203 Pecan Dr. • P.O. Box 1031 • Aledo, TX 76008 • 817-441-7661




News Weatherford and Parker County

Man arrested after shooting at deputies

Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he reportedly shot at deputies Saturday morning, April 1.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, a man called the Parker County Communications center at 6:25 a.m., verbally combative toward staff, stating if sheriff’s deputies did not respond to his location in the 7100 block of River Trail, in Horseshoe Bend, he “would shoot ‘em [sic] all.”

The caller refused to answer the dispatcher’s questions for more information, but stated he believed he had shot two people on and near his property, while two other individuals were “loose” on his property. Investigators did not locate any such individuals, but said they believe this was a ruse to draw deputies to the scene.

When deputies arrived on scene to investigate the incident, the suspect fired a rifle at the deputies, striking a patrol vehicle three times, narrowly missing the deputy.

The Weatherford-Parker County Special Operations Group was deployed to the scene.

Around 8:47 a.m., contact was made with the suspect in an attempt to diffuse the situation, when the suspect taunted deputies to “come and get me.”

The suspect was arrested shortly afterward without further incident.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said no law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident and no officers fired a weapon.

The suspect was identified as Allen Dewayne Thomas, 47, of Weatherford. Thomas was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail, charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

“This appears to be a deliberate act, where our deputies were called into an ambush in a violent attempt to take the lives of our law enforcement officers,” said Sheriff Larry Fowler.

Fowler added the Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation, and no further comments are being released pending the investigation.

Events Calendar

« February 2019 » loading...
S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
Tue 19

Clothes Closet 50% Off Sale

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 21

Author of Jim Wright biography to speak

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 23

Spring Cleaning in Annetta

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 23
Tue 26

Aledo Community Lions Club

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thu 28

Certified Food Managers Course and Exam

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
%d bloggers like this: