Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 6, 2010.
POLICE MAKE ARREST IN "WRATH OF GOD" SHOOTING
Dallas police arrested a suspect after a shooting death in which the attacker allegedly mentioned "the wrath of God" before firing. Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse on Friday identified the victim of the overnight killing as 44-year-old Darron Douglas Scourton. Janse says Scourton and 31-year-old Eddric Williams lived at the same apartment complex. The shooting happened in the parking lot. Janse says a cousin of the victim was with him and said the suspect approached them and began talking about the "the wrath of God," then shot Scourton several times. Police did not elaborate. Police say Williams was still holding the pistol when officers arrived. He was disarmed, then booked on a murder charge. No bond was immediately set. Electronic jail records did not list an attorney for Williams.
FATAL ACCIDENT TIES UP MORNING RUSH HOUR
Fort Worth police say a Land Rover hit an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the shoulder of I-35W. It happened on southbound I-35W just south of Meacham Boulevard just before 2:30 a.m. The car was wedged under the back end of the big rig, police say the driver of the SUV died at the scene. Southbound I-35W was shutdown with only one lane getting by during the accident investigation. The truck driver was not injured.
TEXAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TRANSPORTING GIRL FOR SEX
A Texas man who worked for a Maryland trucking company has pleaded guilty to transporting an 11-year-old girl from Maryland for sex. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Elmer Zelaya-Robles took the girl from Prince George's County in February to other states including Virginia and Tennessee. Prosecutors say Zelaya-Robles had sex multiple times with the girl and that he planned to reside with her in Dallas. The girl called her mother and said she was with Zelaya-Robles, who was friends with her family. The girls' parents called police and prosecutors say a Tennessee highway trooper stopped Zelaya-Robles after an Amber Alert was issued. Zelaya-Robles is scheduled to be sentenced in December. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and could be sentenced to life imprisonment.
ARLINGTON 7-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN LOUISIANA WRECK
Louisiana State Police say an Arlington, Texas, boy was killed in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 190 at La. 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Troopers identified the victim of Thursday's accident as 7-year-old Ethon McConnell. Investigators say a car driven by 29-year old Sarah McConnell made a left turn from Highway 1 into the path of a pickup. Sarah McConnell and three other passengers in her car were injured. They are being treated at a Baton Rouge hospital. The pickup driver was not injured. Troopers say the collision remains under investigation and no charges had been filed.