Texas Briefs: Police officer rescued, Girl Scouts, Cowboys player arrested, Jimi Hendrix guitar pulled from auction


A Fender Stratocaster guitar was pulled from an auction by a private collector from the United Kingdom and was purported to be the guitar Jimi Hendrix played at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967. It was expected to sell for $750,000 . (Heritage Auctions/HA.com via AP)

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Passers-by scramble into Dallas creek bed to aid officer

DALLAS — Dallas police are praising a group of people who helped a critically injured officer by scrambling down into a creek bed to stabilize the officer’s patrol car after it was forced off the road by another vehicle.

At least 10 people went into the creek bed Monday after the car landed on its roof. Video posted to social media shows they pushed the car onto its side in an effort to free Senior Cpl. Dale Ordogne.

The heavily damaged car was then pushed onto its wheels and Ordogne was pulled free. He was listed in stable condition.

Ordogne was responding to a call when a stolen pickup crossed an intersection and struck his patrol car, forcing it about 25 feet down into the creek.

The suspects in the pickup fled.

Louisiana officers help stranded Girl Scouts from Texas

NATCHITOCHES, Louisiana — Some Girl Scouts from Texas received help after a thunderstorm left them stranded while kayaking in Louisiana.

Six girls and three adults set out Sunday evening from a boat launch in west central Louisiana. They were headed to a campground, but because of the storm, they retreated to the banks of Saline Bayou and used their kayaks for shelter.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says some of its agents worked with officers from the U.S. Forest Service and local law enforcement agencies to find the group. They were joined by a private citizen on an all-terrain vehicle.

After more than five hours, the troop, who multiple news outlets have reported is from Dallas, was found early Monday and was led to the campground, about a mile away.

Cowboys player suspected of DWI near welcome party for him

DALLAS — Newly acquired Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated near a club that held a promotional event welcoming him to Dallas.

Dallas police say the 30-year-old Carroll was arrested early Monday after being stopped for a traffic violation. He was booked into the Dallas County jail and later posted bail.

The Dallas Morning News reports Carroll was arrested near a club in the Uptown neighborhood that hosted the promotion in his honor.

Carroll joined the Cowboys in March as a free agent from NFC East rival Philadelphia on a three-year, $10 million deal.

The team issued a statement saying it’s aware of his arrest and is “gathering information at this time.”

Carroll is an eight-year NFL veteran who began his career in Miami.

Lockdown lifted at Texas air base after ‘security incident’

SAN ANTONIO — Military officials say the lockdown of a U.S. Air Force base in Texas has been lifted after a preliminary search of a community center there did not reveal any danger.

Authorities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland earlier Tuesday had warned of a “security incident” and directed personnel in some areas of the base to stay inside.

Base spokesman Oscar Balladares confirmed that authorities were responding to a threat but didn’t elaborate.

He says security officers are continuing to search the area and a post to the base’s official Facebook page indicated the matter has been “resolved.”

The lockdown appears to be the first to occur at the base since a shooting in April 2016 when a man killed his commanding officer before turning the gun on himself.

Purported Jimi Hendrix guitar withdrawn from June auction

DALLAS — Heritage Auctions has halted the planned offering of a guitar purported to have been played by Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival amid concerns it’s not that particular instrument.

Dallas-based Heritage on Tuesday announced the guitar, originally valued at up to $750,000, will no longer be up for sale on June 17.

A Heritage statement says auction house experts examined the instrument and cited concerns that it may not be the same guitar Hendrix played at the Monterey, California, event.

Heritage previously announced the Fender Stratocaster would be offered for sale in Beverly Hills, California, via a private collector from the United Kingdom.

Former contestant on ‘The Bachelorette’ dead at 31

AUSTIN, Texas — A former contestant on “The Bachelorette” has died after police found him unresponsive at a South Austin residence.

An Austin Police Department spokeswoman says officers were sent to the residence at 2:10 a.m. Monday in reference to a reported unresponsive man and found 31-year-old Michael Nance unconscious. He was pronounced dead shortly before 3 a.m.

Spokeswoman Anna Sabana says the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office will have to determine what caused Nance’s death, but investigators do not consider the death suspicious.

Nance was a contestant in the eighth season of “The Bachelorette” in 2012 but was eliminated in the fourth of the season’s 10 weeks.

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