– Two big Christmas events are scheduled in Greenville this week.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the Police and Courts Building, 3000 Lee St. Mayor Tom Oliver will present his holiday welcome. The ceremony is also schedule to include holiday music and a visit from Santa Clause.
The annual downtown Christmas Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday, with entrees judged one hour earlier.
Paris – 33-year-old Michael Christopher Minor, of Paris, has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a reported stabbing Saturday.
Reports indicate the victim had just pulled up to a residence in the 1000 block of SE 23rd and was getting out of his car when another man can up from behind and stabbed him in the hand. The suspect then fled by vehicle.
After a description of the suspect and vehicle were given, Minor was located and arrested.
Daingerfield – Trial is scheduled to being this week in the case of a Pittsburg man, charged in the murder of a Texas A&M University-Commerce student over Easter weekend.
23-year-old Lester Jackson will appear before a Morris County court on Tuesday. He is alleged to have fatally shot 20-year-old Christopher Rashad Moore. Jackson is also facing three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Greenville – A former Greenville resident has been charged with capitol murder in connection to a triple homicide in Kansas.
46-year-old James Kraig Kahler, of Columbia, MO has been charged with the capital murder of his estranged wife and their two daughters. The crimes occurred in Burlingame, Kansas, at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
During a hearing Monday, bond was set at $10 million, cash only. A preliminary hearing is set for December 10.
Caddo Mills – Bond reduction has again been denied for a Caddo Mills murder suspect.
Randall Douglas Smith's bond was previously cut in half from $1 million to $500,000, but in October he was denied a further reduction. During a hearing Monday Smith's defense attorney sought a drop in bond to $50,000 bond, which was denied. However, the hearing was reset for Dec. 14.
Smith remains in custody, charged with the murder of Gregory Poteet, also of Caddo Mills, in early September.
Daingerfield – The trial of Lester Jackson, who's alleged to have killed a Texas A&M University-Commerce student in April, has been postponed.
A Morris County judge has delayed the start of the trial after Jackson's lawyer was recently involved in a motorcycle accident, and deemed not physically able to defend him at this time. Jury selection was to begin Tuesday. No new trial date was immediately set.