On Tuesday, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune reported that one arrest has been made in the case. It came after a story appeared online stating that sheriff's deputies were looking for the man. A tipster called to turn him in to investigators.
Dustin Drew Davis, 25, was in jail Tuesday. Now investigators are looking for two other men in the case.
Investigators, however, said they didn't want to talk about the case because it's a "fluid situation."
Today, Sheriff Bryant released a brief news release about the case. The sheriff said in a phone message that "We have no other information right now that we can release."
But here's the news release:
"The Erath County Sheriff's Office received a report of an assault. The Sheriff's Office immediately sent an investigator to the location of the assault and found the crime victim to be in need of medical attention. The unnamed victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital and later transferred via air ambulance to a Fort Worth Hospital for advanced care. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no victim or suspect information will be released at this time. As the investigation unfolds, additional information may be released in the future."
A man was taken to a hospital by family members after he was struck with a club by someone who tried to take his wallet Monday.Fort Worth police officers were called about 3 a.m. to the 3200 block of Northwest 30th Street. The victim said he was on his front porch when he saw a man walking down the street, the police report said.The victim told police that the suspect called out to him, and the victim walked out to meet the suspect, the report said.The suspect struck the victim on the head with a club and attempted to take the victim’s wallet.The suspect has not been found, the report said.
In an attack by a self-professed member of the Master Race, a racist inmate at a Texas federal prison attacked his sleeping Jewish cellmate, placing a ligature around his neck and forcibly pulling him to the floor.
The Jewish man lost consciousness and, once on the floor, Timothy Lee York, 35, repeatedly kicked and punched him in the head and body, according to the Justice Department.
York is a member of the United Aryan Brotherhood. York, of Fountain Valley, Calif., acknowledged that he attacked his cellmate in December 2007 because the man was Jewish.
He was sentenced to 63 months in prison for the attack and ordered to pay $5,783 in restitution.
“This sentencing should send a strong message that hate crimes will be investigated vigorously by the FBI, and those found to be responsible will be brought to justice,” said Robert E. Casey Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Field Office in Dallas.
Four men indicted on federal hate crime charges are accused of attacking an African-American man while he was waiting at a bus stop in Houston.
The indictment says at least one of the men used racial slurs and all four surrounded and attacked the man by punching and kicking him about the face, head and body. Three of the accused attackers had tattoos that apparently reflect affiliation with white supremacist gangs, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Charles Cannon, 26; Michael McLaughlin, 40; Brian Kerstetter, 32; and Joseph Staggs, 49, on federal hate crime charges related to a racially motivated assault of the 29-year-old man.
The case is being investigated by the Houston Division of the FBI in cooperation with the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Ruben Ortiz is now in custody after being caught Tuesday evening in Grand Prairie by a strike team of the U.S. Marshals Service. Ortiz was being sought in connection with the July 30 attack on a Euless police officer during a traffic stop. The officer had handcuffed him, but he broke free and struck her in the face, according to a TV report. Ortiz was wanted for a parole violation on an aggravated robbery charge and failure to appear in a DUI case, the station reports.