Cooper – Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Robertson was honored over the weekend for his heroic efforts during last month's incident at the Commerce Wal-Mart.
Robertson was off duty when 29-year-old Artenio Rodriguez entered the store brandishing a weapon. In an attempt to subdue the gunman, Robertson was shot once and Rodriguez was killed. Rodriguez had arrived at the store following a chase which began in Greenville after he reportedly shot several rounds into the air.
Greenville – The Greenville City Council intends Tuesday to renew the city's juvenile curfew ordinance.
If the Council votes to renew the ordinance, it would remain in place until 2013.
Since 1995, juveniles in Greenville have been forbidden from being on local streets between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, between midnight and 6 a.m. weekends and between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. school days. The ordinance does not apply directly to students who are home-schooled.
Greenville – A prison sentenced has been handed down in connection with a chase through Hunt County and possession of drugs.
Sonny Lynn Gann of Caddo Mills was sentenced Thursday to prison for leading officers three area law enforcements agencies in a February 2009 chase.
He pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, resisting arrest and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
Greenville – A guilty plea has been entered in a break-in at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Greenville.
John David Sampson, of Greenville, entered the plea Thursday to a charge of burglary of a building. Under a plea bargain arraignment, Sampson was placed on five years of deferred adjudication probation with a $1,000 fine and 120 hours of community service.
Sampson and two juveniles were found with alcohol allegedly stolen from the Knights of Columbus Hall after the pickup he was driving was pulled over in August 2009.