Crime

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...

Sheriff commissions staffing study
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Tue, Jul 1, 2014 - 1:18pm

In August, Denton County Sheriff Will Travis will ask County Commissioners for 10 additional deputies to be included in the department’s 2014-2015 budget to enhance service in Lantana and other areas of unincorporated Denton County.

Travis has joined with the University of North Texas' Criminal Justice department to conduct a study to examine how the sheriff's department uses its current resources, how it stacks up to other nearby or comparable police departments and how the new deputies would benefit Denton County.As with many other police departments, the sheriff's office ranks its calls from 1-4, with 1 being a top...

Students charged with aggravated assault, jailed
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Wed, Apr 16, 2014 - 2:40pm

Two University of North Texas freshmen accused of shooting pellets at two other students on campus over the weekend have been booked into the city of Denton jail.

Raymond Wax and Victor Avina, both 19, were charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Monday evening. Bond has been set for each of them at $50,000.

Avina, a chemistry major, admitted to detectives Monday that he shot at the two women students at Clark Hall in the 1700 block of Maple Street, according to a sworn statement submitted by police in seeking his arrest.

Two women students reported that on Friday they were shot at...

Blotter: Person fires pellet gun at strangers, injuring one
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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 - 2:23pm

One person was injured Saturday morning when someone in a vehicle reportedly drove up to unsuspecting groups of people and fired a pellet gun at them, according to a police report.

The first shots were fired at a group of girls who were walking out of Clark Hall on the University of North Texas campus, the report stated.

The girls told police that it appeared that their assailant had fired at them with a handgun.

A few minutes later, the same girls were at a gas station in the 1100 block of North Texas Boulevard when someone again approached and began firing shots at them and customers who were leaving the...