Here's a daily list of recent activities drawing the attention of North Texas law enforcement. List compiled on Dec. 2, 2009.
MAN CHARGED IN SLAYING OF FORMER GIRLFRIEND
Police have charged a former boyfriend with the slaying of a 35-year-old woman found in a Dallas motel. Police said Jose Gonzalez, 46, dropped off Zulma Salmeron's 2-year-old grandson at one of his relative's house Tuesday and said he had killed her. The relative then took the child to a police station, and police began searching for Gonzalez. Sheriff's deputies found him in a car crash along C.F. Hawn Freeway Tuesday afternoon. Salmeron's body was found Wednesday morning at a motel in the 7100 block of C.F. Hawn Freeway. Gonzalez is charged with murder. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
EX-DALLAS COP SENTENCED FOR POINTING GUN AT SINGER
A former Dallas police officer who pointed a gun at country music singer Steve Holy during an off-duty night of drinking is going to jail for 45 days. Randy Anderson, 27, was sentenced Wednesday as part of a deferred adjudication probation. He won't have a conviction if he successfully completes his probation for aggravated assault. Anderson and his attorney declined to comment. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
GRAND JURY INDICTS FORMER DAY CARE OWNER
A grand jury has indicted a 49-year-old Denton woman with filing a false report to police after a baby was found unconscious at her day care center and later died. Debra Turney is accused of giving the wrong information to police involving four-month-old Sophia Worsham. The baby died after being found unconscious at Turney's home-based day care center in January. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
MAN IN TCU ATTACK MAY HAVE ASSAULTED WOMAN AT REST AREA
Police say a man who attacked a Texas Christian University student in October may have also sexually assaulted a woman in Burleson early Friday morning. The 26-year-old was robbed and assaulted at knifepoint when she stopped to ruse the bathroom at a rest area off Interstate 35 just after midnight. The man then fled into a nearby wooded area. Police released a sketch of the man. Burleson police are urging women to avoid rest stops at night, especially while traveling alone. Click here to watch a video report on NBCDFW.com.
DALLAS OFFICER ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HUSBAND
A Dallas police officer was arrested Wednesday and charged with a misdemeanor family violence assault charge, the Dallas Morning News reported. Officers responded to a disturbance call involving Barbara Ann Chandler, 29, and her husband at about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Cherry Street, Duncanville police said. Chandler's husband had visible injuries, police said. Chandler, a four-year veteran, has been placed on restricted duty. The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $4,000 fine. Click here to read this story on the Dallas Morning News.