Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Dec. 3, 2009.
MAN ARRESTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT AT REST AREA
Police arrested a 22-year-old Joshua man Wednesday in connection with a sexual assault at a Burleson rest area off Interstate 35. Investigators said a 26-year-old woman was attacked early Friday morning when she stopped to use the bathroom. Anthony Yates, a convicted sex offender, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and aggravated robbery. Burleson police arrested Yates after receiving an anonymous tip Wednesday evening after they released a sketch of the man earlier in the day. Yates is being held on bonds of $175,000 and $150,000. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
MAN EXECUTED IN SLAYING OF GRANBURY GIRL
A 44-year-old man was executed Thursday night for the 1997 fatal slashing of his former girlfriend's daughter. Bobby Wayne Woods was convicted of abducting, raping and killing 11-year-old Sarah Patterson. Her brother was beaten and left for dead but survived to testify against Woods. Woods' attorneys argued he should be executed because of a Supreme Court ban on executing mentally impaired people.
WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CHASE WITH 2 KIDS IN CAR
A woman was arrested Thursday morning after leading Dallas County constables on a chase through Addison and Plano. The chase began when constables tried to pull Sarah Bucklew over on the Dallas North Tollway for expired registration and inspection stickers. Police took custody of two children in the backseat. She faces possible charges of felony evading police, speeding, child endangerment and possession of marijuana.
PHOTO OF MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING, CASHING IN LOTTO TICKET RELEASED
The U.S. Marshals office in Austin released a photo Thursday of former convenience store clerk accused of cashing in a customer's million dollar lotto ticket. Investigators say Pankaj Joshi, 25, told Willis Willis, of Grand Prairie, that his winning ticket was only worth $2. Investigators said they believe Joshi fled to Nepal, his native country, after cashing in the ticket in Austin. Willis is considering a lawsuit against the Texas Lottery Commission to get his winnings. Despite the charges against Joshi, lottery officials said the commission considers him to be the winner because he cashed in the ticket.