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Men accused of Cleveland extortion investigated in Bedford Heights slaying

December 12th, 2017 - Comments »

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Authorities said two brothers who allegedly threatened to burn down a Cleveland barbershop in an extortion attempt are also being investigated in a deadly shooting in Bedford Heights.

Jerry Baker Jr., 27, also known as Jerry Bogarty, and his brother Daryon Bogarty, 22, are both charged with extortion in the Cleveland case.

Police reports state the brothers allegedly threatened to burn down Fa’Ness Barber and Salon on East 116th Street near Buckeye Road unless the owner paid them $40,000 or signed over ownership of the business.

Woman allegedly stabbed officer under chin, slashed Walmart employee

December 12th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A 24-year-old San Antonio woman allegedly stabbed an off-duty Floresville police officer under his chin and slashed the face of a Walmart employee on Friday for no apparent reason.

Angel Lace Rios is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon. She remains in the Bexar County Jail.

Police said Rios slashed the Walmart employee, Rebecca Escobedo, 48, across the face, causing an 8-inch superficial cut, around 5:30 a.m. at the Walmart in the 1600 block of Vance Jackson.

San Marcos woman held Taser to alleged stalker until police arrived

December 11th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN MARCOS, Texas – A San Marcos woman reportedly detained a man using a stun gun until police arrived after she awoke to find him crouched at the foot of her bed.

San Marcos police said the 24-year-old suspect who authorities say broke into the woman’s apartment and watched her sleep may also be connected to other break-ins.

Chaitanya Cherukuri faces felony charges of burglary of a habitation and stalking, as well as a misdemeanor charge of voyeurism.

Online records show bail was set at $140,000 for the charges but Cherukuri bonded out and was no longer in the Hays County Jail.

TX A&M football player threatened to kill apartment residents

December 11th, 2017 - Comments »

BRYAN, Texas – Authorities reportedly arrested a Texas A&M football player on multiple felony charges early Sunday morning after they said he allegedly pointed a gun at residents of a College Station apartment complex and threatened to kill them.

Texas A&M starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of tampering with evidence and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.

An athletic department official said Henderson is suspended indefinitely per department policy.

2 children, man found dead inside North Richland Hills home

December 10th, 2017 - Comments »

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Authorities said two children and an adult male were found dead from gunshot wounds on Saturday after they responded to a shooting call shortly after 7 a.m.

Police said a 911 call on Saturday morning reportedly came from a woman identified as the children’s mother, who was uninjured.

Investigators said the adult male was the children’s father, who lived at the residence. The young victims were only identified as a 9-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl.

Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the father shot the children before turning the gun on himself.

Man shot dead while at red light on Northeast Side

December 10th, 2017 - Comments »

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities said a man in his 20s was shot and killed Saturday night while he was stopped at a red light on the Northeast Side.

San Antonio police Sgt. John Carey said police reportedly got multiple calls of a shooting around 9:12 p.m. near the 6500 block of Rittiman Road and FM 78.

Carey said the victim, who was driving a Mercedes, was stopped at a red light when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up behind.

Officials said the passenger of the dark-colored vehicle reportedly got out and shot at the victim with a handgun, striking him twice.

Georgetown man allegedly choked, threatened woman with knife

December 4th, 2017 - Comments »

GEORGETOWN, Texas — A 22-year-old Georgetown man is jailed Monday after he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend and held a knife to her throat as she was driving with their 3-month-old son in the backseat.

Gabriel Melant was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and endangering a child.

The incident reportedly occurred Thursday when the woman said Melant had called to apologize for verbally abusing her Wednesday and asked to see their son, according to the document.

The victim reportedly told police Melant had been released from prison on parole the week before the incident.

Man fatally shot after injuring La Marque officer with sword

December 4th, 2017 - Comments »

LA MARQUE, Texas — A 62-year-old La Marque man is dead and an officer is on administrative leave following a confrontation involving a sword.

Investigators say a veteran officer reportedly shot Greg Ham once after the latter allegedly cut the officer in the face with a sword.

After an earlier incident at his neighbor’s home before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Ham had retreated to a small shed where he lived off Retama Street.

“He got pretty aggressive with me,” said neighbor Felice Staples.

The neighbor told reporters she called 9-1-1 Sunday night after Ham forced his way into her home. The woman says Ham was waving the sword threateningly.

Lakewood, Cleveland police investigate fatal shooting, carjackings

December 3rd, 2017 - Comments »

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Police in Lakewood and Cleveland are investigating a series of carjackings allegedly committed by a 27-year-old man after the killing of a 21-year-old man in Cleveland.

Officers reportedly got a call about 9:30 a.m. Saturday of a possible carjacking at Emerald Necklace Marina near Detroit Avenue.

Officers reportedly arrived at the scene where Cleveland Metroparks Rangers were treating a woman with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The man involved reportedly took off from the marina in a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Not long after, the car was found abandoned in the middle of Sloane Avenue near Edanola Avenue, according to the release.

Austin officer shot man in Burnet County road rage incident

December 2nd, 2017 - Comments »

AUSTIN, Texas – An off-duty Austin police detective reportedly shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at a family during a road rage incident near Marble Falls on Thursday night.

Johnny Henderson, of Cottonwood Shores, said he and his family are shaken but unhurt following the attack, which ended after an off-duty officer shot the gunman and he jumped him.

Henderson reportedly disarmed and beat the man unconscious. He reportedly broke his hand in the ordeal.

Austin interim Police Chief Brian Manley said the officer apparently “saved lives” when he intervened and drew his firearm.