WFPD Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Assault

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Casey Green

On Monday, November 27th, at approximately 4:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1800 block of Polk in reference to a possible disturbance.

While in route to the call officers were waved down at the intersection of Avenue H and Monroe Street in reference to a 30 year old white male on the ground with a large wound to the top of his head.  The victim was having difficulty speaking but advised police that he had been assaulted by unknown suspects.  Medical personnel responded to the location and transported the victim to the hospital.

As officers began speaking with witnesses they observed a large rock, a black pocket knife and a tree branch that witnesses stated were used in the assault. Witnesses also provided for police a video of the assault that was taken with a phone.

Officers located a subject in the 1800 block of Polk that appeared to be the same subject that officers saw in the video assaulting the victim.  He was identified as 20 year old Casey Green. While officers were talking with Green he admitted to assaulting the victim.  Green stated that he had been involved in a disturbance with the victim.  Green stated that approximately 8-9 minutes after the victim departed two of his friends, an 18 year old black male and a 19 year old Hispanic male, showed up.  Green stated they all went looking for the victim then found him in an empty lot in the 1800 block of Polk St.  Green stated that the victim fled and that he had thrown a large rock at the victim and it struck him in the back of his left shoulder.  Green stated once they caught the victim in the intersection the three of them began hitting the victim with a tree branch and began kicking him in the head and body.  Green stated that there was a crowd forming and they told him they were calling the police and that`s when the suspects fled the scene.

Green was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated assault.

The other suspects in the assault were not located.  The case is still under investigation.

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Murder Suspect Arrested

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James Green

Earlier today, members of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 20 year old James Green in New Orleans on an outstanding WFPD Murder warrant for the murder of Clifton Carr back in August of this year.

On August 27, at approx 6:47 pm, officers were dispatched to the shopping center located at 3146 5th Street (Seymour Hwy) in reference to what was believed at the time to be a possible vehicle accident.  Clifton Carr had exited a vehicle in the parking lot at that location and walked into the Little Caesars Pizza where he collapsed on the floor.  They immediately called 9-1-1.  When officers arrived, they discovered that Carr was bleeding from a gunshot wound.  Carr was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery, however he later died from his wounds.
Investigation revealed that Carr had been involved in a disturbance in the shopping center parking lot with James Sherman Green III.  During that disturbance Carr was shot and Green fled the scene.

One Suspect In Aggravated Robbery Arrested

barnes 21On 11-07-17, at approx 4:20pm, two suspects robbed Western Finance, 1800 Kemp Blvd, at gunpoint and fled the scene in a Ford Mustang.  Investigation led to one of the suspects being identified as 21 year old Jehcobi Barnes.  Later that night, Barnes was located in an apartment complex on Professional Drive and arrested after a brief foot pursuit.  Barnes was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, and several warrants.  The Mustang was also located and impounded.  The case is still under investigation.  If anyone has any information about this crime, including the identity of the other suspect, they are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

Second Suspect Arrested on October 22nd Aggravated Robberies

downloadOn Wednesday November 1st at approximately 8:15 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police responded to the 2100 block of Ave H in reference to a subject with a warrant for aggravated robbery.  Upon arrival officers located a 16 year old male who had two outstanding aggravated robbery warrants. He was taken into custody without incident.  Due to his age his name is not being released.

 

The warrants stemmed from two recent aggravated robberies that took place.  On October 22nd at approximately 10:15 pm two suspects where in the 1400 block of Beverly when they pulled a gun on the victim and demanded his wallet. The suspects then fled the scene on foot with the victim`s wallet. The second was on the same night a few minutes later in the 4100 block of Seymour Hwy. Two armed suspects entered the Eskimo Hut and demanded money.  They fled on foot with cash, cigarillos and the victim’s phone.

On Friday, October 27th, at approximately 9:30 pm officers with the WFPD arrested 22 year old Justice Smith in connection with the aggravated robberies.

WFPD Arrest Three for Halloween Night Aggravated Robbery

Agg RobberyToday, at approximately 10:50 am, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 2100 block of Avenue H in reference to a subject with a warrant.  Upon arrival officers located 17 year old Devin Mullins and placed him into custody on an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery.

