Daily Crime Blotter

Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on Jan. 16, 2009.

Warrants Issued In Acid Attack

A Cooke County man has been charged with four courts of injury to a child after his girlfriend told authorities that he tried to throw sulfuric acid on her but instead burned her four kids. Arrest warrants were issued for 27-year-old Tracy Lynn Escobedo on Thursday evening. He was not in custody on Friday afternoon. The four children were flown by air ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Their mother remains in jail on a charge of child endangerment.

Teens Wanted In Connection With Man's Murder
Fort Worth police hope someone can help identify two people seen running from a murder scene. On Friday, investigators released surveillance video of the two people at a convenience store just before they got in a truck with the victim. Witnesses heard a bang before seeing a teenage boy and girl run from the truck in North Fort Worth on Monday. Police said the teens are suspects in the murder of the truck's driver.  A picture from the surveillance video is to the left.

Phony Checks Passed In Johnson County
Someone is passing very real looking phony checks around Johnson County. The Sheriff's Department said the counterfeit checks are being used at retail stores and appear to be from XTO, Devon or Chesapeake Energy. However, whoever printed the checks printed them in standard format, like a personal check, rather than the larger size of a company or corporate check.

Flower Mound Crime Down
Flower Mound police report a drop in crime for 2008. Overall crime was down 3 percent in the city. Police said they also cut the officers' response time. The department credits more officers, citizen patrols and new technology for the decrease in crime.

Suspect Arrested in Smoke Shop Shooting
Offficers from the U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested the man accused in a deadly shooting inside a North Dallas smoke shop. 20-year old Aresnio Petty was taken into custody late Thursday at a friend's home in southeast Dallas. Investigators say Petty is the man seen on surveillance video shooting inside the Gas Pipe store on December 30. Rabeca Kemp died after being shot in the store in the 18600 block of Marsh Lane. Read more on NBCDFW.com

Burleson Man Aquitted of Robbery, Slaying Charge
Michael Justin Smith was aquitted in the shooting death of Cedric Jones. Smith dropped off Tracy Tennison and Dominic Redic at Jones' apartment, where the pair shot and killed him during a drug purchase, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said since Jones dropped them off he shared the blame in the man's death. The jury disagreed. Read more at the Star-Telegram.com.

Captured: Tarrant County Jail Escapee Nabbed in Dallas
A Tarrant County Jail inmate on the run for two days was captured Thursday night when police made a "dynamic entry" into his girlfriend's apartment, police said. Gregory Donald, 21, did not resist when officers stormed the apartment, said Tarrant County Sheriff's spokesman Terry Grisham. Members of the U.S. Marshal's fugitive task force and Dallas police officers assisted with the arrest in the 3400 block of Fordham Road. Two women and three children, one of them an infant, were also in the apartment. Nobody was hurt. Read more on NBCDFW.com

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