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Parker County Sheriff's Office 8/18/11 Press Release

August 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Recovered Property: Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, CID Lt. Mark Arnett and Property Custodian Dedra Vick catalog recovered property from an investigation which led to the arrest of a Mineral Wells man and solved several cases.
Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division investigators recovered a large amount of stolen property stemming from a Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit case.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the SCU under cover operation was to purchase stolen weapons from a suspect, identified as Michael Shawn Higgins, 43, of Mineral Wells.

Higgins was found in possession of two handguns, and is currently on federal probation, prohibiting him from possessing any firearms.

“This is excellent work by our investigators,” Sheriff’ Fowler said. “They conducted an under cover investigation which led to the arrest of the suspect and cleared multiple cases for the sheriff’s office as well as several other law enforcement agencies.”

Once Higgins was detained and during an interview, Higgins implicated himself in numerous burglaries of area storage facilities.
Sheriff’s investigators searched Higgins’ residence in the 600 block of North East Sixth Avenue in Mineral Wells and a personal storage unit on Highway 180 West, and discovered a large amount of stolen property including tools, coins, a go-cart, law equipment, fishing and camping gear, construction equipment, weapons and ammunition and knives.

The recovered stolen items are being processed by sheriff’s investigators and will be returned to the rightful owners. Other items were identified and confirmed as stolen outside of Parker County and later collected as evidence by Mineral Wells Police Department, Palo Pinto Sheriff’s Office, and Stephenville Police Department.

Higgins was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $20,000. As of Thursday morning, he remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail. Additional charges are pending the ongoing investigation.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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