Local Man Arrested on Multiple Charges After WFPD Traffic Stop

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Billy Pierce

On Thursday, July 12th, at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a white 1969 Chevrolet pickup with a blue Miller Bobcat welder in the bed traveling southbound in the 2200 block of Bridwell.  The vehicle displayed an expired registration decal and the driver’s side tail light was not operating.  When officers ran the license plate number they were advised that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Archer County.

Officers conducted a felony stop on the vehicle at Jacksboro Hwy and 34th St.  The driver and only occupant was identified as 48 year old Billy Pierce.  Pierce was placed into custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.  Officers also discovered that the welder that was in the bed of the vehicle had also been reported stolen.

In a search incident to an arrest officers located in Pierce’s front right pants pockets a pair of brass knuckles.  They also located a pill bottle with no name on it in his left pants pocket.  The bottle contained 38 Tizanidine Hydrochloride pills.  Pierce advised officers that he does not have a prescription for the pills.

When officers began searching the vehicle they located a loaded .22 caliber revolver sitting on the front seat.  Officers also located a bag in the vehicle that held a plastic baggy that contained a crystal like substance that rendered a positive for methamphetamine when it was field tested.  The drugs weighed .50 grams. Prior to being stopped Pierce had driven within 700 feet of the Bible Baptist Christian School which is a drug free zone.

Pierce was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with two counts of felony theft, prohibited weapon, possession of a substance in penalty group one, possession of a dangerous drug and a felon in possession of a firearm due to the fact that he showed to be a convicted felon.

WFPD Arrests Three for Vehicle Burglary

Today at approximately 2:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were patrolling the area of Rhea Rd and Gossett Dr when they observed a grey Nissan Altima parked facing westbound in the eastbound lane of the 2900 block of Gossett Dr.  Officers observed a white male exit the vehicle`s right passenger side and begin checking door handles on parked vehicles. After the male was done checking door handles he got back into the right rear passenger side of the Nissan Altima and it began to drive off westbound towards Rhea Rd.

Officers conducted a stop on the vehicle at the intersection of Gossett Dr and Rhea Rd. Contact was made with three occupants inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 18 year old Nianicole Spence, the right rear passenger was identified as 20 year old Angel Medina and the front right passenger was identified as 17 year old Taylor Butler.

Officers had the three occupants exit the vehicle and detained them. Officers began looking around the vehicle and observed two different Visa credit cards with two different victims name on them lying on the front right passenger floorboard. The credit cards had the victims` names and a distinct 16 digit number on them. The credit cards did not belong to the occupants inside the vehicle. As officers reached in to pick them up they could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers began searching the vehicle and located a pink purse in the back seat. The pink purse had a United States passport card with victim`s name and a distinct 9 digit passport card number on it, making a total of three different victims.  Officers also located a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance that rendered a positive for marijuana.

Officers located two of the victims who stated their vehicles were broken into and that the property officers located had been inside those vehicles.

Officers read all three suspects their Miranda warning and all three stated that they were party to the vehicle burglaries.

The suspects were transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle and fraudulent use or possession of identifying material.  Butler also claimed ownership of the marijuana and was charged with that as well.

Suspect Arrested on Multiple Charges to Include Possession of Narcotics and Stolen Handgun

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Francisco Rodriguez

On Sunday, June 3rd, at approximately 1:45 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department observed a 2005 white Ford Explorer stop in the area of Longview Drive and Wrangler Drive.  The driver exited the vehicle and officers recognized him as 27 year old Francisco Rodriguez.  Officers knew Rodriguez to have outstanding warrants for his arrest.  They observed Rodriguez walk up the driveway of a residence in that area and attempted to enter a vehicle that was parked there. He did not make entry into the vehicle but quickly got back into his and drove away.

A marked WFPD patrol car got behind Rodriguez in order to initiate a traffic stop at which time Rodriguez began to accelerate and attempted to evade officers.  He went southbound on Central Freeway and then exited the Freeway by the Travel Center. He tried to continue east in the north alley of North 8th Street, however he lost control of the vehicle and struck a telephone pole.

Francisco and a female passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  Officers were able to locate Rodriguez hiding in a pile of trash, however the female was able to get away.

