Things just keep getting easier and easier for the Amarillo Police Department.

While it seemed to be a bit difficult to figure out who did it initially, now it's becoming an open and shut case.

David Winfield, the 18 year old accused of terrorizing Amarillo with drive by shootings on Labor Day is fessing up left and right.

You may recall them picking up a family member on tampering of evidence. It was then we found out that Winfield had already confessed to the shootings, but there was still one that was outstanding that they needed to figure out.

That was the case of Laura Ashley, the lone death in the shootings. Amarillo PD was able to connect the dots back to Winfield on that one and ultimately added a murder count to his charges.

Well they won't need to do a whole lot of investigating on that one. According to court documents, Winfield "gave an oral recorded statement in the presence of officers of the Amarillo Police Department, admitting that he had committed the offense alleged above.”

Any time you get someone to confess to doing something, the process becomes a whole lot easier. Now the hard part is trying to figure out the cause and reasoning for what he did.

We've seen reports that Winfield was high at the time and wasn't aware of what he was even doing at the time. Now I'm not a legal expert, but I don't believe insanity by way of drug use is a compliant defense.

The next steps in the case at this point are the official indictment, then trial. Winfield is still being held at the Potter County Detention Center on a $600,000 bond recommendation.

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 9/30/2021

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