Brad Kellar http://ketr.org en Shooting suspect changes mind on guilty pleas http://ketr.org/post/shooting-suspect-changes-mind-guilty-pleas <p>On second thought, a local man will leave it up to a jury to decide whether he is guilty of multiple charges in connection with two shootings in Greenville last summer.<br /><br />Royce William Tawater, 27, had been scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct, during a hearing in the 354th District Court.<br /><br />Tawater instead rejected plea offers from the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office. Tawater is now scheduled for trial Monday on all three counts.<br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:34:08 +0000 Brad Kellar 52317 at http://ketr.org Shooting suspect changes mind on guilty pleas Guilty plea given in child injury case http://ketr.org/post/guilty-plea-given-child-injury-case <p></p><p>A local woman has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring a child in Greenville in February of last year.</p><p>Tonya Ann Rodriguez, 40, of Greenville, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury on one count of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.</p><p>During a hearing Tuesday in the 354th District Court Rodriguez entered an open plea of guilty to a lesser included charge of recklessly injuring a child causing serious bodily injury. Judge Richard A. Beacom accepted the plea and scheduled a sentencing hearing before a jury on June 16.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:51:12 +0000 Brad Kellar 52207 at http://ketr.org Guilty plea given in child injury case Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings http://ketr.org/post/guilty-pleas-expected-july-2013-shootings <p>A&nbsp; Greenville man, sentenced to state prison earlier this year on a weapons charge, is scheduled to plead guilty today to multiple counts involving two different shootings in July 2013.</p><p>A hung jury was the result of a trial in February concerning Royce William Tawater, 27, on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one charge of deadly conduct.</p><p>A retrial on the charges had been scheduled next week in the 354th District Court.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:46:13 +0000 Brad Kellar 52206 at http://ketr.org Guilty pleas expected in July 2013 shootings Reward offered in injured cat case http://ketr.org/post/reward-offered-injured-cat-case <p>Hunt County law enforcement and prosecutors have joined with an animal rescue organization to determine who severely injured a cat last month.</p><p></p><p>The SPCA of Texas announced Monday that it is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who allegedly burned a cat in the Cochise Village neighborhood of Wills Point on March 11. The cat suffered third degree burns down its back and on its ears, and is currently in the care of a veterinarian.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:33:57 +0000 Brad Kellar 52174 at http://ketr.org Reward offered in injured cat case One injured in crash involving ambulance http://ketr.org/post/one-injured-crash-involving-ambulance <p>One person was injured this morning in an accident involving a car and an American Medical Response ambulance.</p><p>The ambulance was flipped during the crash at the intersection of Joe Ramsey Boulevard and Wesley Street at around 8:45 a.m. today.</p><p>A Kia Sportage was reportedly proceeding westbound on Joe Ramsey when it struck the side of the ambulance, which was headed northbound on Wesley while responding to a call. The ambulance was not carrying a patient at the time.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:44:41 +0000 Brad Kellar 52007 at http://ketr.org One injured in crash involving ambulance Area man charged in chase http://ketr.org/post/area-man-charged-chase <p>A Collin County man has been charged in connection with Wednesday’s chase between Greenville and McKinney, which resulted in one person being shot.<br /><br />Michael D. May, 38, of McKinney remained in custody in the Hunt County Detention Center Thursday, in lieu of a total of $100,000 bond.<br /><br />May was charged with one count each of evading arrest/detention with a motor vehicle and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, involving the chase which began in Greenville Wednesday afternoon.<br /> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:44:15 +0000 Brad Kellar 52006 at http://ketr.org Area man charged in chase Chase beginning in Greenville ends with shooting in McKinney http://ketr.org/post/chase-beginning-greenville-ends-shooting-mckinney <p>A car chase that began in Greenville ended with a suspect being shot in the leg by a law enforcement officer in McKinney.</p><p>Greenville police received a call Wednesday afternoon of a possible wanted person in the area of the 3800 block of Lee Street. The individual was reported to be the passenger in a 2012 Nissan.</p><p>According to a release from the Greenville Police Department, officers Bobby Wooldridge and Perry Sandlin responded to a call and located the vehicle.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:28:54 +0000 Brad Kellar 52000 at http://ketr.org Chase beginning in Greenville ends with shooting in McKinney Longer wait to go splash http://ketr.org/post/longer-wait-go-splash <p>Local water park fans will have to wait an extra year before hitting the slides and lazy river.<br /><br />Officials with Splash Kingdom announced Thursday night that the company’s Greenville water park will not open this summer as planned.<br /><br />While work has been underway at the site along the Interstate 30 service road for more than a month, although Thursday’s announcement indicated that landscaping is about all which has been completed.<br /> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:25:29 +0000 Brad Kellar 51671 at http://ketr.org Longer wait to go splash Remembering 'The Game' http://ketr.org/post/remembering-game <p>Almost 65 years ago, the former Greenville Majors played the most legendary baseball game in local history.</p><p>The April 10, 1949 exhibition contest between the Majors and the New York Yankees, which the Majors won 4-3, will be remembered during a special event next week.</p><p>“The Greenville Majors Remembrance Ceremony” is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 10 inside Greenville Municipal Auditorium, 2821 Washington Street. “Greenville Majors Fan” Greg Sims, who organized the event, said it is designed to allow his fellow fans just a taste of what it might have felt like to be at the game.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:37:56 +0000 Brad Kellar 51590 at http://ketr.org Remembering 'The Game' Life sentence given for sexual assualts on girls http://ketr.org/post/life-sentence-given-sexual-assualts-girls <p>It only took a few minutes for a Hunt County jury to find a local man guilty of multiple sexual assaults against young girls.</p><p>The same panel sentenced Julio Torres Palomo to life in prison on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, according to Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr.</p><p>“We are extremely pleased for the children involved in this case,” Walker said. “They showed a great deal of courage in testifying against this defendant and I’m glad they were able to see their efforts pay off and the defendant sentenced to life in prison.”</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:43:06 +0000 Brad Kellar 51575 at http://ketr.org Life sentence given for sexual assualts on girls