Another Charge Added For Langford

Another felony has been added to the list of charges area business owner John Langford faces.

In addition to the five other felonies he was charged with yesterday, a first degree felony was added for him Friday afternoon.

He is still in the Potter County jail this evening with a $500,000 bond for each charge.

DA Randall Sims says his phones were ringing off the hook Friday with people coming forward, saying Langford scammed them.

He adds the extra charge is directly related to the sheer number of claims he has heard because "we know it's well over 100 people that we have recognized just going through a minimal amount of records from our search warrant yesterday."

Sims says he expects that number to go up significantly as the investigation continues.  He says Langford defaulted on numerous annuities he had sold.

Here are some numbers you are urged to call if you bought private annuities from Langford.

The Potter County DA's office at 379-2325 or the Texas Security Board or its branch offices at the numbers listed:

Texas Security Board

- 888-663-0009

- Lubbock: 762-8010

- Austin: 512-305-8300