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Weatherford-based escapee apprehended

November 16, 2012 by Randy Keck

From the Parker County Sheriff's Office

Parker County Fugitive Unit members and U.S. Marshals enlisted the assistance of the Tarrant County Auto Theft Task Force in apprehending and arresting a Weatherford man who escaped from Wichita Falls in September.

Billy Clay Wade, 48, of Weatherford, was sent to North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls earlier this year, under orders from District Judge Trey Loftin, after a trial was held, naming Wade as a suspect in several Parker County felony cases.

Wade was sentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a 30-year sentence stemming from numerous offenses, and was released on parole in 2011.

Wade made his way to Parker County after his parole, where Parker County Sheriff’s investigators connected him to several residential burglary investigations, and other offenses, including a parole violation. Those offenses landed Wade to appear before Judge Loftin.

Officials reported Wade used a fire extinguisher to break a window at the hospital in order to escape Sept. 10, 2012.

FAST members and U.S. Marshals immediately initiated an investigation, leading them to Wade’s location in Fort Worth, where he assumed the name of a former class mate. Wade was found in possession of a Dodge truck, reported stolen out of Wichita County and a travel trailer reported stolen out of Callahan County.

Investigators said about $60,000 worth of stolen property was located inside the trailer, including a 60” TV, tools and electronics.

FAST members, U.S. Marshals and Fort Worth Auto Theft Unit members arrested Wade without further incident.

Warrants for prior charges against Wade were reissued, and he was booked into the Parker County Jail. Wade is being held without bond for an array of charges, including three burglary of a habitation charges, evading arrest detention, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, criminal mischief and bail jumping. Wade was also charged with additional warrants out of Tarrant County.

Escape charges may also be pending in Wichita County.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

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

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

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

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

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

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