FORT WORTH, TX. (THECOUNT) — Fort Worth police are looking for a missing 8-year-old boy who was last seen around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening while playing with a family friend at a neighborhood playground near the Ladera Palms Apartments, located at, 4500 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Dieudonne Babutu, just celebrated his 8th birthday August 3.
Police say they are actively searching the area of the apartment complex and playground area and don’t expect any foul play at this time.
Someone reported seeing him last in the 4500 block of Campus Drive, wearing a black-and-red t-shirt and brown shorts.
He’s 4”4″, weighs around 75 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. Babutu’s parents say he does not have any medical conditions and has never ran away from home. Continue reading
TATUM, TX. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Ballard, of Kilgore has been identified a teenager who died during a vehicle pursuit in Rusk County, according to the Tatum Police Department.
Ballard, 17, died after engaging in a pursuit with police and crashing in a parking lot when his Sedan struck an unoccupied tractor trailer, police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by a justice of the peace.
About 11 p.m. Sunday, a TPD officer was on patrol when they saw a Sedan traveling south on Johnson Street at a high rate of speed, Rains said in a news release. The officer used their radar unit to check the vehicle’s speed and found the driver, later identified as Ballard, was traveling at 83 mph in a 55 mph zone. Continue reading
Texas man, Ryan Joseph, has been identified as the Ferris resident involved in a strange fatal accident that remains under investigation by Ferris Police.
Joseph, 25, was killed after he suddenly exited the cab of a box truck operated by his stepfather for an unknown reason while traveling on I-45 in Red Oak on Tuesday.
Police officers were dispatched at about 8 p.m. to the northbound lanes of I-45 between the 266-267 mile markers on reports of an injured man in the roadway.
“We are still investigating. The truck appears to be in good shape. We are not finding any indication that he was pushed,” Ferris Police investigator Walter Weiss said. “It looks like Ryan opened the door to the truck.” Weiss stated Joseph was sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle next to his stepfather, who was driving, at the time of the incident. Continue reading
BIG WELLS, TX. (THECOUNT) — Dimmit County officials are confirming at least five undocumented immigrants were killed and multiple others seriously injured following a police pursuit of a fleeing vehicle that ended in a crash in Big Wells, Texas.
Officials say, four people died in the crash and nine others were injured after the Suburban, which was being chased by a Dimmit County deputy, crashed. 12 of the victims are suspected illegal immigrants.
The accident happened off Highway 85 in Big Wells, about 130 miles southwest of San Antonio, Sunday before noon. Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said there were 14 people in the vehicle at the time of the crash and 12 of them are suspected undocumented immigrants. Continue reading
SMITH COUNTY, TX (THECOUNT) — The following is a press release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office:
On June 14, 2018, at approximately 6:14 pm, Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Hwy 31 West towards Loop 49 in reference to an Agency Assist. Smith County Communications was advised that the Tyler Police Department had been in pursuit with a black motorcycle heading west on Hwy 31 West. The motorcycle was operated by an unknown male suspect with a female passenger.
Approximately 3 minutes later a Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputy located a motorcycle matching the description given and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Hwy 31 West and Loop 49. The deputy observed the motorcycle accelerate and continue at a high rate of speed north bound on Loop 49.
The suspect continued to pass several vehicles in an unsafe manner in an attempt to flee from law enforcement. Precinct 5 Constables were able to get in front of the pursuit in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The suspect then slowed and changed directions to head south on Loop 49. The pursuit continued as the suspect exited and proceeded west on Hwy 31.
As the suspect approached FM 2661 the suspect encountered traffic. As he attempted to slow down, the suspect lost control of the motorcycle and both occupants were ejected. The male suspect who was identified as Sean Waite W/M 34, then fled on foot and was arrested a short time later. Continue reading
Corpus Christi, TX — (THECOUNT) A Corpus Christi man forgot the golden rule when it comes to killing a dangerous rattlesnake snake, they sometimes play possum, even in the afterlife.
Jennifer Sutcliffe‘s hubby, who declined to be named, is still recovering after being bitten by a (beheaded) rattlesnake while the couple were doing yard work.
The slithering attack occurred during the weekend of May 27 at the couple’s residence near Lake Corpus Christi after they spotted a four-foot rattler in their garden.
Jennifer said her husband quickly took his shovel and severed the snake’s head, but moments later, went back and handled his bounty, which in turn, bit him, delivering all its venom into his blood system, in a way only a headless snake can do.
“Which in that case since there is no ‘body,’ it released all its venom into him at that point, so he had a lot of venoms,” Sutcliffe said. Continue reading
Clayton Bradley of Eustace, TX., is being held on $2.5 million bail after intentionally striking and killing a pedestrian while operating a motor vehicle in Athens Wednesday.
Rodney Abbott, 30, also from the Eustace area, was on foot when Bradley, 28, passed him while traveling in a pickup truck with a female passenger.
Bradley reportedly made a U-turn in Abbott’s direction and struck him at a high rate of speed. The truck then careened into a field and hit a tree of substantial size.
Abbott was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bradley allegedly fled the scene and was located a short time later by Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies at his nearby home. Continue reading
A routine fire drill at Dallas Hospital took a turn for the worst after several staff members were severely sunburned, authorities report.
The Big Tex Office of Compliance, Safety, and Online Modules announced the surprise drill that required hospital team members to exit the building.
“Everything went off without a hitch,” reports Chief Compliance Officer Kacey Ruban-Rouge. “We were heading back inside to release our modules on the importance of hand washing to prevent burnout when the discovery was made.” Continue reading
Brandon Garcia has been identified as the 17-year-old boy struck and killed while crossing a San Antonio roadway Monday night.
Garcia, 17, was crossing Medina Base Rd when he suddenly doubled back and was hit by a passing SUV. He was reportedly dragged several feet during the incident which has been deemed an accident.
Garcia was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Continue reading
Lonnie Sewell, has been identified as the Midland, Texas, man killed while traveling on West County Road 130 around 9:17 p.m. Thursday night.
According to DPS, troopers responded to a call of a two-vehicle crash on West County Road 130. Upon arrival, officials say they found a crash involving a Polaris Razor ATV and a Chevrolet SUV.
A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that the SUV was driving west on West County Road 130 as Sewell was leaving a private drive onto 130. DPS says that Sewell failed to yield the right of way and was hit by the SUV. Continue reading