Man arrested after high-speed chase, crash


A Dallas man led a high-speed pursuit north on U.S. 287/81 Wednesday night before crashing just south of Farm Road 407.
Sammy Thomas, 26, was not injured in the wreck shortly after 10 p.m. He was arrested for evading arrest and taken to Wise County Jail after being checked out by medics.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Ralph Wallace said Thomas admitted to taking PCP, marijuana, cocaine and aspirin and was on his way to St. Louis to see a girlfriend.
Responding medics were asked to wear protective gloves because of the possible presence of the opioid fentanyl.
“We’re investigating after discovering some things. We’ll send [the items] for testing and that’ll take a month,” Wallace said.
The pursuit started on U.S. 287/81 at the Wise and Tarrant county line. Wallace said Thomas was clocked driving 91 mph in the red Volkswagen Jetta.
After speeding through Rhome, Thomas crossed through the median and the southbound lanes approximately one-half mile south of FM 407 before crashing off the west side of the road. The Volkswagen briefly caught fire.
“Officers used their fire extinguishers and put out the fire,” Wallace said.
“He was lucky he didn’t hit anyone head on. He crossed all four lanes.”

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Man flown after trailer falls on him


A man was flown to Medical City Denton from the intersection of Farm Road 407 and Martindale Lane in New Fairview after a double-wide mobile home fell on him Wednesday morning.
Air Evac Lifeteam 68 flew the man to the hospital with a back injury.
A truck from R&B Mobile Homes, Inc. was hauling the mobile home eastbound on FM 407 when axle popped on the trailer. Workers were attempting to lift the trailer for repairs when it fell off the jack and onto the man around 10 a.m.
Wise County EMS medics and Sheriff’s Office deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene. FM 407 was closed between FM 2264 and just east of Martindale Lane until 11 a.m.

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1 hurt in crash near Cottondale


One person was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Wednesday night following a two-vehicle crash in the south part of the county. The wreck happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 2123, east of Cottondale.  Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Bryan Keith said a passenger car was eastbound on FM 2123 when the driver ran the stop sign and struck a southbound passenger vehicle on FM 51. The driver of the vehicle that ran the stop sign had to be extricated from the car before being  flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The other driver was not serious injured. Traffic was shut down in all directions while the wreck was cleared.

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Elections office releases updated numbers


The final outstanding mail-in ballot results from yesterday’s primary election have been hand counted, and the Wise County Elections Office has released the updated numbers. The numbers did not change the outcome of any race. Here are the updated numbers of locally contested races:

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace

Kim Redman — 635

Callie Manning — 549

Tammy Sosa — 433

Ashly DoByns — 432

*Redman and Manning advance to a runoff.

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace

Todd Bailey — 640

Willie Garrett — 584

Buck Manoushagian — 545

*Bailey and Garrett advance to a runoff.

Precinct 3 Constable

Charles Applewhite — 454

Terry Terry — 358

Cary Mellema — 276

Tony White — 214

*Applewhite and Terry advance to a runoff.

Precinct 2 Commissioner

Kevin Burns — 1,508

Johnny Wall — 446

County Clerk

Sherry Lemon — 3,263

Julie Schooling — 2,784

Senator District 30

Pat Fallon — 3,779

Craig Estes — 1,392

Craig Carter — 1,264

*Wise County numbers only.

Texas Land Commissioner

George P. Bush — 3,647

Davey Edwards — 1,566

Jerry Patterson — 921

Rick Range — 433

*Wise County numbers only.

Around 130 votes remained to be counted at the end of election night due to a software issue in a machine that counts mail-in ballots. Those ballots were counted by hand into the early morning hours and are now reflected in the above numbers.

The results do not include 21 provisional ballots. Also, a couple of military/overseas ballots that were sent out have a few more days to arrive at the office, Elections Administrator Sabra Srader said.

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Shooting suspect caught, to be charged with murder


After 24 hours on the run, Johnny Ray Armstrong of Bridgeport was captured by law enforcement Thursday night in Alvord. Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford said Armstrong will be charged with murder after shooting victim Ruben Dunlap, 20, died at Medical City Denton around 5:15 Thursday evening.

Stanford said the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and a helicopter from the Dallas Police Department assisted with the capture of Armstrong, who was located at the Alvord Truck Stop just before 10 p.m. Thursday. Armstrong initially refused to obey officers’ commands, Stanford said, so he was Tazed and taken into custody.

Dunlap was found shot in the head Wednesday night in Armstrong’s home in the 1500 block of Brush Street in Bridgeport. Armstrong had fled the scene, and his vehicle was found abandoned Wednesday night off Farm Road 1810 east of Chico.

