Crime news: Arrest in Subway murder, Uber rape, motel shooting death

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Anderson Jones and Chris Miller have been charged with capital murder in the June 12 shooting death of Subway employee Leonardo Ortega. Photo via Dallas County jail

Police arrested two men in the June 14 murder of a Subway sandwich shop employee in the Wynnewood Shopping Center. Anderson Jones, 37, and Christopher Miller, 35, are charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Leonardo Ortega. Jones is being held without bond, and Miller’s bond was set at $1 million.

An Uber driver with a prior weapons conviction is accused of sexually assaulting a passenger at her home in the Stevens Park area. Talal Ali Chammout, 56, was charged with aggravated sexual assault. From the Associated Press:

Court documents state that between September 2005 and December 2006 Chammout bought five Beretta pistols and also tried to buy stolen rocket launchers and technical specifications for an anti-tank weapon and Stinger ground-to-air missiles, all from a cooperating witness.

When federal agents raided Chammout’s office there found about 40 firearms, including three AK-47s and the Berettas.

It is unclear whether Chammout was authorized to drive for Uber.

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A motel manager, 42-year-old Ladonna Fay Gist, was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity Friday night. Estevan Rendon Lara was charged with shooting Gist to death through the door of his room at City Inn & Suites on Ewing at Interstate 35. Gist told police he thought the person at the door was his brother, who recently had shot him and had been hanging around the motel’s parking lot.

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