, 'I'm going to kill him! I'm going to kill h/ml' to Clark. He knocked Bill down again beside the car, and we (McSwain and Baker) pulled him off again. Mr. McCllntock was been drinking," M wain added. "I found a 12-pack of beer in the truck, and all but two had been consumed. They both had the smell of alcohol on their breath, too. I'm confident that the in- vest/gat/on into this matter will show that our department acted properly. "I'm confident that the investigation into this matter will show that my department acted properly," McSwaln questions as to how the deceased's nose was injured and why his nose was bleeding when CareFllte ambulance crews arrived at the scene, are developing from proceedings im- mediately prior to an apparent heart attack, the assumed cause of death. The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has been requested by Too1 Police Chief Dewey McSwain to per- form an external investigation of the differing viewpoints of what actually occurred. Texas Ranger H.B. "Slick" Alfred has been asked by HCSO to help in an "advisory capacRy." summed. "As far as I know, Mr. Only three individuals knew what Cllntock's death was an unfortunate took place during an alleged con- automobile accident and nothing more." Carelq/te attendut's report Den Greenbaw, a veteran with CareFllte, told of how he viewed the events surrounding the death. "I've been at this for several years and can usually tell when a person is dead and frontation involving Bill and Aubrey Mcclintock and Tool Assistant Police Chief Bill Clark sometime before 11:15 Saturday night. Now, one of the three is in his final resting place and the remaining two apparently have dif- fering versions of what happened. The end result may have been a heart at- SPOOKS AND GOBLINS were everywhere at the Malakoff Assembly of God Day Care Center Friday when Malakoff FHA gave a party. Students were dressed in their Halloween costumes for the event and four costume. Winners were Shayde Harrison, Rendi Callaway, Candi Cannon and Cory Scrimshire. (Staff photo savall) yelling for Billy to stop fighting and forget it. At that time, I had decided to for how long. To me, it seemed be tack brought on by possible tension of arrest him for assaulting an officer. We (Mccllntock) hed been dead for 15 to 20 the situation. attempted to get him into custody minutes when I arrived, but a What isknownls: ,l again, but be broke free, and all five of policeman said he had Just lost Me- . Clark stopped Bill McClintock for The Houghton home, located just two Although she has us rolled into the bar ditch. CUntock's pulse." , a minor traffic violation; By ANN ROUNSAVALL Back in 1919 when Coy Houghton was blocks from the Hwy. 31 intersection in traits, she prefers "Billy was hitting Clark in the ditch, When asked to "identify the , Clark and Bill McClintock had a a new brtIe, Trinidad, Texas was a long Trinidad, has long been the place in paintings are display and Mr. Meclintock ,was holding pol/ceman, Gr mhawreplled, ' Dewey frank conversation eonearning the from aAgburn, Arkansas, the town fbi'arffSf and ould-beartists to town. Two pain ings are Clark's arms so that he couldn't hit McSwain." place she had called home. gather for afternoon or evening are in the community c Billy. We finally got Billy off Clark and Gr nhaw then said McClintock was KEEP C'/JkRISTMEDAL Now, 62 years later, Mrs, Houghton sessions of lessons. The house was built the post office, one lnto the patrol car. We locked him in the placed in the ambulance and "we did a In Europe at the time of World War I calls Trinidad home, and is preparing by a former Malakoff postmaster Restaurant in Malakoff, car. I then told Mr. McClintock that I was going to have to take Billy in for ammultlng an officer. He said be un- derstood. I told him he could follow us to the station in the pickup, and he said he needed to stop by his daughter-in- law's house first to tell her what had happened. I told him that would be okay. "Mr. McCllntock then got into the pickup and was about 1000 feet down the road when he veered into the ditch. I looked and didn't see any movement; so, I ran to the truck. I told Bill Clark to home and Rusty to move my ear wn to the pickup. When I got to Mr. McClintock be was bleeding from the nose and mouth. I thought he was having a heart attack, too. I told Billy not to cause any more trouble, to get out of the car because I needed hint to help me with his daddy. He didn't cause any more trouble and did help me. I gave Mr. McClintock CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Remmcitation) and got his heart beating again. The ambulance came and took h/m, but I understand he passed away about 12:45," Controversy brewing? Same controversy appears to be brewing concerning the poutblllty of the decea d's being injured prior to his le, Lnge the truck and leaving the cSwain said Clark made a from page 1 been leased and purchased in fee by North American Coal. The operator of the joint venture is North American Coal. The Malakoff-Cayuga deposit is unique to Texas lignite in that it con- sists of two seams of lignite that are continuous over the entire deposit, Normally, lignite reserves in Texas are comprised of multiple seams that have little areal extent. "We estimate that the field (Malakoff-Cayuga) contains over 450 million tons of surface mineable lignite (lignite no deeper than 150 feet from the ground surface in seams at least two feet thick), of which North American Coal and Getty control over 325 million tons," Brown said. "The size of this deposit and the uniqueness of its deposition makes it one of the best lignite areas in the entire state." he said. "Our main problem to date has not been our ability to engineer, permit or construct s mine," he explained, "but has been the slow market for lignite. The regulatory problems, along with a temporary slowdown in power demand resulting from increased conservation and various financial obstacles have resulted in a cautiousness on the part of. utilities that have affected sales negotiations," he continued. Brown said the company hopes to be able to announce a sales contract in the future. cede-three (fast) to Athens while ad- rain/staring CPR in an attempt to revive him. His son, Bill, was with us and helped in our efforts." It is estimated that 4,000 languages have become extinct over the course of history. the most prestigious military honors another long journey to tattle Rock, were Britain's Victoria Cross, Ark. where she will again make a new Prussia's Pour le Merite (the Blue home. Max), Italy's A1 Valore Militaire and In the industrial age, where mobility Russia's Order of St. George. is a trend, fewer and fewer people are The last, the most prized czarist able to remain in one town for 62 years. order, was the only decoration that Not only has Mrs. Houghton done that, Lenin permltted officers of the old she also lived in the same home for 57 regime to keep after the Soviet revolution, years. SAVE MONIEY ON HEATING AND G)OtmG YOUR HOME BONUS COUPOIIS FI R TP&L Because a heat pump is the most efficient heating and cooling system avail- able today, it'll save you money year 'round on monthly operat- ing costs. And on top of those monthly savings, if you install a qualifying heat pump, you'll earn BONUS coupons from TP&L $205 worth. You can use them just like cash to pay your electric bill. For informa- uon about how a heat pump works, get some free help from the Ereciric Energy Expert in your TP& L office. 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