An Oklahoma man accused of killing his father was arrested early Wednesday sleeping on a sidewalk in Denton County, Roanoke police said.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Jacob Allan Barber, 21, was spotted shortly after midnight Tuesday sleeping on his backpack outside a PetSmart along U.S. Highway 377.

Officers investigating a suspicious-person call questioned Barber, and he said he was traveling south from Oklahoma.

Police soon learned he was wanted by Cleveland County, Oklahoma, sheriff’s investigators in connection with the death of Glenn Barber, his father, The News reported.

The elder Barber, 48, was found slain in his home Sunday after he didn’t show up for services at First Baptist Church of Moore. His Nissan Pathfinder was missing.

Glenn Barber’s daughter said on Facebook that her brother has long suffered from mental illness.

It’s unclear when Jacob Barber will be extradited to Oklahoma.

Man reports assault near King Outreach Center

A Denton police officer was approached outside the police station Tuesday morning by a man who was bleeding and had lacerations on his head, according to a police report.

The man said he was previously hit in the head by another person with either a brick or a rock in the area near the Monsignor King Outreach Center in the 300 block of South Woodrow Lane, the report shows.

Police said the officer searched the area and asked people about the assault but could not find anyone who might have committed the assault, the report states.

The victim was treated by paramedics but was not driven to a hospital, police said.

Other reports

3900 block of Teasley Lane Police and a plumbing company in Denton are looking into the claim that an employee’s ex-girlfriend took credit card information off invoices and used customers’ credit card numbers fraudulently, according to a police report.

The employee said the invoices were at his home, and he said his ex-girlfriend got the information and used it, says the report, which was filed Tuesday morning.

The report says Irving police were notified of the alleged fraudulent activity last week. Denton police said Wednesday the company notified Denton police as well.

1000 block of Egan Street A man told police Tuesday morning that he made a deposit on a rental property but showed up to the property to find someone already living there and the property not for rent, according to a police report.

Police said the man found the property on a smartphone application.

1900 block of Sam Bass Boulevard Police said at least one vehicle was burglarized Tuesday morning, according to a police report.

A cellphone was taken from an unlocked vehicle, police said.

Officers noticed that three other vehicles in the area looked to have been broken into, but by Wednesday afternoon, police were unable to contact the owners of the vehicles, so they were not certain if their vehicles were burglarized, the report shows.

2600 block of Panhandle Drive A Little Elm ISD employee told police his work laptop was stolen along with his backpack when his vehicle’s rear window was broken in a vehicle burglary Tuesday sometime between 11:15 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police report.


From 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday:

  • The Denton County Sheriff’s Office handled 1,017 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves.
  • The Denton Police Department handled 150 service and officer-initiated calls and made five arrests.
  • Denton firefighters responded to 26 medical calls, one vehicle crash and one building fire.

The Dallas Morning News contributed to this report.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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