Daily Police Blotter

By Lita Beck
|  Monday, Sep 21, 2009  |  Updated 1:45 PM CDT
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Daily Police Blotter

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Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 20, 2009.

MARINE HELPING CRASH VICTIMS HIT, KILLED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE
Arlington police said a Good Samaritan who was assisting victims of a car crash on Interstate 20 was struck and killed by another vehicle Sunday morning. Alvaro Rios, a 23-year-old Marine reservist, and another man stopped to help three vehicles that had been involved in a wreck on westbound I-20 between Collins Street and Matlock Road at about 6:15 a.m. A man driving around the vehicles hit Rios. Police said the driver was not speeding or intoxicated and do not anticipate filing charges. The victim was assigned to the Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth.  A man and a woman in the initial crash were taken to a Fort Worth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to watch a video report.

INMATE ESCAPES FROM MEDICAL FACILITY IN GALVESTON
Law enforcement officials across Texas are on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from a facility in Galveston on Saturday night. Joshua Barnes, 21, of Amarillo, was being treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch prison medical center for injuries he got during a fight. Investigators said they found a vent in his room was open and several blankets that were tied together. Barnes is serving a 35-year sentence for seven burglaries and aggravated assault.

MOBILE HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE
A mobile home in Waxahachie was destroyed in a fire early Sunday morning, authorities said. The home was fully engulfed in flames with firefighters arrived at the Cowboy Acres community at 3 a.m. The woman who lives in the home escaped. Investigators are looking for what sparked the fire.

MAN FOUND DEAD IN UT DALLAS APARTMENT
Investigators said a man died at an on-campus apartment at the University of Texas at Dallas on Saturday. The university said the man was visiting the person who lives in the apartment. The university said officers found no signs of violence. University police and the Collin County medical examiner are investigating the cause of death.

POLICE TALK TO BOYFRIEND, HIS ROOMMATE IN STUDENT'S DEATH
Police are questioning two Art Institute of Dallas students in the slaying of another student, the Dallas Morning News reported. Samantha Nance was stabbed to death in her Lake Highlands apartment and was found Sept. 11. Police have talked to Nance's boyfriend, Nathan Shuck and his roommate, Daniel Willyam, and searched their apartment. Police have said they suspect Nance was killed by someone she knew. No one has been arrested in the case.

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