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What Constitutes a Charge of “Injury to a Disabled Person”?

A woman in Denton was recently arrested on an active warrant after she attempted to choke her father. When law enforcement first responded to the call, the woman’s father reported that he was almost entirely blind and used a cane to navigate his home. The man’s daughter had walked into his house, stated she was hungry, and yelled at her father and another woman who lived there....
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What Does “Failure to Identify” Mean?

In 2018, law enforcement in the Denton area responded to complaints that a suspect had fled from officers while attempting to climb onto a moving freight train. Workers from the Denton County Transportation initiated the chase when they noticed a man in a leather jacket near an electrical box. The man responded to law enforcement with a fake name and fake date of birth, and then tried to run from the area....
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Defending Against Online Solicitation of a Minor

Denton law enforcement recently revealed that a former sergeant with the Denton County Sheriff’s Office was arrested due to violation of child sex law. The man’s arrest occurred due to a joint investigation between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. The man was promptly terminated from his position at the Sheriff’s office. Charged with online solicitation of a minor, the man was detained in the Tarrant county jail....
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Why You Should Refuse Law Enforcement Requests to Search Your Belongings

Two men in the Denton area were recently detained with 85 pounds of marijuana after a Denton law enforcement officer searched their vehicle, which was located in a parking lot. The two men were subsequently charged with possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds, which is classified as a second degree felony in the state of Texas....
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Responding to Criminal Mischief Charges in Texas

Law enforcement in Denton recently arrested two murder suspects in connection with a deadly beating that occurred in a local restaurant’s parking lot. The arrest occurred because law enforcement responded to a criminal mischief call. Both suspects were charged with murder and released from the Denton City Jail after bonds of $100,000 bail were posted. This case is just one example of how criminal mischief is prosecuted in the state of Texas....
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Defenses to Resisting Arrest

A man in Denton was recently accused of cursing loudly in the parking lot of a Walmart and pulling his arms away from law enforcement officers when they tried to arrest him. The man was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Earlier inside the Walmart, the man had accused a young woman of shoplifting and tried to convince the young lady to go into the back of the store with him. When confronted by law enforcement, the man told the officers that he had been teasing with the young girl....
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Understanding Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon Charges

Denton law enforcement recently found a handgun, over 100 grams of methamphetamines, three grams of tar heroin, and a ballistic vest at the home of a known drug distributor in Lewisville. The man was arrested on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. As a result, the man was placed in Denton County Jail on a $150,000 bail....
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What Constitutes Evading Detention in a Vehicle

A 16-year-old suspect involved in a series of vehicle thefts was taken into custody recently after he caused a crash while driving a vehicle that did not belong to him. After a warrant was issued for the boy’s arrest, he was spotted driving a red Toyota Corolla, which had previously been reported stolen by its owner. The theft occurred while the vehicle’s owner left it running in her driveway so the car could warm up. The car was speeding when it struck another vehicle on the road....
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Defenses Against Robbery Charges in Texas

Law enforcement recently arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery at a Wells Fargo bank. The man was taken into custody in Lewisville and then booked into Denton County Jail. The man now faces robbery charges and his bail is set at $75,000. The robbery occurred when the suspect entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The man also implied that he had a weapon, but never displayed a firearm....
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Why Threats Alone can be the Basis for Assault Charges in Texas

A woman recently threatened to kill her sister and swore at a 911 dispatcher on Wednesday before law enforcement arrested the woman on an assault charge. Law enforcement initially responded to a disturbance at a home in the Denton area. While en route to the scene, dispatchers were informed about the woman’s threatening behavior....
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Denton, TX 76205
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