Innocence Project of Texas files appeal for robbery suspect

In late November, Innocent Project of Texas executive director Mike Ware filed an appeal that George Powell III, who was convicted of robbing a 7-Eleven store in Killeen, Texas was convicted wrongfully at the fault of erroneous testimony, given by former Florida police officer Michael Knox.

Lately, the Austin Police Department’s forensics laboratory has come under fire after inspectors said their evidence have been tampered with and contaminated. Reports show that forensic video analysis may follow this reputation.

According to Grant Fredericks, who taught video analysis at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Quantico in Prince William County, Virginia, Knox used only one video image when he should have used several to identify the robbery perpetrator.

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Robbery suspects arrested in Dallas

A police officer in Dallas broke his hand while trying to arrest two armed robbery suspects after a chase through Northwest Dallas on November 11, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.

The suspects were identified as 30-year-old Mitchell Ray King and 35-year-old Jerry Antoine Nolan. The two entered a store holding guns in the 1100 block of Harry Hines Boulevard and told everyone to get down on the floor, announcing the robbery. According to witnesses, they intended to steal iPhones.

Nolan and King attempted to flee the vicinity without stealing anything once the police officers arrived. After a short chase, Officer Ricardo Campbell injured his hand while arresting Nolan. Both men were placed in jail for aggravated robbery and evading arrest charges.

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Former Texas A&M star running back sentenced to 27 years

Friday, September 26– Former noteworthy Texas A&M running back, Darren Lewis, has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for multiple counts of robbery in the Dallas area.

Lewis, formerly known as “Tank” in his football days at A&M, plead guilty to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm.

Lewis was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1991 NFL draft, but admitted to Texas A&M’s 12th Man Magazine that his NFL career quickly came to an end after he became enveloped by his cocaine addiction. The team then cut him early in the 1993 season.

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Pregnant woman shot to death

A 28-year old woman pregnant with her second child was murdered by a gunman in a ‘drug smoke house’ in Oak Cliff, Texas on October 12.

Stephenie Terlisner was shot once in the chest by an unidentified robber who entered the residence occupied by several people and then fled the scene at around 7 p.m. Both Terlisner and her unborn child were killed.

A neighbor said that the house is frequented by prostitutes and drug users.  According to court records, Terlisner had a pending drug charge.

The police said that they are conducting an ongoing investigation on the case.

Dallas police arrest 22-year-old man for alleged robbery

On July 18, Dallas Police arrested 22-year-old Neko Boykin from Lewisville and charged him with aggravated robbery in connection to an alleged robberies he committed on three establishments and a vehicle between July 17 and July 18. Boykin was taken into custody at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

Initial police reports state that Boykin was arrested along with an accomplice on July 18 after the vehicular robbery. During interrogation, Dallas police determined that Boykin was responsible for the three other robberies carried out earlier. He is also being linked to a $50 theft that reportedly occurred in 2010.

Boykin was given a bail of $151,500 for his temporary release.

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