Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled Oct. 16, 2009.
FIRE MARSHAL ACCUSED OF ONLINE SOLICITATION
A west Texas fire marshal is accused of using his computer to solicit sex from someone he thought was underage. Stephenville Fire Marshal Gary Nabors was arrested Thursday afternoon at his office and charged with online solicitation of a minor. Erath County District Attorney Jason Cashon said conviction of the second-degree felony carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. He declined to provide details of the case. Nabors has been Stephenville's fire marshal since 1986. He started working for the city in 1979 and has worked in several departments. He's now on administrative leave. Nabors was jailed on $50,000 bond late Friday afternoon, and jail records had no attorney listed for him.
OFFICER NOT DISCIPLINES IN DEADLY TASER INCIDENT
The Fort Worth police officer who shocked a mentally ill man with a Taser earlier this year, leading to his death, will not be disciplined and remains on patrol. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.
JURY CONVICTS SUSPECTED SERIAL RAPIST
A Dallas jury convicted Stanley Ledbetter of aggravated sexual assault. Ledbetter was convicted in the May 2006 attack on a woman in Far North Dallas. The victim testified against Ledbetter on Wednesday according to DallasNews.com. The victim said she begged her attacker not to rape her. "Please don't do this. You can take my jewelery and take anything you want," she recalled pleading. "He said that's not what he wanted."Ledbetter may be back in court when this trial concludes. Police say they can connect him to other attacks in Dallas, Irving, Garland and Frisco. Ledbetter is facing a possible life sentence. The punishment phase of the trial is scheduled to begin on Monday.
MAN ARRESTED IN IRVING POLICE CHASE OVERNIGHT
A North Texas man is in jail accused of leading Irving police on a chase early Friday morning. It started at around 2 a.m. when officers tried to pull over a BMW near Shady Grove Rd. and Nursery Rd. in Irving and ended about 15 minutes later on Pittsburgh St. near downtown Dallas. Investigators say the driver, John Aleman, jumped out and tried to run but was arrested about a block away. Aleman faces several charges including evading arrest and driving while intoxicated.
THREE ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARREST IN EULESS
A Euless man is recovering after he was pistol whipped by a pair of robbers. The man told police he was sitting in his car with a female friend at the Sycamore Square apartments in the 3000 block of Raider Dr. According to the police report two men threw open the doors on the car and began assaulting the driver while demanding money, one of the men pistol whipped him. Police say the driver and his female passenger were able to run away, then watched as another man driving a pickup truck drove up and the pair of robbers loaded up items from the trunk of the car and drove away. Police pulled over a truck matching the description given by the victim and found the victim's property in the truck. Police arrested three men. Jacon Scott Berns, 17, Jose Ortiz, 18, and Donald Ray Sanders, 25 are charged with aggravated robbery a first degree felony.
OVERNIGHT FIRE AT FURR'S LUMBER YARD IN MINERAL WELLS
Firefighters in Mineral Wells were busy early Friday morning when fire broke out at Furr's Lumber Hard on Hwy 281. It took several hours to fight the 4 a.m. fire, but it was confined to the 35,000 square foot main showroom which is a total loss. Warehouses and buildings in the lumber yard were threatened by embers but saved from the fire. Firefighters from six agencies brought in water tankers to help battle the blaze on the north side of the Palo Pinto County town.