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Blotter: Odell Beckham Jr.'s father arrested in Lewisville

Odell Beckham, who TMZ identified as the biological father of star New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., was arrested Wednesday in Lewisville on drug and gun possession charges. 

Beckham was taken to Lewisville City Jail on misdemeanor charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana. He was released later in the day, police said. 

According to a Lewisville police arrest affidavit, officers recovered a jar containing about 1.5 ounces of marijuana and a loaded Ruger 9 mm pistol in Beckham's Ford truck. 

It started about 1 p.m. Wednesday, when a Lewisville officer smelled a strong odor of burning marijuana while stopped near the intersection of Forestbrook Drive and State Highway 121, the affidavit said. 

When the officer looked back at the vehicles that passed him, he noticed a blue Ford truck with a window rolled down, according to the document. 

He followed the truck and the odor to the Pinnacle Apartments in the 100 block of Valley View Drive. There, the officer approached the parked truck, continued to smell marijuana and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. 

The driver was identified by a Louisiana driver's license as Odell Beckham. Police searched the car and found a small "marijuana cigarette" in the driver seat and a quart-sized jar half-filled with marijuana, the affidavit said. They also found a backpack containing the handgun and an electronic scale. 

During the search, Beckham told officers that the marijuana was for "personal use." 

"I thought they passed a law in October?" he told officers in the affidavit. 

Police filed the evidence at the police department after transporting Beckham to the jail. TMZ reported that Beckham, like Beckham Jr., played football at Louisiana State University. 

Woman in critical condition after shooting inside Shady Shores home 

A 24-year-old woman was in critical condition at Medical City Denton on Thursday afternoon after she was shot in a Shady Shores home in the 400 block of Meadowlark Lane, according to police and hospital officials. 

Denton County Sheriff's Office deputies are currently investigating whether the shooting was an accident, department spokesman Capt. Orlando Hinojosa said. 

He said an elderly woman first called police about 1 a.m. saying she heard a gunshot. She then handed the phone to a man, who told police dispatchers he accidentally shot a woman inside the home, Hinojosa said.

The man currently is not facing charges, he said. 

Other reports 

1900 block of Denison Street — A Frilly's employee became hostile and belligerent after coming to work intoxicated on Wednesday night, according to a police report. 

The report said the employee became hostile after he was asked to go home. Police were called to a report of terrorist threats about 9 p.m., but no arrests were made. 

1700 block of North Carroll Boulevard — Denton police received a report from a local bank that accepted money possibly stained with a dye pack, which are commonly used by banks to identify stolen cash. 

According to the report, there haven't been any recent bank robberies in Denton involving a dye pack. Police submitted an intelligence bulletin to area law enforcement agencies, but no charges were filed. 


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 845 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 49 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 175 calls for service and made 10 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 19 medical calls, two vehicles crashes and one cooking fire and one gas leak.