A 66-year-old Oak Trail Shores man was arrested on Oct. 24 after investigators found “several images of suspected child pornography” on a computer-related storage device found in his home, according to District Attorney Rob Christian.
Investigators with the Hood County Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a warrant to search the home of Truman Dale Whitfield, in the 3000 block of Inwood Trail, at 2:45 a.m.… Read the rest
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Tyrone Pierre Thomas, a 27-year-old Fort Worth resident, on Thursday became the fourth of five men to be convicted for their part in the 2010 capital murders of two men during the robbery of a Fort Worth convenience store, according to Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon Jr.
Prosecutors waived the death penalty, so the jury’s conviction of Thomas brought an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.… Read the rest
The Lake Granbury Economic Development Corporation will have a booth at next week’s conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers in Dallas. Billed as a “deal making” event, the gathering will be an opportunity for leaders to meet with business representatives.… Read the rest
The Hood County grand jury returned 25 indictments on Wednesday.
Indictments are considered formal charges.
Those indicted were:
Mark Benton Adwell, 35, Clearview Court, Granbury, forgery financial instrument.
Hal Binion, 57, Eden, possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram.
John Paul Boucher Jr., 22, Sun Meadow Circle, Granbury, sex offender’s duty to register.
Darin Dwaine Butler, 51, Granbury, sex offender’s duty to register.… Read the rest
Early voting for the Nov. 5 General Election will continue through Friday.
Several local races and issues are on the ballot, including Granbury City Council, Granbury and Tolar school board of trustees and an $85 million bond question for renovations and additions to GISD campuses.
Last week, early voters cast 1,592 ballots, according to Elections Administrator Jenise “Crickett” Miller. Of those, 299 were cast at temporary branch sites at GISD campuses.… Read the rest
A recent burglary of a storage building at Power Plant Court and Summit Road is the latest Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.
Among the items reported stolen were a John Deere Model 100 riding lawnmower, a 1-horsepower electric motor and a Lincoln Model 200 welder.
The total estimated value was $2,250.
To submit an anonymous tip, call 817-573-TIPS or go online (hoodcountycrimestoppers.com).… Read the rest
Construction on the county’s Emergency Operations Center is going full speed ahead, and the roof should be in place before long.
Despite some recent rain, Sheriff Roger Deeds said Wednesday morning that he was told by the primary contractor the project is a couple of days ahead of schedule.
The completion date for the facility, on Deputy Larry Miller Drive across the street from the Hood County Jail, is targeted for Feb.… Read the rest
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A red oak tree, donated by a group of Granbury school employees, was planted Wednesday in front of the Law Enforcement Center in honor of Deputy Lance McLean who died June 29 as a result of a gunshot wound suffered in the line of duty.
A group that included GHS Principal Jeremy Ross, vice principals, counselors and other staff members bought the tree.… Read the rest
The theft of a John Deere tractor from property on Coleman Ranch Road south of Granbury in August or September of this year is the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.
The owner is offering a reward of $15,000 if the tractor is located and returned.
The 2001 tractor, which features a front-end loader, was valued about $90,000.
If you have information on the burglary, you can call 817-574-TIPS, or leave a tip online (hoodcountycrimestoppers.com).… Read the rest