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.

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