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** BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS WANTED SUBJECT **

Thomas Henry Banks, age 24, is wanted for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. If you have any information about Banks, or know his whereabouts, please call us at 940-720-5000 or call anonymously Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers @ 940-322-9888.

Your information can help bring this fugitive to justice!

All WANTED subjects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Woman Arrested For Criminal Trespass Bites Jailer

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On 02-05-20, Officers were dispatched to the Zoom-In Food Store on Seymour Hwy in reference to a subject, Krystal Gillespie, refusing to leave. In officers presence, Gillespie was barred from the location but still refused to leave. She put her hands behind her back and told officers that they would have to take her to jail. She was placed under arrest for Criminal Trespass.

After the arrest, Gillespie became aggressive and began thrashing her body and tried to pull away from the officers several times. Once under control, she was placed in the patrol car and transported to jail. There, she became aggressive again and began fighting with jail staff biting one of them in the process.

Gillespie was charged with Assault on a Public Servant, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass.

TWO MORE ARRESTED IN CUMBERLAND MURDER – ALL FOUR SUSPECTS NOW IN CUSTODY!

MURDERThe WFPD Crimes Against Persons Unit have arrested 17 year old Shane Diaz and 18 year old Jiovani Morales in connection to the murder that occurred on January 26 in the 3500 blk of Cumberland. With these arrests, all 4 suspects are now in custody. 18 year old Shaundre Ransom and 17 year old Zaeveion Denson were arrested on February 1st.

Not only did the investigation lead to the arrest of these 4 individuals, but it also led to the recovery of the victim’s personal belongings as well as the murder weapon.

All four suspects are currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.

WFPD Arrest Two In Capital Murder Case

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Shaundre Ransom

Early this morning, Saturday February 1st, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department arrested 18 year old Shaundre Ransom and 17 year old Zaeveion Denson in connection with the murder of Carolyn High.

On January 26th WFPD officers responded to a call just before 3:45 p.m. in the 3500 block of Cumberland Avenue where they discovered High’s body lying in a driveway.

The WFPD Crimes Against Persons Unit was called to the scene to begin their investigation.

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Zaeveion Denson

On January 31st WFPD officers executed two search warrants.  Subsequent interviews and follow up investigations lead to two arrest warrants being issued for Ransom and Denson for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity/ Capital Murder.

Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident.

Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Hit & Run

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On 01-29-20, at approx 1:40 am, officers responded to nightclub in the 1400 blk of Iowa Park Rd in reference to a disturbance.

Investigation revealed that 35 year old Randal Burham had been asked to leave and eventually was escorted out of the club. When Burham got into his vehicle, he tried to run over the employee that escorted him out but hit a concrete pillar instead. He backed up and struck a parked car before unsuccessfully trying to hit the employee again. As he backed up to leave, Burham struck another parked car. Officers located Burham sitting in his car a short distance away and he was arrested and transported to jail.

He was charged with Aggravated Assault and 2 counts of Duty on Striking an Unattended Vehicle – Hit & Run.

Drug Arrest Made in Drug Free Zone

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On 01-28-20, at approx 0728 hrs, officers were conducting a suspicious vehicle/person check near 10th and Denver when they encountered 31 year old Jennifer Solomon. Solomon was a wanted fugitive for fraud out of Payne County, Oklahoma, and taken into custody. Search incident to arrest found Solomon to be in possession of 6.7 grams of methamphetamine. At the time of the arrest, Solomon was within 1000 ft of a school which placed her in a drug free zone.

Solomon was transported to jail on her fraud warrant and also charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone.

Man Arrested for Sex Crimes

Roy McLeranFollowing an investigation, WFPD Juvenile Unit Detectives have arrested 53 year old Roy McLeran for the following crimes:

1) Aggravated Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Assault (2 counts)
3) Prohibited Sexual Conduct (2 counts)

McLeran is currently being held in the Wichita County Jail.

Homicide: First 48 in Effect

Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is offering up to $3000 for information regarding yesterday’s homicide on Cumberland as part of their Fresh 48 program (until Wednesday @ 8am). If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 940-322-9888.

FRESH 48

FOR RELEASE ON

JANUARY 27, 2020.

Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a murder. The crime happened in the early morning hours of January 26th at 3513 Cumberland. Victim Carolyn High was found murdered in her driveway.

Police have very little information about this Crime and could use your help.

If you have any information about this Crime or any other felony crime, call us 24 hours a day at 322-9888 or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888. You never have to give your name, and if your information leads to the arrest and board approval, you could earn up to $3,000.00 if information is received in the next 48 hours.

Crime Stoppers, Citizens, Police and the Media working together to make our community a safee place to live. Together, we can make a difference.

FY 2020 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S ENFORCEMENT STATS RELEASED

step christmasThe largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), sheriff’s offices, constable’s offices and community police departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the FY 2020 CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S ENFORCEMENT  TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats which covered a two week period beginning Friday, December 13, 2019, and ended Wednesday,  January 1, 2020:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 10
Child Safety Seats – 0
Intersection Violations – 11
Speeding – 18
Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 1
Other Violations – 3
Arrests – 1
Vehicles Impounded – 2
Hours Worked – 20
Miles Driven – 180