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Blotter: Teen charged with robbery after asking Denton resident to use phone

A 17-year-old male was accused of taking part in a robbery Sunday night after two other males walked into a Denton resident's home and held him at gunpoint, according to a Denton police arrest affidavit. 

Tyrone LevingstonDenton Police Department
Tyrone Levingston
Denton Police Department

Tyrone Levingston was charged with aggravated robbery and taken to Denton City Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. 

A man who lived in a home in the 800 block of Audra Lane first called police at about 8 p.m. He said Levingston knocked on his door and asked to use a phone because his car broke down. Levingston had been with three other males at the time, he said. The affidavit was not clear what role the fourth male played in the alleged robbery.

The resident said he gave Levingston his cellphone and closed the door to check on another person in the back of the house. When the resident opened the front door again, Levingston returned the phone as two other male suspects entered, he said. 

One of them wore a hoodie while the other wore a T-shirt, according to the affidavit. The suspect wearing the hoodie pulled out a black handgun from his waist, pointed it at the resident and asked him to sit down, the document said. 

The suspects eventually stole a quarter of an ounce of marijuana and the man's cellphone, according to the affidavit. The victim said they fled in the direction of the Mack Park Apartments. 

Another patrol officer stopped a man who was later identified as Levingston. The resident positively identified him as the man who knocked on his door, but the affidavit did not specify whether Levingston ever entered man's home. 

Other reports 

200 block of Fry Street — A 34-year-old man was arrested on active warrants Sunday after an apartment resident claimed the suspect threatened him with a knife. 

Denton police did not file any new charges based on those allegations Sunday. The suspect had four active Denton County warrants for charges including aggravated assault and a motion to revoke probation. He also had an outstanding Denton police warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

1000 block of East Sycamore Street — A man tried to fight officers who were attempting to arrest him on an evading arrest warrant Sunday, according to a police report. 

Police said the suspect "immediately" began trying to evade and fight the officers when they contacted him, the report said. After officers got him on the ground, they found he was in possession of less than 4 grams of methamphetamine, a report states. 

Anthony Towens, 35, was arrested on charges of assault of a public servant and possession of a controlled substance. He also had outstanding warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest with previous convictions. 

6200 block of Freeman Road — The lone resident of an old, wood-framed house in Krum evacuated the home Monday as county authorities battled a fire at the location, according to authorities. 

Jody Gonzalez, Denton County's emergency management coordinator, said the first firefighters on the scene determined the blaze started in the attic. The home, he said, was built in 1914 and was a total loss.

The Sanger and Denton fire departments assisted Krum firefighters.

No one was injured, he said. 


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,953 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 88 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 462 calls for service and made 30 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 68 medical calls, 10 vehicle crashes, one building fire and one person in distress.