Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Feb. 19, 2009.
FW OFFICERS SHOT WHILE SERVING WARRANT
Three people were arrested late Thursday night after two police officers were shot in Fort Worth. Police said the shooting when a SWAT team attempted to serve a high-risk search warrant at about 10 p.m. Two officers and one of three armed men inside the home were injured. Both officers were treated at a hospital and released several hours later. The injured suspect was struck by a bullet from one of the other two men. The officers did not discharge their weapons, police said. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MAN SHOT BY POLICE AFTER CHASE
Haltom City police said officers shot and killed a man in North Richland Hills after a chase Thursday night. Witnesses called 911 after seeing a man put a body in the trunk of his car in Fort Worth. Haltom City officers spotted a car with a similar description and tried to pull the car over, but the driver fled. Police said Eric Frias, 24, threatened officers with a handgun after he crashed at Loop 820 and Holiday Lane in North Richland Hills, and the officers shot him. Frias was transported to a hospital, where he died. Police said they found the body of Martha Martinez inside the car. Martinez, 22, died of multiple gunshot wounds that investigators believe were inflicted before the car crashed.
NO CHARGES IN TCU STUDENT'S BUTTOCKS BRANDING
Authorities said a Texas Christian University student who suffered burns when his peers branded his buttocks willingly participated in the act. Breckenridge, Colo., authorities said Thursday they made the decision not to pursue charges after reviewing statements from Amon Carter IV and a dozen TCU students. Carter allegedly had Greek symbols from his fraternity and a sorority branded on his buttocks Jan. 8 during a trip to Breckenridge. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.
ANOTHER 'SCARECROW BANDIT' GETS LONG SENTENCE
The third of seven "Scarecrow Bandits" has received a lengthy prison sentence without parole for a series of bank heists in 2008. U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced Jarvis Dupree Ross, 30, in Dallas on Friday to 330 years in federal prison without parole for his part in the holdups. The group was called "Scarecrow Bandits" because of loose shirts and floppy hats worn during some robberies.
DALLAS ISLAMIC LEADER DEPORTED
An immigration judge in Dallas on Friday ordered an outspoken Islamic leader deported after the U.S. government alleged he had ties to terrorist groups in the Middle East. Nabil Sadoun, a Dallas resident and former board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, was deported to his native Jordan after he failed to appear at his immigration hearing. Sadoun's attorney, Kimberly Kinser, said he was already in Jordan and was unable to return to Texas because the government had taken his permanent resident card, or green card. She denied her client was tied to any terrorist groups. Read this story on NBCDFW.com.