ANOTHER STOLEN GUN LOCATED AND RECOVERED!
On 04-22-20, at approx 7:17pm, officers responded to the 5500 Blk of Professional Drive (Highpoint Village Apartments) in reference to a disturbance/fight.
Upon officer arrival, 20 year old Damon King tried to leave the scene in a vehicle but was stopped. When officers approached King they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During a probable cause search, a handgun was found under the drivers seat. It had been spray painted gold in an attempt to hide the identifiers. Officers were able to find the serial number under the paint. Records check revealed that the gun had had been stolen out of Vernon, Texas.
King was arrested and charged with Theft of a Firearm.
On 04-12-20, at approx 7:40am, officers were dispatched to the 4600 blk of Lois Ln in reference to a suspicious vehicle that was parked behind a residence. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located. It was occupied by 2 subjects, 40 year old Michael White and 39 year old Shawna Byrd. When the subjects exited the vehicle, officers observed drug paraphernalia in the floorboard. Further investigation revealed the occupants to be in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and various pills not prescribed to them. Both White and Byrd were arrested and charged with the following:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 3
- Possession of Dangerous Drugs
- Possession of Marijuana
On Monday April 8th at approximately 8:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4800 block of Johnson Rd in reference to a possible burglary. Upon arrival officers spoke with the victim who stated that 22 year old Ryan Downey forced entry into her apartment, assaulted her, stole a necklace, took her car keys and drove off with her 2013 black Chevrolet Impala.
WFPD Officers observed a 2013 black Chevrolet Impala driving in the area of McNiel and Call Field and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as Downey, refused to pull over and began to speed away in an apparent attempt to evade police. Downey struck a curb in the 4300 block of Seymour Rd at which time he jumped out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He was caught by officers in the 4300 block of Seymour Hwy.
Downey was transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was charged with burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading.
Today at approximately 10:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of 13th to Prine’s BBQ in reference to a possible aggravated robbery.
Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who stated that a white male wearing a grey hooded sweater with tattoos on his neck came into the business and displayed what he believed to be a handgun and demanded money. The victim advised that they did not have any to give him. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with another white male who was described as wearing a green jacket.
A witness told officers that two males matching the description of the suspects were seen running into a vacant house near 13th and Burnett. Officers responded to an address in the 1300 block of Burnett and located two subjects matching the suspect descriptions. One of the subjects who was identified as 39 Year old Shawn Hankins told officers, “I tried to rob Prine’s.” The second suspect was identified as 44 year old Michael Lewis. Hankins stated to police that he had rolled up a belt and placed it in his waist band to appear as if it were a handgun.
Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with aggravated robbery and criminal trespass.
On Monday, February 4th, at approximately 3:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Sunset in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim who stated that a neighbor, who was later identified as 18 year old Michael Scanlin, threatened to attack the victim with dogs and a shotgun.
The victim stated that he had a heated argument with his neighbor, Scanlin. Scanlin and another subject went inside Scanlin’s residence only to return outside a few minutes later with their large dogs. The victim said that Scanlin and his friend walked the dogs into the middle of the street in front of his house while threatening to let them loose on him. The victim said that he had two dogs himself who ran off of the porch and he had to grab them.
The victim advised police that he felt threatened by Scanlin so he grabbed a large flashlight and walked out into his yard to defend himself. That`s when Scanlin ran back across the street to his residence and got a shotgun. Scanlin began waiving the shotgun around threatening to kill the victim.
While speaking with officers Scanlin made the comment that he told the victim to come out to the street and fight.
Scanlin was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with aggravated assault.
On Tuesday, November 13th, at approximately 7:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of Central Fwy to the Exxon gas station in reference to an occupied vehicle check. The reporting party believed that there were two subjects, a white male and a black male, in a silver Dodge Ram with a U-Haul trailer attached attempting to sell stolen property.