Schools in Chico and Bridgeport both went into soft lockdown Thursday as a precaution. Stanford said Armstrong was not armed when he was caught.

 

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Police seek person of interest in shooting


Johnny Ray Armstrong

Bridgeport Police are looking for a person of interest from a shooting that took place last night in the city. The person is identified as Johnny Ray Armstrong, 37. He is described as 6-foot tall, 180 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

Armstrong is believed to have fled the scene of the shooting in a vehicle that was later found abandoned on Farm Road 1810 east of Chico.

Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford said officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 1500 block of Brush Street around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday and found a 20-year-old man with a gun shot wound to the head. He was taken to Medical City Denton in critical condition.

Stanford said they believe Armstrong left the home after the shooting, and officers found his vehicle crashed on Farm Road 1810 near County Road 1340 east of Chico. Armstrong had apparently fled on foot and is still at large. Stanford said although they have no information that Armstrong is armed, he asks that people use caution if they see him. He asks that people not approach him but rather immediately call 911.

Two other people were at the home at the time of the shooting and heard the gunshot but did not witness it, Stanford said. The investigation is ongoing.

Chico ISD Don Elsom said Thursday morning that schools are in soft lockdown and under heightened watch with staff more visible as the shooting suspect remains at large. Elsom stressed, “no immediate danger.”

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Two students detained for gun at Northwest HS


Two Northwest High School students were detained for possessing a handgun on campus Tuesday, according to a statement released by the district.
The weapon was confiscated without incident by district officials.
In a letter to parents, Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren said pictures of a student with a handgun were posted on a social media site Tuesday morning.
“Two other NHS students saw the posting and immediately informed campus leadership,” Warren said. “Within three minutes of the initial report, NHS leadership with the School Resource Officer located the student and took possession of the weapon with no incident. During the questioning of the student, another NHS student was implicated, and that student was detained for further questioning.”
Warren said the district and police are continuing to investigate.

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Mobile home burns


A mobile home outside of Boyd caught fire Tuesday morning, and the cause is still under investigation.

Boyd Chief Chris Caster said when they reached the mobile home on County Road 4767, one end was in flames. Boyd Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by Newark, quickly knocked the flames down. The fire occurred around 11 a.m.

Caster said the family living in the home made it safely out. They were still searching for a missing dog, but Caster said firefighters had looked through the home for the dog three times and found nothing so he believes it likely ran off during the fire.

Wise County Fire Marshal Jeff Doughty is investigating the cause of the fire.

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Chisholm Trail boundary remains unsettled


