Texas man tried to shoot police chief
The Associated Press
MAYPEARL, Texas — Attempted capital murder charges have been filed against a 35-year-old man police said broke into Maypearl City Hall and tried to shoot the town's police chief with his own gun.
Gretchon Windell Powell was arrested this week at a Dallas apartment complex and is being held in the Ellis County jail on a $400,000 bond.
Police said Powell broke through a door at city hall around 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, telling Chief Lester Taylor that he had been in an accident and needed help.