On Wednesday, February 22, at approximately 6:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4200 block of Hughes in reference to a possible aggravated sexual assault.
Upon arrival officers spoke with one of the victims who stated that just after midnight while he and a friend were sleeping he was awoken to being hit on the head. The victim stated that a subject, later identified as 33 year old Drew Mathis, was standing over him with a handgun. The victim stated that he saw Mathis sexually assault his friend. After the assault Mathis and the second victim left the residence together.
Through a records check officers learned that Mathis was associated with an address in the 600 block of Sunset. Officers went to the address to locate the second victim and check on their welfare. There was a vehicle in the driveway that was registered to the second victim.
After officers knocked on the door and announced their presence the victim eventually came out. Officers saw the door close immediately behind them and heard the sound of the door being locked.
Officers set up a perimeter on the residence. At approximately 8:15 am Mathis exited the residence without incident and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation and aggravated sexual assault.
On 02-17-17, at approx 12:45am, officers responded to the 1600 blk of 14th Street in reference to a suspicious maroon F150 pickup driving recklessly. Dispatched advised that the vehicle was driving through yards and almost struck a house. Upon arrival, officers observed the vehicle spinning its tires in a driveway. They activated their overhead emergency lights in an attempt to make contact with the driver but the suspect vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. A brief pursuit ensued, approx 4 minutes, around the neighborhood with the suspect vehicle eventually returning to the same driveway in which it started. Officers pulled in behind it preventing it from leaving. The suspect, later identified as 41 year old Antonio Rosales, put the truck in reverse and rammed the police vehicle 3 times as an officer was trying to exit. Other officers were able to approach the suspect vehicle but Rosales would not exit or follow multiple commands. As a result, Rosales was tased and taken into custody. Rosales was charged with the following offenses:
- Aggravated Assault – Public Servant
- Evading Arrest/Detention – Vehicle
- Driving While Intoxicated
On February 15th at approximately 3:40 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to a possible disturbance at a residence in the 1600 blk of 31st St. Upon arrival contact was made with the victim. The victim stated he had been assaulted by the suspect who had fled the area on foot. The suspect, later identified as Clara Glasgow, was located and detained in the 2900 blk of Holliday Rd. As the officer spoke with the suspect he noticed that she was nervous and clinching tightly on a purse in her possession. Glasgow gave consent to search the items in her possession. During the course of the search approximately 0.4 grams of Methamphetamine was located along with some drug paraphernalia. Glasgow was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine and issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
On February 15th at approximately 10:30 am an officer observed a red Ford Explorer parked within 25 feet of a stop sign at the intersection of 6th and Denver. A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle and the driver was identified as Bryce Roberts. As officers spoke with Roberts they discovered inconsistencies in his story, Bryce was asked to step out of the vehicle. At that time, officers on scene called for a K-9 unit for the vehicle. The K-9 unit arrived and alerted on the vehicle and a search was conducted. During the course of the search, a .22 caliber handgun was located inside the vehicle along with loose pills classified as dangerous drugs and controlled substances. Roberts was placed under arrest for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of controlled substance in penalty group 3..
On Thursday, February 9th, at approximately 3:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2700 block of Southwest Parkway to the Wells Fargo bank in reference to a possible forgery in progress.
Upon arrival officers spoke with a bank employee who stated that a subject, later identified as 20 year old Yaw Ferkah-Ahenkorah of Chickasha, OK, came into the bank and attempted to deposit three fraudulent checks totaling $283,000.00. Officers detained Ferkah-Ahenkorah.
Ferkah-Ahenkorah advised police that college friends from the University of Science and Arts gave him the checks to deposit. He stated that he came to the bike trails in Wichita Falls when a friend told him to go deposit the checks at Wells Fargo.
After further investigating it was determined that Ferkah-Ahenkorah had earlier attempted to deposit two other fraudulent checks totaling $440,000.00 at the Wells Fargo bank located on Kell East.
Ferkah-Ahenkorah was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with Forgery.
On 02-06-17, at approx 1:15pm, WFPD officers were dispatched to the area of 14th/Grace in reference to a stolen Chevrolet Pickup. The victim observed a black male driver and a hispanic male passenger steal his truck from a garage in the 300 blk of Indiana. The victim was able to use a second vehicle to follow the suspects. The suspects tried to get away from him but were unable to do so. Both suspects jumped out of the running truck in the 1600 blk of 14th Street and ran into a residence where they were later found by officers, one of them hiding in a closet. The suspects were identified as Justice Smith, age 20, and Joseph Jimenez, age 21. Both were arrested for Theft over $2500 under $30000. In addition, Smith was charged with Failure to ID and Resisting.
Casey Ironshell – 34
On 01-21-17, at approx 9:00am, WFPD officers were dispatched to the Subway on Seymour Hwy in reference to an aggravated robbery where a male suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. After the robbery, the suspect fled the location on foot and ran west toward an adjacent motel. Officers in the area saw a man matching the suspect description and detained him. The suspect was identified as 34 year old Casey Ironshell. Ironshell was in possession of a realistic looking handgun that turned out to be a BB gun and rolls of coins from the Subway. In addition, officers were able to positively identify Ironshell as the robbery suspect by the Subway surveillance video. Ironshell was arrested for the Aggravated Robbery. During the arrest, Ironshell was very uncooperative and resisted arrest. He even broke the back window of a police vehicle. Once Ironshell arrived at the jail, he was charged with the following crimes:
- Aggravated Robbery
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Mischief
- Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 – Methamphetamine
On January 21 officers were dispatched to a vacant residence in the 2300 Jasper St in reference to possible theft of water utility. The officers made contact with the property owner who verified that the residence was in fact vacant. The suspect later identified as Michael Arbuckle was located at the vacant residence. During the investigation the officers on scene observed that the water meter lid was off and the water line had been tampered with and modified to allow the water to flow without the presence of a meter. A garden hose was also observed connected to the newly created modification. The garden hose was laid in a trench which led up to and connected to the water line leading directly into the residence. Arbuckle was arrested for criminal mischief-causing public water supply to be diverted by installing a bypass device.
On January 22, an officer observed a white Chevrolet Corsica traveling westbound in the 2200 blk of 11th St. a routine check of the license plate showed that the vehicle was being operated on a public roadway with an expired vehicle insurance policy. The investigating officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Tyler and Ave C for the insurance violation. The officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and identified the passengers as Timmy Wiggins and Regina Reed. Wiggins consented to a search of his person at the scene during which the officer located approximately 0.6 grams of Methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle was then conducted and a .22 caliber pistol was located in the area of where Wiggins was sitting in the vehicle. Wiggins was placed under arrest for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1. Reed was also taken into custody for unrelated warrants.
On Tuesday, January 17th, at approximately 12:40 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Burnett in reference to a possible burglary of a building. Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who stated that someone made forced entry into his auto shop and stole a 2006 white Dodge Charger that was parked inside.
According to witnesses they observed a white male driving the stolen Charger out of the shop at approximately 11:45 am.
Officers were able to locate the stolen vehicle in the 300 block of E Jefferson with its hood up and driver’s side door open. They also located a white male who was identified as 25 year old Nicholas Hobbs, a former employee of the victim. As officers were detaining Hobbs he advised officers that he had taken the vehicle in order to continue working on it.
Hobbs was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with burglary of a building.