Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas and Texas law enforcement. List compiled on June 10, 2010.
ARLINGTON WOMAN GUNNED DOWN BY EX-HUSBAND
An Arlington woman died Thursday morning after being shot multiple times by her ex-husband, police said. The woman, 59-year-old Linda Kay Arnold, was shot at her home on 4100 block of Green Acres Circle in southwest Arlington. She was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where she was pronounced dead. Witnesses told police a man used a sledgehammer to smash open the woman’s door and continued to scream at her in the backyard. A neighbor told police he saw the man open fire at the woman with a small-caliber handgun and drive off in a white Lexus SUV. The victim’s estranged husband drove himself to a south Arlington police station where he surrendered, police said. The woman's husband has been identified as 67-year-old Patrick Edward Arnold.
A wrong-way driver could face intoxication assault charges after a head-on collision with another vehicle in Irving Thursday morning, police said. At about 2:30 a.m., a Land Rover traveling on state Highway 183 near Carl Road smashed into a Mitsubishi SUV approaching in the other direction, police said. Witnesses called 911 when they saw the vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. Police arrived to find the Mitsubishi on its roof. The driver of the Land Rover was taken the hospital and may be charged with intoxication assault. No one else was hurt in the crash.
EULESS WOMAN KIDNAPPED BY EX-BOYFRIEND
A Euless woman was kidnapped and held captive by her ex-boyfriend Wednesday night, the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports. The woman was held for about an hour before she was released, police said. Police arrived to an apartment complex on the 200 block of Martha Drive in Euless at about 7:30 p.m. where witnesses told police they saw a woman who lived in the community get forced into a vehicle by a man and drive off. Officers confirmed that the man was the woman’s ex-boyfriend. Police obtained the woman’s cell phone number and contacted her when she confirmed her kidnapping, investigators said. She was released in Fort Worth at about 8:30 p.m. Euless police said no one has been arrested.
CARROLLTON POLICE CHASE
A routine traffic stop in Carrollton turned into a high-speed chase Thursday morning. Officers tried to pull over the driver of a Lexus SC300 at about 1:45 a.m. when the vehicle sped off driving west on the George Bush Turnpike, police said. The driver then turned west on LBJ freeway, entered Irving and turned south on Freeport Parkway when the vehicle became disabled due to a minor accident in the 8600 block. The two people in the vehicle fled the scene and where taken into custody a short time later. Both face evading arrest charges.
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