On January 1, Garland Police responded to a welfare check at the Parkside Apartments in the 1900 block of West Kingsley Road. When officers arrived they located the victim, Linda Lee Harris, dead inside her apartment. Officers believe she was murdered.
Homicide detectives have identified the suspect as 39 year old Rodney Collins Smith. A murder warrant has been issued for his arrest.
26 DWI arrests were made during 18 days of increased enforcement. Garland Police stepped up its Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) patrols, from December 15 through January 1, in an effort to keep Garland citizens and visitors safe during the Christmas and New Year Holiday.