Crime

Smith County constable: Driver leads chase that reached 130 mph

Smith County Pct. 4 Constable Josh Joplin tells KLTV the chase started when he tried to pull over a driver who was driving recklessly through a construction zone on Highway 271

Lufkin police investigating shooting incident on Lane Drive that left 1 person injured

Lake Hawkins’ murders featured on true-crime network episode

Former director of East Texas advocacy for the disabled accused of embezzling over $500K

Hallsville man arrested in connection with mailbox theft, fraud

One person injured in shooting at Tyler apartment complex

Affidavit: Wood County man ‘in fear for his life’ stabbed auto repair worker 9 times

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  Man arrested after early morning police chase in Smith County

Man accused of kidnapping Van Zandt County girl makes first court appearance

Henderson County deputies investigating suspicious death

  Juveniles charged after allegedly shooting at cars with air rifle in Henderson County

  Officials with East Texas Anti-Gang Center discuss operations during COVID-19

Wood County man accused of trying to trade ex-employer’s tractor for pickup

Nacogdoches police: Traffic stop search turns up bundles of cash; driver arrested

Nacogdoches police officers arrested a woman on a money-laundering charge Friday morning after a probable cause search of her vehicle turned up bundles of cash.

Former Compassion International sponsor accused of recording couple in Tyler guest room

The woman in the guest room was formerly a child he had sponsored.

Federal Bureau of Investigation announces safe recovery of 14-year old

Federal Bureau of Investigation announces safe recovery of 14-year old

Winnsboro man in jail, accused of stabbing murder inside auto repair shop

The crime occurred at Bob's Auto Repair.

Longview police arrest man accused of cutting man’s neck

Longview man arrested after 2-year-old shot at park

Lakeport police seek driver, passenger who fled on foot after chase involving stolen truck

Longview police officers arrest man after he allegedly pushed someone from moving vehicle

Longview police investigating shooting at Broughton Park

Cattle Raisers Association: Couple stole livestock, identities in East Texas, Arkansas

Man convicted in 2008 of killing Henderson County deputies granted stay of execution

A man claiming mental incompetency to be put to death has received a stay of execution.

Suspect in Longview fatal shooting arrested

Longview police said they have made an arrest in a shooting that resulted in the death of a 29-year-old Dallas man.

  Wood County K-9 officer featured on cover of law enforcement magazine

KLTV 7’s Alex Leroux spoke with Smith and Quitman’s police chief about the honor and why they were chosen.

Smith County affidavit: Suspects allegedly chased down motorcyclist, shot him

More details on what led up to the arrest of three men accused of shooting and killing a motorcyclist in Smith County has been released.

  VIDEO: Lufkin officer’s dash, body cam capture high-speed chase involving fugitive, his arrest

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man who was wanted on numerous felony offenses after a high-speed chase that got up to speeds of more than 100 mph on Thursday.

Jailer arrested for sexual misconduct with inmate, Henderson County sheriff says

A Henderson County jailer has been booked in and out of jail after an investigation into sexual misconduct with an inmate, Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said.

Crockett police arrest 3 daycare workers as result of ongoing abuse investigation

Three daycare workers have turned themselves in to authorities in connection with an ongoing child abuse investigation by the Crockett Police Department.

3 arrested in connection with fatal shooting of motorcyclist in Smith County

Since May 2, 2020, at approximately 4:50 p.m. the Smith County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a homicide that occurred in the 16400 block of FM 850 in the Chapel Hill area. Upon arrival it was determined that the operator of the motorcycle had been shot and was deceased. Deputies immediatel

Marshall police arrest woman suspected in shooting at Ward Plaza apartments

The caller reported a large crowd of people who appeared to be “ready to fight.”

  JISD police chief: ‘Joint effort’ led to arrest after truck crashes through gates of remodeled Tomato Bowl

Surveillance video captured the crash as it happened.

Motorcyclist found dead of gunshot wound on FM 850, deputies investigating

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after the rider of a motorcycle was found dead of a gunshot wound in the Chapel Hill area Saturday.

Police: Marshall man arrested after he fled traffic stop, crashed into parked vehicle

Officers with the Marshall Police Department arrested a 30-year-old man Friday morning after he allegedly fled an attempted traffic stop, crashed his vehicle, and then ran on foot.

