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November 2017

A burglary suspect is on the run from a Denton law enforcement officer who was in the process of serving the man two warrants for his arrest.When law enforcement arrived at the man’s residence to arrest him, the man began running through driveways and backyards throughout the surrounding neighborhood. The man was last spotted walking towards Interstate 35 East. The man has two outstanding warrants for theft under $2,5000 with two or more previous convictions and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft. The theft charge is related to an offense that occurred on July 11. The burglary charge is a second degree felony related to the individual unlocking and driving away in another person’s motor vehicle. Fortunately, the car was found hours later at a nearby location.

Many individuals are not aware that there are actually three ways to commit burglary of a habitation or building under applicable law in the state of Texas. The crime that a person is charged with frequently depends what type of offense a person intends on performing in the building or habitation.

Applicable Laws Concerning Burglary Offenses

A man in Denton was recently arrested for growing marijuana on his property. The Sheriff’s Office arrested the man during a drug investigation of his home because law enforcement found six marijuana plants growing at the man’s residence. The man was charged with manufacturing marijuana and was later discovered to have an outstanding warrant from Ohio. Bond was subsequently set for the man and he was placed in the Davidson County Jail. Even if a person does not intend to sell marijuana to someone else, cultivating or growing marijuana in the state of Texas is a serious offense. In many cases, these types of charges can result in a person facing felony charges. Grow houses have been increasing in number throughout both the state of Texas and the nation. Due to these increasing numbers, law enforcement has increased its focus on these investigations. In many cases, law enforcement is known to review electrical and water usage to determine if excessive amounts of marijuana are being grown. In cases where marijuana growth is illegal, a person often needs the assistance of a skilled attorney.

The Signs of Marijuana Operations

Lake Dallas law enforcement recently identified and arrested the lone suspect in a car crash that occurred at a local bar on West Hickory Street. The crash occurred after a chase between the man and law enforcement who attempted to stop him several times. The pursuit progressed through the towns of Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, and Corinth before passing through Denton where the man’s vehicle collided in the patio area of a restaurant near the University of North Texas Campus. The man in question was charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, evading arrest on food, and driving with a suspended license with a previous conviction or suspension. Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the accident. The man was booked into the Denton County Jail where he is currently held on these charges with a bond established.

The Differences Between Evading Arrest and Resisting Arrest

The Denton Police Department recently reported that a Denton parole officer was recently arrested after buying hydrocodone pills from a parolee. Law enforcement witnessed an exchange between the officer and a parole in the parking lot of the location where the parole officer is employed. The parole officer was placed in the Denton County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Law enforcement investigators were informed of the man’s planned meeting a parolee for the purpose of obtaining hydrocodone and were able to observe the exchange in question prior to making an arrest. While possession of a controlled substance is a common offense, these charges can have particularly severe consequences for a person’s future. There are many factors that influence whether these offenses will be treated as felonies or misdemeanors including the amount and type of drugs that involved. Some of the other factors include whether a person was found in possession or drug paraphernalia or has a criminal record of other drug offenses.

Potential Defense to Drug Possession Charges

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Wheeler Law Office
Denton Criminal Defense Lawyer
Located at: 101 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 102
Denton, TX 76205
Phone: (940) 465-3178