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Gov. Perry Facing Booking and Arraignment This Week

(DALLAS) -- Gov. Rick Perry will be straightening his tie for a different kind of picture this week: a mug shot.

The governor is charged with misusing his power against a county district attorney.  As part of the criminal proceedings, he will be treated like any other defendant, with a booking and arraignment.  

Perry's attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor's booking won't be under the cover of darkness.  "That's gonna be something that when he goes in to be booked and take his picture that we're gonna let you know about it," Buzbee said.

The governor says the charges against him are motivated only by politics, because he vetoed funding for a public integrity agency that's under the supervision of a district attorney who has been arrested for DWI.  

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Police: Demond Williams Arrested for Murder of Bobby Ervin

(DALLAS) -- A murder suspect was arrested this weekend after leading police on a short pursuit.

Dallas Police say Demond Williams was arrested for the June 2 murder of Bobby Ervin.

Ervin had been fatally shot after a verbal altercation at the Little World convenience store.

Williams was interviewed by homicide detectives and issued a statement.

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Police Looking to Identify Person of Interest in Theft Case

Dallas Police Department(DALLAS) -- Police are trying to identify a person of interest in a theft case.

The Dallas Police Department says the theft took place on the evening of July 1 at the Holiday Inn at 6070 North Central Expressway.

Anyone with information about the person in this photo is asked to call Detective Jones at 214-670-4414.

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Man At-Large in Deadly Ferguson Road Shooting 

Dallas Police Department(DALLAS) -- Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in a deadly shooting.

Byron Bradley allegedly shot Demariea English on Monday afternoon at 11611 Ferguson Road.

English was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he later died from his injuries.

Reportedly, English and witnesses were riding to the Honey Creek Apartments to meet with Bradley, who was known to them as "Killer B," according to Dallas Police. Bradley and the victim were involved in an argument over money and were "meeting in hopes to bring their issues to a peaceful resolution or fight it out," officials said.

Upon their arrival, Bradley told English to exit the car, and when he did not immediately get out, Bradley shot the man in the head. Another witness was hit in the wrist from the same bullet.

The suspect is currently at-large. Anyone with information on the individual or incident is asked to contact law enforcement at 214-671-3000.

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Downtown Building Evacuated in Dallas Chop House Fire 

(DALLAS) -- More than 80 firefighters assisted in extinguishing a three-alarm blaze at the downtown Dallas Chop House on Tuesday.

First responders arrived to find smoke coming from the restaurant's kitchen fire. The flames had spread to the over-head ventilation system, according to officials, making its way up to the fourth floor of the Comerica Bank building on Main Street.

Firefighters evacuated at least three floors, though many people had already exited the building at the start of the incident.

Officials estimated a total of $45,000 in damages. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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