The 27-year-old man accused of killing two people at an Arlington intersection last week was booked into the Tarrant County Jail on Tuesday after being transferred from the Arlington City Jail, where he had resided since Wednesday.
Thomas L. Harper didn't say a word to a group of media members waiting for him underneath the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center. One reporter shouted, "Are you sorry for what you did?," but Harper did not respond.
Tarrant County spokesman Terry Grisham said he has heard "nothing negative or positive" about Harper's behavior while in the Arlington jail.
Grisham said Harper would be booked and evaluated, including a mental health evaluation, and could likely qualify, at least initially, for "administrative segregation" inside the jail.
Police say that Harper drove his Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed into the rear of a stopped pickup at North Collins Street and Brown Boulevard last Wednesday afternoon, killing the driver, Najee Nasir, 42, of Arlington, and starting a chain-reaction crash that damaged several cars.
Once the Tahoe came to rest against a curb, a 19-year-old bystander, Clarence "C.J." Robinson, walked up to help and was fatally shot.
Harper's twin toddlers were inside the Tahoe at the time.
Harper faces charges of murder, manslaughter and two charges of endangering a child.
-- Kathy Vetter, editor
(Photo of Harper by Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)
Watch a video of Harper's arrival Tuesday: