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Bail Me

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If the current storm does not slow him, Wells may be giving his competitors an even greater run for business in the future.

Across Dallas County, whites and Hispanics made up 77 percent of the roughly 40,000 adults arrested for crimes last year, state statistics show. The numbers help explain why Wells chose to open his second bond office, Town East Bail Bonds, in predominantly white, suburban Mesquite last fall.

"I'm expanding," says Wells, who seven years after he lost his first house bought a 3,700-square-foot new one in DeSoto, with four bathrooms and a pool.

"I'm not prejudiced," he says. "Black, white, brown...it's all green to me."

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