Crime

  Lufkin police release bodycam footage from Tuesday foot chase

Lufkin police have released video from the foot chase which led to the arrest of a man accused in two shootings.

Longview man charged in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

  Lufkin police arrest man wanted for 2 shootings

Marshall police arrest suspected child predator

Woman accused of bilking elderly Bullard resident out of $4.8M

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run outside Frankston

Officials confirm Cuney mayor found dead week before election

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Athens woman accused of being ‘money mule’ in email scheme

  Affidavit: Lufkin coach tried to buy prescription pad from doctor’s son

Trinity ISD campuses burglarized

Oregon State Police: Shelbyville man drove 18-wheeler wrong way on I-5, hit another big rig

Lufkin police: Man, woman stole 4 rings valued at $29K from jewelry store

  Athens man accused of shooting at Larue couple now charged with attempted capital murder

  Upshur County shooting suspect moved from hospital to jail

The suspect in a shooting incident that occurred in Gilmer on Monday has been transferred to the jail medical unit of the Gregg County Jail, according to a press release.

One dead from gunshot wounds in Longview

Thursday, at 6:43 p.m., the Longview Police Department responded to a shot fired call in the area of 15th St and Young St.

Tyler club shooting suspect flees, victim in serious condition

According to Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Lufkin ISD coach arrested on drug charge

Davis was charged with attempt to obtain controlled substance through fraudulent means, and is being held on $75,000 bond.

Former Smith County paramedic gets 60 years in prison for child porn case

Athens man accused of shooting at 2 in parking lot; nobody hurt

1 of 4 suspects arrested in connection with Tyler shooting death

  Tyler Junior College identifies man who died following officer-involved shooting

  Man talks about car getting shot up at Gilmer gas station

Drug raid at Athens motel results in 2 arrests, seizure of meth, cash, gun

Man arrested in connection with 2016 Jacksonville pedestrian death

A man has been arrested in the 2016 death of a pedestrian on SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville.

16-year-old arrested in connection with fatal shooting of Killeen teen

A 16-year-old boy was in custody Tuesday in connection with a shooting in September in Killeen that left a teenager dead.

Upshur County Sheriff’s Office releases name, charges for shooting suspect

An Upshur County man who was shot by law enforcement officers on November 16 after an alleged shooting spree has been charged and identified.

One dead following Monday night shooting in Palestine

Chief Mark Harcrow said, “We do have reason to believe that the suspect was known to the victims.”

2 in critical condition after shooting in Palestine

Two people are reportedly in critical condition following a shooting in Palestine Monday.

Tyler juvenile home worker gets 6 years for sex with runaway

A Tyler woman who worked for the Youth and Family Enrichment Center has accepted a six-year prison sentence for having sex with a teenager.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigating drive-by shooting incident

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred on FM 350 on Wednesday that left one person injured.

Judge sentences Bowie County man to 17.5 years in federal prison for child porn

A 32-year-old Bowie County, Texas, man has been sentenced to prison for distribution of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

Arrest made in connection with fire at vacant Tyler structure

The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to this incident on Friday, November 6 at 11:09 p.m. The structure was fully involved upon arrival of the responding units. Firefighters worked through the night on multiple incidents and cleared from this scene at 2:18 a.m. TFD responded with three Engines,

Attorney sentenced to 4 years for smuggling meth into Cass County Jail

A 50-year-old Cass County attorney has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

  East Texas woman pleads guilty in child sexual abuse

An East Texas woman pleaded guilty to charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Tiffany LeBlanc made that plea today in Gregg county court. Sitting stoically via zoom, the 38 year old LeBlanc was read the charges against her by 124th district court judge Alfonso Charles.

Longview woman gets 30 years for her part in child sex assaults

A Longview woman will go to prison 30 years for sexually abusing a child over a period of several months.

Search warrant leads to 3 arrests for illegal gambling in Henderson County

Three people were arrested and charged after a search warrant execution uncovered liner machines being operated illegally in Henderson County.

Texas A&M police identify suspect in early morning campus sexual assault

University police say a woman reported she was sexually assaulted early Wednesday morning after leaving Northgate.

