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Sheriff Receives State Award

August 18, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler was awarded the 2010 Texas Peacemaker Award by the Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT).
Fowler was presented the award Tuesday in Austin by SAT Executive Director, Steve Westbrook, who said he was chosen for the award by a selection committee.
“I’ve known Sheriff Fowler for a number of years,” Westbrook said, “He exemplifies all of the qualities [required] of this award.”

SCU Trailer Theft

August 18, 2010 by Bailey Urban

PRESS RELEASE

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested a Weatherford man at his place of business in the 2300 block of Tin Top Road, after conducting surveillance in connection with a trailer theft.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said an investigation led SCU investigators to what they believed a “chop shop” was concealed in the storage portion of the workshop. Investigators said the investigation began when a trailer was reported stolen earlier this month in the 400 block of Harmony Road. The stolen trailer was described as an 18-foot utility trailer with pipe rails, an electric wench and steel wheels.

FAST arrests man for failure to register

August 16, 2010 by Randy Keck

Weatherford-Parker County Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) members arrested a Weatherford man for failing to register as a sex offender.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the man, identified as Lowry Dean Scarlett Sr, 60, was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, a fifth-degree, nonconsensual sexual contact in 2003, in Clearwater County, Minnesota, against a 10-year-old female victim. The charge is equivalent to a Texas felony charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Scarlett absconded to San Antonio, was later apprehended in Lockhart, Texas, and extradited back to Minnesota to serve eight months in jail, before returning to Texas sometime in late 2005.

SCU arrest five for drug charges

August 16, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators conducted a search warrant which led to the arrest of five suspects in the 5000 block of Highway 199 in Springtown.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident occurred Tuesday evening, where three women and two men were taken into custody.

SCU investigators said the homeowner/occupant was not present at the time they conducted a search warrant, which stemmed from a narcotics investigation at the residence. A male suspect, later identified as Jory King, attempted to flee from investigators on foot but was quickly apprehended just outside of the home after wrestling with officers, resisting arrest.

Crime of the Week

August 12, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in solving a theft which occurred this weekend.

According to the property owner, two unknown suspects stole a Stihl backpack blower, two Stihl weed eaters, a Stihl chainsaw and an Echo weed eater from a trailer parked at his residence in the 600 block of Harmony Road, Saturday morning, August 7, 2010.

A witness observed a green or charcoal-colored, mid-sized SUV with two male suspects pull into the victim’s driveway around 9 a.m. The passenger of the SUV exited the vehicle and knocked on the front door and when there was no answer, re-entered the SUV and it backed up to the trailer and began loading the equipment.

SCU arrest five for drug charges

August 12, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators conducted a search warrant which led to the arrest of five suspects in the 5000 block of Highway 199 in Springtown.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident occurred Tuesday evening, where three women and two men were taken into custody.

SCU investigators said the homeowner/occupant was not present at the time they conducted a search warrant, which stemmed from a narcotics investigation at the residence. A male suspect, later identified as Jory King, attempted to flee from investigators on foot but was quickly apprehended just outside of the home after wrestling with officers, resisting arrest.

SCU Arrests Three in Drug Case

August 2, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested three suspects in connection with distributing Oxycontin.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Special Crimes Unit investigators conducted an undercover operation, where they made a purchase this week of Oxycontin from a male suspect, identified as Christian Hito Vandeloo, 21, of Springtown.

During an undercover purchase on Monday, July 26, 2010, Vandeloo told a subject to meet him in Springtown at a church parking lot on North Main Street in Springtown to conduct the deal. Once the transaction had been completed, undercover officers arrested Vandeloo and a female suspect, identified as Ellen Leigh Yates, 21, of Springtown, who was driving the vehicle.

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