Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept. 22, 2009.
MEN MAY HAVE TRIED TO KIDNAP PLANO FOURTH-GRADER
Police said several men may have tried to kidnap a fourth-grader as he walked to school in north Plano on Tuesday morning. The boy told police a gray van with three men inside pulled up alongside him as he was walking to Skaggs Elementary School. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
SHERIFF: ACCUSED JEWEL STALKER SAYS GOD LED HIM
A Wisconsin man has been charged with stalking Jewel at the North Texas ranch she shares with her rodeo-riding husband Ty Murray. Online records show 50-year-old Michael Lawrance Kozelka is in the Erath County Jail after he was found on the couple's ranch in Stephenville. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER KILLED; HUSBAND ARRESTED
Dallas police said a man is accused of stabbing his wife and stepdaughter to death and severely wounding one of his stepsons at a home in the 3800 block of Morning Springs Trail on Monday night. Police said the man surrendered to police early Tuesday morning. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.
TEXAS TROOPER SHOT; SUSPECT DEAD
A Texas trooper and a Dallas police officer were shot trying to serve a warrant in a confrontation that left a bank robbery suspect dead. FBI Special Agent Mark White said both law officers are expected to survive. Names of the pair were not immediately released. White said the shootings happened Monday night during an attempt to serve a warrant at a Dallas apartment. The officers were met with gunfire. White said tactical officers later entered the apartment and found the body of the suspect, who was wanted in connection with a series of bank holdups this year. Investigators did not immediately say whether the man was killed by gunfire from officers or took his own life.
PASTOR & WIFE FOUND DEAD IN CHURCH PARSONAGE
The pastor of a Baptist church in a small North Texas town and his wife are dead after they were found in the church parsonage. The car was running in the adjoining garage. Police in the small town of Boyd say 73-year-old Robert Worley was pronounced dead at Wise Regional Hospital in Decatur. That's after he and his 74-year-old wife, Jerry Worley, were found in the Trinity Baptist Church parsonage Sunday evening. Jerry Worley died Monday afternoon at a Fort Worth hospital. Boyd Police Chief Harry Lamance says the deaths are still being investigated. Responders found the home filled with exhaust fumes from a car running in the garage. The minister was found in a back bedroom, while his wife was found in the living room.
ONE DEAD, ONE WOUNDED IN SOUTH TEXAS WORKPLACE GUN-KNIFE FIGHT
One man is dead and another is hospitalized in critical condition after a workplace gun-and-knife-fight at a South Texas recycling center. The fight happened Monday morning at Mother Earth Landscape Materians and Recycling in Petronila, about 10 miles west of Corpus Christi. State and Nueces County officers arrived to find both men with multiple gunshot and stab wounds. Nueces County sheriff's Capt. Stan Repka says both men were employees of the recycling center, but no identities have been released.
PRANK LEADS TO DEPUTY SHOOTING FRIEND IN LEG
Be careful who you say "Boo!" to. A Bandera County jailer was shot in the thigh after he jumped out and roared at a deputy in a darkened room at Bandera County Sheriff's Department office. Chief Deputy Don Berger says Deputy A.J. Griffin shot 22-year-old Daniel Spengler before dawn Sunday. Spengler was airlifted to Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio for treatment. Berger says the 36-year-old deputy "revert to his training" when the jailer jumped at him, shooting Spengler once, then giving him first aid. Griffin is on paid leave until the Texas Rangers complete their investigation. Berger says Spengler's wound does not appear to be life-threatening, but he faces possible disciplinary action after he recovers. Bandera is about 40 miles west of San Antonio.
WEED WHACKING WITHOUT CLOTHES GETS FW MAN IN TROUBLE
A Fort Worth man probably won't be standing outside with his weed whacker and nothing else again. A Fort Worth deputy city marshal on bike patrol near Lake Worth spotted the man wearing nothing but shoes doing yard work. Click here to read more on NBCDFW.com.