Arrest made after truck crashes through gates of remodeled Tomato Bowl

Friday, Brian Edward Smith, 41, was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies for the destruction of school property, a state jail felony.

Longview woman charged with capital murder after infant found unresponsive, later dies

According to Longview police, at 6:57 AM Tuesday, they responded to an unknown problem in the 3300 block of S. Eastman Rd.

Lufkin police say suspect’s attempt to flee foiled by inability to drive

After Lufkin police officers responded to a report of a suspicious person wandering around a grocery store parking lot checking car doors, they arrested a man in connection with allegations that he tried and failed to steal a white Peterbilt truck-tractor from O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Longview police arrest suspect in fatal shooting incident

Longview Police report the shooting is believed to be domestic-related.

Harrison County deputies find accused shooter of 2 hiding under bed

Deputies with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man they said the found hiding under a bed after he shot two relatives.

Man gets 18 months in prison for threatening to kill Trump

“I am waiting for Trump to visit Dallas before I attempt to assassinate him.”

Crockett police obtain arrest warrant for daycare worker in connection with abuse allegations

The Crockett Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a 29-year-old daycare worker in connection with allegations of abuse in regard to children at Treehouse Academy.

  Longview police: Man suffered life-threatening injuries in shooting incident on Morrison St.

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting incident that occurred on Morrison Street on Friday afternoon, according to the Longview Police Department.

Man allegedly sets vehicle on fire, arrest warrant issued

The suspect was known by the victims, and witnesses were able to identify the suspect, Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks said.

TDCJ’s Beto Unit in Palestine now up to 128 confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of Thursday evening, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Beto Unit in Palestine had 128 inmates who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Fifteen employees and contract staff at the unit have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

  WATCH: Capital murder pre-trial hearing for Tyler nurse held virtually

To comply with social distancing, Judge Christi Kennedy held a pre-trial hearing on a capital murder case in a virtual setting.

State seeking help finding teen allegedly taken by father

Authorities are searching for a teenage boy after his father allegedly fled with him when the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services was granted custody of him.

1 injured, 1 arrested after shooting in Carthage

A shooting in Carthage Monday night sent one person to the hospital and lead to the arrest of one person.

  Kilgore police dashcam shows high-speed pursuit with suspected truck thief

The video shows Kilgore police officers pursuing a man they identified as 19-year-old Caleb Rogers.

Tyler man indicted for alleged stabbing at apartment complex

A Tyler man has been indicted for allegedly stabbing another man in the chest.

  WEBXTRA: Game warden discusses illegal fishing, hunting

KLTV’s Bob Hallmark talks to an East Texas game warden to learn more

TDCJ’s Beto Unit in Palestine has 97 confirmed COVID-19 cases among inmates

As of Tuesday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Beto Unit in Palestine had 97 inmates who have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to a TDCJ website.

  WEBXTRA: Driver of stolen truck leads police on chase from Kilgore to Longview

KLTVs Jamey Boyum speaks with Kilgore Police Sgt. Vance Callahan who pursued a stolen truck towing a trailer.

Fugitive crashes U-Haul into tree during pursuit from Henderson County authorities

Three people were arrested by Henderson County deputies after a pursuit that ended in a crash near Athens Monday.

Affidavit: Paid sexual encounter leads to robbery of man at Tyler home

Law enforcement officers have arrested two suspects in connection with an incident in which a prostitute allegedly lured one of her customers to an “abandoned dope house” after they had sex, so two men could rob the victim at gunpoint.

Man sentenced to 20 years in connection to beating death of 1-year-old child

A man involved in the death of a 1-year-old child in 2015 has pleaded guilty to injury to a child causing serious bodily injury and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Charles D. Flournoy, who is now 26 years old, is a co-defendant in the case and was the mother’s boyfriend.

  Marshall police chief talks about investigation into large fights

Police Chief Cliff Carruth tells us some of the fights involved 50 to 60 people and that they happened in public places, including parking lots and apartment complexes.

Manhunt underway in Smith County for man with multiple warrants

A heavy law enforcement presence has been set up in Smith County as deputies search for a person wanted on multiple warrants.

