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Mount Pleasant Area News

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Sulphur Springs Armed Robbery Suspect Extradited From Oklahoma

    The suspect in the armed robbery of Jon’s Mini-Mart in Sulphur Springs has been extradited from Marietta, Oklahoma back to Hopkins County. Authorities charged 52-year-old Tracy Sexton with Aggravated Robbery for the local holdup, Aggravated Robbery in Arlington and Violation of his Parole in Arkansas. His bonds total ...

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No Injuries In Cumby Disturbance

    Hunt County Deputies responded to a location in the 7400-block of East I-30 in  Cumby after receiving a report that a woman and child had locked themselves in a residence and a shot had been fired outside. Deputies evacuated the woman and child, and the suspect was arrested ...

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NE Texas Burglar Sentenced In Upshur County

    A Northeast Texas man has pleaded guilty in Upshur County to three counts of Burglary of a Habitation. A court sentenced 41-year-old Michael Bernard Barry, of Yantis, to 12 years in prison on each count, but the sentences will be served concurrently. Barry also faces burglary charges in ...

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Execution Date Set For East Texas Killer

    A 34-year-old East Texas man on death row for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman during a robbery at her home has received an execution date. A Smith County judge has set Clifton Williams for lethal injection June 21 for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider ...

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Police Impersonator Assaults Woman

    Authorities are looking for a police impersonator who assaulted a woman. The suspect pulled the victim over on a secluded road in Tyler using a vehicle flashing strobe lights, approached the woman and demanded money. When the woman said she didn’t have any, the suspect slammed her head ...

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East Texas Couple Charged With Endangerment

    An East Texas couple has been arrested for exposing a ten-month-old baby to methamphetamine. Authorities charged 25-year-old Christian Alexander David Hart and 22-year-old Katie Lynn Sheppard, of Chandler, with endangering a child. They remain in the Henderson County Jail under $15,000 bond.

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East Texas Teen Guilty Of Possession Of Ricin

    A 19-year-old Athens, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of ricin in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers. Abel Keith Fulton pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love. ...

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Mar 20)

Amanda Dockery Monday afternoon at 2:17, Paris Police responded to the probation office in regards to a warrant and arrested Amanda Dockery, 27. Lamar County wanted Dockery for fraudulent use or possession of identifying information. Wenoca Stewart Officers arrested Wenoca Stewart, 45, on Lamar County outstanding warrants for fraudulent use ...

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash

Monday around 5:00 am there was a two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-315 in Panola County. It occurred 2.5 miles northeast of Carthage. The driver of a 2014 Nissan Sentra, identified as Linton Williams Brice, 25, of Madison WI, was traveling eastbound on SH-315. The driver of a 2001 GMC Yukon ...

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Teen Click It Or Ticket

    AUSTIN – Texas teens have an essential message for their friends and fellow students: Always buckle up. The word is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s annual “Teen Click It or Ticket” campaign, in partnership with high school students, to urge young drivers and their passengers to ...

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UPDATE: Man Charged With Burning Mother’s House

    The Hopkins County man arrested on arson charges over the weekend has reportedly admitted to setting fire to his mother’s house on CR 2473. The home had significant damage but there were no injuries. KLTV reports that according to an arrest affidavit, 38-year-old Cody Booker Colley had claimed ...

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Hughes Springs Man Jailed On Several Charges

    State Troopers arrested a Northeast Texas man on multiple charges over the weekend. They charged 37-year-old Dustin Thomas Laster, of Hughes Springs, with DWI, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawfully carrying a weapon. His bond was set at $20,000.

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Woman Captured With Suspected Sulphur Springs Robber Identified

    The person apprehended with the suspect in connection with the armed robbery of Jon’s Mini Mart in Sulphur Springs has been identified as Amanda Looper. She and 52-year-old Tracy Sexton were captured Sunday at a motel in Marietta, Oklahoma. They are awaiting extradition back to Hopkins County.

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Man Shot By Deputies Suing Hunt County Sheriff’s Office

    The Greenville Herald Banner is reporting that a 31-year-old Celeste man is suing the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. Scott Sipe, who was shot by deputies in 2016, is seeking $2.5 million in damages and an additional $87,000 in medical expenses. Sipes had allegedly made abusive calls to 911 ...

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Gilmer Police Looking For Man Who Photographed Girls

    Gilmer Police are looking for a man with a baby who was taking pictures of young girls at the Yamboree Ground’s playground. A witness told police the man appeared to be attempting to take photos, up the dresses, of the female children. The man was said to be a ...

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The Hunt Continues For Austin Serial Bomber

  The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took new turn Monday when investigators said the fourth blast was triggered by a nearly invisible tripwire. Police and federal agents said that suggests a “higher level of sophistication” than they have ...

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Jarvis Christian College Founders/Homecoming Week

General Minister/President of Christian Church to speak at Convocation Hawkins, TX – The Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Church), will be the speaker for Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Founders Day Convocation at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Smith-Howard Chapel ...

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Most Wanted Sex Offender

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender, Gang Member from Corpus Christi AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Eric Rene Ruiz, 28, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list. Now offered, is a cash reward up to $2,000 for information leading to his ...

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Does Technology Destroy Jobs?

A&M-Texarkana professor to present the lecture “Does Technology Destroy Jobs.” TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Richard Parsons will present “Does Technology Destroy Jobs” for the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) on Wednesday, March 21, 1:30-2:45 PM in UC 210, at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7101 University Avenue, Texarkana, TX. Dr. ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Mar 19)

Zachary Gandy Friday Paris Police arrested Zachary Gandy, 31, for driving while intoxicated and enhanced his charge because of prior offenses. Iesha Gordon There was a shoplifter complaint in the 3800-block of Lamar Friday evening. Reportedly a black male and female had taken items without paying and fled after employees ...

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