The warrant stemmed from an aggravated robbery that was reported on Halloween night, October 31st, in the 900 block of Kemp.  According to the victim two males entered the Dollar Saver located at 911 Kemp, displayed firearms and demanded money. The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and some cigars. They were last seen on foot going east on 10th Street.

WFPD Detectives have also arrested two other juvenile males in connection to this offense.  Their names are not being released due to their ages.

WFPD Arrest Subject with AK-47

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Tehvin Luckey

On Sunday, October 29th, at approximately 2:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to a disturbance in the 2400 block of Sheppard Access at Studio E.

Upon arrival officers observed several people fleeing the area.  They located a subject later identified as 27 year old Tehvin Luckey standing beside a vehicle holding an AK-47 rifle.  Luckey dropped the weapon and was detained by officers without further incident.  The weapon was determined to be loaded and had a barrel length less than 16 inches and a total length less than 26 inches. Luckey was placed into custody for possession of a prohibited weapon.  A records check confirmed that Luckey was a convicted felon.  It was also determined that the weapon had been reported stolen earlier this year.

Luckey was transported to the Wichita County jail where upon a search was found to be in possession of numerous pills; Acetaminophen, Codeine and Alprazolam.

Luckey was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a prohibited weapon, theft of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

Suspect in Recent Aggravated Robberies Arrested

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Justice Smith

On Friday, October 27th, at approximately 9:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were in the area of the 1800 block of 9th when they observed 22 year old Justice Smith walking.  Officers knew that Smith had two outstanding aggravated robbery warrants.  The officers approached Smith and took him into custody without incident.  Upon a search incident to an arrest officers located a clear plastic bag with a green leafy substance in his front pant pocket.  The substance showed a positive field test for marijuana.

The warrants stemmed from two recent aggravated robberies that took place.  On October 22nd at approximately 10:15 pm two suspects where in the 1400 block of Beverly when they pulled a gun on the victim and demanded his wallet. The suspects then fled the scene on foot with the victim`s wallet. The second was on the same night a few minutes later in the 4100 block of Seymour Hwy. Two armed suspects entered the Eskimo Hut and demanded money.  They fled on foot with cash, cigarillos and the victim’s phone.

Smith’s bond for the warrants was set at 1.5 million dollars.

Woman Runs Over Husband During Disturbance

gassawayOn 10-23-17, at approx 9:30am, officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 3700 blk of Seymour Rd in reference to a Aggravated Assault.  According to the investigation, 39 year old Tanya Gassaway and her husband got into a verbal disturbance in the apartment complex parking lot.  During the disturbance, Gassaway drove through a large grassy area and struck her husband with her vehicle.  The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance for his injuries.  Gassaway was arrested for Aggravated Assault and transported to jail.  She was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (PG3).

Virtual Kidnapping Scam Hits Local Couple

download.pngOn 09-08-17, a local husband and wife had separately been contacted by “kidnappers” alleging that the other had been kidnapped. The kidnappers were making monetary demands and the couple, who could not reach each other, were frantically trying to meet those demands. Both were found safe and no kidnapping had ever taken place.

Investigation discovered that they had become victims of a scam known as a “virtual kidnapping”. In this scam, victims are contacted over the phone by scammers who are attempting to manipulate them into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped – in an attempt to quickly extort ransom payments.

Be aware and do not fall for this type of scam. If you receive such a call, contact your relative immediately to ensure his or her safety and then call police.

WFPD Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

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Edwin Taylor

Thursday, August 24th, at approximately 11:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 3600 block of Sheppard Access in reference to an aggravated robbery that had just occurred at the Lone Star Dollar Saver.

According to a store employee a white male wearing all black came into the business and demanded money while displaying a handgun.  The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.  He was last seen traveling southbound in the 3600 block of Sheppard Access in a black Chevrolet Tahoe.  No injuries were reported.

WFPD Detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit responded and began their investigation.  They were able to gather evidence that led to an arrest warrant being issued for 30 year old Edwin Leon Taylor of Burkburnett for aggravated robbery.

Officers with the WFPD Gang Task Force received information that Taylor was in the area of Loop 11 and Northwest Freeway at a local hotel.  They setup surveillance and at approximately 11:20 pm Taylor was seen exiting a room.  There was a brief foot pursuit that ended with Taylor being taken into custody.

He was transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was booked in on the aggravated robbery warrant.