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Blotter: Tioga man indicted in connection to fatal crash in Aubrey

A Tioga man was indicted Thursday on charges of intoxication manslaughter and accident involving injury or death after hitting and killing a couple riding a motorcycle on June 10 in Aubrey, police said. 

Barry Boyd
Barry Boyd

A 50-year-old Dallas woman, Shannon Casada, as well as her fiance, 52-year-old Ralph Muirhead, were riding  a black Harley-Davidson northbound in the 9700 block of U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey at about 12:30 p.m. June 10 when it collided with a GMC pickup.

Police said Barry Boyd was driving the pickup. Casada had been the passenger on the motorcycle, and the couple was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Aubrey police arrested Boyd, who fled the scene, a few miles away from the crash. He is currently in Denton County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.

Other reports 

900 block of Sunset Street — Denton police arrested a 52-year-old man on a disorderly conduct charge Thursday after a witness said he approached another man with a knife.

The witness told police that the suspect approached a man who was lying on the ground near the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Sunset Street. It appeared they were going to fight, but the witness said they eventually separated.

Denton police responded to the call about 5:20 p.m. and arrested the man on a charge of disorderly conduct and an outstanding Denton police warrant for public intoxication.

2800 block of Foxcroft Circle — A woman said her 17-year-old son was "out of control" when he left their home on foot Wednesday after damaging a wall and a small kitchen appliance, according to a police report.

The woman also said her son attempted to interfere with her call to police. Officers responded to the domestic disturbance, but no arrests were made.

It's unclear whether police found the teen.

1100 block of West University Drive — A 48-year-old man was arrested on a trespassing charge at the Clayton House Motel before police found drugs in his possession, according to a police report.

Police were dispatched to the motel about 7:45 a.m. They said the suspect had previously been issued a notice of criminal trespassing for the property.

After officers arrested him and found the drugs during a search, they took the man to Denton City Jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, in addition to the criminal trespassing charge.


From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 1,051 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 45 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 142 calls for service and made 14 arrests.