Bond revoked for one of Selma’s most wanted criminals

Published 4:14 pm Friday, February 15, 2019

One of Selma’s most wanted criminals had his bond revoked on Friday in the Dallas County Courthouse, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins A. Pettaway revoked the bond of Tyron Stallworth, AKA “Buck” for a pending shooting into an occupied vehicle charge based on a new assault charge on a female victim.

Stallworth, 34, is the twin brother of Jaron Stallworth, AKA “Pop.” On Thursday, Pettaway set a $1 million bond for Jaron Stallworth for first-degree assault and second-degree burglary.

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Jackson said the Stallworth twins are two “of Selma’s most wanted gunslingers.”

The Stallworths’ history of crime in Dallas County dates back to 2001 when they were charged with several shooting incidents and assaults. According to Selma Police Department records, Jarron Stallworth was arrested three times in 2002. Tyron Stallworth was arrested seven times in 2001.

Selma Police Department (SPD) Chief Spencer Collier said on the night of Feb. 5, the department’s Special Operations Unit was patrolling the George Washington Carver Public Housing Complex (GWC).

“Specifically, the Special Operations Unit and the Criminal Investigative Division has been rotating nights or often all working together on the same nights focused on trying to locate several of Selma’s most wanted and dangerous individuals,” Collier said. “At approximately 10 p.m., a Special Operations Sergeant spotted Jaron Stallworth in the GWC complex.”

Collier said Stallworth had been wanted for months for committing a “vicious” assault against his girlfriend.

Collier said investigators with the SPD sought and received warrants for Jaron Stallworth.

Collier said that Jaron was already out on bond on a felony charge of shooting into an occupied vehicle, which stemmed from a previous incident.

“The Special Operations Unit makes it their priority to be able to identify the most violent and wanted suspects in Selma,” Collier said. “It then becomes their mission to find them.  Also, our CID Investigators have dealt with Jaron and Tyron Stallworth on so many crimes, that even our Investigators call the brothers by their nicknames.

Collier said that Jaron spotted the plainclothes officer, and immediately began fleeing on foot.

Collier said the sergeant chased Jaron towards Martin Luther King Boulevard, and that Jaron ran “right towards a patrol officer that was prepositioned.”

Collier said that Jaron “disobeyed every command given by the officer to surrender.” 

“After his continuous failure to surrender, the officer tased Stallworth leading him to immediately comply,” said Collier.  “At this point, both officers were handcuffing Jaron Stallworth, when an unknown male began to approach the officers with a gun. Shooting at officers while they attempt to affect an arrest has been common in the GWC, however, on this night, the subject with the gun failed to realize the number of officers already pre-positioned. A third officer drew his firearm on the unknown subject, who then turned and fled on foot.”

Collier said officers pursued the subject in a nearby apartment and fled out of the back door as officers entered the apartment.

Once inside the apartment, investigators recognized Tyron Stallworth, who also fled but was physically restrained before he could exit the apartment, according to Collier.

Tyron Stallworth was taken into custody, and investigators were immediately aware that Tyron Stallworth had an outstanding third-degree assault warrant.

Both suspects were processed at Selma City Jail.  Selma Investigators were already aware that Tyron, who was only released from prison in 2018, was on Federal probation for weapons charges.

Jaron Stallworth was placed in a secure undisclosed jail that night on no bond.  Tyron Stallworth was placed in the Dallas County Jail.

“Both of the Stallworth’s have a serious criminal history, including multiple acts of violence,” Collier said. I commend our Special Operations Unit, Criminal Investigators Division and our Patrol Division.  This type of internal collaboration creates the bond of brotherhood and helps morale.  Additionally, many citizens and civic leaders reached out to thank SPD for getting these violent predators off the street.”