Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on April 6, 2010.
HALTOM CITY POLICE SEARCH FOR ROBBERS
Haltom City police said they are still searching for three men who robbed a convenience store late Sunday night. The robbery call came in just before midnight from Larry's 7-10 at 1901 North Beach Street, according to police. Police said three men entered the store wearing bandanas over their faces, and one of the men threatened the cashier with a large kitchen knife and demanded money. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise the robbers ran westbound on Springdale Road.
8 CONVICTED IN DALLAS-AREA MORTGAGE FRAUD SCAM
An Irving businessman who aired an infomercial on making money in real estate has been convicted of fraud. No sentencing date was immediately announced for 57-year-old Eric Rulack Farrington Jr. Prosecutors say Farrington was among eight defendants convicted Monday in Dallas over mortgage fraud since March 2002. A jury convicted Farrington of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and aiding and abetting, 15 counts of wire fraud and aiding and abetting, 10 counts of money laundering and aiding and abetting and five counts of engaging in a monetary transaction with criminally derived property and aiding and abetting. Wire fraud convictions carry maximum 20-year prison terms. The penalty for bank fraud is up to 30 years in prison. Money laundering carries punishment of up to 20 years in prison. The defendants must forfeit at least $4.5 million.
PLANO MAN THREATENED DEADLY FORCE TO STOP ABORTION
A Plano man is accused of filing documents threatening deadly force to stop an abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court didn't immediately outlaw the procedure. Erlyndon Joseph "Joey" Lo faces a detention hearing April 15. The 27-year-old was arrested Saturday and made an initial appearance in court yesterday. Investigators say Lo filed documents Friday with the court saying his beliefs entitled him to use deadly force to prevent an abortion. He listed a clinic and allegedly wrote: "I plan on saving at least one human life in Dallas, Texas." Lo is charged with using interstate commerce to communicate a threat to injure, and threatening force to intimidate and interfere with clients and employees of a reproductive health service in order to intimidate clients and employees. Southwestern Women's Surgery Center didn't immediately comment.