Crime

Man subdued at motel remains in jail
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Fri, Jul 24, 2015 - 1:41pm

A 26-year-old man who was subdued by police with a Taser at a Denton motel Wednesday remained in Denton City Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

Marcus Coleman is accused of interfering with an officer’s duties, a Class B misdemeanor.

His arrest made waves on social media Wednesday evening and prompted accusations of police brutality after a short clip from a civilian showed a Denton police officer using a Taser on Coleman at the motel in the 700 block of Fort Worth Drive.

Denton police issued a news release on the incident Wednesday evening and followed up Thursday afternoon with a news conference at the Denton...

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UNT signee D’Aundrey Bradley arrested
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Thu, Jun 11, 2015 - 1:17pm

D’Aundrey Bradley, a wide receiver from Cedar Hill who is set to join the North Texas football team this summer, was arrested for theft at a Walmart in Denton on Wednesday.

According to the arrest affidavit, Bradley and Senan Jaber, who was with Bradley at the store, began picking up groceries and placing them in reusable Walmart bags that were in their cart.

Bradley and Jaber then went through the self checkout lane, scanned a few of the items from the top of their cart and bagged the merchandise. Bradley and Jaber then placed the items they paid for on top of items in their cart they did not scan.

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Complicated biker culture blurs lines on good guys, bad guys, outlaws and wannabes
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Mon, Jun 1, 2015 - 1:40pm

Three dozen or so letters arrived at the Trib last week, distinct from those we’ve published almost daily. They express outrage at the continued incarceration of most of the 175 bikers jailed on $1 million bonds in the wake of the deadly May 17 motorcycle gang shootout at Twin Peaks restaurant. Most are unfortunately form letters, but a few writers put down individual thoughts.

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Police warning on biker retaliation questioned by former biker, experts
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Tue, May 26, 2015 - 11:10am

A Texas Department of Public Safety Bulletin warns that members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang may be plotting attacks on law enforcement officers, but former Bandidos members say the information is wrong and highly unlikely.

"Absolutely ludicrous," said Edward Winterhalder, a former high-ranking Bandidos member who is still in contact with former and current members. "From a purely common sense and logical point of view, there's no reason for them to do that."

Winterhalder was referring to a law enforcement bulletin, reported by CNN, that warned police across Texas that members of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle...

Texas Officials Were Aware of Growing Gang Tensions
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Tue, May 19, 2015 - 7:28am

Texas authorities had warned earlier this month that animosity was growing between two rival gangs, which came to a head in a deadly shootout over the weekend in a Waco restaurant that killed nine and wounded 18, and led to about 170 arrests.

The Texas Department of Public Safety's Joint Information Center issued a bulletin May 1 that cautioned authorities about increasing violence between members of a large Texas-based gang called the Bandidos and members of smaller gangs, one of which is called the Cossacks, Dallas TV station WFAA reported Monday.

The bulletin obtained by WFAA said the tension could stem from...