Member of Texas polygamist convicted of sexual assault

A member of a Texas Polygamist group has been convicted of sexual assault, he has not been sentenced yet, but faces 20 years in prison.

Jurors convicted the man last week from allegations that arose in 2006. The allegations are for child sexual assault after the man, who was 20 at the time, married a 15-year-old. Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in which the man was a member, sanctions polygamist unions, but they are not official civil marriages.

The defense attorney for the man said that the parent’s of the child gave their permission. In 2008, the Yearning for Zion Ranch was raided and the children were taken away from their parents.

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A top 10 Texas fugitive caught by police

A man that is ranked in the top 10 on the Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted fugitives has been arrested in Hurst.

Authorities somehow discovered that the man was working at an car dealership in Hurst and arrested him on Friday. The arrest came just days after he was put on the list.

The man has been on the run since 2007 when he was arrested for assault, possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

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Football player arrested for assualt in Texas

Cedric Benson, a football player for the Cincinnati Bengals, was arrested for assault, according to officials.

Benson was arrested for assault after an altercation at a bar on May 30. The incident happened around 1:50 a.m. inside of a bar in Austin. Then, when Benson was being escorted out by a bar employee, he allegedly punched the employee in the face and spit on him. If convicted, Benson could face up to a a year in jail for the Class A misdemeanor.

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Teen arrested in shooting case

A suspect in the shooting near North Texas Street eatery in Fairfield on April 17 has been arrested.

The incident happened at 5:30 p.m. on April 17 when a 19-year-old was shot while walking with a group of friends outside of the eatery. The suspected shooter was in the parking lot of the eatery when he began shooting and struck the teenager in the leg.

The 16-year-old suspected shooter was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, a probation violation and weapons charge.

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