Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 26, 2009.
MAN CHARGED IN DALLAS SEX ASSAULT
Police released new information Thursday about a series of sexual assaults in Dallas. DNA evidence has linked Jose Rico to at least one of the attacks, police said. He was already in jail on an unrelated arrest and an immigration hold. Rico has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and police anticipate more charges will follow.
MAN FOUND GUILTY, NOT INSANE, IN FW CITY HALL SHOOTING
A man who fired his gun inside of Fort Worth City Hall in 1995 has been found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the Star-Telegram reported. Ray Redding's attorney claimed Reddings was insane, but the jury wasn't buying it and now he's been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Prior to the incident, officials said the 46-year-old man had a history of going to City Hall to rant about land that he believed the city took from him.
DEPUTIES SAY WATCH YOUR $50
The next time you get a $50 bill be sure to eye it closely. Some crafty schemers are making their own money, The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. The counterfeiters have taken a $5 bill that has been “bleached” and printed a $50 bill over it. Be on the lookout for bills with the same serial numbers. Apparently these bills are becoming more prevalent across the State. Anyone that comes across the bills is asked to call police.
MAN ACCUSED OF COCKFIGHTING, ARRESTED
A man accused of cock fighting was arrested Thursday, Collin County deputies said.
The arrest comes after deputies were called Saturday to 2777 CR 325, near McKinney, for a report of cockfighting. That's where they seized 92 chickens and assorted equipment, while Collin County Animal control took custody of the animals at the scene. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mauricio Garcia, Jr., on Wednesday. He has been released on a $7,500 bond. Deputies said the investigation is continuing.
PRIEST CONVICTED IN RETRIAL OF SEXUALLY ABUSING BOY
A former priest whose child sex abuse conviction was overturned on appeal has been found guilty of the same crime during his retrial. Jurors took less than an hour Thursday to find the Rev. Thomas Teczar guilty of raping and molesting a then 11-year-old boy. The Fort Worth diocese has now asked the Vatican to defrock Teczar, who faces up to life in prison. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.