Quinlan – An arraignment has been held in an area game room robbery. Willis Wilkin Langley of Lewisville was indicted last month by the Hunt County grand jury in connection with an incident in May at the Gray House Game Room in Quinlan. He entered a not guilty plea Thursday during an arraignment hearing. A tentative trial date has been set for Oct. 6. Langley was arrested on May 28 following the reported robbery.
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Sulphur Springs – A Sulphur Springs business owner is arrested after police find he unlawfully possessed the personal information of hundreds of people.
The materials were found by the Sulphur Springs Police Department Tuesday after a search warrant was run at 112 Como Street. The owner of the house, Damon Dugan, was arrested after police found hundreds of photocopies of driver's licenses and insurance cards.
Greenville – A Greenville woman has been found guilty of murdering her infant child. The trial against Christi Denice King took only two days before a guilty verdict was handed down for the murder in the drowning death of her 10-month-old son. Not a single witness was called by the prosecution during the two days. A pre-sentence investigation has been scheduled as well as a punishment hearing for Sept. 29. King could face a sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison, with no chance of probation.
Commerce – The City of Commerce has taken the next steps toward improving city streets and utility lines. The City Council approved a contract Tuesday with Hayter Engineering Inc. to conduct a city wide drainage study. The $78,690 needed to fund the study will be subtracted from the $3 million in bonds approved by citizens in May.
Commerce – The City of Commerce will soon be making changes to the city's tax rate. However, that change could benefit some citizens.
The Commerce City Council Tuesday night agreed upon a tax rate decrease of about 2 cents per $100 valuation.
By law, the city will hold two public hearings before the rate becomes effective. That's because the proposed tax rate exceeds either the rollback or effective rate, in this case, the effective rate. The current tax rate for the city is approximately 76 cents per $100 valuation.
Greenville – Testimony begins Tuesday in a child murder case. Opening arguments are also scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a Greenville woman, charged with murder in connection with the drowning death of her infant son. A jury was chosen Monday in the case of Christi Denice King, who has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder involving the death of her 10-month-old son in Jan., 2006. Prosecutors have subpoenaed some 36 witnesses to testify in the case.
Hunt County Crime Stoppers is seeking information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a rash of area burglaries.
Most recently, suspects are said to have burglarized a safe at the Dollar General in Commerce along Live Oak Street. The incident occurred about a week and a half ago, according to Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews.