Crime

Police identify suspect after attempted robbery on downtown Tyler square

According to Don Martin, Public Information Officer with the Tyler Police Department, two individuals attempted to grab a woman’s purse. They were not successful.

  Kilgore police asking public for help identifying pair who stole truck from business

Suspect arrested in connection with 2016 fatal shooting in Longview

Affidavit: Tyler man caught with hundreds of child porn images on phone

Grand Saline police: Officers arrest suspect following pursuit

Tyler police warn buyers of scheme to sell stolen vehicles

Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal shooting as homicide

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Shooting death in Longview under investigation

Smith County Sheriff: One person dead, two others injured after early morning shooting

Indictment: Huntington ISD student grabbed victim by throat, threw him on floor

Three Tyler residents indicted for fake US IDs ring

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office asking for help identifying vehicle involved in multiple thefts

Federal grand jury indicts Salvadoran national for illegally re-entering United States

State finds Smith County Jail non-compliant for lack of inmate exercise

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has add the Smith County Jail to its non-compliant list following an inspection report earlier this month.

Cedar Hill man indicted in connection to Kilgore shooting incident that injured 2

A Gregg County grand jury indicted a 23-year-old man who is accused of shooting two people in Kilgore when it met earlier this month.

Man arrested after allegedly assaulting mother, kidnapping juvenile in Smith County

The Smith County Sheriff's Office said a Flint man was arrested after he forced his way into a home and kidnapped a juvenile.

Hallsville woman gets 5 years for kidnapping in connection to double homicide

A judge has sentenced a Hallsville woman to five years in prison following her guilty plea to a kidnapping charge in connection with an incident which ended in the deaths of two men.

  Suspect in custody after fleeing law enforcement, striking firefighter with vehicle

Man arrested on felony timber theft charges in Harrison County

  RAW VIDEO: Nacogdoches police release dashcam video in use-of-force incident involving officer

Smith County murder suspect Zavala-Garcia makes court appearance

7OnScene: Murder suspect Zavala-Garcia appears in Smith County court

Tyler man convicted in 2018 fatal shooting

Man arrested after allegedly threatening 2 people with gun in Smith County

According to the sheriff’s office, at approximately 7:23 p.m. on Monday, April 8, deputies were dispatched to a reported disturbance in the 16800 block of Lakeview Drive.

Affidavit: Man allegedly assaulted, poured gasoline on woman

Daniel Odell Wright Jr., 28, of Longview was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault.

Dallas woman charged in 2014 Longview shooting death

Longview police have confirmed a Dallas woman has been arrested in connection with the 2014 shooting death of a Longview man.

Winona man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

A Winona man was arrested during a traffic stop after he was allegedly found to be in possession of various drugs.

Federal grand jury issues indictments for Joaquin man who allegedly wanted to cannibalize girl

A federal grand jury has indicted a Joaquin man who is accused of seeking a girl online to sexually assault, murder, and cannibalize.

Caretaker accused of stealing $162K worth of items from Winnsboro woman

A Mount Vernon woman has been arrested and accused of stealing more than $162,000 worth of jewelry and other items from a woman whom she was employed for as a caretaker.

Gun Barrel City police: Man who looted motel escapes patrol car twice during arrest

An Irving man faces multiple felony charges after breaking into two Gun Barrel City motels and escaping police custody twice after getting caught with the stolen items before getting arrested, according to Gun Barrel City police.

Tyler police: Three arrested, one wanted in fraudulent check ring

Tyler Police Department officers arrested four suspects in a fraudulent check scheme.

Former Lindale ISD counselor accused of giving elementary student pill for ADHD

A counselor at a Lindale ISD elementary school has been arrested and accused of furnishing a prescription pill to a student last month.

Testing backlogged sexual assault kits is teaching law enforcement about the crime

Sexual kits have gone untested due to limited law enforcement and lab resources, victims withdrawing from the process, or a lack of training and understanding among law enforcement personnel.

Man found dead in Smith County, deputies investigating

Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating after a man was found dead Thursday on his property.

Marshall woman sentenced for slamming child’s head against crib

Marshall woman is sentenced for causing a brain bleed to a child in 2017

Henderson police: Juvenile suspect in alleged social media threats against schools in custody

A juvenile suspect has been arrested in connection to a social media post that allegedly threatened several East Texas school districts including West Rusk ISD, Henderson ISD, Chapel Hill ISD, Kilgore ISD, and Overton ISD.

Suspect in custody for Monday night shooting of 17-year-old

Marshall Police arrest Derrick Dewayne Johnson

Marshall police nab Wisconsin duo accused of traveling with $59K in banded bills

Marshall police have arrested two Wisconsin men after reportedly finding nearly $60,000 in small bills during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Ore City man indicted for multiple child sex crimes

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown, Jeremy O’Kieth Kyle, also known as Corey Webster, also known as Rick, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Apr. 3, 2019 charging him with coercion and enticement, sexual exploitation of children, traveling wit

Man wanted in Cherokee County kidnapping case still at-large

According to the sheriff’s office, on April 2 at approximately 8:00 am, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received information of a possible Kidnapping in the Mt. Selman area of Cherokee County.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office searching for man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child

According to the sheriff’s office, James Anderson, 55, is accused of sexually assaulting a child victim numerous times.

Mexican national pleads guilty to fraudulently using citizen’s identity to obtain passport

A Mexican national has pleaded guilty to making a false statement in application for a passport.

Suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle arrested, police say

Eric Holder, 29, had been on the run for two days before he was captured in Bellflower, a Los Angeles-area city about 20 miles southeast of where Hussle was gunned down two days earlier.

Marshall police investigating after man found dead in residence

Marshall police are investigating a man's death after he was found by a relative.

Marshall police: 17-year-old female injured in shooting incident, suspect still at large

Officers with the Marshall Police Department are looking for the suspect in a shooting incident Monday night that left a 17-year-old girl injured.

Kilgore police: Arrests made in connection with shooting of woman

Two people have been arrested in connection to a shooting that left one woman injured.

Woman shot in neck during dispute, Kilgore police investigating

Kilgore police are investigating after an 18-year-old was shot in the neck during a dispute.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office: Man in custody after brief chase on Highway 155

A man who led Smith County Sheriff’s Office on a brief chase on Highway 155 Monday afternoon is now in custody.

Van Zandt County jailer arrested, bonds out of jail

A jailer at the Van Zandt County Justice Center has been arrested. Lt. Winnifred “Wendy” Dawn Boles, 54, Ben Wheeler was arrested Friday and booked into the Smith County Jail.

Autopsy report: Woman found in submerged vehicle accidentally drowned

A final autopsy report is in for a missing woman who was found in a submerged vehicle in Cedar Creek Reservoir in Log Cabin.

Gladewater police arrest man on 6 felony charges, recover $57K of stolen property

Officers with the Gladewater Police Department arrested a man on six felony charges and recovered more than $57,000 worth of stolen property, including trailers, an ATV, and a welding machine on Friday.

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office: Discovery of body led to murder arrest

After a body was found in the Laird Hill community in Rusk County on Friday, a 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder, according to the sheriff’s office.

  Lufkin police: Boyfriend struck woman with truck, led officials on pursuit

An East Texas woman suffered injuries to her leg, hip and pelvis when her boyfriend hit her with his truck, Lufkin police say.

  Grand jury indicts man who allegedly assaulted Gladewater officer who shot him over threatening behavior

The Gregg County Grand Jury on Thursday absolved a former Gladewater Police Officer Jacob Lira in his use of deadly force and handed down an indictment on Matthew Murchison (30 years of age) of Gladewater for Assault of a Peace Officer.

Tyler man convicted in child sex abuse case

Mark Vanhouten, 55, of Tyler was sentenced to 25 years in prison for child sex abuse.

Man involved in shootout with Camp County deputies sentenced to prison

A Pittsburg man who was involved in a shootout with Camp County deputies has been sentenced to 18 years prison.

1 charged following stabbing at Tyler Junior College

A stabbing at Tyler Junior College has left one person injured and another in custody.

Marshall woman gets 5 years for murder-for-hire plot against husband

A Marshall woman has pleaded guilty for hiring someone to kill her husband and has accepted a five-year prison sentence.

Texarkana driver allegedly struck elderly man in motorized wheelchair

A Texarkana driver was arrested for hitting an elderly man while he attempted to cross the street.

  Attorneys for Zavala-Garcia file motion to keep prosecutors from seeking death penalty

Attorneys for Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, accused of murdering Kayla Gomez-Orozco, have filed motions to keep prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.

Zavala-Garcia attorneys seek change of venue, suppression of statements

Attorneys for Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, accused of murdering Kayla Gomez Orozco, are requesting his trial be moved and that the statements made during his interrogation be thrown out.

East Texas church vandalized for third time in one month

An east Texas church has been vandalized not once, not twice, but three separate times in the past month.

Carthage police: Woman arrested after stealing vehicle with infant inside

Carthage Police said a woman was arrested Tuesday after she stole a vehicle with an infant still in the backseat.

Henderson County sheriff: Two hid man who ran from deputies; another still at large

A manhunt in Henderson County led to the arrest of a wanted felon and the couple that hid him while another remains at large.

Palestine police: Man wanted for multiple felonies arrested following pursuit

The Palestine Police Department said they arrested a man who was wanted for multiple felonies after he ran from officers during a pursuit.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement investigating Sulphur Springs police chief

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is investigating Sulphur Springs Police Department Chief James Jay Sanders.

Police: Tyler man arrested for cockfighting after caught red-handed with injured birds

Tyler police have arrested a man who allegedly admitted to having birds participate in a cockfight.

  Affidavit: Son wrapped mother in tarp, put her in front yard after finding her dead

A Rusk County man has been charged after his mother’s remains were found wrapped in a tarp in the front yard of a home.

Officials capture fugitive wanted on stalking, burglary charges

Smith County officials helped capture a suspected stalker wanted in Angelina County.

  Attorney appointed for suspect in Rose Rudman kidnapping case

James Earl Roberts, Jr., the suspect in the Rose Rudman assault has first court appearance after Wednesday's arrest.

Two more indicted for Caney City liquor store robbery

Henderson Co. indicts Rockmore and Blackfeet for Caney City liquor store robbery.

  Former Palestine football player to take anger management, substance abuse classes as part of sentence

Former Palestine High School football player Le George Gray is in court for a sentencing hearing regarding an assault case.

  Tyler Police identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at park

A spokesperson for the Tyler Police Department confirmed Wednesday night that a suspect has been arrested in connection to an attempted sexual assault that occurred at Rose Rudman Park on March 14.

Accident report released on fatal crash involving truck, charter bus carrying Brookhill students

A preliminary accident report from the Tyler Police Department confirmed that the pickup that was involved in a fatal crash with a charter bus on Toll 49 on March 10 crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle head-on.

2018 Tyler crime statistics are in: see which offenses are on the rise

Tyler Police 2018 crime statistics

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

It took the jury two hours to find the man guilty of multiple charges in the 2016 death of a 10-month-old girl.

East Texas student accused of bringing stolen gun onto campus

Authorities say the events that led to the teen's arrest began with an encounter the previous night

Marshall police: Man killed in overnight shooting, suspect arrested

Marshall Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots being fired in the 1200 block of Elsie St.

Card skimmer sentenced to 45 years

Monday, Nelson Fernandez-Lopez, 22, was sentenced to 45 years in Judge Kennedy’s court, after an open plea of guilty, to card skimming

Sheriff: Fatal shooting in Henderson County was attempted murder-suicide

A fatal shooting in Henderson County that left one person dead and one injured has been ruled a murder-suicide, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

Suspect speeds off from traffic stop, now facing federal drug charges

Chase Anthony Hagler, fled giving chase, charged for methamphetamine.