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6 indicted in connection to Celestino Rodriguez case

The grand jury indicted six of the seven people arrested on various charges in the disappearance and death of Celestino Rodriguez, 79, of Slaton.

Heather Casias, 35, was indicted for murder. She is being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

David Hampton 53, and Brett Garza, 33, were indicted for murder and credit card abuse of an elderly person. Both are being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on combined $325,000 bond for each person.

Amanda Blagburn and Tony Daughtry both were indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. They are being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center, both having a $50,000 bond each.

Freddie Salinas has been indicted for tampering with a corpse and is held in the Lubbock County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

A seventh suspect arrested, James Andrew Anderson, has not been indicted on any charges related to this case.

Rodriguez was reported missing in Lubbock on Aug. 3. His car was found several days later in Temple.

Police asked for help to find Hampton and Garza on Aug. 10, after they were accused of using credit cards owned by Rodriguez. Hampton was arrested Aug. 14 after turning himself in to Abilene Police, while Garza was arrested in Lubbock.

Garza told Lubbock Police that Heather Casias said she knew Rodriguez and about a government check he was expecting. Garza said Casias lured Rodriguez to a predetermined location in Lubbock where he and Hampton were waiting for them, and then robbed Rodriguez.

When Hampton and Garza realized he was dead, Garza said they got rid of his body in a cotton field in West Lubbock County. The warrant said Garza recruited two men, James Anderson and Freddie Salinas to help him move the body.

Daughtry and Blagburn were arrested on charges of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. They said Hampton gave them the car and then dumped it after hearing the Silver Alert for Rodriguez.

Casias was arrested Aug. 19, in Lubbock.

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