Greenville – A possible motive is revealed in Saturday chase through Greenville that ended with the shooting death of Edward Markeist Wheaton.
Wheaton's estranged wife, who works at Schlotzsky's Deli at Crossroads Mall, believes he may have been in town to kill her.
Wheaton was initially cornered in the mall's parking lot by law enforcement. He died at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Wesley and Stanford Streets where officers reportedly fired on Wheaton's vehicle.
Ivanhoe – Officials have recently shut down the Ivanhoe Volunteer Fire Department citing a lack of funding and equipment.
Fannin County Commissioners officially recognized the closing Monday.
A community meeting has been scheduled for March 13 to determine if the department will be reopened. For now, emergency services for Ivanhoe citizens will come from fire protection from Ravenna, Bonham and Telephone firefighters.
Quinlan – A Greenville man was shot and killed over the weekend following a reported game room robbery.
A deputy with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office shot and killed 49-year-old Vincent Thomas following the incident, becoming the second officer-involved fatal shooting in the county in less than 12 hours.
Two other suspects were taken into custody following a separate chase connected to the same alleged hold-up.
Commerce – A Sulphur Springs man is arrested on warrants for engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated sexual assault of a child.
17-year-old Jodice "Fat Daddy" Macon was apprehended in Commerce. Investigators say he is one of the people who distracted a clerk at a Sulphur Springs convenience store and stole money from a bank deposit bag.
Macon reportedly confessed to Sulphur Springs PD investigators.
Paris – Two people were seriously injured Saturday in Paris following an accident involving a motorcycle and passenger car.
Police say the car was traveling east on the NE Loop and accidentally struck the motorcycle while attempting to change lanes.
The motorcycle was occupied by two persons, one of which was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The other individual was transported to Paris Regional South ER. Their names or conditions were not available at last report.
Commerce – Commerce Police have arrested a teenage suspect who allegedly flashed a gun in the lobby of The University Inn Hotel Sunday.
A preliminary investigation revealed that there had been an altercation where 18-year-old Alexander Jones brandished a hand gun.
Jones was located in a vehicle traveling on Loop 178 after witnesses at the scene were able to give a description of the car. In the back seat of the car officers found what was believed the weapon in question.
Commerce – Five candidates have now filed for a seat on the Commerce City Council, with two positions receiving opposition for the May elections.
The most recent candidate to file is Sue Davis, who is seeking the post of Council Place 4. The position is currently held by Bob Monday, who has filed for re-election. Candidates for Place 2 include Incumbent Billie Biggerstaff and Douglas Rohrabaugh. Incumbent Mayor Quay Throgmorton is currently unopposed for the seat.
– Authorities have charged and arrested two men in connection with one of the 10 church arson fires that occurred in East Texas beginning on Jan. 1, 2010. Three other churches were targets of attempted break-ins, and investigators believe those and the remaining nine burned churches are also connected to these men. The investigations are ongoing.