Daily Police Blotter

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    Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Aug. 21, 2009.

    INFANT SLASHED IN BATTLE OVER SAUSAGE BISCUITS
    Walter Reed Booker, 52, was arrested Thursday for charges of aggravated assault and injury to a child after police said he tried to attack his grandson in a dispute over who ate all the sausage biscuits. Read more on NBCDFW.com.

    BROADNAX SENTENCED TO DEATH
    A man convicted over a 2008 suburban Dallas robbery that left two Christian music record producers dead has received the death penalty. James Broadnax, 20, confessed to the fatal shootings in two television news interviews. Read more on NBCDFW.com.

    TWO WOMEN STABBED AT DOLLAR STORE 
    Two women were stabbed Friday morning inside a Dollar Tree store in the 900 block of 15th Street, Plano police said. Police said they have no details on what sparked the attack. Both women received injuries to their upper bodies and were taken to hospitals. Their condition is unknown. Police said the woman that stabbed them is in the Plano jail.

    DALLAS POLICE LOOKING FOR BANK ROBBER
    The search is on for an armed and dangerous bank robber, Dallas police said.  Police said Jerry Lee Gray is responsible for robbing several banks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Police and the FBI said he drives a black 1988 Ford Taurus with license plate number: SHH813. Dallas police and the FBI are offering a $15,000 reward.

    ARMORED CAR ROBBER SENTENCED TO 23 YEARS
    Donald Ray Williams, 54, was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for the 2007 robbery of a Loomis armored car outside a Chase Bank in Dallas. Nearly $2 million was taken in the heist. Williams has been ordered to pay $1,312,385 in restitution. His co-conspirator, Freddy Lee Foots was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. 

    DALLAS PIONEERS PHOTO LINEUPS
    The Dallas Police Department has become the nation's largest force to use a pioneering photo lineup method meant to reduce mistakes by witnesses identifying suspects.  Read more on NBCDFW.com.

    SEMI CRASH TIES UP TRAFFIC ON LBJ FREEWAY
    Friday morning rush hour traffic was slowed to a crawl after an accident involving an 18-wheeler and Volkswagen Bug, Dallas police said. Officers shut down three of four lanes of westbound traffic between Forest Lane and Abrams Road for several hours. Police speculated that rainy weather may have contributed to the crash.