Officers located a holster for a Sig Sauer handgun on Rodriguez.  When officers began to search the vehicle that Rodriguez fled from they located a Sig Sauer handgun on the ground by the driver’s door.  A records checked showed the handun to have been stolen.  Inside the vehicle they located magazines for the handgun along with two bags of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine that weighed 2.3 grams and two bags of a substance that field tested positive for marijuana and weighed .22 ounces.

The vehicle Rodriguez was driving was impounded and he was taken into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with evading in a vehicle, evading on foot, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, violation of court order and multiple warrants.

WFPD Arrest Man in Possession of a Firearm that had Been Stolen in a Recent Vehicle Burglary

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Stacey Stouard, Jr.

On Tuesday May 15th at approximately 5:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Kell Blvd for a check welfare on a subject that was seen slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle.

Upon arrival officers located a silver Volkswagen. They made contact with the subject who was sitting in the driver’s seat. He was identified as 19 year old Stacey Payton Stouard Jr.  Stouard was not responding and appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics. While trying to wake Stouard up and further investigate his condition, officers located in plain view, a black Ruger pistol on the center console that was not in a holster. It was later determined that the firearm had been stolen during a burglary of a vehicle that had taken place the night before in the 4300 block of Berwick.

Stouard began to respond to officers and stated he was ok and that he pulled into United Market St. to sleep because he took two Xanax pills. Stouard stated he was not prescribed Xanax but took them anyways. Stouard stated he was sleepy and wanted to park and sleep it off. Due to his intoxicated state officers placed him under arrest for public intoxication.

A search was conducted of the vehicle based on Stouard `s statement that he consumed Xanax pills that were not prescribed to him and the fact that he had a handgun in his possession while intoxicated. During the search a rolled up cigarette was located in between the front passenger seat and the center console that officers believed to be marijuana. The suspected marijuana was field tested and rendered a positive result for marijuana. The marijuana weighted approx. .1oz.

Stouard was placed into custody and transported to the Wichita County jail.  While in transport Stouard began to threaten the arresting officer’s life and the life of his family members.

Upon arrival at jail Stouard was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm, retaliation, possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

WFPD Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Arrests and a Stolen Gun Recovered

On Tuesday, May 1st, at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 orange Nissan Maxima in the 1900 block of Hines.

The driver was identified as 29 year old Deonta Roberts, the front passenger at first gave officers a false name but was later identified as 26 year old Shatina Gilliam and the backseat passenger was identified as 18 year old Kendall Humphreys. Roberts was unable to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle at which time officers had the occupants step out of the vehicle in order to inventory it for impound.

As the occupants were exiting the vehicle officers observed two open Bud Light beers in the passenger area of the vehicle as well as a pill bottle with no label and numerous pills in it lying on the passenger floorboard.  During the search of the vehicle officers located a Springfield Armory XP40 .40 caliber handgun, a Glock 42 .380 caliber handgun and a Taurus 709 9mm handgun inside the trunk of the vehicle.  All three handguns had loaded magazines inserted in them. A records check on the three hanguns showed that the Glock 42 .380 handgun was reported stolen through the Arlington Police Department.

As officers were searching the subjects they located on Gilliam several clear plastic bags containing a green leafy substance on her person.  The substance was field tested and render a positive result for marijuana and weighed 0.1685 ounces. Humphreys also admitted to having marijuana concealed in his left sock.

All three subjects were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where they were charged with numerous offenses from theft of firearm, possession of marijuana in a drug free zone and failure to identify along with multiple outstanding warrants being served.

WFPD Arrest Local Female for Injury to a Child

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Melissa Burnett

On Monday, April 30th, at approximately 6:15 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Blvd at Zoom Zooms in reference to an assault.

Upon arrival officers observed a white female later identified as 35 year old Melissa Burnett yelling and screaming at people in the parking lot. Officers were able to get Burnett detained at which time they began to speak with the parties on scene.

Witnesses stated they observed Burnett hit a 12 year old female in the head several times with a closed fist.  When officers spoke to the victim she stated that she was getting out of the back of her parent`s vehicle, when Burnett came up behind her and began screaming at her and hitting her in the back of the head with a closed fist, causing pain. The victim stated she has never met Burnett in her entire life and that she does not know why Burnett hit her.

