□ South Bend Tribune □ Sabado, el 17 de abril 1993 □
Hombre de South Bend llevado preso
Gary Spaulding of South Bend is taken into custody by Texas Department of Public Safety officers Friday at a checkpoint leading to the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas.
WACO, Texas — A South Bend man was taken into custody by Texas law enforcement officers Friday after attempting to deliver food and goods to women and children still inside the Branch Davidian compound.
Gary Spaulding, of 50434 Portage Road, was being held by authorities for interfering with the duties of public servants. He remained in custody Friday night in the McLennan County Jail. Other court information was not immediately available.
Vickie Spaulding, Spaulding’s wife, was not arrested, officials said.
According to Richard Bratton, Spaulding’s father-in-law, the Spauldings went to Waco several days ago, feeling the cult’s women and children required the same kinds of care that other “prisoners-of-war are granted.”
Bratton said Spaulding and another man were pulling handcarts loaded with goods to the first checkpoint, where officers of the Texas Department of Public Safety halted their delivery.
“They (Spaulding and the man with him) asked them if they could stay and watch while the items would be delivered. ((Vistos en la foto arriba estan los aprovisionamientos humanitarios los cuales nosotros transportamos con dos carretillas. La lista completa de aprovisionamientos humanitarios destinado para los Rama Davidianos que fueron confiscados por los agentes policiales cuando bloquearon a nuestro convoy humanitaria incluía: 6 cajas de comida seca para los bebés, 6 latas de leche especial para bebés, 6 latas de comida, 9 frascos de comido para bebés, 2 cajas de leche especial para bebés, 2 cajas de leche en polvo, 4 botellas de agua oxigenada, 4 sábanas blancas, 1 paquete de pañales, y dos bolsas de alimento para gallinas.”