Man, 31, found hanged in Bedford Jail cell

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Man, 31, found hanged

in Bedford Jail cell

BEDFORD -- A 31-year-old man was found shortly after noon Thursday hanging in his cell at the Bedford Jail, police said.

The man was given first aid and was taken to the hospital, but died, police said.

Officers were withholding his name until relatives could be notified.

The man was arrested Thursday morning on warrants from Dallas and Tarrant counties. Police said Texas Rangers have been asked to help investigate. -- Bill Miller

Man arrested near

school ID'd

FORT WORTH -- A man arrested Wednesday afternoon near a south Fort Worth elementary school after he was seen near the campus in a car outfitted with police gear has been identified as Geronimo Molina, 44, of Fort Worth, police and jail reports state.

Molina was in the Mansfield Jail Thursday with bail set at $6,587.

He faces a charge of disorderly conduct by exposing himself, said Officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman.

He also faced charges of "failure to identify" (intent to give false information) in the incident. He is also accused of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, two traffic infractions in Arlington and being in the country illegally.

Officers were called to Hubbard Heights Elementary School, 1333 Spurgeon St., to investigate a suspicious person. Officers reported they caught the man watching children from a black 2004 Ford Crown Victoria, similar to those used by police.

The car had a video camera on a mirror and police lights on back. The vehicle had been "parked at [the] school for the past three days," the report says.

-- Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Man says he shot pair

breaking into vehicle

GRAND PRAIRIE -- A business owner in Grand Prairie found two men breaking into a vehicle early Thursday, so he opened fire with a shotgun, sending both to the hospital, police said.

The incident was reported 6:33 a.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of Fort Worth Street.

"The first officers to arrive found two subjects that had gunshot wounds near a burglarized vehicle," Detective Lyle Gensler, a police spokesman, said in a news release. "Those two suspects were immediately transported to Dallas Methodist Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Gensler said the business owner told police he had heard noises outside, grabbed a shotgun and went to investigate.

He "walked outside to discover that his vehicle was being broken into," Gensler said.

That's when he opened fire. -- Bill Miller

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