On Wednesday night, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office held a county-wide "roundup" up 200 individuals wanted on warrants for domestic violence and assault-related offenses. Around 40 individuals were arrested as a result of the roundup.
Last Wednesday, a Georgia woman was extradited back to Texas over four decades after being charged for the murder of her husband. The 76-year-old fugitive is currently being held without bond after appearing in Court last Friday to face murder charges.
Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety have announced that multiple Mexican drug cartels are currently using young Texans as part of their smuggling operations, calling them "the expendables." The development is, for obvious reasons, concerning to law enforcement officials, who have obtained evidence that six Mexican drug gangs are actively recruiting Texas children. There may be others.
Alice Walton, daughter of the late Sam Walton-founder of Wal-Mart-was pulled over in the Dallas-Fort Worth area recently on suspicion of DWI.
Our Dallas readers may be interested in learning that the Office of National Drug Control Policy has recently spearheaded a national campaign to raise public awareness on drugged driving. While the issue may not get as much attention as drunk driving, recent data shows that it is, in fact, a problem. Legally, drugged driving is covered under DUI and DWI laws.
On Tuesday, a 27-year-old San Antonio man who faced the possibility of between 33 and 41 months in prison on charges of mail fraud received five years of probation in connection with a car-title scam involving a Dallas-area used car salesman. According to sources, the lighter sentence was given in exchange for the man's agreement to cooperate in the arrest of further suspects.
Our Dallas readers may be aware that October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month across the United States. The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about domestic abuse, spread awareness of victims' rights and available services, and offer prevention training education.
Last Thursday, a 52-year-old Colleyville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for involvement in a fraud scheme connected his real estate investment company, Metro Buy Homes. The man pleaded guilty in February.