Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

2 arrested for using missing Slaton man’s vehicle, sentencing to take place for man who shot Lubbock officer and man in custody after Wednesday night standoff with Philadelphia police

Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief
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On Daybreak Today, two people are in police custody on charges related to the disappearance of a 79-year-old Slaton man who was reported missing on Aug. 3.

  • Thirty-nine-year-old Toby Daughtry and 33-year-old Amanda Grace Blagburn were both arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • Daughtry told police in Milam County he got the vehicle, which belongs to 79-year-old Celestino Rodriguez, in Lubbock and drove it with Blagburn.
  • Once they found out it was the same vehicle that was in Rodriguez’s silver alert they left it in a wooded area in Milam county.
  • Read more about their arrest here: Two in custody, accused of using vehicle of missing Slaton man

A sentencing hearing for a man found guilty of shooting a Lubbock police officer in 2013 is set to take place today.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the creation of the Domestic Terrorism Task Force during a community-wide memorial service that was hosted in El Paso on Wednesday night.

  • The creation of this task force comes after the mass murder of 22 people in an El Paso Walmart in early-August. Authorities said the 21-year-old gunman from Allen targeted Hispanics in that shooting.
  • Included in the Domestic Terrorism Task Force is Lubbock County District Attorney K. Sunshine Stanek.
  • Read more about that memorial from the Associated Press here: Thousands attend El Paso memorial for shooting victims

A gunman is in custody after an hours-long standoff with police in Philadelphia.

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