Upon arrival officers located the vehicle and the two subjects. The white male was identified as 35 year old Justin Davis. As officers began investigating it was determined that the Dodge pickup was stolen out of New Mexico. As officers attempted to place Davis into custody he attempted to flee from officers as well as resist them. Officers deployed their Taser at which time he was taken into custody without further incident.
Officers located a handgun under the driver seat of the vehicle. A check on the firearm revealed that it was stolen out of New Mexico as well. Officers mirandized Davis at which time he advised officers he had stolen both the vehicle and the firearm. Davis also advised officers that he had just met the black male that was there and that he had no knowledge of the theft. After a check on the subject he was released at the scene.
Further investigation revealed that the U-Haul trailer had been stolen out of Oklahoma and Davis was in possession of 8.87 grams of a substance that rendered a positive field test for methamphetamine which he attempted to destroy while on scene.
Davis was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm , theft, tampering with evidence, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting and evading.
On Wednesday, November 7th, at approximately 8:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a stolen vehicle, a 2012 black Tacoma pickup, being driven northbound on Henry S. Grace. As officers began to follow, the driver of the vehicle began to flee at a high rate of speed.
The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as 36 year old Jessie Greek, attempted to evade officers in the area of 33rd Street. Greek exited the moving vehicle in the 2200 block of Holliday Rd and began to evade police on foot prior to officers taking him into custody.
A records check on Greek revealed that he had multiple warrants for his arrest to include Federal and State warrants.
A search of the vehicle revealed property that had recently been taken in two vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier in the 4300 block of Kell West Blvd.
Greek was transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was charged with multiple counts of evading, multiple counts of burglary of a vehicle, and numerous warrants.
On Monday, October 29th, at approximately 4:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a silver Chrevrolet Malibu in the area of Southwest Pky and Barnett Rd. The vehicle was occupied by the driver who was identified as 29 year old Brandie Allen. The front seat passenger first identified herself as 26 year old Anna McLaughlin but it was later determined that her real name was Anna Pierce.
A records check revealed that both subjects had warrants for their arrest. Both subjects were placed into custody for the warrants.
Due to the fact that the warrant Allen had for her arrest was a narcotic related warrant a search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search officers located inside the center armrest of the vehicle a clear plastic bag that contained a white crystal like substance that rendered a positive result when field tested for methamphetamine. The total weight of the substance was 12.3 grams.
Both Allen and Pierce were transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were booked in on their outstanding warrants and for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group one. Pierce was also charged with failure to identify.
On Tuesday, October 23rd, at approximately 12 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 1600 block of 32nd in reference to a subject with an aggravated robbery warrant. Upon arrival they located 30 year old Dekendra Manuel. The warrant was confirmed and she was placed into custody.
The warrant steams from an aggravated robbery call that WFPD officers were dispatched to on July 5th of this year at approximately 2:15 am in the 300 block of North Scott at the Haystack. Upon arrival the victim stated that Manuel became upset with her for filming someone who was there. Manuel attempted to take the phone away from the victim. When Manuel was unable to get the phone the victim stated that Manuel struck her in the head with a beer bottle and began to assault her. The victim suffered lacerations to her head that required medical treatment. Manuel fled the scene prior to officers arrival.
Manuel was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident and was booked in on the aggravated robbery warrant.
On Monday, October 22nd, at approximately 2:10 pm an officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a subject who he knew to be 35 year old Justin Randall in the 1600 block of 12th Street. The officer knew Randall had recently been listed on the Crimes Stoppers Texoma’s Most Wanted list. A records check on Randall revealed that he had 11 outstanding warrants for his arrest, to include multiple assault charges.
When additional officers arrived on scene they attempted to take Randall into custody for his warrants at which time he began to fight with officers. After a physical struggle officers were able to get Randall into handcuffs. As he was being placed into a patrol vehicle Randall kicked one of the officers in the chest. While transporting Randall to the Wichita County jail he kicked out one of the backseat windows of the vehicle.
Once at confinement Randall was booked in on the 11 warrants and was also charged with resisting arrest, assault on a public servant and criminal mischief.