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Sheriff's deputies kill armed gunman near Azle

September 5, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Depatment

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shooting incident stemming from a man repeatedly calling the Sheriff’s Telecommunications Center.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident began around 10:30 p.m., Friday Sept. 4, 2015, in the 100 block of Couch Court, in Northern Parker County.
A 36-year-old irate male suspect began calling 9-1-1, belligerently demanding to speak to deputies for unknown reasons and hanging up. The suspect made it known to dispatchers that he was in possession of a firearm.

With deputies on scene, dispatchers repeatedly asked the suspect the peacefully exit the residence with his hands up.

County marijuana grower out of business

July 10, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit members arrested a man Thursday in connection with a marijuana growing operation.

SCU investigators served a search warrant at the suspect’s residence Thursday, July 9, 2015, in the 100 block of Woodvale Drive, in Azle, Parker County.

On the west side of the residence, SCU investigators and Parker County Sheriff’s deputies located a large metal shipping container typically used as a portable storage building. The shipping container was secured by a padlock. SCU investigators gained access to the container when the suspect gave them the keys.

Suspect arrested in local vehicle burglaries

July 10, 2015 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators have identified the male suspect of several recent vehicle burglaries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said his investigators worked in cooperation with Fort Worth Police detectives after discovering the suspect was sought in connection to several Tarrant County cases as well.

Numerous tips were called in as to the possible identity of the suspect after the Sheriff’s Office distributed a press release (see ) along with surveillance video of the suspect taking items from several vehicles in the southern portion of Parker County on June 23 and 24.

County officials nab couple from stolen car

July 6, 2015 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members apprehended a suspect Monday, July 6, 2015, who initially fled Hood County law enforcement officials, leading them in a pursuit.

The initial call was reported as a criminal trespass, where a male and female had evaded authorities in a stolen vehicle and entered Parker County Monday afternoon near Brazos River Estates at Tin Top Road.

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies, FAST members and state troopers arrived to assist Hood County in locating the subjects.

Sheriff's Dept investigating weekend shooting

November 24, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a double shooting and assault call, which left three people with severe injuries.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported by Azle hospital staff at 5:42 a.m., Sunday morning.

Azle Police reported the incident occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Calhoun Bend Road near FM 730.

While Sheriff’s deputies and investigators were en route to the scene, they discovered a vehicle belonging to one of the victims at the intersection of FM 730 and Calhoun Bend Road. The vehicle sustained several bullet holes and contained substantial evidence relating to the incident.

Stolen furniture recovered

October 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators executed a search warrant at a local storage facility Thursday stemming from an investigation where a husband and wife team is facing numerous theft charges. Several thousand dollars worth of stolen furniture was seized.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said several victims filed reports with the sheriff’s Office stating they fell prey to the couple’s furniture restoration scheme.

The victims reported the suspects promised to refinish antique furniture.

Eleven victims have reported leaving their furniture with the suspects, identified as Alyssa and Steven Lee, who entered an agreement with the victims to restore their furniture but instead kept the items and attempted to resell them online for profit.

Fugitive wanted for scam arrested

July 10, 2014 by Phil Major

Gregory J. Long, wanted by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office for the charge theft of property $1,500 but less than $20,000, was taken into custody in Ottawa County, Okla. at the direction of the Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, in conjunction with the United States Marshal’s Service.
The charges on Long arose from Long “scamming” an elderly person in Parker County. When the investigation began, investigators discovered Long was wanted for questioning or had active warrants for his arrest in four other jurisdictions in Texas for similar offenses. Long also had warrants in Iowa and Kansas for similar offenses.
The FAST unit working with US Marshal’s Intelligent Services launched a nationwide publicity campaign to inform other agencies and financial institutions of Long’s activities. This was done in an attempt to locate Long, prevent future offenses and identify other victims of Long’s scam
Thursday morning FAST investigators received an anonymous tip of a possible location for Long. Investigators contacted the security staff of a casino in Ottawa County, Okla. and confirmed Long was present in the casino. Quapaw tribal marshals arrived and took Long into custody. Two of Long’s previously unidentified associates were also arrested.

Bearcat Valero robbed - sheriff seeking suspects

July 2, 2014 by Randy Keck

Male Suspect

Female Suspect
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept.

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects in connection to the burglary of the Aledo Bearcat Valero Convenience Store.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident was reported just before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 400 block of North FM 1187.

Investigators said security footage shows a male suspect with curly hair, wearing tan shorts, a T-shirt with a hoodie and a female suspect wearing a T-shirt, black short, tennis shoes with her hair in a bun. Both suspects were shown wearing masks/head coverings and were wearing gloves.

The pair was seen on the recording forcefully breaking into the convenience store through a rear entrance, filling two large bags with merchandise, then exiting a short time later with about 30 cartons of cigarettes, retailed at about $1,500. The couple fled the premises in a small SUV.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspects involved is urged to contact the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845, or Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555. You may remain anonymous when calling Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspects involved in this case.

Man arrested, charged with animal cruelty

June 11, 2014 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team Unit members located a man wanted in connection with a dog cruelty case.

F.A.S.T. members contacted Dallas authorities late Tuesday evening about the man, who is the suspect of a Parker County case where a puppy was killed after the suspect threw it from a car window while driving down Interstate 20, last Friday, June 6, 2014.

A Tarrant County Constable reported the incident to Sheriff’s deputies just before 7 a.m., after a female assault victim reported the incident.

Sheriff’s reports indicate the suspect, identified as Marquael Odoric Greer, 32, of Lancaster, was engaged in a verbal dispute with his girlfriend, Shaquitha Pratt, 33, of Ferris, while traveling eastbound on Interstate 20.

Pratt, a passenger in the vehicle, was holding the 6-week-old, white, male Chihuahua mix-breed puppy in her lap at the time of the argument.

Pratt reported to Tarrant County deputies that the puppy was killed by Greer while traveling in Parker County near the 423 mile marker post. Pratt said she and Greer argued while he traveled at a high rate of speed. Greer then rolled the window down, grabbed the puppy from Pratt’s lap and threw it out of the window and continued to travel eastbound on Interstate 20.

Pratt also reported to Tarrant County deputies that Greer then physically assaulted her and kicked her and another male passenger out of the vehicle.

11 arrested in drug operation

March 21, 2014 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested 11 people in connection with a drug distribution operation, following a five month-long undercover investigation.

The investigation stemmed from an anonymous tip of methamphetamine possession and use.
SCU investigators said large quantities of methamphetamine were being purchased and distributed in Western Lake Estates, and stretching from Tarrant County to Palo Pinto County.

SCU investigators said the suspects have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity for the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.

Five additional individuals are currently under investigation stemming from the same operation, with an outstanding warrant for Joseph Chester Sylvis, 31, of Aledo.
The suspects involved who have been charged in the investigation to date include:

• Delamar, Troy Dean, AKA Shaq, 47, of Fort Worth – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Manufacture Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Delamar’s bond was set at $175,000. He is currently incarcerated at the Parker County Jail.

• Hardin, Robert “Bobby” Rene, 52, of Weatherford – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Parole Warrant (no bond), Possession of a Controlled Substance, and two off bond warrants. Hardin’s bond for the additional charges was set at $42,260. He remains incarcerated at the Parker County Jail.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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