Point – Point Police Chief Jerry Carlisle has been indicted on multiple charges by a Rains County grand jury. Carlisle faces charges of cruelty to animals and deadly conduct and misdemeanor indictments for abuse of capacity and making a false report. The charges stem from an incident where Carlisle allegedly told a 17 year old that the boy could shoot a dog if the animal came onto the boy's property.
A Sulphur Springs attorney has been appointed as special prosecutor in the case.
New Boston – A brutal beating near New Boston has left an elderly man dead. 73-year-old Calvin Porter was found beaten to death in his home near New Boston. A team of bloodhounds was called to the scene to attempt to track the person responsible for the beating death, but the dogs could not find the trail. No suspect or motive has been uncovered in the case.
Bonham – If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That's the message Bonham Police are passing on to the public regarding recent home repair scams in the area. Someone will approach homeowners saying they have left over material from a previous job, and can offer a great deal for work, usually involving driveway repairs.
If the work is done, it may not be what was expected and the bill may be a different price than was agreed upon.
Suggestions to avoid becoming victim of such a scam:
Commerce – The Commerce City Council narrowly passed a resolution to change insurance agents in regular session last night. Discussion became heated over whether to take city dollars outside of Commerce for such an expense and some council members questioned what it was the city would gain from moving agents.
Commerce – A Commerce man has had aggravated kidnapping charges and aggravated assault charges against him dropped. 43-year-old James Matthew McGuckie was alleged to have used a gun in the kidnapping or restraining of a Commerce woman in August of last year. McGuckie was also charged to have threatened the woman and her family with retaliation for her service as a witness in the case.
The charges were dropped, however, when the victim named in the indictments could not be found.
Hunt County – About 100 Hunt County residents and a county commissioner gathered last night to voice their objections to a proposed sewage dump between Lone Oak and Campbell. The plan would allow for the dumping of raw sewage on about 45 acres of land off County Road 3209.
Winnsboro – Winnsboro Police Chief Greg Hollingsworth has resigned just a few weeks after being reinstated from administrative leave. The city had placed Hollingsworth on leave after allegations surfaced that he had lied about his employment history when he was hired for the position. He was later reinstated.
Hollingsworth cited personal reasons led to his decision to step down as Police Chief for Winnsboro.
Campbell – The Hunt County Sheriff is investigating the theft report of a dozen money orders and about $6,000 from the Campbell Store along Highway 50. The money orders were allegedly stolen between 10:13 and 10:30 pm Sunday night.
Denison – A Denison woman is in jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend 37 times. According to police, 38-year-old Barbara Walker demanded money from her 67-year-old live-in boyfriend, Billy Linwood. Linwood refused, and Walker stabbed him 37 times with a knife and ran.
Linwood is hospitalized in Dallas in stable condition.
Bonham – A woman in Bonham is hospitalized with head and pelvic injuries after being run over in Bonham Wednesday. The 27-year-old tried to jump into a moving vehicle and missed. She was dragged for a short while by the vehicle, then fell and was run over. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.