Blotter: Man Struck by Car, Killed in Grand Prairie

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 6, 2011.

    Man Killed in Grand Prairie Roadway
    Grand Prairie police said a 22-year-old mentally challenged man was killed after he was struck in a roadway late Friday night. Police said a 1991 Honda Civic hatchback hit James Elmore in the 3300 block of Hardrock Road at about 9:30 p.m. The driver, Ethan Cook, 20, did not have a driver's license, investigators said. Police have not determined what charges may be filed. Investigators said Elmore failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic. Police said they believe the vehicle was speeding. The victim was taken to a Dallas hospital, where he died at 10:28 p.m.

    Police: Bank Robbers Took Homeowner Hostage

    [DFW] Police: Bank Robbers Took Homeowner Hostage
    Plano police said two men fled into a nearby neighborhood and took a family hostage after their getaway car broke down. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    FW Bar Patron's Death Ruled Homicide
    The medical examiner has ruled that the death of a 26-year-old Fort Worth man who fell and struck his head during a fight outside a Buck's Cabaret is a homicide. Carlos Soto died June 3 from blunt-force trauma to the head. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that no arrests have been made, though police have identified those involved. Soto's friends could not awaken him the morning after they left the bar. He was thrown out of the bar, and bouncers sprayed pepper spray when he acted aggressively outside, hitting two of his friends in the face. Soto fell and hit his head when one of the friends started to fight with him. All three were intoxicated.

    Lewisville Man Dies in DPS Chase
    A 54-year-old Lewisville man died when his compact car crashed as he fled from a Department of Public Safety trooper late Friday night. The Amarillo Globe-News reported that a trooper was pursuing William Roland Mayberry on a county road four miles northeast of Pampa. Mayberry lost control of the vehicle and it went into a ditch just before midnight. The vehicle rolled over sideways, ejecting Mayberry, who was not wearing a seatbelt. The DPS did not immediately indicate why the trooper was pursuing Mayberry.

    Bank Robbery Ends in Hostage Situation

    [DFW] Bank Robbery Ends in Hostage Situation
    Plano police say a pair of bank robbers are being bars. Their heist ended when their getaway car broke down in a nearby neighborhood and they took two people hostage. (Published Friday, Aug 5, 2011)

    Getaway Car Breaks Down; Two Nabbed After Robbery
    A bank robbery didn't go as planned for two men in Plano on Friday, police said. Two armed men robbed the Regions Bank in the 4000 block of Preston Road, but their getaway car broke down right outside the bank, investigators said. Police said the men fled into a nearby neighborhood, where they held a couple and their grandchildren hostage, assaulting the grandfather. Police dogs led officers to the home. Officers rushed into the home and arrested one of the men. The second fled but was arrested a short time later. The injured homeowner had minor injuries and is expected to recover. Police have identified one of the two men. Both men will be transferred to the Collin County jail when the other man is identified.
    Gallery: Police Release Plano Bank Robbery Photos