Officers placed Burnett under arrest and transported her to the Wichita County jail where she was charged with Injury to a Child.

WFPD Makes Early Hour Burglary Arrest

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Wesley Boren

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Nicholas Coleman

Earlier this morning at approximately 4:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Airport Drive in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival officers observed a male subject wearing a blue bandana covering the lower half of his face, latex gloves and carrying a crowbar running from an apartment. Officers detained and identified the subject as 34 year old Josh Gieseler.  Giesler stated he arrived with two other friends who were still inside the apartment. Shortly after Giesler mentioned his friends being in the apartment two more male subjects exited the apartment.  One was in possession of a bat and the other a set of knuckles. Officers were able to detain both subjects. The subject carrying the bat was identified as 30 year old Wesley Boren and the subject with the knuckles was identified as 23 year old Nicholas Colman.

Officers went to check the apartment that the suspects were seen coming from and located several people inside. One of the victims inside told officers that Giesler, Boren and Colman entered the residence after beating on the door. Once inside all three suspects began to threaten everyone.   The victim stated that one of the males demanded her purse and took four twenty dollar bills from it.  After a search incident to arrest Boren was found to be in possession of four twenty dollar bills.

Officers placed all three suspects into custody and transported them to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with burglary of a habitation.

Suspect Charged with Assault, Resisting and Two Counts of Assault on Public Servant

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Nolan Blair

On Tuesday, January 30th, at approximately 9:20 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1700 block of 9th Street at Walgreens in reference to a possible disturbance.  Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who stated that she and her boyfriend, who was later identified as 27 year old Nolan Blair, were in a verbal argument at which time Blair became physical and started to choke the victim.  The victim was able to get away and call for help.  Blair fled the scene.

Approximately 20 minutes later Blair returned and police were called back.  Officers located Blair at which time he became aggressive towards them. As officers were attempting to place Blair in handcuffs he began to actively resist and pull away.  Officers deployed their conducted energy devices (Taser) but it was unsuccessful.  Blair began to fight with the officers striking one officer in the face with his fist and another in the torso.  Officers were able to redeploy their Taser at which time they were able to get Blair into custody.

Blair was transported to the Wichita County jail without further incident where he was charged with assault family violence, resisting arrest and two counts of assault on a public servant.

WFPD Makes Aggravated Robbery Arrest

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Robert Bustamante

On Monday January 29th at approximately 9:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of 9th Street to Sonic in reference to an aggravated robbery.   The reporting party stated two subjects described as a Hispanic male wearing a blue shirt and jeans and a white male with unknown clothing description came to the store and pointed a silver in color handgun at him and demanded money.  The victim stated that they took approximately $58.00 from him and fled on foot.

Officers began searching the area and located two subjects walking in the 700 block of Denver that matched the description of the suspects.  As officers approached both subjects began to flee.  Officers lost sight of the male in the blue shirt but were able to locate the second attempting to hide behind a trash can in the 1900 block of 8th Street.  Officers demanded for the suspect to show his hands, when he refused officers deployed their conducted energy device (Taser) and were then able to get the suspect into custody. The suspect was identified as 17 year old Robert Bustamante.

During a search incident to arrest officers located five .38 caliber rounds in Bustamante’s front left pants pocket along with $58 in cash and a grey Under Armour mask.  Inside the trash can that Bustamante attempted to hide behind officers located a backpack that contained a silver in color .38 caliber handgun.

Bustamante was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated robbery and evading.  The case is still under investigation.

WFPD Arrest Burglary Suspect Who Stole House Shoes and Cookies

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Shawn Bonner

On Saturday, December 2, at approximately 9:45 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Covington in reference to a burglary of a habitation.  The victim stated that a black male suspect wearing a camouflaged shirt walked into their home and just began picking things up and then walked back out.

When officers arrived they located 37 year old Shawn Bonner in the 1000 block of Covington.  Bonner was wearing a pair of black house shoes and he was in possession of a large bag of cookies and a book of checks. The victim advised that the checks, house shoes and bag of cookies all came from his residence. The victim advised that Bonner did not have consent to enter his home and take his property.

Bonner was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with burglary of a habitation.