Scott Gordon, NBCDFW.com
Greenville police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting his former wife in front of their children.
Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on July, 20, 2011.
Woman Shot by Ex-Husband
Greenville police arrested Micah Crofford Brown, 32, (pictured right) in the shooting death of his former wife. Stella Michelle Ray told police her former husband was following her and may try to run her off the road. When a policeman pulled up to both cars on the 5100 block of Sayle Street, he witnessed a shot fired from one car. After the shooting, the Brown fled north on Sayle Street, police said. The officer provided a description of Brown’s car and then attempted to help Ray. A Department of Public Safety helicopter responded to help look for Brown. Ray, a 36-year-old high school English teacher, was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. Their two children, ages 2 and 3, were in the back seat of her car at the time of the shooting. The children did not appear to be injured. They are in the custody of family members. Brown is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
SUV "Ghost-Rides Into Apartment"
A resident of the Mountain View Apartments in west Dallas was awakened early Thursday morning by the sound of a sport utility vehicle crashing into his bedroom. Richard Clemons was asleep in his living room with his nephew when an SUV pulling a trailer crashed into his apartment. No one was at the wheel when it slammed into the apartment, according to Clemons. Police received a call from a witness who saw a 14-year-old boy steal a SUV pulling a trailer loaded with appliances. When police tried to pull him over, a chase ensued, which ended with the SUV crashing into Clemons' apartment. The 14-year-old was taken into custody by police after a brief foot chase. The crash left a massive hole in the apartment. No one was hurt.
Boy Killed Crossing Street
A 12-year-old boy died after he was struck by a car while crossing a Collins Street in Arlington. Jacob Lee Clayton was walking with a group of kids when he was struck. Police said Clayton continued across the street in the crosswalk while his friends stopped in the median on the south side of Collins Street and Mayfield Road. The driver of a Ford Taurus, who had a green light, struck Jacob as he passed through the intersection. Clayton was driven by ambulance to Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died of his injuries. His death is the 18th traffic fatality in Arlington this year.
Colleyville Cop Shoots Suspect
Hurst police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning involving a Colleyville police officer. Police said the officer pursued a man wanted on multiple warrants to his home. The man shot at the officer, who returned fire, wounding the man. He was later taken by CareFlite to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The man was shot once in the face and once in the foot and is expected to recover. The officer wasn’t injured.
Former Youth Minister Arrested
Ennis police have arrested a former Bowie youth minister on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Loren Page, 32, (pictured, right) who lives in Haslet, was taken into custody July 19 and released the same day on a $50,000 bond. Ennis detective Sgt. Mike Hopson said the incident occurred in Ennis but had no relationship with Page's work as a youth minister.
Man Sentenced in Deadly DWI Wreck
A driver blamed for a 90-mph drunken-driving wreck in Dallas that led to the deaths of a Houston couple and their baby was sentenced to 40 years in prison. A jury convicted 24-year-old Armando Soto on two counts of intoxication manslaughter in last September's crash. A judge Wednesday ordered Soto, who was sentenced to 20 years on each count, to serve the prison terms consecutively. He was tried over the deaths of 32-year-old Tuong Le and 7-month-old Tri "Ethan" Khuu. Both died at the scene. Officials say 52-year-Kenny Khuu ended up in a coma and died eight months later. The Dallas Morning News reports Soto's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he drove his speeding vehicle into the rear of the family's vehicle.
Tractor-Trailer Crash Rips Car in Half On LBJ
A woman was critically injured when her car crashed into an 18-wheeler and split in two pieces Thursday morning on Interstate 635 in northeast Dallas, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News. When the car hit the truck, the woman, who was alone in the car, was ejected. The impact of of the crash was so strong the trailer's tires and axles were displaced. The woman, who has not yet been identified, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.