Tyler man gets 10 years for gas station shooting

A Tyler man has pleaded guilty for shooting a gas station employee in June.

Arlington man indicted on murder charge for fatal FM 14 shooting

An Arlington man accused in the shooting death of another man on FM 14 has been indicted.

Man serving probation for 2009 stabbing booked into Gregg County jail

A man who was charged with manslaughter and sentenced to probation in 2009 for a fatal stabbing has been booked into the Gregg County Jail.

Jasper police: 1 person in custody after fatal shooting incident on Peachtree Street

Jasper police officers have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with allegations that he shot and killed another man after a physical confrontation that occurred on Peachtree Street on Sunday.

Lufkin Police Department: Multiple suspects in custody after drive-by shooting incident

Multiple suspects in a drive-by shooting incident that occurred in North Lufkin Saturday afternoon were taken into custody in Nacogdoches later that day, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

Smith County Pct. 2 constable arrested for official oppression, prostitution

A constable has been indicted for official oppression and prostitution, according to Smith County District Attorney Jacob Putnam.

Woman gets 7 years, will pay over $500K restitution to East Texas non-profit

Jessica Rottab had pleaded guilty in July.

Mount Pleasant man arrested, 2 injured in Tyler shooting

Lanard Askew, 30, from Mt. Pleasant was arrested on-sight for the shooting.

Police working 2 shootings in North Tyler

Tyler PD PIO Andy Erbaugh said officers have responded to two shootings in close proximity to each other Wednesday evening.

Longview man accused of setting motel room on fire

Police report being called to the property at 12:39 a.m., where they discovered a broken window with smoke blowing out of the motel room, and the curtains on fire.

Tyler caregiver charged with stealing from dementia patient

The detective says he went to seven different pawn shops in Tyler where he recovered the items allegedly stolen and sold by the suspect.

Affidavit: Bullard murder victim shot during ‘scuffle’ at party

Bolden and Pettigrew had words in front of the house, the affidavit says, and started to “scuffle,” and then partygoers say they heard a gunshot sound.

Warrant issued for Carthage shooting suspect

A warrant was issued by Panola County District Attorney’s Office for Cleveland King for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Affidavit: Arson suspect broke into Coker to steal cash

Several witnesses claimed that the man suspected of setting a fire at Coker Enterprises had a heroin problem, and one of them said they thought he was capable of doing anything because of his need for money to fund his habit, according to the arrest affidavit.

Estranged brothers involved in Houston County shooting identified

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office reports the incident only involves two individuals, estranged siblings, in what the preliminary investigation reveals to be a home invasion, where deadly force may have been justified.

Teen accused in involvement of stabbing, beating of Edgewood man

The victim, Rice, said he began to throw a punch when he was hit in the back of the head, fell against the porch rail, and realized Tabbee was stabbing him with Toon on his back, according to the affidavit.

Woman accused of setting fatal Gregg County fire found competent to stand trial

An East Texas woman charged with arson causing bodily injury or death in connection with a 2018 apartment fire that claimed the lives of two people has been found competent for trial.

Child sex assault suspect kills self before Livingston police arrest

A 37-year-old man shot himself before Livingston police officers could arrest him on an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge Thursday afternoon, according to an LPD press release.

  Security camera captures suspect breaking into car in Gregg County

According to the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, several vehicle burglaries have been reported in the northeast area of Gregg County over the past few weeks. The areas include Hwy 259 North, Tryon Road, Sam Page Road and the Rambling Creek Addition .

Cherokee County judge gives man 50 years for abuse of infant

“Everyone has a right to procreate, but with that right comes a powerful duty to love and care for that child. Everyone can be a parent, but no parent can fail in their duty to care for their child without consequence,” 2nd District Court Judge R. Chris Day said at the trial.

1 dead, 1 arrested following Houston County shooting

One man is dead and another arrested following a shooting on Navarro Crossing Road in Houston County.

Marshall police arrest 2 men with numerous items allegedly stolen from unlocked vehicles

According to Marshall Police Department, two Louisiana men were arrested with 9 pistols, two crossbows, and nearly 50 other items that were allegedly stolen from vehicles.

