Police Blotter: Man Arrested in Dumped Bodies Case

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    Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Sept 13, 2011.

    Man Arrested in Connection to Dumped Bodies
    A tip led to the arrest of a man Monday at an apartment in Dallas in connection to two bodies dumped in Central Texas. The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Sunday in a ditch near Mart, about 30 miles east of Waco. A person heading to work noticed the bodies. Autopsies have been ordered. In addition to the arrest, a 2004 pickup truck sought in the Limestone County investigation was recovered according to Detective Lyle Gensler. The pickup truck is believed to have belonged to one of the victims.

    House Burns Overnight
    The investigation into what started a house fire continued Tuesday. It happened overnight at a one story wood frame house in the 4000 block of Montie Street. No one was home at the time of the blaze and no one was hurt.

    Man Rams Police Car
    A 22-year-old man faces a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant after officials said he intentionally rammed the car of a Fort Worth police officer. The man, Javier Puente-Hernandez was seen driving erratically, according to witnesses through a Sam’s Club parking lot late Sunday. The crash happened after a brief police pursuit, according to the Star-Telegram. The officer isn’t seriously hurt, according to Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman. In addition to aggravated assault of a public servant, Puente-Hernandez also faces charges of evading arrest and criminal mischief, Criado said.

    Teen Accidentally Shoots Himself
    A 17-year-old Fort Worth man died early Sunday after shooting himself in the head with a gun that he apparently believed was unloaded, officials told the Star-Telegram. Eduardo Buena was pronounced dead at Texas Health Fort Worth hospital at 1:22 a.m. Sunday. The shooting was likely accidental according to homicide Sgt. Cheryl Johnson.