Crime

Police Video Shows Improper Take-Down by Fired Denton Jailer

Thu, Jul 31, 2014 - 1:22pm

The Denton Police Department released the jail surveillance video publicly on Wednesday of the July 19 event that left 38-year-old Jason Bishop injured and one of the department’s jailers fired for excessive force.

In the nearly 20 minute long video, Bishop is seen being brought into the city jail and booked for public intoxication charges after being arrested in the Fry Streetarea near the...

Blotter: Man accused of damaging cars with hands

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - 1:27pm

Police took a Denton man into custody after his brief battle with parked cars late Sunday.

According to a police report, a Denton officer and University of North Texas officers made contact with the man in the 1000 block of West Mulberry Street in reference to an altercation he was believed to have been involved in at a restaurant in the 100 block of Avenue A.

According to dispatch, an intoxicated man and two employees from a nearby bar were involved in an altercation outside the restaurant. The intoxicated man then began striking several vehicles with his hands, causing damage and resulting in his arrest on a...

Singer SoMo arrested in Hickory Creek

Tue, Jul 29, 2014 - 1:25pm

Singer and former University of North Texas student Joseph Somers-Morales was arrested Sunday night on a drug charge in Hickory Creek.

Somers-Morales, whose R&B stage name is SoMo, was charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from the Denton County Jail on Monday morning.

Somers-Morales attended UNT from the fall of 2006 to the fall of 2007, according to the university. The Denison native later gained fame on the Internet and caught the eye of Republic...

Walmart caper nets pair of UNT players an arrest, suspension
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Thu, Jul 3, 2014 - 1:26pm

Get your football program under control post-hasteMr. Kercheval.

According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, linebacker Sed Ellis (pictured) and tight end Chris Loving were arrested following an incident at Walmart recently and charged with misdemeanor theft. Specifically, Bonnie and Clod have been accused of stealing a pair of televisions from the store.

The Record-...

Two UNT football players arrested for stealing TVs
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Thu, Jul 3, 2014 - 1:08pm

DENTON -- Two University of North Texas football players were arrested last week for allegedly attempting to steal two televisions from a Denton Wal-Mart.Shedrell "Sed" Devante Ellis, 19, and Christopher Devante Loving, 21, were booked into Denton City Jail the morning of Tuesday, June 24.According to the arrest warrants, on Saturday, June 21, an employee at the Wal-Mart in the 1500 block of S. Loop 288 reported he saw three suspects acting suspisciously in the electronics department before they loaded a 24-inch and a 32-inch TV into carts and walked out the garden center exit without attempting to pay. They loaded the TVs into a...