  Investigators seek clues in Henderson double-shooting deaths

Two people were killed in an East Texas apartment building, and investigators are looking for clues as to why. Just before midnight last night, Henderson police found a man and a woman fatally wounded at an apartment in the 18-hundred block of Elm street.

Mabank woman charged with murder after man found dead at home

According to the sheriff’s office, at approximately 11:30 a.m Thursday, they received a call in reference to a female subject physically hitting and kicking a man at a home on Henderson Lane outside of the Payne Springs area of Henderson County.

Marshall police arrest 8 people in connection with series of large, violent fights

Marshall police officers have arrested eight people in connection with several large and violent fights that have taken place within the town over the past two weeks, according to a Facebook post. Many of the fights were allegedly recorded and put on social media.

  Daingerfield police: Man claiming to have COVID-19 coughed on officer

Daingerfield police said they have arrested a man who claimed there was a bomb inside a store in town and later allegedly claimed to have COVID-19 when he coughed on an officer at the jail.

  Suspect held on $2 million bond in connection with shooting of Kemp police officer

Suspect booked on attempted capital murder for alleged shooting of Kemp police officer

Two dead in Gregg County shooting

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, they received a report of a shooting in the 1800 block of FM 2751.

Affidavit: Henderson murder suspect yelled at victim before shooting him

According to a probably cause affidavit, on Mar. 29, officers responded to the 800 block of Wilson St. The affidavit said upon arriving at the scene, officers were told that a man, identified as Gary Cornelius Jordan Jr., drove up in a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.

  Affidavit: Murder suspect was angry over stolen weed when he shot, killed Chapel Hill student

An arrest warrant for the Tyler man who was arrested for murder in connection with the April 2 shooting death of a Chapel Hill High School student revealed that the suspect was angry at Zane Collier over stolen marijuana and ambushed him outside of his home.

Titus County district judge re-schedules execution for man who shot, killed 82-year-old man

A Titus County district judge has ordered that the execution of Billy Joe Wardlow, a convicted murderer who shot and killed an 82-year old man, be re-scheduled. Wardlow had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on April 29 because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Mabank police identify man who shot officer while holed up in attic

According to an update from the Kemp Police Department, the suspect was taken into custody by DPS sometime after midnight.

Longview man arrested for sex trafficking of two young women

Fredrick Demone Williams, 39, was arrested on March 24 for trafficking of a person.

  Police sergeant shot by barricaded suspect in attic of Mabank apartment, residents evacuated

Several departments are at the scene of a shooting in an apartment complex

East Texas man arrested on DWI charge after pickup crashed into Longview home

An East Texas man was arrested after he allegedly crashed his truck into a house in the 400 block of Woodcrest Lane in Longview late Wednesday night.

Tyler man arrested for murder in connection with shooting death of Chapel Hill HS senior

According to Smith County Jail records, John Edwards Sparks Jr., 18, is being held on $1,000,000 bond.

  Chapel Hill High School senior killed in shooting

An early morning shooting left a Chapel Hill High School senior dead.

Henderson police: Suspect in fatal shooting on Wilson Street turns himself in

According to police, Gary Jordan Jr. turned himself in at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. They said he is currently in Rusk County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Henderson police name suspect at-large in shooting death

Henderson police have identified a suspect in connection with a Sunday shooting death.

Henderson police: 1 person dead after shooting incident on Wilson Street

One person died in a shooting incident that occurred in the 800 block of Wilson Street Sunday evening, according to the Henderson Police Department.

  VIDEO: White Oak police release surveillance footage of robbery suspect

Investigators with the White Oak Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Thursday night.

Mabank man arrested after wife found dead of blunt-force trauma

A Mabank man has been arrested for murder in connection to the death of his wife, who died on March 16 as a result of swelling in her brain caused by blunt-force trauma.

Texas Tech student accuses professor of ‘forcible fondling’

Texas Tech Police released a statement on Thursday notifying the community about a sexual assault, referred to as forcible fondling, that happened outside the Kinesiology Building today.

Lindale man arrested in murder linked to Longview robbery

Jared Anthony Freelen, 24, was named as a suspect in the death of Ladarius Bell, 26.

Grand Jury indicts Tyler man accused of stuffing woman’s body in trunk

Johnny Osburn accused in the murder of Leslie Gamino has been indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury for her murder.