Weatherford Democrat

February 27, 2013

FROM THE BLOTTER: Alleged burglar found asleep


Weatherford Democrat

— By CHRISTIN COYNE

Two men were arrested Sunday morning after a complainant held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after reportedly finding the suspect asleep in a vehicle near the complainant’s residence. 

The men are accused of stealing more than $23,000 in property during an early morning crime spree.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Jordan Alan Dorris, 18, Springtown, was found “asleep” in an unfamiliar silver Nissan Extera SUV parked on the complainant’s residence in the 7600 block of Prather Road shortly after 9 a.m.

The complainant removed Dorris from the vehicle and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived, the sheriff’s office reported.

The complainant also reported a 2001 Chevrolet dually pickup missing from the property and five additional vehicles burglarized.

The vehicles had been rummaged through and a large amount of property, including a rifle, were missing from the vehicle, the man told deputies.

Dorris reportedly told deputies that he and a suspect identified as 17-year-old Caleb Andrew Kirkbride took the Nissan SUV for a “joy ride.”

The SUV belonged to a juvenile female, who reportedly told deputies that a bracelet and her keys were missing and that the men did not have permission to take the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

Dorris also reportedly told deputies that Kirkbride stole the pickup and property while Dorris slept in the Nissan, the sheriff’s office reported.

Dorris was then allowed to contact Kirkbride, who reportedly said he would return to the complainant’s address.

The complainant’s neighbor then arrived on scene and reported that he observed the pickup, driven by an unknown suspect, traveling down J.E. Woody Road, running motorists off the roadway and striking several street signs, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies stopped the truck in the 8600 block of Prather Road and detained Kirkbride.

Stolen property was valued at a total of more than $23,000 and included the pickup and SUV, a Herrington & Richardson 30/30 rifle, a tool box, a pair of boots, a vehicle CD player, a checkbook and $8,000 check, CDs, a pole saw, a chain saw, a propane heater, a brake controller, two credit cards, a flashlight, two pocketknives, various hand tools, two junk lawnmowers and scrap copper. Most of the items were recovered during the initial investigation, the sheriff’s office reported.

Kirkbride was charged with three felony thefts, burglary of a building, burglary of a building, criminal mischief and a misdemeanor theft, according to jail records, which indicated Dorris received the same charges, plus an additional felony theft charge.

Dorris was released Tuesday evening from the Parker County Jail on a total bond of $65,500, while Kirkbride remained in jail, jail records show.

The Democrat was unable to reach Dorris for comment as the number listed for Dorris’ address was not in service.

Aggravated assault

Authorities arrested a man on a charge of threatening a woman with a gun after responding to an intoxicated driver call early Sunday morning.

Alan Corey Aultman, 31, of Weatherford, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and driving while intoxicated, the probable cause affidavits filed by DPS and the Parker County Sheriff’s Office state.

After observing a red pickup returning to the complainant’s address in the 100 block of Northstar Crossing Lane, Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Stephen Nall stopped the truck driven by Aultman in front of the residence.

A preliminary roadside breath test showed that Aultman tested at more than double the legal .08 blood alcohol level, according to the affidavit.

A woman at the residence told deputies that Aultman pointed a firearm at her during an argument in the residence, placing her in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, before leaving the scene armed, a deputy with the sheriff’s office reported.

She reportedly requested an emergency protection order.

Aultman was released from the Parker County Jail on $27,000 bond Sunday evening, jail records indicate.

No phone number was listed for Aultman’s residence.

Shooting

Sunday evening, a 63-year-old Cool woman reported a suspect shouted at her and fired a gun in her direction after she asked them to stop shooting on a nearby property, according to a Parker County Sheriff’s Office report.

Deputies were dispatched shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of Cool Junction road to a report of criminal trespassing, according to the report.

The woman reportedly told deputies that two unknown suspects were firing shots with a long gun on the property directly adjacent to her property.

After several hours, she went to ask them to stop, the woman reportedly told deputies, adding that when she asked them to stop, one of the suspects shouted at her and fired in her direction, placing her in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.

The case was filed as a deadly conduct report and forwarded to the sheriff’s office criminal investigations division. 

Rollover wreck

Two people received serious injuries in a one-vehicle wreck early Tuesday morning between the 408 and 409 exits on Interstate 20 in Weatherford.

Around 7 a.m., a 38-year-old woman driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer eastbound in the inside lane lost control of the vehicle before it struck a guardrail and rolled, according to Weatherford Police Lt. Chris Crawford.

The woman, who police believe was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle and into the wires on the median, according to Crawford.

A 27-year-old male passenger, who is believed to have been wearing a seatbelt and was not ejected, also sustained significant injuries, police reported.

Both were immediately transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by ground ambulance due to their serious injuries, Crawford said.

Factors that may have caused the accident were still under investigation Tuesday afternoon, Crawford said.   

It was too early to say whether drugs or alcohol is believed to be involved, he said.