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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division is conducting a robbery investigation where a 57-year-old Weatherford man was beaten in his home.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said two male suspects knocked on the victim’s residence in the 200 block of Montgomery Lane around 11:20 p.m., Wednesday.
The victim reported to Sheriff’s deputies that he recognized one of the suspects as an acquaintance and allowed the men into his home. Once inside the residence, the suspects physically assaulted the homeowner, bound his hands and feet with duct tape and pulled his hair.
The victim managed to escape and ran to a nearby relative’s home. The relative dialed 9-1-1.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene, finding the victim with numerous injuries. The victim also reported the suspects had taken a flat-screen television and two rifles from his residence after the assault.
Sheriff Fowler said investigators are diligently investigating the case, following up on leads and attempting to identify and locate the suspects involved.
The first suspect is described as 5’10” tall, weighing about 180 pounds, around 30 years old. Due to the need for medical attention, the victim was unable to give a description of the second suspect to deputies. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
From the Parker County Sheriff’s Office
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Weatherford woman after responding to a person with a weapon call early Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies were called out to the 5200 block of Tin Top Road around 12:34 a.m., in reference to a female walking down the road carrying a weapon.
Sheriff’s deputies observed Donna Sue Ellis, 66, holding a .38 revolver, speaking of monsters.
When deputies repeatedly ordered Ellis to put down the handgun, she refused each time stating, “no.”
Sheriff’s reports state Ellis continued to approach deputies taking very small steps. Deputies reported Ellis pointed her weapon directly at them twice, demanding for them to allow her to pass.
Deputies reported Ellis continued to advance toward them and would not retreat or comply with their commands to put the weapon down. Deputies then deployed a taser on Ellis and retrieved the weapon, taking her into custody. LifeCare paramedics responded to the scene to medically assess Ellis.
Ellis was soon released from medical observations and arrested. She was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon. As of Monday afternoon, Ellis remained incarcerated. Her bond was set at $20,000.
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 2012 Christmas Grinch again earlier today, (Tuesday, May 28, 2013.)
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Dana Lanette Brock, 44, was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of burglary of a habitation, after an Aledo homeowner reported a female entered the attached garage to his residence and stole a pressure washer and a gas-operated weed eater.
Deputies responded to the 100 block of Inglewood Drive in Aledo, around 7:30 a.m., where the homeowner showed them a video capturing a female suspect in the act at 1:17 a.m., earlier today.
The suspect was seen on camera entering garage without consent of the owners and removing the items.
Deputies recognized the suspect’s physical description matched Brock, who was arrested in December for theft of Christmas decorations from residences in the Aledo area.
Deputies relocated to 135 Rim Rock, where Brock was known to reside, to conduct an initial investigation.
Sheriff’s deputies made contact with Brock, who implicated herself in the theft. The stolen items were recovered at Brock’s residence.
The case is still currently under investigations. Brock remains incarcerated at the Parker County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon. Her bond has not been set.
From the Parker County Sheriff's Dept
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jameel Lee Major, 32, on Thursday following an incident in which he allegedly assaulted a woman and struck hers car with a baseball bat while her child was in the back seat.
Sheriff Larry Fowler said deputies responded to the incident in the 4700 block of Brazos Circle around 6 p.m., March 14, 2013.
The complainant reported the suspect struck her vehicle with a baseball bat while she and her child were inside the car. She reported Major physically assaulted her then “rammed” the rear of her vehicle with his car, stemming from an argument over money.
She also reported Major left the scene and as she attempted to leave with the 7-year-old female, he returned with a bat and repeatedly struck her vehicle, denting the hood and shattering the driver’s side rear window and rear windshield while she and her daughter were inside.
Sheriff’s reports indicate while Major struck the vehicle, shards of glass flew in the direction of the young girl who was occupying the back seat and witnessed the incident.
The complainant suffered minor injuries to her chest and toe. The child was not reported as injured.
Major was arrested without further incident. He was booked into the Parker County Jail on charges of abandoning/endangering a child, assault with bodily injury family violence and criminal mischief.
As of Friday morning, Majors remained incarcerated. His bond had not been set.