Michael Chadwick Fry, the man arrested after allegedly ramming a pickup into the KDFW-TV (Channel 4) building in downtown Dallas on Wednesday morning, has been booked into Denton County Jail 26 times since 2003, according to jail records.
It was widely reported that Fry rammed a pickup into the Fox 4 studios while anchors were delivering the morning news to viewers.
A Fox 4 reporter said Fry threw papers around the truck. The flyers contained writings about news coverage from a 2012 shooting that happened in Krum.
Fry was reportedly ranting about the shooting in 2012, in which a man who Fry was riding with smashed into a Denton County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle during a traffic stop in Krum. Roberto Hernandez, the 21-year-old driver, was shot and killed by the deputy as Hernandez drove toward him.
“They tried to kill me. And they missed. And hit him,” reads some of the handwritten text on the flyers. “They used brainwashing tactics.”
Records show the 34-year-old Fry has been jailed on warrants ranging from expired registrations to charges of arson and assault, and a case in 2008 of allegedly making threats.
His latest arrest in Denton County was in April, when he was charged with assault by Bartonville police. Fry served one month in the county jail in connection with that case. In 2005, he served about six months in jail on an arson charge.
Records show he is a resident of Bartonville. Fry has had run-ins with police departments in Denton, Argyle, Roanoke and Hickory Creek, as well as the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.
Fry was being held Wednesday on a felony criminal mischief charge.