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Shawn Hankins

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Michael Lewis

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.

WFPD Arrests Man for Threatening His Neighbor With Dogs and a Shotgun

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Michael Scanlin

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.

Occupied Vehicle Check Leads to a Subject Arrested on Multiple Felony Charges

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Justin Davis

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.

Driver of Stolen Vehicle Attempts to Evade Police: Arrested on Multiple Charges

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Jessie Greek

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.

WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

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Brandie Allen

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Anna Pierce

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.

WFPD Arrest Suspect for Aggravated Robbery

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Dekendra Manuel

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.

Local Man Assaults Police While Attempting to Serve Eleven Warrants

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Justin Randall

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.

WFPD Arrest Suspect After Brief Foot Pursuit on Multiple Felony Charges

On Tuesday, July 31st, at approximately 5:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department located 32 year old Joseph DePriest in the 1200 block of Central Freeway at the FasPac.  Officers knew DePriest had three outstanding felony warrants.

Officers approached Depriest at which time he attempted to run from officers.  After a short foot pursuit Depriest was taken into custody.

During a search incident to an arrest DePriest was found to be in possession of 11.1 grams of methamphetamine and an ecstasy pill.

DePriest was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was charged with manufacturing/delivery of a substance in penalty group one, possession of a substance in penalty group two, evading and the felony warrants.

Man Assaults Store Clerk, Arrested for Robbery

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John Antee

On Thursday, May 17th, at approximately 10:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1400 block of Broad at the Stripes store in reference to a possible disturbance. A white male wearing a blue shirt and tan pants was reported to be assaulting a female at that location.

While responding to the call officers were advised that City of Wichita Falls workers were following the suspect down Bluff St. Officers located the witnesses and the male suspect, who was later identified as 38 year old John Antee, in the 1600 block of Bluff.  Antee was holding a gold beer can in his hand.

The witnesses advised that they were driving down 14th St. when they observed Antee assaulting the female clerk at the Stripes so they followed him and called police. Officers went back to the store where they spoke to the victim. She advised she was working at the store when Antee came in. She saw him grab a beer and put it in his pocket. She told him to put it on the counter. He said he did not have anything and walked out of the store.  The victim followed him outside at which time Antee hit the victim on the side of the head.

Antee was placed under arrest and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with robbery.

Occupied Vehicle Check Turns into Narcotics Arrest

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Susan Tiffany

On Sunday, December 17th, at approximately 5:18 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to an occupied vehicle check at the intersection of Pyrenees and Catskills.  Upon arrival they located a black Toyota 4Runner occupied by a white female who was lying across the front seat of the vehicle asleep.  The vehicle was not running.

Officers identified the female as 58 year old Susan Tiffany.  Her demeanor was erratic and she was unable to focus or speak in complete sentences.  Officers detained her for possible intoxication.

Officers saw in plain view a purse sitting on the front passenger seat.  The purse was open and inside the purse was a pill bottle that contained several small plastic bags.  Upon a closer search officers located a second pill bottle inside the purse that contained three more plastic baggies.  Inside each bag was a crystal like substance.   Officers used a field test kit on the crystal like substance and it field tested positive as methamphetamine. The total weight of the methamphetamine, including the baggies, totaled 3.6 grams.

Tiffany was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in penalty group 1.