Below is Adam Joseph Longoria’s criminal record from the State of Texas, provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice:
• Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle out of Nueces County. Sentenced to five years on 10-31-1991.
• Burglary of a habitation out of Nueces County. Sentenced to five years on 10-31-1991.
• Burglary of a building out of Nueces County. Sentenced to five years on 10-31-1991.
• Forgery out of Nueces County. Sentenced to five years on 10-31-1991.
• Credit card abuse out of Nueces County. Sentenced to five years on 10-31-1991.
(Above sentences ran concurrent)
• Credit card abuse out of Nueces County. Sentenced to two years on 3-17-1997.
• Escape out of Nueces County. Sentenced to three years on 7-9-1999.
• Evading arrest with a motor vehicle out of Nueces County. Sentenced to seven years on 4-19-2004.
• Robbery out of Nueces County. Sentenced to seven years on 4-19-2004.
An entry in last Thursday’s logs for the Barton County Jail indicates Adam Joseph Longoria was booked into the facility on an additional charge of falsely reporting a crime in McDowell County, N.C. The new charge comes as Longoria, a 36-year-old Great Bend man, is in custody for capital murder in the death of 14-year-old Alicia DeBolt the weekend of Aug. 21 and vehicle theft stemming from his attempt to flee the following week.
"We’ve got a hold on him," said Kevin Fineberg, a detective with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office. Depending on the outcome of legal proceedings in Barton County, he faces extradition to North Carolina.
There are actually two identical counts facing Longoria in North Carolina, one at the McDowell County level and one in the city of Marion, the McDowell County seat. Both stem from incidents in February 2009 when Longoria allegedly used an illegal cellular telephone smuggled into him in prison at the Stiles Unit in Beaumont, Texas, to call bomb threats to two elementary schools.
The calls forced the evacuation of the schools.
"He met a woman from here on-line," Fineberg said. He believes the woman traveled to Texas to marry Longoria who was incarcerated.
But, "somehow, it went bad," the detective said of the relationship. He gained access to the cell phone and began calling her, and threatening her and her children.
Not knowing which school the kids attended, he allegedly called one in the county and one in the city of Marion with the threats. After this, "he used the phone to terrorize them some more," Fineberg said. "He would say ‘see, I can get you from here.’"
Authorities then tracked the cell phone calling records, tracing them to Longoria.
"He’s never been to McDowell County, N.C.," he said. His only connection was this long-distance marriage.
"He’s a very controlling type of person," Fineberg said. "She finally decided she wasn’t going to take it anymore." She divorced him in May, around the time he was released from prison in Texas.
McDowell County sits in west central North Carolina and has a population of about 50,000. Marion is a town of about 8,000.
Longoria, born Nov. 23, 1973, had been an inmate with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, racking up a record of burglary, forgery, credit card abuse and robbery dating back to 1991. He was released May 25 of this year.
While in custody, Longoria bounced around from prison facility to prison facility, including stints in the Telford Unit, New Boston, Texas, and the Stiles Unit.
According to information from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, La., he was involved in a gang-related stabbing incident at Telford. He proceeded to sue the State of Texas, a suit that was dismissed by a lower court. However, this decision was reversed in part by the appeals court.