Tyler man charged with murder in connection with Oct. 11 shooting

A Tyler man has been arrested and charged with murder following a death in connection with an Oct. 11 shooting.

  Man wrongfully accused in Greenville party shooting files lawsuit against sheriff, DPS

The lawsuit refers to a fatal shooting at a homecoming party held at a venue in Greenville on Oct. 27, 2019. Two men died in the shooting; Gonzales was arrested, but later declared innocent.

Fight between inmates in Bowie Co. Jail ends in death

The dispute started as a verbal disagreement until Daffron decided to spit on Baker.

Lufkin man arrested on child porn charges

The DPS Criminal Investigations Division launched the investigation last month, and on October 27, agents served two search warrants in furtherance of the case.

Police: Man arrested for holding ex-wife hostage for weeks in Lufkin

Police found Hector had received a trespass warning for the whole apartment complex on Oct. 1, and was not supposed to be on the property at any time.

Sheriff’s Office: Mabank woman caught with large bag of meth

The woman was pulled over, and found not to have a valid driver’s license. Then she admitted to having drugs in her possession.

Chandler man facing 3rd charge of intoxication manslaughter for death of unborn baby, parents

DPS Sgt. Sara Warren said Brandon Collins, 20, is now being charged on three counts of intoxication manslaughter.

Ore City man sentenced to 70 years for sex crimes

According to a press release from the US Attorney’s Office, Jeremy OKieth Kyle, also known as Corey Webster, also known as Rick, also known as Derrick Willis, also known as Eric Sanders, also known as Brad Smith, also known as Jason, also known as J, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19, 2020, to three counts

  Chandler man arrested following head-on wreck that killed couple, unborn baby

A Chandler woman has died and a Chandler man is in jail following a head on wreck early Sunday.

Man charged with arson for Coker Enterprise fire

The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office, with the help of several local law enforcement agencies, arrested Dand Cruz “David” Woods for arson of a building for the October 12, 2020, fire at Coker Enterprises.

Tyler man accused of hitting disabled man with shoe appears in court

A Tyler man is looking to keep video of him allegedly hitting a disabled man with a shoe out of evidence.

  2 suspects in custody, 3rd suspect still at large after pursuit, crash in Longview

Two people are now in custody, and a third person is still at large after the driver of a vehicle fled from a Longview police officer, lost control, and crashed into two vehicles and a fence on Alta Street on Sunday.

Nacogdoches police investigating 37-year-old man’s death as homicide

he Nacogdoches Police Department is currently conducting a homicide investigation in the 500 block of Ridgewood Dr.

Lufkin police: 2 suspects used stolen pickup to break into bank ATM

Two individuals broke into an ATM at a bank on Tulane Drive using pry bars and a stolen pickup early Friday morning, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

Carthage police arrest man accused of stealing furniture delivery truck

Shawn Lee Davis was arrested Thursday for the alleged delivery truck theft.

One arrested after man found dead near dumpster in Mount Pleasant

Police Chief Mark Buhman said they believe Jesse Justiss, 36, was sleeping near a dumpster when Waylan Bryan Merritt, 45, hit Justiss with his vehicle.

Affidavit: Tallahassee woman used tire iron to kill 3-year-old boy

The Tallahassee Police Department says the woman accused in the death of a 3-year-old boy hit him repeatedly with a tire iron.

Pair arrested for alleged residential burglary in Wood County

The two people were arrested and booked into the Wood County Jail after allegedly burglarizing a home.

  Clifton ‘Scrappy’ Holmes, well-known East Texas defense attorney, dies at age 81

A well-known East Texas defense attorney who represented Berne Tiede in court has died.

Nacogdoches police: 17-year-old man arrested after allegedly shooting female victim in face

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 17-year-old man Saturday night in connection with allegations that he shot a woman in the face.

Houston arson investigator shot, killed in line of duty

Arson Investigator Lemuel Bruce (44) is the first HFD Arson investigator to die in the line of duty.

Benny Judah, ordered to pay back $60 million from Lubbock ponzi scheme, files for compassionate release

Benny Judah, serving 25 years for his role in a Lubbock ponzi scheme, has filed a motion for compassionate release to home confinement, citing his age and vulnerability to COVID-19.