UPDATE: (July 17, 3:15 p.m.) The second suspect in the firearm robbery has been arrested as of July 14. 31-year-old Altonio Brown was found in Grand Prairie, and now faces the charges of aggravated robbery and evading arrest and has a bond of $60,000.
Plano has prided itself with being one of the safest cities in the nation to live and work. However, over the past couple weeks there have been some instances of crime around the neighborhood making headlines. Here’s what has been going on.
Plano resident 37-year-old Karlton Dudley was arrested Wednesday, June 28 for corpse abuse linked to the death of his wife, 32-year-old Sarah Dudley. Sarah was reported missing Saturday, June 24 and her body was found on Lewisville Lake. Karlton was out of jail on bond for a charge of aggravated sexual assault toward a child, and had to wear an ankle monitor. Records from the monitor showed Karlton out on the lake the night Sarah went missing. This contradicted what Karlton told police, which was that he only walked around the shore that day.
A different Plano couple abandoned a newborn baby Thursday, July 6. One hour after being born, the newborn was found wrapped in a towel at an unnamed business near Central Expressway and Plano Parkway. The mother and father of the child were identified, though it isn’t clear whether they will be charged. In Texas, there are safe haven laws allowing new parents to drop off newborns without criminal punishment, provided the infant is dropped at a hospital, fire station, or EMT station. The child was taken to a hospital in Dallas and is in good condition.
One of two suspects was arrested after stealing multiple firearms from a seller. The woman is in police custody and many of the guns were found. The other suspect, a man, is still at large. Plano police temporarily held a search for him, asking that residents stay indoors as they searched around K Avenue at E. Plano Parkway and 10th Street at J Avenue. Residents are no longer expected to stay indoors, but are asked to contact police with information.