2 sentenced to jail terms in East Texas crime ring case

Dustin Kyle Garcia and Christopher Lee Chambers both pleaded guilty on Thursday, November 10 to charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.

In a statement released on Monday, November 14, the Hopkins County District Attorney’s Office in Texas said, “In November 2015, Garcia and Chambers stole approximately $80,000 worth of All-Terrain Vehicles from Nortex Tractor in Sulphur Springs. Another co-defendant, whose case is still pending, also participated directly in the theft.”

According to investigations by detectives, to carry out the burglary from Sulphur Springs, Garcia and Chambers hotwired a U-Haul truck in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area and stole three all-terrain vehicles in two trips. A detective with the Fort Worth Police gang intelligence unit said Garcia is a member of the criminal street gang “Tango Blast.” He was formerly convicted of multiple felonies, such as aiding and abetting others in interstate commerce of monies in excess of $5,000; two counts of burglary of a building; engaging in organized crime; and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

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Man shoots Waffle House robber

A man shot a robber armed with an AK-47 after the Waffle House where he was eating was robbed. The crime occurred at the restaurant along Interstate 35 in DeSoto on Thursday, July 7 around 2:30 a.m. Police are not charging the shooter with a crime.

According to police officers, the robber, identified as 26-year-old Antoine Cooper, came into the restaurant carrying an AK-47 with a large capacity magazine. He was wearing a hoodie and proceeded to rob several customers. All customers complied, but after the robber left the building, one restaurant patron followed Cooper out of Waffle House and shot him with his personal handgun. The case, including the robbery and the subsequent shooting, will be referred to a grand jury, Dallas County prosecutors said.

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Suspect in 2011 bank robbery sentenced to 10 years of jail time

Thirty-seven-year-old William Clary was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in federal prison on Thursday, October 31 by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle in relation to a bank robbery committed on Aug. 1, 2011.

According to court documentsClary walked into the Chase Bank branch on Lemmon Avenue near the Dallas North Tollway and gave the teller a note that said “I want 3600 dollars now! Have gun. If you scream or signal I will kill you.”

Clary was apprehended a short while after he robbed the bank and has been in federal custody ever since, initially pleading not guilty to bank robbery charges in September 2011, then admitting guilt on July 3, 2013.

Assistant Public Defender John Nicholson said Clary was incapable of knowing what he was doing at the time of the incident as he was mentally incapacitated and had drug problems, noting that Clary “suffered from schizophrenic delusions so intense that they largely rendered him unable to relate to the real world.”

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Lewisville man suspected of robbery arrested by Dallas police

A 22-year-old Lewisville man was taken into custody by the Dallas police at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center after being charged with aggravated robbery on July 18.  Neko Boykin along with an accomplice was arrested by Dallas police following reports of a vehicle burglary.

After interrogation, police determined that Boykin was also responsible for three earlier robberies made at Carrollton Race Trac Belt Line Road and two gas stations in Stemmons Freeway. Police have also linked Boykin to a $50 theft that occurred in 2010.

Bail was set at $151,500 for the robbery charges.

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