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Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/18/11 Press Release

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Recovered Property: Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, CID Lt. Mark Arnett and Property Custodian Dedra Vick catalog recovered property from an investigation which led to the arrest of a Mineral Wells man and solved several cases.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division investigators recovered a large amount of stolen property stemming from a Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit case.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the SCU under cover operation was to purchase stolen weapons from a suspect, identified as Michael Shawn Higgins, 43, of Mineral Wells.

Higgins was found in possession of two handguns, and is currently on federal probation, prohibiting him from possessing any firearms.

“This is excellent work by our investigators,” Sheriff’ Fowler said. “They conducted an under cover investigation which led to the arrest of the suspect and cleared multiple cases for the sheriff’s office as well as several other law enforcement agencies.”

Once Higgins was detained and during an interview, Higgins implicated himself in numerous burglaries of area storage facilities.
Sheriff’s investigators searched Higgins’ residence in the 600 block of North East Sixth Avenue in Mineral Wells and a personal storage unit on Highway 180 West, and discovered a large amount of stolen property including tools, coins, a go-cart, law equipment, fishing and camping gear, construction equipment, weapons and ammunition and knives.

The recovered stolen items are being processed by sheriff’s investigators and will be returned to the rightful owners. Other items were identified and confirmed as stolen outside of Parker County and later collected as evidence by Mineral Wells Police Department, Palo Pinto Sheriff’s Office, and Stephenville Police Department.

Higgins was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $20,000. As of Thursday morning, he remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail. Additional charges are pending the ongoing investigation.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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