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Intoxication arrest turns up man with history of violence

Lynn Edward Denham. Photo Source: Marshall Police Lynn Edward Denham. Photo Source: Marshall Police

Released by Leland J. Benoit with the Marshall Police Department:

MARSHALL, TX - On 03/22/2010 at 4:27 PM Marshall Police Officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy, 400 E End Blvd N, to check welfare on a white male. He identified himself as Lynn Edward Denham DOB 06/04/1955. Officers determined that Denham was in an intoxicated state and Denham was subsequently arrested for public intoxication.

Denham was transported to the Marshall Police Department for processing at which time MPD Dispatch advised that Denham had an outstanding warrant from Richland Hills PD for aggravated sexual assault as well as a MPD warrant for public intoxication from 12/10/09. The warrant was confirmed through RHPD, as well as the MPD warrant. It was then the history of Denham was discovered.

On Christmas Eve last year, Denham was picked up for shoplifting by police in Fort Worth. That's when police learned that while there was a warrant for his arrest in Oregon; officials in that state had no interest in following up on it. According to a Fort Worth news article, investigator came in on Christmas Eve to work the case, spending the next days and weeks racing the clock to find a way to send Denham back to Oregon before his shoplifting sentence was up in mid-January. Oregon officials said Denham served more than eight years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping, sexual abuse and sodomy charges.

After he was freed on the shoplifting charge, police believe Denham met one victim at the emergency room of John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The woman said they took a bus to the Fort Worth Transit Center, where they caught a Trinity Railway Express train. The victim said Denham eventually beat her and choked her in a bamboo shack not far from the tracks in Richland Hills.

A second victim said she was attacked in her bedroom on the other side of the highway from the train station. She said Denham appeared in her bedroom at 3 a.m. last Thursday, threatened her with a knife and then sexually assaulted her and stole her truck.

MPD Officers found the campsite where Denham had been staying on Kimborough Street located off of Victory Drive near the railroad tracks. It is believed that Denham traveled by train as he fled the Richland Hills area.

Richland Hills detectives were on their way to Marshall Monday night to escort Denham back to North Texas.

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