Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Public Safety Message *Arrest Update

Arrest update from the Southlake Police Department. 18 year old Hudson Bales was released on bond at approximately 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 03, 2014. His bond was set at $1,000 for the Harassment charge and $5,000 for the Terroristic Threat charge. In addition to making threats against a student and an unspecified school via Twitter, Mr. Bales attempted to locate a firearm which caused greater concern for the Police Department leading to Bales arrest. His attempt to locate a firearm was unsuccessful.

Hudson Bales

Hudson Bales

The student who reported the incident to the School Resource Officer did exactly what she should have done. By making the campus SRO aware of the situation, officers were able to locate the subject within 12 minutes. Detectives subsequently interviewed Bales and placed him under arrest.

The quick resolution of this incident is a testament to the success of the School Resource Officer Program and the relationship between the City of Southlake and the Carroll Independent School District.

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DPS Public Safety message from Southlake Police Chief Steve Mylett. At approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, a Carroll Senior High School Student received threatening messages via social media from former CISD student, 18 year old Hudson Bales. In the course of the various personal threats made against the victim, Mr. Bales threatened violence against unspecified schools. The victim notified the assigned Southlake Police Department School Resource Officer of the threats and presented evidence which supported her statements. The Southlake Police Department immediately responded to the threats and contacted Mr. Bales within 12 minutes of the initial notification. Mr. Bales was subsequently arrested for Terroristic Threat and Harassment and was booked into the Keller Jail.

It is certainly understandable that threats made against any student or school would create a level of fear in the community, and while I cannot accurately predict what a person may or may not do, at this point, we do not believe there is a continued threat against any CISD school. The Southlake Police Department and the Carroll Independent School District work in close partnership to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all CISD students. Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southlakepublicsafety for additional information and updates. Thank you.