Crime

Monday roundup: Carroll grad charged, rodeo judge killed, man identified in Crowley arrest

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Carroll Senior High grad charged with terroristic threat

Charges of making a terroristic threat and harassment were recently filed against a Carroll Senior High School graduate.

Hudson Bales, 18, of Southlake was charged last week and could face jail time on Class A and B misdemeanors if convicted. Bales was arrested in September after he tweeted threats to a female student and Carroll High, his alma mater.

“He said he was going to bring a gun to school. He did make a threat against the school and admitted to detectives that he looked to find a gun,” police spokeswoman Kim Leach told the Star-Telegram in September.

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Area rodeo judge fatally shot

A Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association judge who worked at Cowtown Coliseum was killed Sunday in a “domestic” argument with an acquaintance of several years, authorities said.

Bradley Bettis, 40, was shot several times at the friend’s house and pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office and police.

Family friend Leah Dunn worked with Bettis when he served as president of the Azle Area Chamber of Commerce in the early 2000s.

“He was all about the rodeo. He did three things: rodeo, family and family,” Dunn said. “He was just a gem of a young man.”

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Driver accused of ramming Fort Worth officers’ car identified

A 36-year-old Temple man accused of ramming a car driven by an undercover Fort Worth police officer has been identified as Darril Hagger Karl Jr., according to police.

The man faces charges of aggravated assault on a Fort Worth peace officer and evading arrest.

Karl’s passenger Friday morning was homicide suspect Kristun Madewell, police said. Karl repeatedly rammed the unmarked police car before spinning out of control and crashing into a brick wall at a subdivision, officials said.

Madewell was arrested on a murder warrant in the shooting death of 29-year-old Christopher Ortega. He was in Tarrant County Jail on Monday with bail set at $100,000.

Karl was in the Mansfield jail Monday with bail set at $55,000.

Read more here. — Monica S. Nagy

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