The office of Wichita Falls native Greg Abbott arrested one of Texas Top Most Wanted Fugitives, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office today, Saturday, August 17. One would think Abbott would have his plate full running for governor of the Lone Star State, but he is showing amazing managerial skills in also working fulltime at his current job as Attorney General.
The apprehension of Frederick Lee Davis, 25, in Texas, is a good example of how his office has not missed a beat in fighting crime. This time it was the Texas Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit along with the Duncanville Police Department which located arrested Davis for violating his parole in North Texas.
Abbott, who is looking to become the first governor born in Wichita Falls, was recently in this city of 105,000 as he launched his campaign for the state's highest office. He already holds the state's top law enforcement positon.
Davis, who law enforcement officials consider an armed and dangerous suspect, was added to DPS's Ten Most Wanted List this month. According to the DPS, Davis's criminal history includes the following offenses: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; assault causing bodily injury to a family member, burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, abandoning/endangering a child without intent to return; and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
While all reports are that the Abbott campaign is running smoothly toward the GOP nomination for governor of Texas, rumors are beginning to gain momentum Wendy Davis may actually seek the Democratic nomination. Robert Miller, a Houston lawyer, lobbyist and political confidant seems confident the Fort Worth state senator will take the big step up of running for governor and not her old senate seat in Cowtown. According to the Texpatriate, Miller feels Davis candidacy would give the Democratic Party a big boost even if she doesn't win because her name on the ballot might drag out reluctant voters to the polls for down ballot elections regarding judges and other positons.
Although the Texpatriate cites a poll which reportedly shows Abbott only eight points ahead of Davis, the Lone Star State has been the reddest state in the United States next to Oklahoma in recent elections. Of course some would say an eight-point lead is pretty sizable.
Davis vaulted to national attention when she fillibustered against an anti-abortion law which would prohibit abortions beyond the 20-week period of pregnancy. Although the bill passed despite her efforts, she made the rounds of national news shows following her fillibuster. Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author, wondered why there was opposition to the bill since European countries have even stricter anti-abortion laws already on the books than does Texas.
Most political observers believe Abbott is too strong a candidate and Texas is too red a state for Davis to be a serious threat to him becoming the governor who follows Rick Perry in Austin.
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