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The prisoner who escaped Monday from the TDCJ's Wheeler unit has been caught.
Just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Plainview police received a 911 call of a man beating on the back door of a house in the 2600 block of Joliet. When officers arrived, they say that it was Charlie Davis Junior, 38, in the backyard. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hale county sheriff's office where he's being held. Davis faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of felony escape.
The Amarillo Police Department has received some complaints about door-to-door solicitors.
The callers said that two men were first checking for unlocked doors before ringing the doorbell. When the homeowner answered the door, they claimed to be selling vacuum cleaners - even though they didn't have one with them.
When they were turned away, the two men went to the next house, again checking the door first then knocking. The APD wants to remind citizens that anyone doing door-to-door solicitations are required by city ordinance to obtain a solicitors permit from the police department. If they do not have a permit, call the police department.
A man was arrested on a methamphetamine charge after a traffic stop.
An APD motorcycle officer made the stop Wednesday morning in the 900 block of west 6th. While the officer was talking to the driver, a passenger who had got out of the car was bending over like he was getting something from his shoe. The officer looked under the passenger side of the car and found a small nylon bag with three bags of meth inside.
Jacque Mario Sanford, 46, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. The driver was issued a traffic citation and released.
A traffic stop near the mall led to an arrest and seizure of 5 pounds of marijuana.
A Potter county deputy made the stop Thursday on I-40 and mile marker 64. The driver gave consent to search and the deputy found a suitcase with approximately $18,000 worth of pot inside.
Robert Prater, 45, was booked into Potter county on a third-degree felony charge of possession of marijuana. The drugs were reportedly being taken from California to Wichita, Kansas.
An Amarillo man that was taken to the hospital after a wreck in the 1500 block of Airport drive just after 6:00 a.m. Wednesday has died.
William Duncan Baker, 64, was driving the 2011 Chevy Equinox that struck the trailer being pulled by an International Harvester. The driver of the Harvester, Carlos Arturo Carrillo, 58, of Nogales, Arizona, was uninjured. Speed was a factor in the collision.
The incident is still being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers is asking for help finding their fugitive of the week.
Jessica Esparza Conley is wanted out of Randall county for criminal non-support and possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone. Anyone with information on Conley is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 374-4400 or submit a tip online at amapolice.org.
If your tip leads to her arrest, you could get a reward of up to $300.
Amarillo Police are looking for a man who committed an armed robbery Thursday morning.
Around 10:00, APD officers were sent to the 700 block of south Georgia where a female employee told them she was robbed by a black male, 25 to 30 years old, just below six feet tall and weighting around 150 pounds. He was wearing a blue hoodie and a white "Jason" type hockey mask.
He demanded money from the employees purse and ran off in an unknown direction. The female was not hurt and anyone with information is asked to call the APD or Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.
The Randall county sheriff's office is looking for a hit and run driver.
Around 6:30 p.m. Monday, a jogger was running south on the I-27 service road when he was hit by a car. The jogger suffered injuries to his left arm and was taken to the emergency room. The man could not give a description of the car that hit him, and anyone with information is asked to call the Randall county sheriff's office at 468-5751.