Sixteen-year-old Desiree Yates had gone missing on Thursday, January 9th when she left her school bus.
According to Lubbock Police, Jesse Maldonado struck a large dog and veered into the eastbound lanes of traffic.
On Thursday, Lubbock Police detectives and the SWAT team served an aggravated robbery warrant at a house in the 2400 block of 29th Street to 27-year-old Jeremy Holland.
Alcohol or drugs are believed to be a factor in the wreck, according to the police report.
The 33-year-old Garcia will have to serve at least 20 years of his sentence before being eligible for parole.
Officers responded to a check subject call at the Stripes convenience store at 34th Street and Avenue Q just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8th.
The suspect demanded money and struck the manager of Lowe's Marketplace over the head, causing minor injury. The suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.
While officers were removing the child from the home, the suspect, 34-year-old Adam Joshua Plyler, reportedly went through the attic of the home and into the attic of a neighboring attached house.
Officers reportedly chased Billy G. Miller III to 3505 East Baylor where the suspect attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly taken into custody.
It had only been 2014 for a few hours in Lubbock when the first murder of the New Year occurred, this time at the Skool House at 1702 E. 4th Street.