Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas and Texas law enforcement. List compiled on May 17, 2010.
MAN SHOT AFTER POLICE PURSUIT
A man is dead after he was shot by Fort Worth police Monday morning after a short chase. A police spokesman says a man called police claiming to be suicidal and saying he had a gun. Fort Worth police spotted him near Airport Boulevard and tried to pull him over. Police said the man led them on a chase into Richland Hills, that came to a stop at Whering and Davidson. Police said they were trying to get the man out of the vehicle, when he finally did get out, officers on the scene said he lunged back into the car as if he was going to grab something. Police officer shot the man, he died at the scene. Witnesses said police did the right thing. "We were in fear for our lives when we saw him reach in and act like he was gonna pull out a gun," said witness Billy Simmons. Police have not said if a weapon was found in the car.
FRAT HOUSE FIRE IN ARLINGTON
Arlington firefighters continue to look for the cause of a fire at an old fraternity house near the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. Flames were seen shooting from the roof of the old Delta Upsilon house on West Abram Street near Cooper Street. The house has been vacant since 2006. The house had the Greek letters for Sigma Zeta Chi on the front because it was used for a film called "The Brotherhood" in 2008. The house is a total loss.
STOLEN MOTORCYCLES RECOVERED IN WAXAHACHIE
Ellis County sheriff's deputies said the recovery of a stolen boat during a traffic stop near Ennis, led investigators to two locations in Kaufman County where multiple stolen motorcycles were recovered. The Waxahachie Daily Light reported the motorcycles were valued in excess of $100,000. Investigators said the sport bikes were stolen from Rockwall and County and the Dallas area. The Daily Light reports Ellis County is working with the Texas Department of Public Safety's Auto Theft Division in the case. Anyone with information about an auto theft offense is encouraged to contact the sheriff's office at 972-825-4901.
DESOTO MAN KILLED AT OKC TRUCK STOP
A Texas man was killed and two others were wounded during a shooting at an Oklahoma City truck stop. Oklahoma City police on Monday identified the victim as 25-year-old Edward Yearby of De Soto, Texas. Officers found Yearby, Brenton Williams and Justin Reed at JR's Travel Center east of downtown about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say Yearby was dead, and Williams, of Ennis, Texas, and Reed, of Grand Prairie, Texas, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers arrested Randy Hall on complaints of homicide and assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting, which they say apparently stemmed from a disagreement that began in Bricktown. Hall remained in the Oklahoma County jail Monday without bond. He hadn't been formally charged.
SPRING MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING PREGNANT WIFE
A Houston-area man is charged with killing his pregnant wife at their home. Harris County jail records show 37-year-old Michael Alan McDougall of Spring was booked Monday on a capital murder charge and held without bail. Electronic records had no listing for an attorney for him. The sheriff's office says 30-year-old Jennifer Elaine McDougall, who was about six months pregnant, was shot several times. Her unborn child did not survive. Investigators say witnesses reported hearing gunfire and a woman scream Sunday morning. Deputies arrested McDougall at the house. A handgun was recovered. A motive for the shooting is sought. The family has three other children. Neighbor Steve Hochanadel, who says he works with Michael McDougall, says both families relocated from the Denver area last year.
TWO WOMEN DIE IN TEXAS FLOODS
At least two people died as their vehicles were swept into flood waters in the storms across Texas this weekend. In Houston, authorities say 47-year-old Cassandra Bryant of Harris County drowned Friday night after her car sunk in a retention pond. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva tells the Houston Chronicle that Bryant was backing up to avoid a flooded road when she went over a curb and floated into the pond. In Midland, police tell the Midland Reporter-Telegram that a 46-year-old Teresa Townsend of Midland was found dead in her submerged car after Friday's storms. The rainfall also affected the search for a 17-year-old from Cuero who went missing Friday while swimming the Guadalupe River. The DeWitt County sheriff said Sunday that the search is in recovery mode.
BODY FOUND IN LAKE TRAVIS NEAR TRAIL
Travis County authorities say a body has been recovered from Lake Travis in a death that may be related to a fall from a cliff. An autopsy was scheduled Monday. Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Department says the victim was discovered Sunday afternoon in the water in an area near Whippoorwill Trail. Wade says the death appears to be an accident. The name of the victim and further details were not immediately released.