Posted: Sep 12, 2012 2:33 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 2:33 AM
HOUSTON (AP) Officials say a man who fled his trial before being convicted in the repeated sexual assault of an 11-year-old Texas girl has been captured by authorities. U.S. Marshals spokesman Alfredo Perez says Eric McGowen was found yesterday in a Houston apartment. Authorities had been searching for McGowen since he fled his trial on August 29th.
MESQUITE, Texas (AP) Neighbors of a 16-year-old girl killed by a man she had reported for rape say she kept details about the crime to herself. Shania Gray disappeared after school last Thursday and was found dead two days later. The man she accused of raping her, 30-year-old Franklin Davis, is charged with capital murder.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Two more West Nile virus deaths have been reported in North Texas. Health officials say an elderly Fort Worth man with underlying medical conditions is the sixth West Nile-related death in Tarrant County this year. Dallas County officials say a man in his 60s is the 15th such death in the county.
DALLAS (AP) A Garland police investigation has found one of its officers fired at least 41 shots during a high-speed chase that ended with a 25-year-old man's death. Authorities initially said the suspect's truck rammed the squad car on August 31st, and the officer feared for his life. But a report yesterday said dashboard video shows the officer rammed the truck driven by Michael Allen, who never tried to assault the officer.