Parker County Sheriff’s deputies don’t tolerate bad behavior

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested several individuals on unrelated charges Monday, Aug. 5.

The first incident occurred in the 5000 block of East Highway 199 in Springtown, where Jose Cruz Andrade-Favela, 30, was reported as carrying a “handgun” and hand-held radio inside a convenience store around 11 a.m. The caller reported Andrade left the store in his vehicle and stopped at a residence on Spring Valley Court. Deputies made contact with Andrade who reported the weapon and radio were located inside his vehicle. The radio was marked as property of Parker County and was later confirmed to bear the serial numbers of a hand-held radio reported stolen from a county employee in 2009. The radio is valued at $1,600. The handgun was found to be a BB gun.

Andrade told deputies he had just returned from the convenience store and carried them inside because he was afraid someone might steal them if he left them inside his vehicle. Andrade then told deputies he was not a police officer but wanted to be one. Andrade then advised deputies he purchased the radio at an area flea market and knew the radio contained the Parker County ownership tag but was too busy to return it. Andrade was arrested and charged with theft and possession of stolen property. Andrade’s bond had not been set as of press time.

The second incident occurred shortly after noon, where deputies were called to respond to a person with a weapon in the 2000 block of Spring Court, Azle, Parker County. Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the complainant who reported a known suspect had shot at her twice.

The victim stated she was visiting an acquaintance when an argument began and a man at the home asked her to leave the residence. As she walked out of the home, she advised she heard a “bang,” then turned and saw the suspect holding a weapon. The victim stated she continued to run from the residence and heard another “bang.”

Deputies spoke with witnesses in the area, which none stated they observed the suspect holding a gun. The suspect told deputies he threw “Black Cat” fireworks at the victim to scare her off. A .45 handgun was found inside the residence and collected as evidence. The aggravated assault with a deadly weapon case has been forwarded to the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division and is currently under investigation. While on scene, an individual was found to have multiple outstanding warrants out of Parker County. That individual was identified as John Lee Spurlock, 32. He was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail for multiple warrants of no liability insurance, no driver’s license, violating promise to appear, no registration and driving while license invalid. As of Tuesday, Spurlock remained incarcerated with outstanding fines totaling $1,390.

The third incident involved a woman dialing 9-1-1 numerous times for non-emergency use in a harassing manner.

The suspect, identified as Karen E. Henderson, 53, of Mineral Wells, told 9-1-1 dispatchers she was seeking shelter for herself and her cat. She hung up on deputies and repeatedly called the Sheriff’s communications center’s emergency line, while being argumentative, verbally abusive and shouting obscenities. Deputies arrived at Henderson’s residence, warning her of abusing the emergency line, then left the scene. Henderson again continued to call 9-1-1. Deputies returned to Henderson’s residence after the sixth 9-1-1 call, where she began yelling obscenities at the deputies on scene. Henderson was then arrested and charged with silent or abusive phone calls to 9-1-1. Henderson remains jailed on a $750 bond.

A fourth, unrelated incident occurred just hours later when a man was arrested for continuously dialing 9-1-1 for non-emergency use. The suspect, identified as Leslie William Carr, 49, of Springtown, called the Sheriff’s communication center’s emergency line, appearing to be intoxicated and using profanities. Deputies arrived at Carr’s residence after the fourth non-emergency call, where he was consuming beer and talking to dispatchers on his cell phone. Deputies questioned Carr about the numerous 9-1-1 calls, when Carr replied he was on parole from Alcatraz and requested to “go up north.”

Deputies issued a verbal warning to Carr about abusing the emergency 9-1-1 phone line. Carr told deputies he understood.

Several hours later, deputies responded to Carr’s residence again after he made four additional 9-1-1 calls, again using profanity, telling dispatchers he “needed someone to love.”

Carr was arrested and charged with silent or abusive phone calls to 9-1-1. As of press time, Carr’s bond has not been set.

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