The dividing line for the attendance zones between Northwest ISD’s Adams and Chisholm Trail middle schools remains unsettled.
After nearly an hour-long discussion centered on the impact on Chisholm Trail by the changes Monday, Northwest ISD trustees split 3-3 and failed to approved the recommended attendance zones. Trustees followed with a 4-2 vote to delay the boundary changes for the two middle schools and several elementary schools until their next meeting March 19.
With Adams opening in the fall, the recommended boundary change for Chisholm Trail has the dividing line at the Wise-Tarrant county line. The change would cut the enrollment at the Rhome campus from a projected 1,097 students to 492.
At the end of the meeting, Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren asked for a discussion to get direction and called for the board to reconvene next week to revisit the boundaries.
“I don’t think we can wait three weeks for this decision. That puts us behind from the personnel standpoint and getting the very best people moved around in our school district and getting the best people into our district,” Warren said. “I’d recommend we call a meeting next week and we get into this again. Between now and then I will blank out my calendar, and I will do everything you need me to do to make this decision right.”
Warren added that he stood behind the recommendation of boundary committee, which included parents impacted by the changes.
“You need to understand this, I’m not going override the committee on the work they did,” Warren said. “No. 1, I trust the committee we put together and trust the decisions that were made. No. 2, I will not override the committee in putting children on buses for that long. That’s the only way to solve this is to spread that area out and put kids on buses to Chisholm because there’s no more kids in that area.”
Assistant Superintendent for Facilities Tim McClure in presenting in the boundary recommendations said about 85 percent of the population impacted are around Adams Middle School and points south.
“I’ve been tasked with this since Day 1 that I walked in the door by [former superintendent] Dr. [Karen] Rue. I’ve been working on Chisholm scenarios since Day 1 and it is a geographic problem,” McClure said. “I can not stress it enough. I’m a parent of two Chisholm kids…I don’t know a way without relocating a mass portion of our populace that doesn’t make sense to fix that until we get more development out there.”
Amanda Merritt, who lives in Aurora Vista, addressed the board with concerns about the boundary changes and the impact on the school, pointing out an increase in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students.
“Our communities do a lot for our students,” Merritt said. “Our district relies a lot on PTA donations for improvements to our schools and that’s understandable. As PTAs we raise significantly less because of our parent population than other schools in our district, which leaves us unable to provide the things we would like to provide. We want to open that communication with our leadership. At the end of the day, we trust our district and leadership. We have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Warren and our board. We do want a little more communication before we can buy into this.”
Trustees Josh Wright, Lillian Rauch and Anne Davis-Simpson voted against the boundary change.
Rauch called for a two-week delay based on feedback she received from members of the community.
Wright said it was the most difficult vote he’s faced as a board member. He said he received eight or nine calls
“My concern is a half-empty school and what will happen with the culture in the community. I don’t feel comfortable with it tonight,” Wright said.
Davis-Simpson expressed concern about the enrollment projection.
“I cannot understand why we can’t balance the numbers,” she said.
Steve Sprowls, who voted for the boundary change, praised the sense of community at Chisholm Trail and wanted to make sure it is protected.
“It’s an awesome culture and I don’t want to impact it. I want it to influence the rest of the district,” Sprowls said.
Before the board’s vote, Warren and Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Rob Thornell said plans are in place for the campus for next year with the smaller enrollment. They told the board no programs would be cut.
“There’s a lot of 500-student middle schools and a lot of successful 500-student middle schools, but a lot of them don’t have the full force of a district the size of NISD behind it,” Warren said. “We’re going to make sure they have the assets in place, both in personnel and programs to give kids every chance to be successful.”
Board President Mark Schluter said the district will be reaching out and addressing concerns about the boundary changes
“There’s so many people in the district that it’s so hard to a pulse from every person,” Schluter said. “Every decision we make is going to be either supported or rejected. We’re not going to make everyone happy. The biggest part of what we do is making sure every voice that wants to give input has the opportunity.”
Schluter admitted options are limited at Chisholm Trail.
“We laid it out today, it’s either bus kids or accept the boundary lines we have,” he said. “One of my concerns when you start looking at other areas and we’re going to divide an area that’s stable, you bring in a whole different group and there’s a whole learning curve all over.”

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Boyd man arrested on suspicion of DWI after crash on FM 2048


A 36-year-old Boyd man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash on FM 2048, according to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lonny Haschel.

Douglas Gregg was taken into custody when his silver Nissan Titan collided with a Chevrolet pickup around 6 p.m. Neither driver sustained serious injuries.

Haschel said the preliminary investigation indicated Gregg was traveling east on FM 2048 while the driver of the Chevrolet, 67-year-old Calvin Wright of Granbury, was traveling west. Haschel said for a reason yet to be determined, Gregg crossed into the westbound lane and collided with Wright, who unsuccessfully attempted to take evasive action.

Haschel said the investigation is ongoing.

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Power restorations continue


Trees and power lines continued to fall Thursday, causing many customers to lose power. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said that as of 4:30 p.m., 1,917 customers in Wise County were without power. The largest areas included 600 out in the Balsora area and 388 customers in Decatur. The numbers have fluctuated quite a bit, however, as tree branches heavy with ice from Wednesday’s storms sagged or broke into power lines throughout the day. Tree trimming crews have been busy throughout the day and night. “We have 22 new crews dedicated just to Decatur with over 60 in Wise County,” Easley said. She said that customers in the area of Mulberry Street who have been without power since Wednesday evening should have power restored within a few hours. Customers without power near College Street in south Decatur could be without service until Friday afternoon. She recommended customers check stormcenter.oncor.com for the most fluid numbers and up-to-date information. Bill Hood with Wise Electric Coop said approximately 500 customers were without power Thursday afternoon due to fallen trees. He said a couple of lines have had to be replaced as well.

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Power outages still widespread


Thousands of Wise County homes are still without power Wednesday night, and some can expect outages until Thursday afternoon.

Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said they currently have 2,800 customers without power — 1,041 of those are in the Decatur area. Thirteen homes in the area of Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur are expected to be without power until 2 p.m. Thursday due to a downed line behind the cemetery.

“I would recommend folks check stormcenter.oncor.com,” Easley said. “That gives the most fluid numbers and up-to-date information.”

Easley said multiple tree-trimming crews have been dispatched to Decatur to pull downed limbs off power lines.

Wise Electric Co-op has customers without power in Greenwood, Rhome, Decatur and Sunset.

“Our guys are working diligently to get power back on,” spokesperson Bill Hood said. “They’re out trimming trees so we can get everything back on as soon as possible.”

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Local weather-related closings


The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for Wise County until midnight tonight. Due to rapidly deteriorating road conditions, the following entities and businesses are closing.

