Crime

A tale of two beards

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Howard Wayne Baker, 59, of Fort Worth.
Howard Wayne Baker, 59, of Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Department

Biker brawl leaves one dead, one in jail

A 59-year-old murder suspect out of Fort Worth garnered some attention on the Star-Telegram’s Facebook page and the Twittersphere Sunday for his unique look.

The man, Howard Wayne Baker, was booked into Fort Worth jail Saturday afternoon on a murder charge connected with the shooting of another biker at Gator’s Jam Inn near Riverside in Fort Worth Friday.

Baker, who is pictured with spider web tattoos covering his head and a long, wiry beard, remained in jail on $100,000 bond Sunday. Two other men were also shot in the brawl, and police say the men are known members of a motorcycle gangs. More arrests are anticipated, according to police.

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Man caught by the whiskers

Sheriff’s deputies in upstate New York were able to track down a burglary suspect by using DNA from his beard, The Associated Press reported.

A man armed with a knife confronted a woman inside her home in Oneida County, New York, last December, but the woman grabbed his beard before he took off, deputies said. A hair sample linked the whiskers to 54-year-old Leon Tennant who faces a first-degree burglary charge.

—Monica S. Nagy

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