Texas Criminal Defense Archives

Woman faces fourth DWI in College Station

Fifty-three-year-old Mary McGhee has been taken into custody by College Station police in Texas and was charged with driving while intoxicated on Saturday, November 21. According to preliminary reports from the local authorities, McGhee was heading south on Texas Avenue when she crashed into the vehicle in front of her. When police officers attempted to […] Read more

Texas Court of Criminal appeals refuses to lift gag order in biker case

In a court order issued by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last Wednesday, September 23, the judge refused to lift a gag order in the case of one of the 177 bikers arrested in connection with the shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, in spite of defense lawyers’ […] Read more

Two grand juries to investigate Twin Peaks biker shooting

McLennan County District Attorney Abelino “Abel” Reyna recently said two separate grand juries will conduct investigations into the shooting that occurred between a motorcycle gang and a group of police officers outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas on May 17, 2015. This event led to the arrest of at least 170 bikers and […] Read more

Dallas County assistant DA arrested on suspicion of DWI

Twenty-eight-year-old Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Justin Avery Moore was arrested on January 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated, WFAA 8 reported. According to a police arrest report from the Dallas Police Department, Moore was found speeding, weaving in and out of lanes, and tailgating at 2:45 a.m. on Highway 67 near Loop 12. The […] Read more

Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins issued misdemeanor assault citation

Dallas City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins was issued a Misdemeanor Class C citation for allegedly assaulting a female employee at the Dallas City Hall, WFAA reported on December 12. The female employee said Atkins shook her after another employee let Atkins through a secured door at the City Hall. The employee […] Read more

$10,000 reward for wanted Texas fugitive

Thirty-three-year-old Israel Aguirre, who has earlier been arrested for murder, prostitution, theft, and failure to ID, now has the reward money for his capture increased to $10,000. Aguirre had been convicted of a theft charge in 2002 and had been incarcerated at a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. He was deported to Mexico after […] Read more

Felony case against Colleyville mother for role in prank dismissed

The case against 43-year-old Colleyville resident Tara Mauney for her role aiding local children in vandalizing a neighbor’s house in 2012 was recently dropped after Mauney apologized to the victim and paid for the damages, WFAA reported on August 7. Mauney was facing felony criminal mischief charges for the July 25, 2012 incident of vandalism to a neighbor’s […] Read more

Capital murder conviction for shooting of policeman and shop owner

A 12-member jury composed of nine men and three women voted the death sentence for Harlem Harold Lewis III, 21, who was charged with killing 53-year-old Bellaire, Texas policeman Corporal Jimmie Norman and 66-year-old shop owner Terry Taylor in 2012, Click2Houston.com reported on August 6. The jury members deliberated for 12 hours on the decision, considering the testimony […] Read more

Judge refuses to re-consider competency of convicted Texas murderer

Fifty-three-year-old convicted murderer Kenneth Wayne Thomas, who was imprisoned for killing a couple in Dallas in 1986, has been rejected for another competency trial by a Dallas judge, and his punishment for capital murder resumed, The Dallas Morning News reported on July 14. Thomas received a death sentence in 1987 for murdering Fred and Mildred Finch, an […] Read more

Man flees country to avoid persecution, faces repercussions 10 years later

In 1993, 57-year-old Nigerian citizen and Dallas resident Godwin Ojiaku fled the country when he was charged with indecency with a child. Now, over ten years later, he faces federal charge of interstate flight to avoid prosecution, The Dallas Morning News reported on June 1. When Ojiaku left a Dallas County criminal court in 2013, […] Read more