Four teenagers were recently arrested after robbing a man in Denton. Denton law enforcement responded to the scene of a reported robbery and upon an arrival were informed by a witness that fours men had hit, kicked, and then robbed another man of his wallet and backpack. Law enforcement immediately began to search the area for the four men and eventually found them in a wooded area near a Home Depot store. Law enforcement also found the victim’s wallet. Upon being questioned by law enforcement, the men admitted to the robbery. All four were eventually charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity and placed in the Denton City Jail on a $50,000 bond.
In Denton County and the rest of the state of Texas, an individual can be arrested for engaging in organized criminal activity if law enforcement alleges that the individual acted together with other individuals to commit one of many different types of crimes. It should be noted that while there are both federal and state charges concerning engaging in an organized criminal activity, this article will focus on only Texas state charges related to engaging in organized criminal activity.
Applicable Texas Law