* Wise County offices are closing at noon Wednesday. They will open at noon Thursday.

*Decatur ISD is closing at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. School is canceled Thursday.

*Bridgeport ISD is closing at noon Wednesday. School is canceled Thursday.

*Paradise ISD is closing at 1 p.m. Wednesday. School will start at 10 a.m. Thursday. Buses will run two hours late.

*Alvord ISD is closing at noon Wednesday. School is canceled Thursday.

*Chico ISD is closing at noon Wednesday. School is canceled Thursday.

*Boyd ISD is closing at 1:30 p.m. Buses will run at normal times, but parents are encouraged to pick up their kids. The district will have a two-hour delay Thursday.

*Slidell ISD is closing at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

*Northwest ISD has canceled all Wednesday after-school activities.

*All Weatherford College campuses closed at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

*Mallory Orthodontics is closing Wednesday.

*Decatur Church of Christ has canceled Wednesday night classes.

*Decatur First Baptist Church has canceled KREW and Wednesday night services.

*Friendship Church in Boyd has canceled Wednesday activities.

*First United Methodist Church of Decatur has canceled all Wednesday activities and Thursday morning Bible study.

*First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport is closed Wednesday.

*Trinity Fellowship in Decatur is canceling Wednesday activities.

*City of Bridgeport offices are closing at noon Wednesday.

*Wise Ballet and Music Academy is canceling Wednesday classes.

*Grace Fellowship in Paradise has canceled Wednesday activities.

*Community Church in Decatur has canceled Wednesday activities.

*Countryside Fellowship in Decatur has canceled Wednesday activities.

*City of Alvord offices are closed Wednesday.

*City of Rhome offices are closed Wednesday.

*Victory Church in Decatur has canceled Wednesday activities. Kids Care closes at 3 p.m. Victory Christian Academy is closing early.

*Trash and recycling services from Bowie-based Waste Connections have been suspended for Wednesday. Additional delays may be possible depending on weather. Waste Connections will continue to monitor road conditions. Please keep trash out as normal for pick up, and they will service it as soon as it is safe to do so.

*Early voting at Boyd Community Center is closed Wednesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Community Center plans to reopen for voting 8 a.m. Thursday.

*Thursday’s Wise County Health Forum at WCWC is being re-scheduled for next week.

*Wise Honda and Wise Outdoor Power are closed Wednesday.

*AccountWise in Decatur is closed Wednesday.

*Fit-N-Wise closed at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will open at 8 a.m. Thursday.

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Storms bring heavy rain, power outages


Strong storms brought heavy rain and wind to Wise County Tuesday morning and have caused more than 700 power outages, according to Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley. The Rhome area is seeing 410 outages with Decatur reporting 285 outages, she said. The remainder of outages are spread throughout the county. “Current estimate is everyone back on around 2:30 p.m. unless we find bigger problems when troublemen arrive,” Easley said around 11:30 a.m. Wise County is also now included in a flood watch until Wednesday evening as more rain is forecast for today and tomorrow.

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Decatur home damaged by fire


A Decatur home sustained heavy smoke and water damage after catching fire Friday night.

Decatur Fire Department Capt. Nate Mara said the fire appears to have started on the front porch and spread to the attic and front of the home on Collins Street. The fire started around 7:30 p.m., and by 8:30 firefighters had already knocked down the flames and were clearing out hot spots.

Mara said the cause is to be determined, but it appeared to be an accidental fire.

The family that lives in the home was outside and accounted for. Red Cross was called to assist them.

Decatur, East Wise and Paradise fire departments responded.

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Boy hit by vehicle


A 7-year-old boy was flown to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth Thursday evening after being hit by a car in Bridgeport.

Lt. Todd Low with Bridgeport Police Department said a vehicle traveling west on Cobb Street hit the boy, who was riding a bicycle, at the intersection of Cobb and Second Street just before 5:30 p.m.

Low said the driver was a 40-year-old male from Bridgeport, but the department is not releasing the identities of either party at this time.

The vehicle operator had right of way and was not speeding, according to Low. He said it does not appear the driver is at fault.

Low said he does not know the extent of the boy’s injuries, but he was awake at the scene. It does not appear the boy was wearing a bicycle helmet.

 

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Fire destroys 2 homes, several vehicles


A property in the 200 block of County Road 1637 just west of Chico turned into a raging inferno after catching fire around 11 p.m. Monday.

Wise County Fire Marshal Jeff Doughty said he believes there were three mobile homes on the property, and two of them burned, as well as several cars.

Seven adults and one child lived in the two homes, but all escaped the blaze, according to Doughty. Four years ago 14-year-old Christopher Conn died in a fire in the 200 block of CR 1637. Doughty said he thinks it was the same address.

Fire departments on scene at midnight included Chico, Sand Flat, Crafton, Lake Bridgeport and Bridgeport. At that time Decatur, Alvord and Paradise fire departments were on their way with tankers.

The fire is under investigation. More information will be posted as it’s available.

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Man hit on U.S. 81/287


A 25-year-old man was hit by a car Monday night while running across U.S. 81/287 in Decatur near Chicken Express.

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said Rodney Crawley, 25, of Norman, Okla., was crossing the southbound lanes of the highway, from east to west, just after 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by a small Cadillac SUV.

Hoskins said Norma Phayer, 67, of Decatur had just entered the southbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 from the Farm Road 51 South on-ramp when she hit Crawley.

Hoskins said Phayer simply didn’t see Crawley. No charges will be filed.

According to the police chief, Crawley likely has a broken femur, but his injuries are not life threatening. He was taken to a Fort Worth hospital via ground ambulance by Wise County medics.

 

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UIL announces relignment


The University Interscholastic League announced its biennial realignment for 2018-19 and 2019-20 Thursday morning for football and basketball.

The Decatur Eagles will be in a football league with Burkburnett, Gainesville, Mineral Wells, Springtown and Hirschi in 4-4A Division I. Decatur will no longer be in a district with Argyle and Sanger.

Decatur’s non-district slate includes games at Kennedale, Midlothian Heritage and Glen Rose and at home against Alvarado and Graham. Kennedale lost in the 4A state title game last year to Carthage.

“I think as much as anything it gets some excitement about the next year going,” said Decatur coach Mike Fuller. “It puts an actual name on the schedule to know who you’re working towards and against.”

Decatur and Bridgeport will be paired together in 8-4A in Region I in basketball with Argyle, Krum and Springtown.

Bridgeport will be in 3-4A Division II for football with Aubrey, Graham, Iowa Park, Krum and Vernon. The Bulls’ tentative non-district schedule is Pilot Point, Bowie, Sanger, Lake Worth and Gainesville.

“We kind of thought it would be very similar,” said Bridgeport coach Shannon Wilson. “One of our teams we were playing was in a seven-team district, so it adjusted some of our plans. We weren’t counting on that, so we’ve been having to fill another game.”

In 3A Division I, Boyd and Paradise will be in District 4 with Bowie, Brock, Pilot Point, Ponder and Whitesboro. Panthers coach Ronnie Gage said Paradise’s non-district schedule will be S&S Consolidated, Henrietta, Jacksboro and Callisburg.

“It just got a little more competitive,” said Gage of the UIL’s realignment. “It makes it a little bit harder. The district itself remained competitive. It certainly didn’t get any easier.”

Boyd’s non-district matchups in football will consist of Nocona, Holliday, Lake Worth and Howe. The Yellowjackets finished 3-8 last year, losing in the bi-district round of the playoffs to Comanche.

“Brock was the swing team on where they were going to go,” said Boyd coach Brandon Hopkins. “They went with us to make a seven-team league. Region I is now getting touch. It’s going to be a tough district and bi-district.”

Boyd and Paradise landed in District 7-3A for basketball with Breckenridge, Brock, Jacksboro, Millsap, Peaster and Tolar.

Wise County’s 2A schools, Alvord and Chico, will be 4-2A Division I for football with Lindsay, Olney and Seymour — a five-team league.

The Dragons are still searching for a coach since they re-assigned former coach Lane Wilson last week. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, will have play Electra, Archer City, Santo, Pantago Christian, Petrolio and Tioga in non-district play.

“Geographically speaking, I thought [the UIL] did a pretty good job of putting a district together,” said Alvord coach Pete Hart. “The thing I didn’t anticipate was a five-team district.

In basketball, Alvord and Chico join 11-2A with Era, Irving Universal Academy, Muenster and Poolville.

Slidell will be in 22-A in basketball with Bellevue, Gold-Burg, Forestburg, Midway, Prairie Valley and Saint Jo.

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Abel sentenced to life in prison for murder


It took a Wise County jury only about 10 minutes Wednesday to decide that Jake Abel should spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend. Just three hours earlier, the same jury had found Abel, 31, guilty of killing Soccorro Taylor in December of 2015 in Fort Worth and burying her body in a shallow grave near Boyd. In addition to the life sentence, the jury also assessed a $10,000 fine, the maximum amount on both. The verdict brought the 12-day trial to a close after nearly 50 witnesses testified and around 700 pieces of evidence were introduced.

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